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Skin Acne Problem and Usage of Tretinon Cream

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: November 13, 2021 11:49 PM

Anonymous 8 months

I am a man at the age of 22 years old. I have experienced severe acne problem since last year and I have consulted a clinic doctor in January this year. Doctor prescribed a tretinon 0.05% cream to me and it reduces my acne problem a lot. May I know can I use the tretinon cream for long term just like using a skin care product? I worry that this medicine is harmful to the liver and my body health. I have ordered a tretinon cream from this webpage few months ago and it is almost used up now. Although this tretinon cream helps me a lot, I am still experiencing acne problem because my skin is so oily with large pores. Before I bought the tretinoin cream from this website, I have used the adapalene gel from Shopee but it doesn’t cause any side effects like drying or irrated skin, so I doubted the authenticity of that adapalene gel…Should I continue to use Tretinoin cream because now it seems like there will be no more improvement to my skin because I have been using it consistently. Is there any better medicine for me to reduce my skin oiliness and also acne problem? Or should I consult to
a skin specialist to solve my problems but their costly consultant fee is a burden to me… Thank you for your time, I appreciate it so much.

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for choosing us to get an opinion regarding your skin health issues.

Based on your explanations, you are worried about the side effects for long term use of tretinon cream. I will do my best to provide you with the related informations.

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  • burning
  • stinging
  • peeling
  • redness
  • unusual dryness of the skin (severe)

Less common

  • dryness
  • pain
  • redness
  • irritation
  • peeling at the application site

You need to seek medical advice in order to get prescriptions for different medicine and discuss the possible side effects with the doctor.

I hope the above statement does help you in a way and if you need further assistance and consultation from us, you can talk to our doctor or our specialist online. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Sat Nov 13 2021 23:49:17 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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