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Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more

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Can ketoconazole cream heals acne?

Can ketoconazole cream heals acne?

No: It's great for the folliculitis variant of tinea versicolor / pityrosporum infection, which is famously confused with acne. Any doubt, get seen by a physician who's good at this stuff. ...Read more

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Can you use differin (adapalene) cream on armpits?

Can you use differin (adapalene) cream on armpits?

What for?: Differing cream is indicated for acne treatment. I am not sure if you have acne on your armpits. Please have your doctor check it out first. ...Read more

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Could retin a (tretinoin) cream lighten dark underarms?

Hydroquinone: That is the best lightening agent for skin. ...Read more

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I have many acne, pimple. I used salicylic acid base face wash 2% and bengel proxide gel AC 2.5% at night..... Pless tell this combination really kil?

I have many acne, pimple. I used salicylic acid base face wash 2% and bengel proxide gel AC 2.5% at night..... Pless tell  this combination really kil?

Monitor response: Salicylic acid based face wash and benzoyl peroxide are both routinely used in the management of acne. It can take 4-6 weeks to assess how the skin is responding to the treatment. If after 2 months of daily use this doesn't improve the acne, follow up with PCP to consider other treatment options. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adapalene + clindamycin phosphate gel deriva c be used only in mornings?

Is it possible that adapalene + clindamycin phosphate gel deriva c be used only in mornings?

Less effective: The produce when used at night has better absorption and less interaction with sunlight. ...Read more

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Which homeopathic cream prevent acne marks?

Which homeopathic cream prevent acne marks?

"Seven 7 Cream": A product called "7 cream" contains calendula, aloe vera, shea butter, coconut, avocado, neem and manuka oils. It can help areas of skin that are damaged, inflamed, or healing. It's not a homeopathic remedy because it isn't individualized to you. But it has no parabens, is safe topically, and some of my patients have liked it. http://7cream.ca/ also available on amazon.Com. ...Read more

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Using benzoyl peroxide for acne can i use hemp seed oil as moisturiser after benzoyl peroxide to stop excessive dryness? don't wont to clog pores

Using benzoyl peroxide for acne can  i use hemp seed oil as moisturiser after benzoyl peroxide to stop excessive dryness? don't wont to clog pores

Dry skin: One of the treatment to improve acne is actually to get the skin to be dryer. If you moisturize too much the skin, you will still have acne. Try to see if you can back off a little your benzoyl peroxide to get less dryness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it fine to apply a facial moisturizer right after differin (adapalene) or benzoyl peroxide after the either of them?

Is it fine to apply a facial moisturizer right after differin (adapalene) or benzoyl peroxide after the either of them?

And recommended: Moisturizing while using medicated facial products is often recommended to prevent excessive dryness. A fragrance free hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion or cream would be ideal. ...Read more

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I am 23 bilatral mild kne tendernes 1 year.Rib , hip , tendernes on and of.Uric acid 6.4:hct62.5% RA , anti ccp negativ.Wbc 9000 one kidney gone .P.U.V?

I am 23 bilatral mild kne tendernes 1 year.Rib , hip , tendernes on and of.Uric acid 6.4:hct62.5% RA , anti ccp negativ.Wbc 9000 one kidney gone .P.U.V?

Hematologist needed!: If you are a non-smoker, the hct of 62.5% strongly indicates a "myeloproliferative" disorder of which polycythemia vera is a variant and can give bone pain, especially if there is a high viscosity that limits blood flow and tissue oxygen delivery. The uric acid is not significantly elevated and not playing a role in your symptoms, but ongoing monitoring is required with blood disorders. ...Read more

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Is Tretinoin .1% "Gel" same as Tretinoin .1% "Cream"? Why is there so much difference in prices. Thanks.

Gel more potent: Prices are arbitrary, not based on actual cost of production, but determined but what the market will bear. Shop around. When a patient of mine in not covered by insurance for this I can sometimes find it for $25 for 100 Grams. Look for OTC ADAPALENE, generic for Differin, which will soon be sold OTC. It is better than tretinoin. Price not yet known but likely to be reasonable. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my nipple pierced about 4 months ago and recently a small keloid appeared at one opening. is tretinoin gel okay for this?

What to do if I got my nipple pierced about 4 months ago and recently a small keloid appeared at one opening. is tretinoin gel okay for this?

