It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Acne Message Board

your opinions please :)

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-17-2003, 11:36 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan, United States
Posts: 64
Sammypie HB User
Exclamation your opinions please :)

I have been on duac gel (Benzoyle Peroxide 5%, clindamycin 1%) for a month now and it has cleared up my skin a lot, but it is so extreamly dry and really flaky now... and its getting worse every day.. I can't even control the dryness with jojoba oil and aloe anymore... but my face is pretty clear.... so i have a dilemma.

I have a derm appt. on wenesday and I am wondering if I should ask for just plain clindamycin, b/c I read the BP is for oilyness, and I wasn't real oily to begin with!! So maybe it's the clindamycin working thats clearing my acne?? And the BP is drying the crap out of my skin? I really can't stand this dryness anymore ... any suggestions I can bring to the derm with me??

Thanks so much guys! I love this board!


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-17-2003, 11:46 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,589
daylight568 HB User

Benzoyl peroxide is one of the only topicals that does not become resistant to acne bacteria, so you might want to keep that in mind when changing scripts.You take away that Benzoyl peroxide and you take away that acne fighting power.Most of the other prescription topicals are mostly aimed at unplugging your pores or drying the acne up and their acne bacteria fighting power becomes resistant easily.

[This message has been edited by dsheldon3 (edited 03-17-2003).]

Old 03-17-2003, 11:48 AM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: utica, IL 61373
Posts: 478
laur HB User

If you get the script for just the clindamycin maybe you could alternate or something like every two days use the duac and then the others use just the clindamycin. Also step up your water intake a little as this may help also. Maybe now that you are mostly clear you just need to find a "routine" of the meds to create balance between clear skin and dry skin. I think if you alternate or something maybe it would help. A lot of people do that....including me with the tazorac. I noticed my face getting dry, so I took a day off and used it the next day. I may continue that way to see what happens


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Knee injury, your opinions please daniel5514 Knee & Hip Problems 1 11-21-2007 07:58 PM
FNA Results, Opinions Needed Please Freespirited1 Thyroid Disorders 1 02-15-2007 07:04 AM
Can I please get some of your opinions, because.... MellyMel Trying to Conceive (TTC) 12 01-28-2006 08:32 AM
Opinions......please! Glojer Lupus 5 11-04-2005 06:28 AM
[b]please Help If You Can, Need Your Valued Opinions!![/b] Sarahlou Bowel Disorders 4 11-02-2005 07:49 AM
Opinions / Help Please!!! Dakota123 Neuropathy 1 02-10-2005 05:41 AM
your opinions genital versus genital serialnovelist Herpes 5 03-20-2004 03:46 PM
Probably just worried, but give your honest opinions.. cottonblossom Pregnancy 9 02-01-2004 03:59 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:17 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!