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Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
7/12/2015 11:24:08 PM

Reviewer: Tbrown, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
applied to entire face 2x a day for 10 days. First 5 - 6 days, no side effects. Day 7 thru 10 redness, tenderness, felt like a sunburn. It is pulling spots up that I didn't even realize was there. I am 4 days post application. Starting to scab and itch. Hoping this means I am healing. I think it is working for me and I will be more careful in the future. I did sleep more than usual, al ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
1/18/2015 4:08:13 PM

Reviewer: Deedoc, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Just starting the third week. My face is red and looks like I have measles. First week wasn't bad at all. Second week, burning, painful and loss of sleep. Hope 3rd week doesn't get any worse.

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
10/31/2014 12:08:35 AM

Reviewer: Sundae aged, Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I used this on my nose a surrounding areas due to sun damage and keratosis. Nothing for the first two weeks. After that, for the next two weeks, my skin got very red, sore and scaly until it peeled off. The result was great. I applied the cream twice a day. It doesn't look like it is working for the first two weeks. After that it hurts and looks bad but you need to stick with it. A week or so ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
10/15/2014 6:52:58 PM

Reviewer: Bonnie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am doing my fore arms twice a day. It took many days to see any reaction at all. Then my skin blasted bright red spots with small swellings. No pain ever. scabbing started at about 14 days. After 18 days my arms look much better. Scabs are getting smaller, the redness reduced. I feel very good about doing this. It has been much easier than I anticipated. Next my Dr. is having me do my w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
9/1/2014 3:33:23 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Not sure how to rate this drug yet. I just finished 14 days of .5%, daily use. I have sore, burning, bright red, and pealing face and chest. I also have some scabs on my chest. I did go to work one day this week and in the clinic where I work, nurses told me it looked like the measles and I should be sure to tell people it was not contagious. I tried to calm it down with Aloe Vera Gel, but that re ... Show Full Comment

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