Retin A .1 Cream
Retin-A (tretinoin) is a topical prescription medicine that has been designed to treat acne and prevent its outbreaks in people diagnosed with this skin problem. When applying Retin-A, make sure you avoid oversaturation. It's not recommended to use make up while applying Retin-A, but you can do it provided that you cleanse your skin properly after the make up before applying the medicine. You may not notice the progress from the first several applications, and your acne can ever get worse at start. However, you shouldn't get disappointed or discouraged, as this is a normal reaction of your skin that means Retin-A is working properly. If you have very sensitive skin, are applying Retin-A in larger amounts than prescribed or more frequently - make sure you watch for certain symptoms that will require a lower dose or will have your doctor tell you to discontinue the treatment temporarily. The following symptoms should be watched for: excessively red, puffy, crusted or blistered skin. When you just start using Retin-A, some side effects are possible. The following side effects can occur: dry skin, redness, peeling, burning, stinging, and itching. The usual way for these side effects to appear is right after you apply Retin-A and several hours after that. The best time to apply Retin-A is in the evening not long before going to bed, unless your health care provider recommended another scheme. If the instructions of your doctor are different from the ones given on the label - make sure you stick to the ones given by the doctor, as they are based on the assessment of your skin condition. Retin-A has been reported to make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, which makes getting a sun burn a lot easier. You need to be careful with taking any of the following medications, as they been reported to cause increased skin sensitivity, just like Retin-A: tetracycline, tranquilizers, ciprofloxacin, sulfa drugs, and thiazide drugs. Report any other preparations you are using to your health care provider to prevent them from interacting with Retin-A. The following ones are especially important to mention: resorcinol, salicylic acid, preparations containing benzoyl peroxide, and preparations containing sulfur. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding - discuss these conditions with your health care provider, as applying Retin-A may not be completely safe for you, although the full effects of this medicine in unborn or nursing babies have not been properly studied yet.
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