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Can TRETINOIN, HYDROCORTISONE CREAM treat red peeling skin?

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I had a prescription tretinoin + kojic acid + hydrocortisone cream and i made a mistake of applying it back to back during night and the following morning . I just left it as i did not have any plans of going out .This happened yesterday

Today my skin is peeling , and red. I have seen this earlier and I applied cerave for dry/very dry skin and it burned like my face was on fire - i had burning sensation earlier but this was too much .

Fortunately I have the avene cicalfate restorative cream - and I applied and it doesn't sting

Is there anything that I can do - I don't have too much of this left - if i run out of this can I just apply aquaphor -

One question is can i wash my face or better not to ?

Category: Dermatologist

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thanks for posting your query on
I can understand your concern.
Please stop application of all the creams like tretinoin , kojic acid , hydroquinone, benzoyl peroxide etc till your skin gets back to normal.
You can wash your face only with a mild cleaner like Cetaphil cleansing lotion.
You can apply a moisturizing cream like Vaseline or something that you might have. Also you could apply cortisone cream, twice a day for two days to take care of the redness.
That should help your skin to get back to normal.
Please let me know if you have any queries.
Take care.

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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