A 27-year-old male asked:
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is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Don't look for an explanation. If your acne is back, get seen again. Best wishes.
Answered on Dec 30, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Happens anyway: It is not rare for someone to need more than one course of accutane before this problem is gone for good. Although some look at acne as a transitional problem of the teen years some are fighting it into their late 30's.If it happens you deal with it.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016

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