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Is it okay to put differin (adapalene) (acne medication) on the outer part of the vagina where the hair grows?

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

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What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better=== klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

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

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What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

What medication is better and more effective? Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) or differin?

Depends: Claron is an antibiotic topical, and the differin (adapalene) is more like tretinoin, so opens up the pores. Either can be effective, claron if pustules, differin (adapalene) if blackheads. ...Read more

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Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Are these acne treatment medications (benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel and differin cream 0.1%) effective?

Acne: Both can be effective, although through different actions. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is more effective with acne causing bacteria. Differing is a retinoid. Uses in conjunction, they can be very effective. But, it's all trial and error. ...Read more

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Adapalene gel microspheres what is it for?

Adapalene gel microspheres what is it for?

Acne: Most commonly for acne, its a good preparation of a newer form of retin-A and it aids in exfoliation. THe product is also used for fine lines, melasma, ...Read more

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Is adapalene gel used for jock itches?

Is adapalene gel used for jock itches?

No: It is the brand for an acne product called differin (adapalene). It would be very irritating in the groin region. ...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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Usage and results of adapalene gel microspheres 0.1 deriva MS?

Usage and results of adapalene gel microspheres 0.1 deriva MS?

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

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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

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Does adapalene gel and/or clindamyacin treat malasma?

Does adapalene gel and/or clindamyacin treat malasma?

Yes and no: The adapalene is a newer formulation of Retin-A and will promote exfoliation and possible help reduce the melasma
THe clindamycin however will have little if any effect ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Does adapalene cream 0.1 help with wrinkles?

Does adapalene cream 0.1 help with wrinkles?

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

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How long does differin (adapalene) gel stay in the system for?

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

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