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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Drying, irritating: Epiduo can be effective but irritating and very expensive. Over $300 for 1 tube! Both benzoyl peroxide and adapalene are much less costly if used sepa ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Use real Rx: Try retinoic acid instead. Most of these products named for pretty flowers, fruits and trees are placebos. If you have acne, the retinoic acid should ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Decrease the freq-: uncy of use. Try using every other day and remember a pea size covers your entire cheek so basically three peas cover your entire face, more is not be ... Read More
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Dr. Tonya Fordham
21 years experience Family Medicine
No: There may be a yellow tinge to the skin where the epiduo is applied that is temporary and should resolve quickly. There should not be any burning with ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Flavia De la cruz
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, especially the : Yes, especially the first 2wks of use. Try using it every other day for the first two weeks and then switch over to daily use. It will delay the ac ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Epiduo causes drying: Epiduo is a combo of two medicines--adapalene + benzoyl peroxide both of which can cause drying of the skin where the cream/lotion is used. Use sparin ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Ask Dr. for options: In general, when a person gets over-irritated skin or overly-dry skin after using acne medications, she can decrease or stop the acne medication (if t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
7-10 days: If the skin loss is superficial. If the rip is deeper, then it could take 2 weeks or so.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermato ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Non-allergic: I suggest hypoallergenic creams such as Nivea or coconut oil products. Mild hypoallergenic products should be checked with your pharmacist.
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