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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: The retinoids such as retin-a, differin, and tazorac (tazarotene) are by prescription only. They are commonly used to treat acne.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Newman
30 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Retinol, a form of vitamin a, is found in many otc products. Your local pharmacist can suggest a product but l'oreal, neutrogena, and oil of olay all ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
24 years experience Pediatrics
Try Retin-A only: You might try sticking with just the rx Retin-A and apply it every other night or every night as long as you do not get excessive redness or dryness o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Duncanson
5 years experience Dermatology
Yes, differin is OTC: Differin went OTC in early 2017. I believe you can get the 0.1%gel OTC. There is also a 0.3% rx gel, but. many insurance companies will not cover it s ... Read More
A 118-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get another opinion: These medications are for acne and I don't understand how they would improve your scar. Suggest you get a 2nd opinion since there may be better optio ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very few: There are no reported systemic side effects but topical side effects include dry skin, scaling, redness, itching, burning, or sensitivity to light.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: It does.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Adapalene: Yes, you can apply Clindamycin and Adapalene cream together.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Acne treatment: Either one could be effective by itself.

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