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Accutane or spironlactone? Female, 23, stubborn acne. Took Accutane 8 years ago, oily skin and excessive menstruation controlled with progesterone.

Accutane or spironlactone? Female, 23, stubborn acne. Took Accutane 8 years ago, oily skin and excessive menstruation controlled with progesterone.

Either work: If you took accutane and still have problems then maybe try something different. Also spironolactone will not require the multiple visits and tests that accutane does. And best of all it is effective. ...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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Can i take Accutane for mild acne on oily skin?

Can i take Accutane for mild acne on oily skin?

Too strong: The stuff is pricey, unpleasant and not entirely risk-free. If your acne is confined to your face, ask your physician about a mix of topical benzoyl peroxide and topical clindamycin. Only the worst acne requires Isotretinoin / accutane. ...Read more

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Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks

Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks

Blackheads: Don't scrub! It just injures the skin and increases the risk of infection. Your hormones are to blame for the only skin and I don't think you want to attempt changing that. A salicylic gel or base is probably the most helpful but apply sparingly at night, starting with a couple of times per week, increasing nightly. Use a very gentle cleanser specifically for the face (not for oily skin). ...Read more

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Will exercising increase the chances of relapsing on accutane?Since i sweat when exercising, wont it stimulate the sebaceous gland and make skin oily?

Will exercising increase the chances of relapsing on accutane?Since i sweat when exercising, wont it stimulate the sebaceous gland and make skin oily?

Go for it, man!: When you're on accutane, you don't have any sebaceous glands left. You're 19 years old. You're in your physical and sexual prime. Your acne is probably gone and you're looking fantastic. Don't even THINK of depriving yourself and your sports buddies of the joy of physical fitness. Get back into the gym or the playing field and sweat like a man. It won't hurt your looks. Cherish it. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Oily Skin (Definition)

Oily skin is a clinical finding in which the skin glands produce an oily, ...Read more