Never Blogged before so forgive my ineptitude and be gentle with me!!!
So, being a Dad just became a whole lot harder. My 15 year old son has been suffering with acne for the last 6 months. It has now spread into his hair, causing patchy hair loss. GP been treating it to no avail. First visit to Dermatologist today. He did very well, talked very openly, and showed the doctor everything she needed to see. Prescribed Ru accutane.
Poor lad wont get his hair cut to hide the patches, terrible when it occasionally gets warm. I don't understand what has caused it to be so bad, but the stress he has had to put up with, that is not his fault, is likely. As I am responsible for a lot of the stress it makes me feel awful.
I didn't get a chance to read the Ru accutane leaflet, so read up on Acne.org. I hope that we have done the right thing? I also hope that the side effects are not too bad and that the treatment works.
My son is very like me which makes me realise how terrible this condition can be.
I will try to keep this blog going from a parents view. My son wont speak about it, so I am often observing rather than stating facts.
I would love to have other parents contribute with any tips or advice that I can maybe sneak into his life to help. As well as all those who also suffer this problem.