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Stievamycin Gel causing whiteheads

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Hey, I've been battling acne for the past 6 or so years (I'm 18 now), and after a million different products and two Accutane treatments I'm relatively clear (mild-moderate acne). I've just been using benzyl peroxide, but recently was given some Stievamycin Gel as a slight power upgrade. I've been on it for a little over 3 weeks, and I'm getting a huge amount of small whiteheads. I wake up and find about 4 or 5 new ones a day! I've heard that Stievamycin brings everything to the surface, is this just that period, or should I think about going back to bp? This white head breaking out has been going on for about 4 days, and shows no sign of slowing down. Any opinons would be much appreciated!

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Hi, I can't say I've heard of this particular antibiotic gel- I used Clindamycin towelettes for awhile and I know I had an initial outbreak with them, though. It didn't last, I think it was just some purging. If you can stand it hang in there; I'm on the third week of my initial breakout with B5/benzoyl peroxide.

If you're worried about scarring/redness from the IB, you can ice the whiteheads for a couple of minutes then spot treat them with Neosporin Cream if that doesn't interfere too much with the stievamycin. I've started doing that and haven't had a problem with red marks and scars since.

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no way! im on steivamycin and it keeps my forehead clear, not even accutane can do that. and it helps with my healing better.

its the best topical EVER (at least with me)

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Anyone who's used Steivamycin, or knows anything about it have a comment? I need to know whether to risk continuing to use it, or just stop right now before it screws my skin up!

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i was prescribed steivamycin + mino post tane. that product didnt cut it for me, so i was prescribed benzaclin with dermatix(for scars) instead. However, it worked pretty good if i used it 2 times per day. The thing is whenever i would miss 1 application my skin would go wild for a bit. If you stick with it i think you will clear up, the whitheads should go away

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