How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 55505
Experience:  GP in the United States
55099014
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now

I am in my 60s and in recent years iwake up with a few acne

Customer Question

I am in my 60s and in recent years iwake up with a few acne like spots on my nose and some times under my harline
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

can you attach a picture?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No.In the mornings i can have 2 or 3 white puss spots on either side of my nose bridge .Ialso have periodical spots which i think contain puss on my neck and scalp My G.P. proscribed Duac cream for my scalp with limited success.I recently used Duac on my nose which seems to contain the problem Ihave oily skin which may not help
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

I don't think this will help

you need a topical retin A

Dr. Phil, MD and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What is tropical retin A and does it have to be proscribed by a G.P.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

yes, it does

It is a topical tretinoin cream

it is ideal for your issue

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I googled the Retin A cream and it says it should not be used on the nose?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 10 months ago.

you most certainly can use it on the nose