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Does Biotin Cause Acne
I read that accutane can cause hair loss due to vitamin a, but that topical tretinoin cream can cause hair regrowth. How does this make sense?
It doesn't: Because this is not the case, may be with some anecdotal cases, but not the norm or a common effect or side effect, the drug works on the sebaceous glands not the hair follicles. ...Read more
Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae (pfb) or shaving bumps is a foreign body inflammatory reaction involving papules and pustules. It primarily affects curly haired males who shave. Pseudofolliculitis barbae can also affect some white men and hirsute black women. Pseudofolliculitis pubis is a similar condition occurring after pubic hair is shaved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dries nails: Skin and nails are related in their ectodermal origin. Accutane dries the skin and can dry nails causing them to be brittle.Nails can be slow growing. But it will take several months for the new healthy nail to grow out. Paronychia, infection of nail folds, usually with staph. Aureus occurs in ingrown , chewed or picked nails. With discontinuance of drug, nails eventually heal. ...Read more
Sebum: Your skin produces sebum, which is an oily substance designed to moisturize the skin and hair, keep it waterproof & keep it acidic. Sebum also contains some more waxy & fatty type stuff that can clog the pores. Once sebum is stuck in a pore, skin bacteria can cause infection which leads to inflammation, & that results in the redness, swelling & production of pus we all know and hate as acne. ...Read more
Murad: Unfortunately, there have been numerous posts in murad forum with murad side effects. Murad may cause common unpleasant side effects of acne products: dandruff, rash, dryness, skin irritation and itching, headaches, increased sunburn susceptibility, nail abnormalities, nausea, diarrhea, and others. ...Read more
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