Keloid: There are several treatments for keloids ranging from injections to excision to radiation therapy. Have your scar evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in keloid treatment to find the best option for you. ...Read more

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I'm using tretinoin gel for like 3 months now i have not seen results I've been washing my face with a face wash and I've still haven't seen improvmen?

Acne: You have acne and are treating it with tretinoin gel for 3 mo w/o satisfaction. 80% of teenagers say they get good to excellent results after 2 mo of alternating tretinoin with benzoyl peroxide. There are different strengths of both Benz and tretinoin. Also if you infected lesions antibiotics may be necessary. The natural history of acne is that you'll have it for several years and it will resolve ...Read more

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Retin-a gel, renova (tretinoin) or retin-a==what is best?

Retin-a gel, renova (tretinoin) or retin-a==what is best?

Depends on skin type: These are all retin a containing products and the proper formulation for use depends on your skin type. For example if you have very oily skin, the gel works best. If you have dry or sensitive skin Renova (tretinoin) or retin a micro contain moisturizers and/or time release dispersion of the retin a to diminish adverse side effects of the traditional retin a preparations. ...Read more

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Which retin a (tretinoin) gel should I go for ? Please be specific !

Which retin a (tretinoin) gel should I go for ? Please be specific !

Depends: Specificity is really impossible.It depends upon the seriousness of the acne and your sensitivity to the medication.Obviously a good question for your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between retin a micro 0.04% and tretinoin microsphere gel 0.04% (supatret 0.04)?

No major differences: Different manufacturers often give the same drug a different brand name, as in this case. ...Read more

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How do I use clindamycin gel & tretinoin gel properly?

Use once daily: It is probably best to use these two products separately. Differen gel can cause sun sensitivity, so using it at night and Clindamycin in the morning is probably the best bet. ...Read more

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How can I sooth the effects from Tretinoin gel apart from Calamine lotion?

How can I sooth the effects from Tretinoin gel apart from Calamine lotion?

Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Cetaphil and Ceravue are two examples. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a 0.025 % tretinoin gel that was prescribed to me two years ago for my acne. It expired 01/2015. Can it still be used? Safe?

Hello, I have a 0.025 % tretinoin gel that was prescribed to me two years ago for my acne. It expired 01/2015. Can it still be used? Safe?

Simple answer is no: medications breakdown over time sometimes they could potentially be good long after their expiration date but you can never be sure, so the safest thing to do is to never use medication after its expiration date. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed clindamycin gel and tretinoin gel (two separate tubes) but didn't give application instructions. Which goes on first?

My recs: Clinda gel should be twice a day and at night use a pea sized amount of the retinoid first then the clinda. Less is more with a retinoid. More is more irritating, not more effective. You also must be using a benzoyl peroxide wash or the bacteria will become resistant to the clinda. So, wash twice daily with bpo, clinda 2x/day, and retinoid nightly as 1st step. Cerave pm moist last at night. ...Read more

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Can I use Tretinoin gel for PPP and fordyce spots?

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Here are some ...: Pearly penile papillose (PPP) is considered "normal" variation of the appearance of glans penis and Fordyce's spots are the ectopic sebaceous glands - not related with hair follicles; both are harmless and require no Rx or active attention. Definitely, Tretinoin has no value for and should not be used for either one. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Is it okay to use clindamyclin gel and tretinoin cream while on accutane?

Yes but drying: Yes it is ok to use either but you may find your skin to become extremely dry and should use a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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I had acne problem and i'am using tretinoin gel for more than 2 weeks.Due to that my skin has become darker and dry.Suggest a cure to this please?

I had acne problem and i'am using tretinoin gel for more than 2 weeks.Due to that my skin has become darker and dry.Suggest a cure to this please?

Common problem: It is common for skin to get dry and irritated when beginning tretinoin. This usually improves on its own over time as your skin gets accustomed to it. Ask your doctor about decreasing your dose. Use a cleanser that won’t dry your skin (doesn’t foam or suds.) topical vitamin c (anti-inflammatory) will help. Moisturizers may help, too. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tretinoin and isotretinoin. Is retin a micro gel similar to isotrex topical gel, are they basically the same product?

Both are Vitamin A's: One is a cream/gel the other one is a pill. Accutane and Retin-A are both forms of vitamin a, just in different forms. Retin-a or tretinoin (generic name) is a cream/gel is applied to the face and it works from the outside in. Accutane (isotretinoin) is a high dose of vitamin a just like Retin-A is, but instead it is in a oral medication that works from the inside out. ...Read more

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