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Should cod liver oil be taken while treating acne with roaccutane?

Should cod liver oil be taken while treating acne with roaccutane?

Sure: Fish oil is often useful because your triglycerides and cholesterol are likely to increase while on Accutane and the fish oil may help with that. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Can you give me suggestions for my acne, how is roaccutane?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne, how is roaccutane?

Watch 4 side effects: Isotretinoin decreases the size and activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin, which reduces the amount of sebum that is produced. This stops the glands becoming blocked, and means bacteria are less likely to thrive. It also reduces the inflammation in the skin. Isotretinoin can have serious side effects and its use must be supervised by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How is roaccutane for acne?

How is roaccutane for acne?

Isotretinoin: This is your strongest medication and most effective, available only from a dermatologist. If you aren't clear on conservative rx, consider a course though it's not for the faint-hearted. Acne is a grave professional liability in today's world. Isotretinoin will keep it at bay for at least months. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Acnes : can I have n-light treatment before starting my roaccutane for acnes? I was told i can not get n-light treatment after taking accutane?

Acnes : can I have n-light treatment before starting my roaccutane for acnes?  I was told i can not get n-light treatment after taking accutane?

Accutane: Is toxic stuff but very effective. However, it takes 6 months off of Accutane before you can undergo other procedures since it can lead to hyper or hypo pigmentation. ...Read more

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What are side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

What are side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

Isotretinoin: potential side effects may include: skin rashes or infections, nosebleeds, bone or joint pain / tenderness., dry eyes w burning, redness & itching, lip inflammation & peeling of skin. Avoiding sun exposure is needed. Less common: depression, headache, suicidal ideations / attempts, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, visual changes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

What are the side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

Isotretinoin: potential side effects may include: skin rashes or infections, nosebleeds, bone or joint pain / tenderness., dry eyes w burning, redness & itching, lip inflammation & peeling of skin. Avoiding sun exposure is needed. Less common: depression, headache, suicidal ideations / attempts, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, visual changes. ...Read more

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I have acne and am taking Roaccutane (40mg per day). I squeezed an under the skin spot, the area of my cheek is red, how can I reduce the redness?

Try ice: First of all, try not to squeeze your acne since it causes inflammation and bacteria can get further under the skin causing scarring and potentially severe infections. Low dose hydrocortisone cream (0.5%) can be used for 48 hours to reduce the redness, but can't be used on a regular basis because it will hurt the skin. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm on roaccutane for acne/scalp acne and my lips/face are extremely dry, is there any prescription lip balm?

What to do if i'm on roaccutane for acne/scalp acne and my lips/face are extremely dry, is there any prescription lip balm?

Accutane: this medication is approved for use under strict medical guidelines. If you are have severe dryness, contact your medical provider about using the medication every other day to allow your skin to recover. You may need the dosing interval to be adjusted to prevent excessive dryness and topical skin infections. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more