comedolytic

comedolytic

adjective Referring to the lysis of comedones, a feature of acne vulgaris.
 
noun An agent which lyses comedones.

Comedolytic

Drugs that break up comedones and open clogged pores.
Mentioned in: Acne
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This was a "notable" finding, they wrote, "because benzoyl peroxide and tretinoin are known as comedolytic, but tretinoin is not typically thought of as having antibacterial properties like benzoyl peroxide.
BP is an antibacterial agent, with mild comedolytic properties, and it often is added to topical antibiotic therapy to increase effectiveness and reduce the development of resistance.
They have very good keratolytic and comedolytic effects.
They are also comedolytic and have intrinsic anti-inflammatory effects, thus targeting two pathogenic factors in acne.
This is due to the comedolytic effect of the medication; with continued use the skin adapts with noted improvement in skin appearance and less irritation.
Salicylic acid, found in a number over-the-counter cleansers, has both anti-inflammatory and mild comedolytic effects.
It has keratolytic, fungicidal and bactericidal and comedolytic properties.
The key classes of mechanism of action include antimicrobials, combination therapies, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, enzyme inhibitors, androgen antagonists, oxidizing agents and comedolytic agents.
That way you are giving them a topical comedolytic to decrease their clogging, and the hormonal treatment to decrease their hormonally induced flares.
Differin(TM) Gel is a new synthetic retinoid analogue with advanced receptor selective activity and potent anti-inflammatory and comedolytic properties.
Azelex(R) azelaic acid, a topical anti-acne compound exhibiting anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and comedolytic (anti-blackhead) activity, was filed for regulatory approval in Canada in March 1992 and in the U.
Less nose-rubbing will help, and topical comedolytics and antibiotics may be prescribed if necessary.