Tretinoin Topical Side Effects
Tretinoin is indicated to treat acne, remove scars and blemishes that remain in the aftermath of acne lesions, unclog pores, remove fine wrinkles, sun spots or pregnancy and can be used as a treatment for other skin problems. Tretinoin topical (external) is in gel, liquid or cream and should be prescribed by a doctor as these products cause side effects in some cases can be alarming.
What are the side effects of Tretinoin for external use?
Creams and products containing tretinoin produce effects similar to those of sunburn, these effects are normal as it is in this way that tretinoin acts to accelerate skin renewal.
Side effects of creams with tretinoin occur especially the first few days and many people are alarmed to note that the facial skin reddens, think the doctor was wrong and motioned a product that burns their skin and fear of possible damage stop treatment on their own.
Do not stop using Tretinoin although there is discomfort on the skin, in case of doubt you contact your doctor to check whether the process is being carried out normally. Below we detail some of the side effects of Tretinoin considered normal:
- Feeling hot in the application area.
- Increase the amount of pimples
- Darkening of the skin in areas where tretinoin is applied.
- Peeling skin
Tretinoin side effects can be serious
While most side effects of tretinoin are normal, in exceptional cases can cause an allergic reaction and medical attention is required immediately, between the serious side effects of using topical tretinoin include:
- Swelling in the face
- Inflammation in the mouth, lips or throat
- Inflammation anywhere in the body
- Urticaria, hives, blisters
- Difficulty breathing
- Acute asthma
- Sweating, dizziness, confusion, fainting.
We reiterate that any of the serious side effects of tretinoin considered require medical attention immediately and should transfer the patient to the nearest clinic.