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I recently discontinued isotretinoin for painful cystic acne. now i'm breaking out on my forehead with little itchy bumps with long whiteheads. ?

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Dr. John Ebner answered

Specializes in Dermatology

See Your Derm: See your dermatologist. You may need a mild retinoid (tretinoin) to keep you from breaking out, at least for a few months. This will likley pass uneventfully. However, there could be another cause for this type of breakout. Your dermatologist can help you with this frustrating flare.

Answered 2/9/2017

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Topical: A topical retinoid will help and if worsens Accutane can be restarted.

Answered 4/11/2017

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