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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is there a relation between acne medications & possible yeast infection?

Is there a relation between acne medications & possible yeast infection?

Yes: Acne can be treated with antibiotics and those can cause yeast infections. ...Read more

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What's more effective for acne Differin (adapalene) or benzoyle peroxide ?

What's more effective for acne Differin (adapalene) or benzoyle peroxide ?

Both work: Their mechanism of action is different for each one, but in studies, they have both been proven to be effective in reducing acne. ...Read more

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What do you think of differin (adapalene) gel for red marks caused by acne ?

What do you think of differin (adapalene) gel for red marks caused by acne ?

Adapalene: This is a great product, based on retinoic acid, for preventing new lesions, but it's not going to make the red marks fade. Manage your acne aggressively and if you need prescription-strength treatment, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Can I use differin (adapalene) and salicylic acid at the same time for acne removal?

Can I use differin (adapalene) and salicylic acid at the same time for acne removal?

Not recommended.: Differin (adapalene) is a topical retinoid medication similar to vitamin a. It is helpful in nearly all cases of acne. If you are using salicylic acid in addition to differin (adapalene), (adapalene) i would recommend you put them on at separate times. I would separate the application by at least 6 hrs. If you apply them to your face together, you may decrease the effectiveness of the differin (adapalene). ...Read more

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I have acne and went to the derm, why did he give me novominocyclone and differin (adapalene)?

I have acne and went to the derm, why did he give me novominocyclone and differin (adapalene)?

Acne therapy: Novo Minocycline is an antibiotic used in acne treatment mostly in moderate to severe cases. Differin (adapalene) is a retinoid like compound that is commonly used for acne treatment that works by stopping pimples from forming under the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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I used excessive acne medications so my forehead got inflammed now I apply steroids but in vain what should I do now ?

I used excessive acne medications so my forehead got inflammed now I apply steroids but in vain what should I do now ?

Acne: You should stop all treatments especially the steroid cream as that can cause acne. Go visit your doctor or a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own ?

NO: This is a natural burn medication- not used for acne. Call your dermatologist: http://www.moh.gov.my/attachments/8120.pdf ...Read more

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After years of using adapalene my gp prescribed me skinoren for my acne and it's cleared it up in a few days. Is it possible that I have rosacea?

After years of using adapalene my gp prescribed me skinoren for my acne and it's cleared it up in a few days. Is it possible that I have rosacea?

Well : Yes you can still have a condition just because a treatment success for the underlying condition does not Vanish usually.Consult Healthtap for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Adapalene (Definition)

Adapalene is an acne agent which is a ...Read more