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Prescription Topical Treatments for Acne

By Michele Blacksberg RN HERWriter
 
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It is usually used twice a day. It mostly acts to treat the inflammatory response connected to acne outbreaks and has some anti-bacterial action. Side effects are reported to be mild such as dryness, a rash or burning.

As with over-the-counter topical treatments, combining medications may cause increased side effects of stinging, burning, redness or peeling. Check with your dermatologist to plan how to minimize these effects.

Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele are at www.helium.com/users/487540/show_articles

sources:

Acne. Mayoclinic.com. Web. 12 Dec. 2011.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acne/DS00169/DSECTION=causes

Acne Treatments. News Medical. Web. 12 Dec. 2011.
http://www.news-medical.net/health/Acne-Treatments.aspx

Acne medications. Acne.org. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. http://www.acne.org/medications.php

Edited by Jody Smith

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