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Is it okay to put differin (adapalene) (acne medication) on the outer part of the vagina where the hair grows?
Retinoids: Retinoids such as differin (adapalene) are used to treat acne breakouts and pimples. Avoid application to any mucous membranes. Due to its side effect of skin irritation and exfoliation particularly if too much product is used too frequently, only a small amount is recommended. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment of this skin condition. ...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
Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?
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
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
Hello. I'm currenty using Differin (adapalene) 0.1% and this id my third day. However im having terrible break outs since day 1. What do I do?
Relax: This is irritating when first used, so you may begin with twice a week and gradually increase. If acne seems worse at first this may actually be a clue that it is working. Keep with it. Expect to see desired result in 2 or 3 months. The generic, adapalene, is cheaper. Either way it comes as. 1% and. 3%. There are no other strengths. Consult a dermatologist for best result. ...Read more
I use clindamyacin in the am adapalene at pm- but says to use clindamyacin twice a day. When should my second application be/can I use both together?
Adapalene is a: Once a day application. The new medicine epiduo contains adapalene and benzoyl peroxide (that is antibacterial like Clinda). Its all in one and once a day, if your insurance won't cover it, then I would do Clinda in am and you can put adapalene on at bedtime and cover with Clinda when dry. ...Read more
It is a retinoid: These creams have been shown to improve winkles but were primarily used for acne treatment. Many patients feel that their improvement faded after they stopped using the cream. The results do not compare with other forms of skin wrinkle improvement including laser treatments and even ipl in those patients with a lot of undesirable redness at the "crows feet" region. ...Read more
Acne treatment: Either one could be effective by itself. ...Read more
Differin (adapalene) gel: Only tiny amounts are absorbed through your skin into your body. The topical effects should be gone in a few days. ...Read more
Weeks: It usually starts working in 8 to 12 weeks. You may have to use other meds with it. ...Read more
Personal Preference: Just the texture and your preference. They are the same in every other way. ...Read more