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How deep into the skin do topical acne medications penetrate?

Given a topical gel that is a mixture of dapsone (6%), an antibiotic spironolactone (5%), an androgen blocker niacinamide (2%), a form of Vitamin B3 and skin brightener How deep into the skin do ...
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How do I tell my dermatologist that I took more Epuris than he prescribed, without offending him? [closed]

I'm asking for my sister who feels burdened by how her dermatologist is too risk-averse. Her measurements are at the bottom. Her severe nodular acne, all over forehead, face, and back, has been ...
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How does the med, Spironolactone, help with PCOS?

I've been taking Spironolactone for my acne for many years (I'm a woman in my late 20's now). I have been taking it for this intended purpose. The other day, a doctor was looking over my meds and for ...
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How can 5% and 10% concentrations of benzoyl peroxide, be less effective than the 2.5%?

Herbert P. Goodheart, MD 1971 (Hahnemann Medical College). Acne For Dummies (2006). p. 234. Benzoyl peroxide is the most commonly used over-the-counter acne medication, and is also the most ...
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Non-surgical ways of removing ichor

I have a pretty nasty form of acne, and some of the abscesses are so deep it takes weeks for them to even become removable, though for the whole time they cause pain and/or discomfort. What I am ...
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What is the most effective thing that has worked for you in getting rid of acne (any kind)? [closed]

This seems like the oldest problem that mankind has ever faced since the dawn of our beauty-driven world. I'd like to hear practical tips, products, or treatments that has worked for you, best if ...
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How is PCOS officially diagnosed?

I have been treated for PCOS for about a decade now. But every-time I move to a new place, which happens quite frequently, the doctors always ask me how I was diagnosed with this condition or by what ...
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