Title

Topical Treatments in Acne Vulgaris: Guidance for the Busy Dermatologist.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2015

Publication Title

Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD

Abstract

Acne is a very common skin disease; frequently seen in adolescents and often persisting or occurring into adulthood. Topical therapy is very effective in mild to moderate disease, and is used as maintenance therapy. Fixed combination products have been studied in moderately severe disease. Combinations of benzoyl peroxide and either clindamycin or adapalene appear very effective. When utilizing a topical retinoid alone or in combination, it is essential to incorporate an appropriate skin care regimen to minimize local irritation. In the absence of direct comparative clinical trials, this review provides timely guidance for clinicians on the use of these agents, and their benefits in special populations.

Medical Subject Headings

Acne Vulgaris; Administration, Topical; Dermatologic Agents; Humans

PubMed ID

26091381

Volume

14

Issue

6

First Page

567

Last Page

572

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