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To answer your question, yes, you may. In fact, topical acne medications that you have listed (benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid) have no interactions with your anti-depressant therapy. With that said, it is also not associated with aggravating depression. On the other hand, if...
14 Nov 2019
Psoriasis is an immune-mediated chronic skin disease , which presents as thick red skin patches with silvery scales. In psoriasis, the skin cells multiply at an accelerated rate, leading to the thickening of the skin and scaling. This disease is caused by the immune system whic...
4 Oct 2019
If a patient has tried standard topical and oral treatments (which are more cost-effective) and is not getting satisfactory relief for the flushing, then micro-Botox may be tried as there are several reports demonstrating its effectiveness. However, it is important that patients...
23 Sep 2019
Hi, It is likely that you have developed irritant contact dermatitis to the tretinoin. This is common if higher concentrations are used or application has been too excessive or too frequent. Strategies to manage this include: 1. Stop application tretinoin for the next 1-2 weeks 2. Apply a bla...
29 Aug 2019
Actually, there may not be a need to add adjunctive light therapy to treat acne if you have already been started on isotretinoin therapy. The control of your acne can be managed by simply adjusting the dose of isotretinoin if required.
27 Aug 2019
Hello and thank you for your question. Triluma is a strong lightening cream consisting of a steroid cream, the lightening agent hydroquinone and tretinoin 0.05%. As accutane consists of isotretinoin which is in the same family of drugs as tretinoin, there is a risk that you may d...
19 Jun 2019
Hi, The pros of low-dose isotretinoin therapy for acne include lower costs, less initial flare, less lip/skin dryness and other side-effects. The cons include inability to control more severe acne and less likely to prevent relapses in the long term. Hope this helps!
9 Jun 2019
Hi, Keloid infections are treated similarly to other infections. However, as keloids are composed of thick scar tissue with little blood supply, keloid infections may be slower and more difficult to clear compared to normal tissue infections. The key management principles are:...
22 May 2019
For the treatment of inflammatory acne (i.e. those with painful red bumps and pus-filled bumps), doxycycline may take up to 6-12 weeks to work. Thereafter, the antibiotic should be stopped and topicals (benzoyl peroxide, adapalene and tretinoin) should be continued as maintenance...
18 Apr 2019
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