Tretinoin

What is Tretinoin?

Tretinoin is the carboxylic acid form of vitamin A and is also known as all-trans retinoic acid or ATRA. It is a first generation topical retinoid commonly used to treat acne vulgaris and keratosis pilaris.

Questions and answers on "Tretinoin"

Hi i am 29 yrs old . my skin was very.dark and my face had many pimple mark before i use melalite XL, i am using it from the last 6yrs .now my skin is fair n free from pimple marks but ontinue using this cream .my face becomes dark n small pimple appears in my face. But soon it will be fine if i use itn But now i want to be pregnant. How

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Hi, thanks for posting your query

Melalite -xl contains hydroquinone , tretinoin and momatosone. It is prescribed for hyperpigmentation

You have been using it since 6 years. momatosone is a moderately potent steroid, which should not have been used for long time .It causes thinning of skin,...

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Hello Sir,

I have consulted you previously & thank you for your advices.

I am 37 years & looking for a anti-aging solution, which I can follow on daily basis. My skin is oily and I have acne pits on my skin. Picture is attached. Please suggest a solution.

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Brief Answer:
Sunscreen, tretinoin based cream

Detailed Answer:
hello. nice to hear from you

You may use a non comedogenic sunscreen during the day e.g Sunscros soft sunscreen.
At night you may use a tretinoin based cream e.g eithr Revize (contains 0.02% tretinoin) or yugard cream
Use Cetaphil OS...

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I have had blackheads on my nose and they seem to be irremovable. Is there any way to remove them, clear my nose of them with any sort of treatment or product?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
use tretinoin cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

You may use tretinoin 0.025% cream once daily at night. Tretinoin is comedolytic.

Regards

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dark spots on cheeks, both sides of forehead, upper and lower lips and on sides of nose. used hydroquinone and tretinoin cream but as i stopped using them the spots reappeared .. some suggest my liver might be affected so i need to follow a detoxify plan.. i am having this situation from my teenage days.. uneven skin tone from teenage days.. plz help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You seem to be having melasma

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
From the description, it seems you are having melasma.
To treat the same
take an antioxidant supplement like antioxid HC/ exerge HC/ derantox etc daily
Use a sunscreen with UVB as well as UVA protection....

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Hi i have pimples on right cheek only. They are basically three four but inside my skin forming pus inside the skin.They also have left some brown red marks. I visited a dermatologist yesterday he asked me to take azithromycin 500 mg thrice a week and tretinoin 20 mg. i need to know isnt tretenoin going to give me side effects. Is there some other alternative ? Please suggest.

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Hi, thanks for posting your query

Tretinoin is effective in cystic and comedonal acne. So it is increasingly used in acne, though it is associated with severe side effects but they occur rarely .Dryness is most common which can be taken care of with moisturizers . So you may start using it and if...

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Dear sir, I used Tretinoin (Retin - A 0.05mg) a year back as i had pimples and spots on my face. Due to my carelessness, i used a lot of amount of it in a single usage at night. Now my forehead and a part of both my cheeks are very dull and black as compared to my normal skin. Please suggest how can I transform this skin to new. Currently i am trying tretinoin with moisturizer and sunscreen to repair the skin. Will it help ? If not please suggest what should i do?

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Hello and welcome to HCM.
It seems you have got local irritation to the tretinoin cream you have used. It called Contact irritant dermatitis.
Nothing to worry as your skin will be fine soon.
I would advise you a week course of oral prednisolone in low dose (5-10mg).
Apply a mild corticosteroid...

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i had acne problem from last 7-8 years ..now i dont suffer from acne....but i had scars...currently i am using melas cream for treating it but my skin is peeling of and how to control or remove peeled skin...should i stop melas cream and use something else?

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Brief Answer:
Please stop melas cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
Melas cream is a pigmentation reducing cream, not having any role in reduction of acne scars.
melas cream has an irritant potential and can cause redness, burning sensation or peeling of skin. As you are having...

