Can Epiduo cause irritation?

Can Epiduo cause irritation?

Common side effects of Epiduo Forte include skin irritation, eczema, skin burning sensation, redness, scaling, and dryness. Apply a thin layer of Epiduo Forte gel to affected areas of the face and/or trunk once daily after washing.

Is adapalene supposed to burn?

QUESTION. Some adverse effects such as erythema, scaling, dryness, pruritus, and burning will occur in 10-40% of patients. Pruritus or burning immediately after application also occurs in approximately 20% of patients.

What happens if you use too much Epiduo?

Do not use more Epiduo Forte than you need to cover the treatment area. Using too much Epiduo Forte or using it more than one time a day may increase your chance of skin irritation. Using it more often will not produce faster results, but may increase irritation.

How long do Epiduo side effects last?

Side Effects Skin redness, dryness, peeling, mild burning, swelling, or worsening of acne may occur during the first 4 weeks of using this product. These effects usually decrease with continued use. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Are there any side effects to using Epiduo?

Epiduo may cause the following adverse reactions at the site of application: Dry skin, irritative contact dermatitis, skin irritation, skin burning sensation, erythema, skin exfoliation (scaling)

When to go to the doctor for Epiduo?

Call your doctor at once if you have: 1 severe redness or swelling of treated skin; 2 severe burning or stinging; or 3 severe dryness or other skin irritation.

How is Epiduo gel used to treat acne?

Epiduo ® Forte (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel, 0.3%/2.5% is a once-daily prescription medication for the topical treatment of acne. With two powerful ingredients, Epiduo Forte Gel treats tough acne and reduces inflammatory lesions (blemishes), and reduces the risk of acne scars.

When to stop using Epiduo for redness and scars?

For the next few months, epiduo should be still in use for the redness and scars. This takes 3 months for the redness to be only visible really up close. I would recommend this gel but you must not expect to have clear smooth skin in the first 2 months definitely.