A 46-year-old member asked:
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which is better -- acticin (permethrin) or accutane for acne?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Accutane: The other medication treats lice!
Answered on May 29, 2012
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Dr. Mitchell Bressack
42 years experience Dermatology
But I think the questioner meant acetretin, not acticin. Acetretin is a drug related to Accutane, and is effective for psoriasis, but not as effective for acne.
May 29, 2012

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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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