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Benzaclin horrible problems

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My acne was clear and good for a year, from minocycline, it started to get mildy bad again, so i got this benzaclin for my doctor.. its been about 3 weeks and all of a sudden my face has just broke out worse than i can ever remember.. my face is really dry and flaky, i apply moisturizer 3-4 times during the day and 2-3 times at night before bed, (after i apply the benzaclin) my moisturizer doesn't seem too strong, "complex 15", maybe thats the problem? Any advice? please? I think I may have to go on accutane which I'm not too crazy about.

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Seems like your going through an initial breakout with the benzaclin. Is benzaclin a topical retanoid? If so most people go through this the first initial weeks. It should improve with more time and continue to improve. GL with your treatment.

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Yeah I suppose that could be it.. thanks, I think I will stick it out longer.. I was reccamended "complex 15" moisturizer and it just doesn't moisturize enough, anyone else have any reccamendations? In Canada?

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Yeah I suppose that could be it.. thanks, I think I will stick it out longer.. I was reccamended "complex 15" moisturizer and it just doesn't moisturize enough, anyone else have any reccamendations? In Canada?

Moisturizer recommendation: cetaphil daily moisturizer or normal/oily skin moisturizer. You can get it an any decent drug store and most grocery stores (on the east coast, anyway.).

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Definitely sounds like an initial breakout. If your skin is too dry/irritated you may talk to your doctor. I don't know if you are using it once a day or twice, sounds like only once? My doc had me cut back to once a day w/ the Benzamycin after a while, due to irritation/dryness. I had major trouble w/ dryness for probably 2 months on the Benzamycin and then it finally got better.

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