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Doctor insights on: Accutane Dry Lips

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How / why does Accutane cause dry lips?

How / why does Accutane cause 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

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How can I prevent dry lips with Accutane pills?

Prevent v. Treat: I imagine you do not want to stop Accutane yet. Treating your dry lips would be the plan. I like eltamd lip balm spf 31 or colorscience lip shine spf 35 for rx. At night time a generous slather of vaseline will suffice. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for dry lips because of accutane?

Not really: The best thing to do is to keep your lips moisturized with a cream type lip balm. Your dermatologist may have a better suggestion since they are the one who is managing your accutane. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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 more

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What is dry lips a sign of?

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

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How do you fix really dry lips?

Emollients: Constant application of lip balm and other emollients, frequently throughout the day, will moisten the delicate surface and help to eliminate chapping and fissures. ...Read more

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Can braces cause dry lips?

Yep: You tend to keep your mouth open and that makes the lips dry, or you lick your lips. Use chapstick. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dry lips asap?

Hydrate.: Drink plenty of water and use a good lip balm, or some Bacitracin for a temporary fix. ...Read more

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What cause dry lips when you are pregnant?

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

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I don't normally suffer from dry lips so is this another symptom of allergies?

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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