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kelsey mae

Switching retinoids

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I am 21, and have been dealing with mild/moderate acne for ... forever. Mostly it's papules, but I do get the occasional cyst. After trying everything else but Accutane, I went on Retin-A (0.025%, cream) about two months ago. I had a terrible IB - at times it was so bad that I actually skipped class :( - I HATE having acne in college!

Anyway, the IB just started clearing up last week. However, when I went back to the doctor a few days ago, he switched me off of Retin-A and onto Differin (1% gel). My question: If I already experienced the IB with Retin-A, will I go through ANOTHER IB with Differin!? I'm hoping that because they're both retinoids, the Retin-A already "knocked out" the IB that I would have had with Differin.


*I'm also on BCPs and just started taking azithromycin.

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