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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. 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...
  6. 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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