Differin – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by

Differin (generic name: adapalene) is a topical medication that is similar to vitamin A. It is commonly used to treat severe cases of acne.

If a person is being treated with Differin, he should avoid exposure to sunlight and tanning beds, as the medication can cause sunburn more easily. He should also avoid medications that contain sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid – ingredients common in skin care products. The same applies to skin irritants like harsh soaps, shampoos, skin cleansers, and other chemicals.

Known health risks or side effects of Differin

Common side effects after using Differin include:

  • A burning sensation on the skin
  • Stinging
  • Dryness and peeling
  • Itchy and red skin

In some cases, however, using Differin can cause acne to become worse. If this happens, the patient should consult with a medical professional.

List of organs that might be affected by side effects of Differin

For the most part, the primary organ affected by the side effects of Differin is the skin. However, it can also affect the respiratory, nervous, and genitourinary systems, as well as cause hypersensitivity.

Food items, nutrients that may help with the side effects of Differin

In some cases, Differin can cause mild burn-like side effects. Here are some natural food items to help treat these side effects:

  • Aloe vera
  • Coconut oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey
  • Black tea

Treatments, management options for the side effects of Differin

To minimize the side effects of Differin, wash your face with lukewarm water twice daily, especially before applying it. Gently dry the skin, then wait for at least five minutes (or until it’s completely dry) before applying Differin. Applying it while the skin is absorbent can lead to unpleasant side effects.

Where to learn more

Summary

Differin is a topical medication used for severe cases of acne.

Differin can result in irritation if a person is exposed to sunlight; tanning beds; medications that contain sulfur, resorcinol, or salicylic acid; and skin irritants like harsh soaps, shampoos, skin cleansers, and other chemicals.

Common side effects after using Differin include a burning, stinging sensation, followed by dryness.

Differin use affects the skin, but it can also lead to side effects that impact the respiratory, nervous and genitourinary systems, as well as cause hypersensitivity.

Natural food items that help deal with side effects of Differin include aloe vera, coconut oil, lemon juice, honey, and black tea.

Treatments that help reduce the side effects of Differin include washing your face with lukewarm water and applying Differin when the skin is completely dry.

Sources include:

Drugs.com 1

Drugs.com 2

Top10HomeRemedies.com

Livestrong.com



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