A 32-year-old member asked:
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acticin (permethrin) or accutane for acne?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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No.: Acticin is a brand name of permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites.
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Not much good: It is a medication used for parasites and i can't imagine hoe it would help acne or rosales. It might even make your skin worse.
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Of course you can: But there is reason to question the diagnosis. Scabies spares the scalp and face [demodex mites defend their territory] except for "Norwegian" scabies ... Read More
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