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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

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
7/15/2014 1:35:59 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Cannot figure out how to revise or edit my earlier post, so I write again. After some quick searching, I find the Mayo Clinic recommends a 5% cream for those with skin cancer. If I had cancer, I cd be persuaded to do this, but I presented with one small rough patch, for which the Mayo recommends 0.5% or 1%. This makes sense now, as it seems I've been taking 5 or 10 times the correct dose. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Roughened Red Patches of Skin due to Sun Exposure
7/15/2014 3:15:46 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This stuff keeps attacking the skin days after it's applied. I was told to use it for 21 days, but just couldn't take any more after 16. IMO, one should not apply it after skin has scaled over, as it gets trapped on the edges of the scales and scabs and burns its way down into the flesh. For me, it was way too strong and hurt far too much. I look like a blast victim and can hardly open my ... Show Full Comment

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