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Accutane Dry Lips
Site of action : Accutane's actual effect is not clearly understood according to official fda information. But it decreases cell growth in membranous tissue. This decreases oil production from skin oil glands, helping acbe. Invariably this leads to drying of all mucous membranes in the body by decreasing cell growth on membranes. And then to drying and cracking. Usually thus improves after stopping the accutane. ...Read more
If Accutane shrinks sebaceous glands and kills sebum, then why does it cause dry lips if lips don't have sebaceous glands or secrete sebum?
Information: It is just a side effectthat has nothing to do with sebaceous glands. ...Read more
What brand is best for vitamin E since I am on Zenatane(accutane) and lips are dry and peeling. Only on 40mg so what will happen when I'm at 70mg?
Nothing useful: While some topical preparations containting Vit E might be helpful, best source of most vitamins is foods of natural origin, not processed foods & not pills, counter to lots of marketing. to sell processed food waste. See: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1398533 https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1392217 https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1318144 ...Read more
Accutane 60mgs day 40, terribly dry lips, elbows and surrounding skin, and penis (omg why there) what can I do? Burns to put cetaphil on arms.
Accutane side effect: Lip balm is necessary. Blistex is good for when lips are already chapped and Vaseline to prevent chapping. Aquaphor is wonderful for lips, and also for the inside of your nose if you have dryness there, and on your penis. Drink plenty of water, as Accutane will dry you out. When using a towel, pat, 'Do Not rub. The benefits are overwhelming but so are the side effects! I've never prescribed it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Day 21, 40mg accutane. First nose bleed today and very dry lips. How do I prevent the nose bleeds? aquaphor or Vaseline is not cutting it on lips.
Dry lips: Most of the time dry lips are just that -- lips that have lost moisture because of dehydration, too much wind or too much sun. Occasionally, however, dry lips may signal a more serious condition. In children, Kawasaki's disease. Also has been associated with a deficiency of certain B vitamins. Rarely, a condition called Sjogren's can be causative. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pregnancy & Dry Lips: Some women have to deal with dry skin, including chapped lips, during pregnancy because the dramatic shifts in hormone levels can slow down your skin's oil production and reduce its elasticity. Women who are pregnant during winter may be even more prone to dry skin and chapped lips. ...Read more
Lip licking: You may frequently lick your lips, which removes natural moisturizers. Try lip balm. ...Read more
Allergies can dry : Allergies can dry your lips, but usually there are two main causes of a drying. One is not drinking enough liquids, in warm weather or cool. The other main cause is excess salt in the diet. My suggestion is to first use a moisturizer for the lips and see if the situation gets better. If not, then make an appointment with your doctor to evaluate your blood chemistries. ...Read more
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