Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel

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Avatar f tn Hello, Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid products are the 2 best ways to treat acne. Other options are retinoids, antibiotics, azelaic acid and birth control pills .You should wash your face 2-3 times daily with a mild soap, avoid stress and oil based products. It is also not advised to pierce the pimples. For more queries and suggestions it is suggested to consult your treating dermatologist and get your doubts clarified. Hope it helped. Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn Duac gel contains both Benzoyl Peroxide and an antibiotic called Clindamycin. Epiduo gel contains both Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide. These once-a-day gels are formulated with the right amount of each active ingredient and should cause less irritation than applying two separate products. Eloise.
Avatar f tn I was so caught up in getting rid of pimples that I didn't notice the gradual aging of my facial skin. Now I use Differin (Adapalene) gel 0.3 prescribed by my dermatologist and have been since Oct 2010. I broke out terribly and became depressed but now the acne is under control. I also started using another benzoyl peroxide product (Persa Gel by Clean & Clear) with Differin at night. After all these years I was hoping that without pimples/zits on my face, I would be satisfied.
Avatar m tn See your doctor for a prescription-strength gel such as Differin (adapalene 0.1%) or Duac gel (Clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). Your doctor may also think you warrant a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice daily. Eloise.
Avatar n tn Using more than one topical acne treatment may result in irritation. If it is essential to do so, use one in the morning (eg benzoyl peroxide) and one at night (eg adapalene). Use a bland soap free cleanser such as Effaclar or Physiological Gel by La Roche-Posay, to minimise irritation. Talk to your doctor about a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice a day, to kill acne causing bacteria on the skin.
1364054 tn?1346008767 Also keep you face clean by washing with a mild soap atleast twice a day.Pat it dry and do not rub it.Avoid picking or pressing the acne. You can also use Benzoyl peroxide 5% lotion or gel once at bedtime. An amount of lotion the size of a pea should be enough to cover most of your face. If your skin becomes red or peels, you are using too much of the medicine or applying it too often.
Avatar n tn At the moment I'm on 5% benzoyl peroxide gel and 0.3% adapalene gel. My acne isn't the worst, maybe midway but it always keeps coming back. I've been using the benzoyl gel for months with retin-a as well but that was making my skin get really red and irritated so I've switched to the adapalene. Now I eat healthy, I workout regularly, I get enough sleep most of the time, I wash my face well but not too much, so I just don't understand why it doesn't go away. What am I not doing?
Avatar f tn White spots on your face can be treated with a topical gel from your doctor such as Differin (adapalene) or Duac gel (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). The spots on your arms and legs are not acne, which only occurs on oil-rich areas of skin such as the face, chest and back. They may be keratotis pilaris, a harmless condition which benefits from exfoliating and moisturising. Eloise.
Avatar m tn If this is of limited benefit see your doctor for a stronger treatment gel such as Differin (adapalene 0.1%) or Duac gel (Clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). Eloise.
Avatar f tn Your doctor can prescribe a topical gel such as Differin (adapalene) or Duac (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) to clear your skin. Acne is caused by a sensitivity to the effects of androgens (hormones) in your body. Female acne patients will benefit from taking the combined oral contraceptive pill as the oestrogen it contains blocks the action of androgens on your skin. Eloise.
Avatar n tn Is there a reason you cannot access prescription medicine? A prescription strength gel such as Duac (benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) or Differin (adapalene) would give much better results. Eloise.
Avatar m tn Alternatively, he could use a facial wash containing either Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Differin (adapalene 0.1%) is a very effective treatment gel for acne and blackheads and is cheaper than what he was prescribed. Eloise.
Avatar n tn So now I am also applying benzamycin (benzoyl peroxide + erythyromycin) topical at night because I read somewhere that bacteria can't escape oxidation from Benzoyl peroxide so the resistant bacteria don't get a chance to multiply. I am wondering if it is ok to take the oral and topical medicine at the same time?
Avatar m tn For the acne on your face, ask your doctor for a more effective treatment such as Duac gel (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) or Differin (0.1% adapalene). Also mention the spots on your penis. These are unlikely to be acne vulgaris, which commonly occurs on the face, chest and back. It is easy to get a bacterial or fungal infection in the genital area and this is not the same as an STD. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar n tn Hi, Widely available OTC bactericidal products containing benzoyl peroxide may be used in mild to moderate acne. The gel or cream containing benzoyl peroxide is rubbed, twice daily, into the pores over the affected region. Bar soaps or washes may also be used and vary from 2 to 10% in strength. In addition to its therapeutic effect as a keratolytic (a chemical that dissolves the keratin plugging the pores) benzoyl peroxide also prevents new lesions by killing P.acnes.
