Which medications in the drug class Acne Agents, Topical are used in the treatment of Gram-Negative Folliculitis?

Updated: Aug 07, 2019
  • Author: Mordechai M Tarlow, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Acne Agents, Topical

Acne products are used for the treatment of mild to moderate acnes vulgaris. These agents may have antibacterial and comedolytic properties. In severe cases the agents may be used as an adjunct in therapeutic regimens.

Benzoyl peroxide (BenzEFoam, PanOxyl, Neutrogena On The Spot, Invisible Acne Treatment)

Benzoyl peroxide is an oxidizing agent that possesses antibacterial properties and is comedolytic. The antibacterial activity results from the release of active or free-radical oxygen that can oxidize bacterial proteins. Benzoyl peroxide is oxidized into benzoic acid with contact to the skin. It is available over the counter and by prescription. It may be used to treat residual acne once the folliculitis has responded,


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