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Had acne problems, given aclind gel, some ointment, forget name of it. Can i ask a doctor online as i have to buy it?

Hi I had acne problems last year and the doctor wrote me a prescription of Aclind gel and another ointment which I think was nadoxin. I am having the same problem again and wanted to buy the medicines again, but as I have lost the prescription I just wanted to make sure Nadoxin was the other ointment and dont buy a wrong cream.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Sweta,
Thanks for writing to us.
Acne occurs due to seborrhoea( excess oil production), sebum retention due to blockade of oil gland duct( which is due to hyper keratinisation or increased cell production in wall of oil gland duct), growth of a bacteria P acnes and finally due to the inflammation that sets in.
Aclind gel is clindamycin gel while nadoxin is nadifloxacin. Both of these have antibacterial action and are used in acne therapy. Instead of using nadoxin, I would suggest that you use adapalene. The reason is that while aclindgel and nadoxin acts against P acnes only adapalene gel acts against all the causative factors for acne. Personally, I would advise that
You use a mild salicylic acid based face wash( neutrogena or saslic)
Use water based moisturiser like acne moist or Clinique
Apply clindamycin gel in morning and adapalene gel in night
If still lesions persist , get a prescription of oral anti acne medicines from a dermatologist nearby.

Hope that helped.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
yES NODOXIN IS THE NAME
BUT YOU SHOUL;D ALSO TRY OTHER STEPS
KEEP SKIN DRY AS PIMPLES ARE ON OILY SKIN
DONT USE MUSTARD COCONUT WALNUT GROUNDNUT AND ALMONDS AND SOYA OILS
USE OLIV FOR COOKING AND APPLICATION
NON TOXIC SOAPS SHAMPOO AND CREAMS TO BE APPLID
YOU CAN USE CLINDAMYCIN GEL ALONG WITH NODOXIN
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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