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  1. Here's what I suggest: Try using benzoyl peroxide in place of the erythromycin. Apply Retin-A Cream, allow it to dry (20 seconds), then apply benzoyl peroxide. The order you apply them in doesn't matter. Do it just once a day for a few weeks and see what happens. If you have a sensitivity to Benzoyl Peroxide, you shouldn't try this. But, if your skin tolerates both BP and Retin-A, then try mixing the two. As I've explained in my other posts, the two products seem to have a real synergy. I've
  2. Retin-A is not a spot treatment! You have to use it all over, consistently, often for many weeks. Do try combining it with Benzoyl Peroxide, though -- especially if your skin tolerates high BP concentrations well.
  3. I used Tazorac for about 2 months. Only, I used it during the winter, and that stupid cream not only NEVER helped my acne, but once the dry weather of February hit, it ripped my face off. My skin started peeling off every day. It got so bad that I had to stop applying it and just wear vaseline on my face for a week. So, I say: Abandon Tazorac. It isn't worth another day of crappy skin. Personally, I found that mixing Retin-A and Benzoyl Peroxide was my solution (and it's worked for me for 5
  4. I have a solution for you to try: Try using Retin-A AND Benzoyl Peroxide TOGETHER. For me, it was a miracle solution. A few years ago, when benzoyl peroxide had stopped working for me, I consulted my doctor. He gave me a prescription for Tretinoin (generic Retin-A). I used it for 2 months and nothing happened. Just like you guys, my skin actually got worse. And it kept getting worse. And it was sooo oily. I went back and the doctor gave me a stronger version of Retin-A (0.5%). Once again, I p
  5. I have a solution for all of you to try: Use Tretinoin AND Benzoyl Peroxide TOGETHER. For me, it was a miracle solution. A few years ago, when benzoyl peroxide had stopped working for me, I consulted my doctor. He gave me a prescription for Tretinoin (generic Retin-A). I used it for 2 months and nothing happened. Just like you guys, my skin actually got worse. And it kept getting worse. And it was sooo oily. I went back and the doctor gave me a stronger version of Retin-A (0.5%). Once again, I
  6. Benzoyl peroxide and Retin-a do not cancel each other out! Ignore your doctor! A few years ago, when benzoyl peroxide had stopped working for me, I consulted my doctor. He gave me a prescription for Retin-A. I used it for 2 months and nothing happened. My skin got worse. I went back and he gave me a stronger version of Retin-A. Once again, I put it on faithfully every day... and nothing. Then, out of desperation, I started to combine the two. Every night, I put on a Persa Gel (a 10% BP solution
  7. Does it get worse during cold, dry weather, and does it ever itch? I have something similar on my arms (very annoying) that is dry, and itchy. I used to think it was some kind of fungus, or something, but antifungals did nothing and steroids made it burn. Then, I read about something called "atopic dermatitis," which shows up in red patches in dry weather. Now, I apply a ton of vaseline to my arms after I shower (never let more than 3 minutes pass between shower and vaseline, as that leads to th
  8. I would ask three questions. First, how do you sleep at night? You mention that one side of your face gets worse than the other. I had the same problem for a long time (but with acne), and I finally realized my left side was worse because I sleep on my left side. Now, I sleep with my face at the edge of the pillow so that only my hairline touches the fabric, and my cheeks are not in contact with it. My second thought would be atopic dermatitis or some other dermatitis. Have you noticed any comm
  9. I had the same problem when I first started on Tretinoin. I kept using the stuff for months, too, and my acne never got better. Finally, I told my doctor. He increased the strength (now I use .1%) and that fixed the oiliness. It didn't fix the acne though (even after 8 more weeks). Then, for whatever reason, I started using the Tretinoin and a 10% benzoyl peroxide. First I applied the Tretinoin, then the BP. That's what made the difference for me...
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