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A 39-year-old male asked:

I started accutane 30 mg 2 weeks ago. i am having major itchy scalp/neck. i feel several large lumps forming too. one near my forehead and others on the back of my head/neck. the worst is 1 inch wide, not as big as a goosegg but still worrying me?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
You may be manifesting an allergic reaction known as angioedema related to hives. I recommend stopping the accutane , taking an antihistamine according to instructions and notifying your prescribing physician.
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