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I'm currently on my 7th week of Yasmin - I had a pretty bad initial breakout from it, and now have several red spots that are healing, but still very noticeable. I have only about 5 active pimples right now, but plenty of smaller bumps. I'm fairly confident that it is working, however, I'd like to speed up the process by using topicals.

The most success I've had with topicals so far is Neutrogena 2.5% On-the-Spot used with Clindamycin Phosphate 1%. Should I try BenzaClin/Duac? Or should I try Retin-A/Tazorac with Clindamycin Phosphate? Or both, one AM, one PM?

BTW, I tried the Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free diet for a few weeks and that didn't help me at all. Maybe I should have done it longer, but it was way too hard for me!!!
Honeygirlkitty -

If you had previous success with Neutrogena On-the-spot (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) and Clindamycin Phosphate (1%), I would personally suggest that you opt for either BenzaClin or Duac. Both of them include the same active ingredients of BP (5%) and Clindamycin (1%), but the BP is just at a stronger percentage than you used with the Neutrogena.

I have been using Duac with Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo for 2 months and I think that the Duac is helping to counter the initial breakout. Granted, I still have the hormonal acne around my chin, but my forehead is very clear compared to what it used to be! :) I am just hoping it will just get more and more clear within the next couple of months!

Aside from my previous advice, if you are more concerned about the red marks you have, you might want to look into Retin-A or Retin-A Micro. I used to be on RAM and it did work great for about 1 year until my skin started to adapt to it....plus it helped fade some of my scarring! It would just be up to you as far as want you want in a topical!

I do agree with anonymousgirl that you should just discuss everything with your doctor! With any topical, your skin will need time to adapt! Good Luck! :angel:
Well, I started Retin-A Micro .04% (at night) and oral antibiotics (Tetracycline 500mg 2x/day). During the day, I am currently using 2.5% BP. My doctor says this is pretty much the last thing to try before I consider Accutane (which I am really not crazy about!!!) He says if this works I will use switch from oral antibiotics to topical clindamycin. I'm hoping this works - I've heard bad things about oral antibiotics though. My skin is already peeling from the RAM and looks terrible. I have no significant new breakouts, but I've only used this for 2 days, so I'm sure it's coming. Hopefully the Tetracycline will help with the initial breakout!?!?!?!?

Question: Will taking Tetracycline interfere with my birth control, Yasmin?