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Retin A Headache
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
Yes: You can use the two together or alternate nights. ...Read more
Retin A/benzyl: both of these medications work in a different way to reduce the inflammation caused by acne. As a first step of treatment, doctors always start with benzyl peroxide to help remove the clogging of sweat glands. Sometimes, we add antibiotics lotion to it to help treat the infection. if it doesn't work, we do Retin A (tretinoin) ...Read more
Yes: It may be even more unpleasant than usual, but not dangerous. ...Read more
Possibly : Many people think of tension headache as "just a stress problem.". They can actually be quite severe and cause loss of work time, interfere with family or home life as well. Rebound headache associated with taking pain relievers for too long can act this way. Migraine headaches and cluster headaches can do this, as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severity: Migraines can be on one side or all over. They are less frequent than tension headaches, but more severe. They happen about once a month. Some people have an aura before a migraine (flashing lights or blind spot). Migraines frequently come with vomiting. Bright lights and noise usually make migraines worse. Lying down and sleeping often relieve the pain. They may occur in other family members. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pimples and Headache: There are several acne medications that may cause headaches -- most medications cause mild headaches that resolve with discontinuing use of the drug. Severe headaches, especially those that occur with other symptoms such as blurred vision, may be a sign of a more serious medication condition. Tell your doctor right away if you experience a severe headache after taking any of these medications. ...Read more
Still have acne?: If you still have acne such as blackheads and whiteheads then retin a is appropropiate. Acne does not stop at 19 in everybody. It is used only at night because it increases sensitivity to sunlight. A weaker version called Renova (tretinoin) is used for fine wrinkling in older individuals. Retin a is a relatively mild acne cream especially in the weaker strength of .025. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could showering in the morning affect the effects of retin a (tretinoin) if I use retin a (tretinoin) at night?
Classical migraine: An aura prior to headache can occur in a type of migraine called "classical", and can consist of bright spots before the eyes, loss of vision over right or left visual fields, unilateral numbness, difficulty with speech. Thot to be associated with suppression of brain function prior to onset of headache. Another variety of migraine called hemiplegic, can result in focal weakness. ...Read more
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective involves 3 specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Prophylactic therapy is recommended for the chronic and disabling migraine. Some migraine patients are prone to medication overuse headaches. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more
No. Unless...: Facet injections are usually performed by folks who have little to zero spine training. Chances are your provider (anesthesia pain guy) poked the needle way medial and straight into your thecal sac causing an internal spinal fluid leak (aka spinal headaches). Or, provider did not aspirate prior to injecting so the cortisone was injected into your blood stream (oops) causing the same symptoms. ...Read more
I've been using a retinol cream for acne for about a month and its made acne worse. Is retinol bad for acne but retinoic acid good for acne?
Depends: Retinoic acid is good for an acne ( but it used in more severe cases). Sometimes just cleansing the skin with peroxide and antibiotic ointment afterwards can do the trick in not complicated cases or it can be added to your current medication in more severe cases. Check with your doc or consult a dermatologist. If your are a female, get an oral contraception (pills). ...Read more