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Pimples After Accutane
I'm 8 months in accutane and I got a very small pimple on forehead and side of face. My dose went from 80 to 60 per day. Should I continue accutane?
Does Accutane cure whiteheads? I have tons of whiteheads, 8th day on 10mg/day. It remains the same.
Accutane (isotretinoin) is usually reserved for severe cystic acne. It's use is restricted as it can cause birth defects if taken while pregnant..
One would probably have to wait longer than 1 1/2 weeks to see effect. (ask your physician).
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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
On accutane 20mg daily. Been 5 mths. No new pimples form but why are my existing close comedone turn into pimples? Issit normal?
I am wondering how severe acne and pimples have to be in order to obtain accutane. My acne is very mild although very persistent.
4 very small pimples on one side of face after two months of no pimples. Have 9 Accutane pills left. Will be 5 months total. Should I do a 6th?
Pimples 9 Accutane pills: Although acne may get worse within the first month of Accutane use for about 30% of patients, the ultimate results are usually dramatic.11 Accutane works to achieve partial or complete clearance of acne in about 95% of people who complete a cycle, regardless of whether they have inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne.12 The majority of people who take it see their acne effectively cured, experiencing long-term remission of acne symptoms. Studies show an average relapse rate of around 33%, and in these cases sometimes a second course is given.7, 9, 12-17 This relapse rate is dose-dependent.13 Patients who receive a cumulative dose of 100-120 mg/kg see the best results and lowest relapse rates. Patients who receive a lower dose relapse more frequently. Daily dosage depends on how much the patient weighs; 0.5 mg - 2 mg/kg is typical.15 ...Read more
Would it be ok to wear self tan for one night on face and body while on accutame. I've been on accutane for 4 months no pimples just redness?
Sure: I don't see any problem with this... ...Read more
On Accutane 10mg/day. 1st mth the pimples went away. 2nd mth brokeout with acne again. Can an initial breakout start on mth 2 instead of mth 1?
8 months after accutane starting to get these little pimples on back vs. The big ones I used to get. But the little ones still scar, why? Topicals?
I completed a Accutane treatment of 6 months about 8 months ago and im getting whiteheads do I need a second Accutane treatment to clear my skin.?
Worried Accutane won't work for me. 5 new pimples over the last week. Now on last week for mo 3. Skin was clearing during first 2 mos. 30>40>40 mg
Keep going: You neglected to give your weight and you do not mention details of type of acne, other meds, menstrual periods, birth control. You may need 80mg but how, much do you weigh? Typical person on Accutane clears in 4 or 5 months. You are only 3 months into it. Talk to the Dr who prescribed it!! ...Read more
I've been off Accutane for a year. I get a few spots or pimples here and there, once they're gone my face is flawless again. Will it stay like this?
Hard to predict: Congrats...It sounds like you had great success with accutane. It is impossible to predict if you will stay this clear, but the odds are in your favor. Usually after completing a course of Accutane you can maintain terrific skin with topicals alone. See your dermatologist to make sure you are on the right creams. ...Read more
Acne breakouts while using accutane, but now it's gone. Now small pimples came again. Can I reuse Accutane and will I get breakouts like I did before?
Overkill: Treating 'tiny pimples' with Isotretinoin is like killing gnats with a flame thrower. Mild acne is best managed with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. Your personal physician or a dermatology consultant knows how to select the right rx for your particular case. Best wishes. ...Read more
When does Accutane start to improve acne? Also will it treat my tiny bump pinples Aswell as cystic pimples?
Acne: We can't respond if we don't know your age. ...Read more
3 months after finishing accutane is it normal to have small breakouts? They are tiny red pimples but I am scared its coming back?
Missed 5 pills of Accutane started breaking out in pimples, took pill again on 5th day. Does this mean im going to have another initial breakout?
Is it ok to use 40mg accutane¬ to suffer any side effects even pimples at first didn't increase in number and my face didn't exfoliate, I'm on the4th?
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Does Accutane help with comedonal acne? Almost 4months in 20mg/day. The close comedone is still around and some turns into pimples.
I have 1 question. Can acne be cured? I used Accutane 9 months ago it cleared my big pimples but not whiteheads is this ever going to b cured 1 day
Can outgrow it: Acne isn't 'cured' but can be controlled with medication. Ask your Dermatologist for help with this. Acne can last into your 20's or 30's (occasionally into your 40's) so once you find something that works, don't stop the med once your skin improves (otherwise the pimples come back). ...Read more
I've been taking 20mg of Accutane for two weeks and I've broken out in cystic pimples on my forehead really painful why?
Possible infection: It seems like you are getting infection of the skin and the pimple is getting infected which is causing pain. You may need some antibiotics, for that better see your doctor-dermatologist. Take some painkiller to relieve pain. ...Read more
I am currently on my fourth week of accutane. I've had three cystic like pimples on my forehead that will go down but then inflame again, why?
Continue accutane: 3 weeks treatment with Accutane is not enough, you need to continue Accutane for a few more weeks to see the real effect of medicine. Try to keep your face clean and dry. Hope your pimples will go away. If still no improvement, then consult your dermatologist for more treatment. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for accutane to work? After 5 days of 80mg/day noticed more pimples & peeling of skin. Is this normal? I have mild acne.
What will clindamycin phosphate lotion USP 1% lotion do while I'm on Accutane 60mg/ daily for a cyst and pimple?
I'm 3 weeks into Accutane and ive broke out in 4 cystic pimples on forehead and also a couple of pustules on cheeks and cheek is this normal?
Can be normal: Within the first month of starting Accutane you can have flare up, which is why sometimes doctors will prescribe a lower dose than your "goal" dose for the first month to limit the initial "flare ups". If you are concerned, review this with your dermatologist. Best of luck, but remember, you have to give medications time to work. ...Read more
I have acne, pimples, black heads. I've had it since puberty started. I've tried the pill, I've tired Accutane, but couldn't handle the sides effects.
Acne: Keep skin clean and avoid transfats and oily foods. Please see your doc or a dermatologist for more specific advice. Keep a strong spirit and positive and respectful attitude toward self and others as this condition fades. Avoid skin products that contain alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more