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Knightsen, CA
A 17-year-old female asked:

I got prescribed doxycycline and retin a tretinoin if my skin gets dried out do i moisturize it or leave it alone to dry? and if so what moisturizer

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Dr. Manfred Rothstein
Dermatology 48 years experience
RetinA can be drying: It is the retin a (tretinoin) which is drying. You want to be sure you are on a cream or micro-gel, but not the gel formulation. Stop it for a few days, apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice a day, then resume the retinoid, starting at every other day.
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