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Accutane caused me to have rosacea and i'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?

Accutane caused me to have rosacea and i'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?

Accutane treatment: Accutane is a vitamin a derivative used to treat acne. It is fda approved but has siginificant potential side effect and should only be used in stubborn to clear acne or widespread pustular acne which does not respond to more traditional topical and oral medications. Rosacea should be a temporary side effect from the Accutane and should clear once you are off the medicine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Cheeks always red! i'm on Accutane for my 3rd/4th month and its not rosacea. I don't even shower with hot water, how can I calm down the redness ?

Cheeks always red! i'm on Accutane for my 3rd/4th month and its not rosacea. I don't even shower with hot water, how can I calm down the redness ?

Depends: Accutane will worsen all forms of redness for up to 4-6 months after stopping. If the redness is same old then may not be related and needs different therapy. If new most likel from meds. Btw redness is the most difficult thng to affect. Check with a der. ...Read more

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Im on accuaten 30mg i have spells of flush hotface my derm said it could be rosacea but isn't that a coincidence on Accutane? could it be side affect

Im on accuaten 30mg i have spells of flush hotface my derm said it could be rosacea but isn't that a coincidence on Accutane? could it be side affect

Likely side effect: The most common problems related to Accutane are related to drying of the skin. It is know to cause skin rashs, and redness, soreness, or itching skin. When using Accutane, it is advisable to use good moisturizers to help prevent these side effects. ...Read more

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I went to a dermatologist who prescribes me Accutane for acne. I've been reading up and I think that I have rosacea, would the derm see the difference?

I went to a dermatologist who prescribes me Accutane for acne. I've been reading up and I think that I have rosacea, would the derm see the difference?

Acne: Yes, your dermatologist can tell the difference between Rosacea and Acne having spent years in medical school and then residency training. I would recommend getting a second opinion about taking Accutane which is a chemotherapy drug with potentially dangerous side effects especially in a young female. ...Read more

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How to help my rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What helps with rosacea?

What helps with rosacea?

Avoid precipitating: Factors or agents that may cause your symptoms. Control rather than eradication may be a more realistic approach. Other meds may carry undesirable side effects. ...Read more

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Why is my rosacea worsening?

Why is my rosacea worsening?

Rosacea progresses.: It is not unusual for rosacea to slowly progress. Many treatmens are available, which means none of them are perfect. Seek a board certified dermatologist in your area for advice. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more