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#1 TomasMoya


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:20 PM

Hi i'm just starting my third month of accutane, and have been on 60mg per day. I have recently begun to get big rashes on all parts of my arms including the bicep, tricep, forearm, and hand areas. The are itchy and really dry, and I was wondering if there is anything I can put on them to make them go away. I put moisturizer on, which helps with the itch, but it doesn't make it go away. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 06:07 PM

I have the same thing. If the itch gets really bad I use some hydrocortisone cream but mostly I just moisturize with Vanicream and try not to scratch, otherwise I get a ton of little marks that take forever to heal:(
Morning:Cerave foaming face wash in shower. Moisturize with Cerave/ derm cream samples. Pur Minerals foundation, original formula.
Night: Cerave face wash and Clarisonic every 3 days or so for exfoliation.
Internally: 40mg of Accutane started 3/16/13! 80mg started 4/15...DONE 8/19/13! OTC bcp blaahhh:/ Try to eat as healthy as I can and balance stress levels.
Please let it stay!

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

Hydrocortisone will do the trick.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:33 AM

Yup, hydrocortisone.  I had that for about 2-3 weeks early on during my course. 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:58 PM

If hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy doesn't work then you can ask your derm for a stronger prescription strength steroid cream, which should do the trick.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:24 PM

^ What they said. Ask the pharmacist, tell them your on accutane and they will find you a good one and tell you how to use it.

I have it too. Mostly because even my laundry detergent etc is irritating my skin.

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