Avatar m tn You don't say which remedies you have already tried, but your doctor can prescribe either Duac gel (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) or Differin gel (adapalene) to clear your acne spots. Eloise.
Avatar f tn they will normally prescribe a gel or cream for eg. benzoyl peroxide, adapalene etc., that will control the oiliness and fight the bacteria that cause acne.
Avatar m tn Apply a medicated cream or gel containing resorcinol, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. This helps is soaking the oil and helps in peeling away the blackheads.If benzoyl peroxide leaves your skin dry, apply an oil-free moisturizer after 10 mins of applying benzoyl peroxide. Avoid cooked carbohydrates and fats, replace these with fresh fruits, vegetables and raw fats (avocadoes, olives, olive oil etc).Also steam your face once in a while.
1156171 tn?1273091476 Ask your doctor for a topical gel such as Duac (contains clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) or Differin (contains adapalene). If your acne is more severe your doctor may also prescribe some antibiotic tablets which you will have to take for about 8-12 weeks. It is very common to get acne at your age. Your doctor may also want to check your hormone levels. Too many hormones called androgens can increase acne. Good Luck, Eloise.
Avatar m tn Hi. Epiduo is a combination of benzoyl peroxide and adapalene. It may cause dryness or irritation when used on sensitive skin. You may prefer to use a product which contains just adapalene called Differin. Differin comes in a 0.1% gel and a 0.3% gel aswell as a 0.1% cream for sensitive skin. When using topical acne meds use a bland cleanser such as Cetaphil, La Roche-Posay or Vichy to minimise dryness and irritation. I notice you are 47, have you struggled with acne for a long time?
1373186 tn?1278559805 Clear) contain either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. These are effective for mild to moderate acne. If your acne is more severe you should see your doctor for a prescription-strength gel like Differin (adapalene) or Dalacin (clindamycin). When starting a new regime, some patients experience an "initial breakout" (temporary worsening of acne) as unseen spots come to the surface.
1166859 tn?1263101735 And it started getting worse-like turning red and acne and black heads too all over my face when i was 11 yrs until now. I was using a treatment that my doctor gave me and it was benzoyl peroxide which turned really worse and started burning and itching that hurted really badd-i started crying. And now i need a Acne cream/cleanser or any product that will work best for me while it soothes and calms the pimples.
Avatar m tn Duac (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) or Differin (adapalene) are both effective. Eloise.
Avatar f tn If this proves of limited benefit see your doctor for Duac gel (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) or Differin gel (adapalene 0.1%). Acne is caused when androgens (male hormones found in both boys and girls) stimulate the sebaceous (oil) glands. Girls with spots find that taking a combined birth control pill such as Diane35 or Yasmin regulates their hormones and clears acne. The pill will also make your periods lighter, more regular and less painful.
Avatar n tn Initially you can try Tretinoin cream 0.025%, tazarotene 0.1%; adapalene 0.1% gel; benzoyl peroxide 5% gel; azelaic acid 20% cream; salicylic acid 1–2% cream or gel; alpha hydroxy acid preparation; trichloroacetic acid 10–20% peel. You can visit a Dermatologist as to which treatment is suitable for you. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar n tn Topical treatments proven to be effective against acne include Duac gel (clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide) and Differin gel (0.1% adapalene). If topical treatments are of limited benefit oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline or Lymecycline may be indicated. Female patients will also benefit from taking an anti-androgen birth control pill since acne is caused by an excess of, or a sensitivity to the effects of, androgens.
Avatar f tn Over the counter products containing benzoyl peroxide are of limited benefit. See your doctor for an effective topical gel such as Differin (adapalene 0.1%). Use a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil to minimise the risk of irritation from topical acne meds. A course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline may also be needed, to kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin.
Avatar f tn If you are having inflammatory acne then tetracycline or doxycycline or minocycline; benzoyl peroxide 5% gel; azelaic acid 20% cream; clindamycin 1% lotion or cream; erythromycin 2% gel or cream. If you are having recalcitrant acne in women then probably oral contraceptive containing norgestimate 0.25 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.035 mg; spironolactone; prednisone. If you have acne where sweating is an aggravating factor then aluminum chloride solution should be your choice of your treatment.
Avatar f tn -A topical gel such as Duac (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) or Differin (adapalene). -A course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice daily. -An anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Yasmin or Diane35 -An anti-androgen medicine called Spironolactone -Another course of Roaccutane. Acneic skin does not usually benefit from moisturizer. Use a bland cleanser which will not irriate such as La Roche-Posay or Vichy.