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Applying adapalene for dark pimples. Will it cause any side effects? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2002
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User:Hi, my query is pertaining to a skin specialist
User:would you be able to help
User:should i continue with my query or would you direct me to a skin specialist
Doctor:I am General physician and I can help you within my specialty
Doctor:You can discuss with me though for a skin related query a direct examination is needed
Doctor:Are you there?
User:i had pimples which are not gone but i have dark pimple marks now, so my friend has recommended a cream which is adapalene microspheres plus clindamycin phosphate gel deriva cms
User:sorry the pimples are gone but i'm left with black marks left behind
User:FYI, this query is for my wife
Doctor:the dark marks are usually treated with creams containing kojic acid etc
Doctor:These creams are prescribed by dermatologist and are taken under their guidance
Doctor:it can cause side-effects like redness of the skin etc
Doctor:Usually if the dark marks are not bad then these can be ignored
User:so you recommend that we should consult a Dr
Doctor:as these go away with time
Doctor:well yes
User:ok thanks, will do
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Take care
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