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Hi, My name is Angela Chapman and I have hyper pigmentation around my neck, thighs and some under my breast, lower stomach. I am obese, and I also have a disease of PCOS ( Poly cystic ovarian syndrome ) The doctor told me the only way to get rid of the dark spots is by losing weight, offered me some treatment of Tretinoin Gel, 0.01%. I have used the Gel before around my neck, I have never gotten a reaction from it! It actually lighten up the skin around my neck, made some of the dark spots go away. I have been working out, trying to lose weight by taking Metformin to prevent the high level of insulin resistance on my neck. I just recently saw a doctor again bc I moved out of state, my prescription was over due. I had to get another prescription note, when I went to pick up my medication from the clinic. They screwd up and gave me Tretinoin Cream, it s 40 g. It some how made a reaction on my skin, made me break out in a rash, it itches around my neck, thighs. I have really really bad dark spots in between my thighs, and I m trying to get good skin. But the doctors I have been seeing in the past have been screwing up on my body. I had a cyst in my right ovary before, it was huge. Instead of going through the surgery they decided to put me on different birth control pills to help dry out the cyst in my right ovary. The cyst was to big to dry out, so I had surgery done. They did a larparascopy on me, and a DNC with getting the polyps in my body, they also stuck a IUD ( merina ) inside of me which made me gain a lot of weight. Luckily, after that happen I was okay but after that the IUD popped out of my uterus wall because of being heavy weight. After being on so many different birth control pills I had no idea that the oral contraceptives causes discoloration in the skin. I was also on the Yaz, Microgestin FE, IUD, Depo prover shot, Prover pills and some other that I forgot. The abnormal bleeding stopped, and I stopped with taking the oral contraceptives. But it damaged the skin cells in my body, and I wanted to know how to get rid of it. I have been diagnoised with Ancanothis Nigerican which is related to my pcos. Do you have any suggestions of how to get rid of the dark spots on my neck? I never had it this bad but after using the tretinioin cream it made me break out in a rash, it itches. The itching in between my thighs went away but after I stopped using it. It gotten a lot worse in between my thighs. Any suggestions of what to use to get rid of the itchy, the hyper pigmentation in between my thighs? I have taking fish oil supplements, that has been helping a lot as well!

doctor1 MD

Hi, Thanks for the detailed information provided by you .

The pigmentation around the neck, thighs , breast abdomen is Pseudo acanthosis nigricans.There is no damage of skin cells after taking contraceptives. It is related to obesity. So the best way to reduce this pigmentation is weight...

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I started using minocycline 100mg and Tretinoin 0.025% because for the first time in my life(age 30), I started breaking out. I have been taking my medication and putting on the lotion exactly how it was prescribed for a week now. Is it normal to be more broken out then I was when I went to the doctor?

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Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

Tretinoin is a very good topical medication for acne. It stimulates epidermal turnover and causes it to exfoliate. For the initial 2-4 weeks patients might experience a flare of acne because of the previously unseen/deep lesions that are now becoming visible....

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Hey, im a 20 year old male and have had forcyde spots on my testicles for a number of years, it s somewhat getting me down as i find i cant get too intimate with a girl because of these, i feel like ive got quite prominent forcyde spots. ive researched and apparently tretinoin cream/gel can help. Can you use this cream on your testicles? Also i m in the UK under the National Health Service, could my doctor provide this cream? or would i have to pay for it myself?

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Hello
Thanks for your query. You have Fordyce spots on your scrotum.Since scrotal skin has large number of sebaceous glands compared to skin of the rest of the body It is natural for these spots to occur on scrotum .These spots are due to accumulation of sebum secreted by the sebaceous glands...

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Hi I am 33 yrs married woman and suffering with acne since 15 years. Al long as I am under treatment( clindamycin) my skin is good and as soon as I stop using creams suggested by dermat I break out again. Fed up of all these. Recently my GP suggested me tretinoin 0.1% every night but still getting acne and have dark spots all over the face. Will it be safe to use kojivit gel once a day( in morning) and tretinoin together to get rid of acne and dark spots. Thanks Nisha

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