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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)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...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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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)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more