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not a normal tretinoin reaction... Please help (pics included)

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I have been using tretinoin cream 0.05% for 4 weeks on my face and neck every night. The past week and a half my neck has been getting redder and more irritated & itchy , I read that redness and dryness is a normal side effect but this doesn't seem or feel right ... Is skin supposed to react this way to tretinoin ?

I also used it on my chest which is usually pretty clear it broke me out bad my whole chest was red and blotchy so I stopped and now it seems to be clearing up. 

I honestly look disgusting . 




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It looks like you may have used too much and maybe too often. Don't apply tretinoin on the rash area until it goes away, continue using it on your face. Maybe consider doing it every other night. Remember, no more than a pea sized amount for your entire face and wait 30 minutes after washing your face.

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Hello, I’ve just experienced a similar thing! Can you tell me? - did it go away/clear up okay on it’s own? What did you apply, if anything? I realise this was in 2016. So appreciate you getting back to me 

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