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Dehydration Feeling On Accutane

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I'm on my 3rd month of accutane and just recently I've had this feeling of dehydration and like heat exhaustion. I've been feeling super hot and dry and have had splotchy, rashy arms. I also have a cough; it feels like I'm sick. I've been drinking tons of water though and applying lotion frequently. What's happening and is there anything else I can do to fix it?

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I am tell you to stop Accutane, but I have a feeling you won't, so my suggestion is for you to call your derm and go see your primary doc asap!


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Have you been getting blood tests? Are the results normal? In any event it sounds like you need to see a doctor ASAP--sometimes a rash can be an indicator of something serious. For example, the skin disease Stevens-Johnson Syndrome usually starts with flu-like symptoms, one of which is cough, then can quickly progress into a life-threatening illness. If you don't feel like your derm will take it seriously or you can't get in right away, I would go see a regular doctor.

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Well the rash wasn't really a rash, it was just dry irritated skin. Its because its recently gotten super hot outside which can lead to why the accuatane has just dried me out where I feel super hot. As for the cough its going away and I def don't feel sick anymore. Btw I did get off accutane for a few days. Which helps the cough.

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