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Days 52-57 Accutane (Claravis)

Posted by MargaretLeo, 02 May 2011 · 571 views

accutane/claravis
What's new: Face is clear and has been for a week or so. Arms and hands are spotted with different types of rashes and bumps.

My face: My face is great. No pimples at all and not dry either. So it's smooth and looks great. Woo hoo!

Everything else: Arms are pretty bad. They're all scaley and bumpy, and then there's patches of rashes or really dry spots, sometimes they look like blisters. I was in New Orleans for the weekend and in the sun a lot, but every half hour I was applying heavy-duty block, even though it stung really bad when I spread it on b/c of the different patches of rashes and dry spots. Ugh. It was frustrating. But besides the stingy when I sprayed on the sunblock, the rashes and spots on my arms don't hurt. It's weird. I can only see and feel with my other hand the bumps and rashes.

I went out without my aquaphor for one day this weekend and it was bad. Lips instantly started to peel. I bought some back-up lip stuff and it just didn't work at all. Aquaphor is just amazing. You don't realize it until you forget it, and then how quickly it works when you get it back on your lips.

My stomach muscles hurt like I did sit-ups all weekend. Not sure if that's a side-effect or just from laughing a lot all weekend (New Orleans was great!).

So besides the arm problem, everything else is good. Anyone else going through/gone through this arm rash stage? What did you use on your arms? I've tried the Cetaphil cream, but that doesn't seem to help. I even put the aquaphor on my arms but then my arms are all greasy/shiny which is embaressing. I hope something out there works....please let me know!




So I decided to make a CVS run to get some lotion for my arms. I picked up Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Aveeno Moisturizing Cream Eczema Therapy. I'm hoping the combo will solve the problem. I also got some Dove Deep Hydrating Intense Moisture Body Wash. We'll see... If anyone has the same problem or did and used a cream/lotion that worked, please let me know. Thank you!