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Help! Hives / Allergic Reaction!

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I've been taking Accutane for 3 months now, and have suddenly broken out into Hives!

Never had them before in my life, I suddenly got really itchy all over my body the other night and started scratching and had a patch of big, raised, white, hot to the touch, itchy skin on my leg, it then went red, and stayed hard, and has now scabbed over.

The next night, almost 22 hours later, again, I went super itchy all over my body and a new patch of the same thing appeared on my arm!

Again, the next day, a new patch appeared lower down on my arm!

What is this? Also why is it just randomly once a day in a different part of my body?

All around the affected area too there are big painful red lumps which appear to be inflamed hair follicles.

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Accutane Log:

Month 1: 30mg

Month 2: 30mg

Month 3: 50mg

Month 4: 50mg

Month 5: 50mg

Month 6: 50mg

DONE! :)

161 Days, 6850mg, 103g per kg.

Routine:

Simple Cleanser

Aquamol Moisturizer


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Ah! Looks awful! Go to your derm immediately, and get some Cortizone creme on that STAT.

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Accutane sometimes causes patches of dry, rashy skin. I would notify your derm as soon as possible just to make sure.


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So I just got back from my Dermatologist; That rash could potentially be an Impetigo infected bite which is now spreading, or something else horrific. They've took a swap and a different blood test to check for any infections and I have to call back Tuesday to see the results, if I do indeed have a Staph related infection, I'll need to stop treatment.

Also, my blood test results have came back unsatisfactory again. My Neutrophil count is down to 1.4

It was 1.4 before I started treatment, stayed at 1.4, then went up to 1.8 before I was bumped up to 50mg but now is back down to 1.4

Less than 1.5 is considered moderately bad. It puts you at a greater risk of infection, which could explain why I've picked up this Skin infection, but they also can't explain why it was so low to begin with

More blood Tests in 2 weeks and if my neutrophils fall any lower my treatment will stop immediately.

I really hope they increase, I don't want to have to stop now sad.png

But of course if it would be dangerous to carry on, I would of course rather stop than compromise my health.

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Accutane Log:

Month 1: 30mg

Month 2: 30mg

Month 3: 50mg

Month 4: 50mg

Month 5: 50mg

Month 6: 50mg

DONE! :)

161 Days, 6850mg, 103g per kg.

Routine:

Simple Cleanser

Aquamol Moisturizer


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Took Roaccutane for moderate but persistent adult back & body acne.

04/2013. Completed course after 32 weeks, cumulative dosage of approx 100mg per kg.

02/2014. Completed second lower dose course.

04/2014. Acne is already returning.....


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Sorry to hear about this complication... does the rash hurt or is it 'just' itchy? Did they say you will have to come off accutane straight away or only if the tests are negative/bad?

I'm supposed to start (20mg dose) but have been putting it off for weeks due to reading about all the side effects... especially the nasty, albeit rare ones.

How have you found it apart from this little setback, any other freaky effects?

I just can't seem to get the courage up to swallow the first pill.... anxious that I'm gonna anaphylaxis or one of the really serious side effects.


Accutane Log:

Month 1: 30mg

Month 2: 30mg

Month 3: 50mg

Month 4: 50mg

Month 5: 50mg

Month 6: 50mg

DONE! :)

161 Days, 6850mg, 103g per kg.

Routine:

Simple Cleanser

Aquamol Moisturizer


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