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What are differin (adapalene) side effects?

What are differin (adapalene) side effects?

Very few: There are no reported systemic side effects but topical side effects include dry skin, scaling, redness, itching, burning, or sensitivity to light. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Acne cream differin--what r the side effects?

Acne cream differin--what r the side effects?

ACNE RX SIDE EFFECTS: Retin a (tretinoin) causes irritation and photosensitivity.Benzoyl peroxide dries the skin.Oral antibiotics has GI problems, headache, dizziness, skin and tooth discolorations. ...Read more

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Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more

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What are side effect of ap gel (adapalene gel) ?. Thank you

What are side effect of ap gel (adapalene gel) ?. Thank you

Skin irritation: Dryness, scaling, redness, stinging. All the side effects center around irritation of the skin. These side effects generally are worst at initiation of treatment and fade after a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is adapalene(differinn) gel good for mild acne and what side effect can cause?

Is adapalene(differinn) gel good for mild acne and what side effect can cause?

It's quite good: It's an alternative to benzoyl peroxide, especially helpful if there's a lot of comedones. If it doesn't clear you in a few weeks, your physician may add something else. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi. I felt a pimp forming and my lower left side lip started swelling. I applied differin (adapalene) cream and my lip now is swollen worst. ?

Hi. I felt a pimp forming and my lower left side lip started swelling. I applied differin (adapalene) cream and my lip now is swollen worst. 
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You areirritating it: better to put nothing on it, use ice or cold compresses to reduce the inflammation/ pain. When it comes to a head, it may turn into a small boil, if you continue to play with it. Then apply warm compresses for 5 mins. to dilate it to open it up to drain. Keep it dry & clean. Otherwise, you're going to have an infected pimple needing ABx. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can lead to scarring. ...Read more

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Stopped differin (adapalene) 2 months (used 4 months with no problems).Mth I have a red bumpy slightly itchy rash on one side chin. Discontin. Cleanser that made me react week.Contact dermatitis or differin (adapalene) cause?

Stopped differin (adapalene) 2 months (used 4 months with no problems).Mth I have a red bumpy slightly itchy rash on one side chin. Discontin. Cleanser that made me react week.Contact dermatitis or differin (adapalene) cause?

Not Differin (adapalene): If it happened after you stopped the differin (adapalene) then i would not think it the cause. Contact dermatitis sis possible as is folliculitis and some other conditions. Seeing a dermatologist will help clarify what is actually the diagnosis and which treatment would be best. ...Read more

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Does differin (adapalene) have any effects on the inside of the body if it is absorbed through the skin?

Does differin (adapalene) have any effects on the inside of the body if it is absorbed through the skin?

No: You should be using a pea sized drop for whole side of face.Cthe absorption is minimal and it is retinoid, or synthetic derivative of vitamin a which is converted by skin .Side effects are limited to dryness and local irriitation. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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