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How do you use tretinoin cream (retina-a) and clindamycin phosphate lotion?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 19 years experience
Start slowly: Retin a (tretinoin) is an excellent medication for acne of all stages. However, it is almost universally drying and irritating when someone is getting started. Go very slowly and only use a "pea-size" amount to the facial skin. It should be applied at bedtime. Clindamycin is usually applied at a separate time (am) after cleansing the face. Clindamycin is more tolerable. See a dermatologist.

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