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Differin Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Acne treatment: Either one could be effective by itself. ...Read more
Probably OK: Adapalene is a topical acne medication that is a category c drug for pregnancy. There a few animal studies indicating a potential problem but no controlled animal or human studies showing a problem. Topical acne meds are generally in this category and in my practice we don't restrict their usage for severe acne. ...Read more
Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; I required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more
Photo aging: There is not much evidence that directly compares these two medications. Differing can be slightly less irritating to skin but it is off-label to use as anti -aging. ...Read more
No: Differin (adapalene) tends to make the skin more sensitive to the sun, and while no human studies have shown an increased risk of skin cancer, none have shown a decreased risk either. Since we know sun burns increase the risk of skin cancers, and since this med increases the risk of sun burn, i'd be extra cautious with its use in the sun, but no studies have linked it with increased skin cancer. ...Read more
Can I use Differin (adapalene) as everyday exfoliants? If so what other moisturizer recommended to use with? Thank you
No: Differin, adapalene, is used to treat acne, should be under doctor's supervision, don't use it by yourself. Skin care: bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin while still damp, etc. See your doctor/dermatologist if you still suffer after that, but please don't self medicate with Differin, good luck ...Read more
My derm prescribed doxy. I stopped taking it & broke out really bad. Still using adapalene Some nights. Any natural prevention methods?
Sunlight.: And aging. But, check to make certain NOT PREGNANT, but if a drug was working until you stopped it, it implies you should go back onto it. ...Read more
Are neostrata 8% solution with 2% clindamycin and differin (adapalene) 0.1% gel supposed to be used at the same time? What would be recommended regime?
Excellent RX: This is one of the formulations for adapalene and it is one of the better medications. I prefer the cream only because it dissolves in the skin better. The efficacy is really good for people suffering with acne. I hope it helps you as well. Put it on at bedtime to avoid any sun sensitivities in the daytime. ...Read more
Yes: This a a great combination...Get a more detailed answer ›
Adapalene is formulation of Retin_a basically a vitamin A durative that helps control exfoliation and reduces acne. It is not sensitive to Benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin is an antibiotic you rub onto your face and it gets absorbed. It is a means of taking antibiotics without a pill. It doesn't get as high a blood lever and tends to act at the acne itself.
These are mainstays of acne care. ...Read more
Better not: Both are retinoids, would have an additive effect and no added value, rather increased side effects as excessive skin dryness, ask your doctor for re-evaluation, best wishes ...Read more
Acne preparations: You can use both but tretionin may be rough on your face. ...Read more
It typically takes: 6-8 weeks to see significant improvement with topical anti-acne meds ...Read more
What is the difference in results and side effects of Atralin and Differin? Which works better for anti-aging?
Neither drug will alter the aging process.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can Ziana & Differin be used in conjunction w/each other? I don't have any drying effects from the Ziana, but would like some visible results.
Ziana & Differin: Ziana and Differin there is no known interaction when used together but it’s even better to round out your acne treatment with methods that don’t use medications at all if possible. I recommend a dermatologist evalute your skin condition in order to provide a better treatment recommendation. ...Read more