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How to get rid of inflammation caused by acne medications ( tretinoin ) ?

How to get rid of inflammation caused by acne medications ( tretinoin ) ?

Space Dosing: Taking the recommmended every day pea sized amount to an every other day pea sized amount is helpful. If you are using more than a "pea" sized amount, then reduce accordingly! Be sure to wear sunscreen and avoid the sun, also! best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own ?

Can I use mebo cream on inflmmation caused by acne medications they are like red blotches on my forehead that don't go away on their own ?

NO: This is a natural burn medication- not used for acne. Call your dermatologist: http://www.moh.gov.my/attachments/8120.pdf ...Read more

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What does tretinoin cream do for post acne marks?

What does tretinoin cream do for post acne marks?

Acne: Tretinoin cream is a treatment for acne. If you have marks, they could be scars. It does not do much for them. ...Read more

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What's better for acne tretinoin or Tazorac (tazarotene). ?

What's better for acne tretinoin  or Tazorac (tazarotene). ?

Acne: they are both excellent formulations, each a little different ...Read more

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How long does it take for tretinoin cream to fade post acne marks?

How long does it take for tretinoin cream to fade post acne marks?

ACNE SCARS: When you apply retin a (tretinoin) to take out scars of acne, your face will tighten, sometimes red and irritated. Then it will start peeling off the marks of acne and will smoothen the skin. Try putting moisturizers to avoid dryness. ...Read more

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In 3 months, tretinoin cream has only made my acne worse and worse?

In 3 months, tretinoin cream has only made my acne worse and worse?

Irritation: Irritation from topical treatments for acne can often make the acne worse. Every person is different and what works for one person, may make another persons acne worse. One option is to reduce the frequency of application to every other night and use only a pea-sized drop. If irritation is still a problem, then changing the regimen completely is recommended. ...Read more

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What is more effective tretinoin or alszeic acid ? When fighting acne and pimples

What is more effective tretinoin or alszeic acid ? When fighting acne and pimples

Varies: Different people will respond differently. If you have a lot of comedones, tretinoin may be the better medicine for starters. I see you are already receiving several different treatments. Your physician may try you on a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day or refer you for consideration as an Isotretinoin patient. Acne is non-lifestyle-related, serious & treatable. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Barry Resnik
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Acne Medications (Definition)

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