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Scar at left side of nose, advised Hydroquinone, Tretinon. Scar gone red rashes seen. Permanent cure ?

Hi sir i m AAA .I am having a scar at my left side of nose and the doctor advised me to use hydroquinone,tretinon and fluocinolone acetonide cream.

my scar appeared to be gone after few days but red rash continuosly after few days ..
now when i apply hydroquinone cream it seems gone but red rash reappears what can i do to completely heal and remove my scar... please reply.. i m having this problem from 11 years but i started using hydr.... cream 2 years ago but discontinuod the use after some time and now again continued...

please also tell me should i use lacto calamine lotion or sunscreen.......

and what extra steps can i do to completely get rid of my scar.... I m very hopeless now.. :(
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
It is good that the scar has improved with the use of the triple lightening agent...But continued use of this cream is not recommended..It should not be used more than 2-3 months at a stretch..moreover, it has to be applied only at night ,,and very little amount has to be used Excessive rubbing of this agent into the skin can also cause redness and itching
Now since you are developing redness due to the cream, i would recommend that you stop using this agent now,,,instead,for the scar now you can use a mild lightening agent containing kojic acid and Vitamin C cream over the scar....
Also use a sunscreen(spf >26) regularly before going out in the sun..

Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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