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  1. Prescription Medications

    Adapalene Azelaic Acid Benzoyl Peroxide Clindamycin Dapsone Erythromycin Isotretinoin (Accutane) Oral Antibiotics Oral Contraceptives (Birth Control Pills) Sodium Sulfacetamide Spironolactone Tazarotene Tretinoin How to Wash Your Face Adapalene What is it: Made under the brand name "Differin," it is a topical retinoid gel which is applied once a day.1-2It comes in 0.1% and 0.3% strength. Recently, the FDA approved 0.1% strength for sale over-the-counter. Adapalene is similar to the two other approved topical retinoid prescriptions for acne, tazarotene, and tretinoin. (Learn more from the U.S. National Library of Medicine) What it...
  2. What Is a Draining Sinus?

    Formation of a Draining Sinus What Causes Draining Sinuses? Treatment Options for Draining Sinuses Draining sinuses are extra-large acne lesions that develop when multiple acne cysts merge to form one huge, inflammatory lesion. They appear as raised, red, soft bumps around 2-5 centimeters long that occasionally leak pus. They tend to be elongated in shape, whereas single acne cysts are usually are more circular. Draining sinuses most commonly arise on the face, near the nasolabial...
  3. What Is Pyoderma Faciale?

    Definition Incidence Causes Symptoms Treatment Side Effects Summary Definition Pyoderma faciale, also known as rosacea fulminans, is a rare, severe form of acne occurring exclusively in females. Pyoderma faciale falls under the umbrella term nodulocystic acne, which is used to refer to any type of acne that features, but is not necessarily limited to, large, red, painful acne lesions called nodules and/or cysts. The disease presents numerous merging nodules and/or cysts on the face accompanied by...
  4. The ZIIT Method (Acne Spot Treatment)

    This is a method you can use if you want to do everything you possibly can to prevent a zit from forming. It is important that you catch the pimple early, in its initial stages. Once a pimple is full-blown, this method may help it heal a bit faster, but there will not be much you can do at that point. Zinc Zinc helps heal wounds, is an antioxidant, and acts as an anti-inflammatory.1-2 It has been...
  5. Is Benzoyl Peroxide Safe?

    Benzoyl peroxide is an over-the-counter or prescription medication for treating acne because it is inexpensive, easy to apply, and most importantly, effective. However, some users wonder about the safety of using benzoyl peroxide on a regular basis. As we will see, benzoyl peroxide is in fact safe. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulatory agency that decides whether a particular medicinal ingredient is safe for the American public based on research evidence. In...
  6. What Are Ingrown Hairs?

    The medical term for "ingrown hairs" is pseudofolliculitis barbae. Hair removal practices which can cause it include: Shaving Waxing Plucking Threading Ingrown hairs result in firm skin-colored or red or dark acne-like lesions that can be itchy or sore. When they are caused by shaving, they are often called "razor bumps" or "shave bumps." Sometimes, these lesions can fill with liquid that resembles pus. Although these breakouts appear similar to acne, they are a completely different phenomenon. Who Is Most Likely...
  7. How to Clear Open Comedones (Blackheads)

    Blackheads are brown- or black-colored clogged pores that mainly form on the face, but can also be found on the neck, back, shoulders, chest, and upper arms. Dermatologists classify blackheads as "non-inflammatory" acne lesions because they are not red, swollen, or painful. Blackheads form when microscopic hair follicles (pores) become partially clogged by skin cells and skin oil, called sebum. Because the pore is only partially blocked, it remains open to the surface of the skin...
  8. Acne vs. Rosacea

    Acne vs. Rosacea Causes of Acne and Rosacea Clinical Manifestations of Acne Clinical Manifestations of Rosacea Treatment of Acne and Rosacea Summary Both acne and rosacea are common skin diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. Although they are separate conditions, people sometimes cannot distinguish between them. This misunderstanding occurs for two related reasons: Sometimes the lesions of facial acne and rosacea look similar, for instance, both diseases can come with papules and pustules. Because some lesions...
  9. Contact Dermatitis

    Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis Causes of Contact Dermatitis How Contact Dermatitis Develops Diagnosis Prevention Treatment Contact Dermatitis and Acne Contact dermatitis (CD) is a skin condition that develops after skin comes in contact with a substance that is an irritant or an allergen. The skin reacts with a red/pink rash, and depending on the type of contact dermatitis, may also come with dryness, pain, itching, stinging, burning, swelling, blisters, and/or oozing. Most people experience CD...
  10. How Does Benzoyl Peroxide Work in the Skin?

    Benzoyl peroxide was first used in agriculture and industry. In 1929, physicians discovered that it could be used as a topical treatment for wounds and burns. In 1934, the researchers Lyon and Reynolds found that it was an effective treatment for a case of acne, however it was not until the 1960s that physicians began using it as a regular treatment for acne patients. Now, 60 or so years later, benzoyl peroxide is used as...
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