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What is the remedy for acne when on retin A?

My son was put on Retin A (?) for acne after other meds did not work. His condition has gotten MUCH worse. All over his chest, arms, etc. I was told it would get worse the first two weeks but we are almost at three weeks and getting worse. Any thoughts?
Mon, 10 Mar 2014
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Hi,

I can understand your concern for pimples on your face. Acne or pimples are youth related problem and is not a disease per say.

A gel containing clindamycin phosphate 1.2% w/w and tretinoin gel can be very helpful to you for long term. The only precaution you should follow is to apply the cream in very thin layer and that too over affected area only.

In your kind of acne the best treatment is by isotretinoin capsules under strict dermatological supervision only.

Take a proper guidance and follow up with a good dermatologist so that all the problem of acne can be dealt best for future time.

Take care
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What is the remedy for acne when on retin A?

Hi, I can understand your concern for pimples on your face. Acne or pimples are youth related problem and is not a disease per say. A gel containing clindamycin phosphate 1.2% w/w and tretinoin gel can be very helpful to you for long term. The only precaution you should follow is to apply the cream in very thin layer and that too over affected area only. In your kind of acne the best treatment is by isotretinoin capsules under strict dermatological supervision only. Take a proper guidance and follow up with a good dermatologist so that all the problem of acne can be dealt best for future time. Take care