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Author Topic: Topical Acne medication and Antiretrovirals  (Read 986 times)

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Offline bluebomber

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Topical Acne medication and Antiretrovirals
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:40:20 am »
I am using an over the counter medication topical Azelaic acid for acne and asked the pharmacist if it affects my lamivudine tenofovir efavirenz medication. They say it does not. I was wondering if any of guys have acne and how are treating it? Did anyone of also use azelaic? Thanks

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Re: Topical Acne medication and Antiretrovirals
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 09:24:35 pm »
Why do you think we have better expertise than a trained pharmacist?

Offline bluebomber

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Re: Topical Acne medication and Antiretrovirals
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 09:56:03 pm »
I guess I was just trying to get a consensus on how people treat mild acne here. And i was really anxious whether what I am using will work.

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Re: Topical Acne medication and Antiretrovirals
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 11:02:06 pm »
My only advice is don't ingest tropical treatments  ;) Go with what you pharmacist recommends,

Me, personally I just stick Sudocrem on them. (Seriously) but that's me.

Acne sucks big time and its no joking matter, I however take less and less notice of it or I simply care less as time goes by. My face has some scares from it, I was told scares are sexy but I am not sure that applies to acne. Anyhow don't stress and if this treatment the pharmacist has given you does not help go see a dermatologist if needed, in the meantime again simply go with what the what you pharmacist recommended you, they did so for a reason, and I hope it clears/lessons soon for you.


BTW... Why I use a dap of Sudocrem well its one of those typical Irish things, is an Irish invention originally and according to Irish mammy's its heals everything. As a kid it was good for things like, Broke your leg, Sudocrem. Fall out a tree, Sudocrem. Hit your head, Sudocrem. Chicking pox, Sudocrem, Burns, Sudocrem, bite from you sister whilst fighting - Kick in the hole and than Sudocrem ;D

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Offline bluebomber

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Re: Topical Acne medication and Antiretrovirals
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 11:33:28 pm »
Will definitely look for this. I  checked and it says it works for insect bites as well! Thanks

Offline Jackmydin

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Re: Topical Acne medication and Antiretrovirals
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 07:07:33 am »
i once suffered really bad acne too and i sticked with clean food and low sugar diet. it seems like cutting dairy and sugar low from your daily diet helps your digestive system and also acne problem. besides that, i am using organic toner like apple cider vinegar as base before i put any moisturizer daily. you may google the advantages of apple cider vinegar.

all i can say acne problem isn't going to end that soon, but it won't improve immediately either. you need to give it time and get better. drink more water too, i usually take at least 3 litre of water a day.

oh and also, if you have some really serious inflammed acne, you can also try zinc cream (i used to 40% zinc desitin aka diaper rash) . do not apply it all over your face, just spot treatment on area that you think its necessary only. zinc helps inflammation too, and it will usually dry out the acne like 2-3 days.

hope this helps you :)


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