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Stievamycin, Tretinoin Early Break Outs

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#1 MCP91

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:32 PM

My doctor gave me a topical gel called stievamycin, the package also says tretinoin too. I have been using it for about a week and I am getting bad breakouts starting on the 4th day. Has anyone used this, and how did it work out? Are these breakouts normal and do they last long. Like I said, ive only used it for a week and it's making things much worse so far.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:04 PM

That's what in dealing with now, wish you wrote more about how it went and how long it took.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:37 AM

Tretioin increases cell turnover so maybe these are acne's that were already deep in your skin and have just come to surface? I know nothing about the other ingredient. 



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

Most people experience an initial breakout on tretinoin.  It is said that you need to wait at least three months to see the full results.  I'm on tretinoin .05 and in my seventh week I'm still experiencing some breakouts, but nothing like the first few weeks.  Good luck and be patient!






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