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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