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Epiduo: Burning, Itching, Redness

10 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

Okay, I'm new here but I made an account specifically to post about Epiduo. My dermatological Physician's Assistant friend has given me a bunch of samples of Epiduo gel (about a months worth) to use before getting a prescription. I've been using it for 5 days and holy smokes is Epiduo sucky. The first time I applied it it tingled a little and I woke up the next morning and it was fine. Each day, it's been burning every night, more and more. ESPECIALLY if I put moisturizer on right afterwards, which I have stopped doing because it makes my face feel like it's on fire. Also, my face becomes bright red and hot after the application of Epiduo (although by the time I wake up in the morning this has subsided). I have experienced very minor peeling, but my face is definitely dry and it has a sunburned like look to it. I don't really think I put much on, probably a pea to two pea sized amounts for my entire face. My forehead is the only area that isn't really irritated at all. Honestly, this is so painful and suckish that I am considering stopping using Epiduo. I really want this to work but I don't know, it doesn't seem like it's really helping that much and I can't wear make up and my skin looks awful. Has anyone else here had success with Epiduo and could give me advice? Thanks so much.