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Accutane Red Marks
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Does Accutane make red marks from previous pimples look worse? Do the red marks get better after finishing accutane?
Yes: You're brave to take this medicine, and it's a wise decision. Stay the course, and good luck. ...Read more
Photo?: without an examination and photo documentation- impossible to diagnose online. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I was on accutane 10 mg for 4 months. I stopped accutane a week ago and I notice redness on my cheeks have worsen.What can I do to lessen the redness?
Better treatment: You describe low dose for short time. Expect recurrence when this is stopped. Chance for cure is much better with high dose -determined by weight- 60 -80mg a day for 20 weeks. Spironolactone is best treatment for long term. It is cheap, very effective, very safe. Menst periods and exact birth control hormone are very important factors. ...Read more
How to heal scars and redness on cheeks after finishing accutane? I have one res scar thats been on me since october 2012! help please
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check dosage: If your skin is significantly dry and red, there is a good chance your dosage is too high; talk to your dermatologist about the possibility of reducing the dosage. If a high dosage is necessary, or you have very sensitive skin, your dermatologist should be able to prescribe an anti-inflammatory cream until such time as your Accutane dosage can be reduced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any good drugstore creams that can reduce the redness on my cheeks ? I currently use neutrogena moisturizer and im on accutane. Not bad redness
A gentle cream: With anti histamines in it might help to decrease the redness. Other ppossibilities include a little concealer. I think clinique makes them for men. I bough one for blemishes and it was fabulous because rit not only cove! ...Read more