A member asked:

Penis skin got burned by retin a (tretinoin). skin is dull, papery&dry but no flakiness or peeling but it hurts when apply moisturizing cream. help! treatment?

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Skin should heal: In the future, please don't put Retin A (tretinoin) on your penis or anywhere besides your face. I would try over the counter triple antibiotic ointment to help heal the burned tender skin on your penis.

Answered 12/6/2020



Why there?: This is ALWAYS a bad place to apply tretinoin. Strength? Gel or cream? How much? How many times? Just stop using it there, apply vaseline or Aquaphor, give it a week. Do not apply antibiotic!!!!

Answered 1/14/2017



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