A 53-year-old female asked:
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is epiduo gel a tropical steroid?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Epiduo is a combination acne gel containing adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Epiduo is not a topical steroid. Topical medicine (not tropical) is a foam, liquid, gel, lotion, cream, or ointment for the surface of the skin.
Answered on Mar 24, 2020
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