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?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Norma jo Waxman answered
32 years experience 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 on May 22, 2016
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered
56 years experience Dermatology
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 on Jan 14, 2017
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