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Acticin (permethrin) for acne?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
No.: Acticin is a brand name of permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Acticin (permethrin) or Accutane for acne?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Accutane: Acticin is permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites. Accutane is a variant of vitamin a that is very useful for severe types of acne - but you'll need a prescription, and you must join a registry (called ipledge) because you cannot get pregnant while you are taking it.

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