A member asked:

I just got retin a (tretinoin) from my doctor and my skin is peeling, red, and burning! help!?

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Dr. Nela Cordero answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

ACNE: The side effect of retin a (tretinoin) are skin irritation, burning, redness and peeling of the skin. If it occurs, reduce frequency of use or strength and avoid too much exposure to sun .It may take 3-4 weeks before improvement is noticed.

Answered 4/17/2014



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