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DoubleDec

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Does This Suggest That Isotretinoin Is Beginning To Work?

14 March 2013 - 02:22 AM

I have severe neck, back and facial acne. An NHS dermatologist prescribed 20mg of Isotretinoin to be taken twice daily. I've experienced dry lips and achy backs but I don't care about them at all. But as of late my skin is feeling very smooth and less oily and any spot that does rise up isn't so cystic. They heal in just a matter of days with no lingering redness. The thing is though I thought it might be a little early for Isotretinoin to work as I'm only entering week 6.


Can Isotretinoin Give Rise To Sebaceous Cysts?

24 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

I am on 40 milligrams per day for severe neck, face, back and thigh acne. My acne is rather come 'n' go. It heals up and remains clear for about a month or two then bang its back. I've tried all tricyclic antibiotics such as tetracycline, lymecycline and doxycycline.

Other antibiotics that I've used include the broad spectrum antibiotic, erythromycin which just gave me a lot of stomach troubles so I had problems adhering with that prescription.

I've tried nearly all medical grade preparations of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide with the exception of topical retinoids. But I thought it's an inconvenience using topical creams over such a large area of my body. So I just pushed for Isotretinoin and the NHS dermatologist agreed as my triglyceride levels were fantastic. (I exercise regularly and eat rather healthy.)

 

I've been on the medication now for roughly 3 weeks and well I'm breaking out like NUTS!. I do understand this is normal at first but I have two large > 1 cm sebaceous cysts which have just developed on my neck and are so painful. I cannot bend my neck and my back is suffering from the strain. They are very soft to touch and feel full of fluid and not very solid. 

 

Any tips on how to soothe the pain and reduce swelling?


Can Isotretinoin Give Rise To Sebaceous Cysts?

24 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

I am on 40 milligrams per day for severe neck, face, back and thigh acne. My acne is rather come 'n' go. It heals up and remains clear for about a month or two then bang its back. I've tried all tricyclic antibiotics such as tetracycline, lymecycline and doxycycline.

Other antibiotics that I've used include the broad spectrum antibiotic, erythromycin which just gave me a lot of stomach troubles so I had problems adhering with that prescription.

I've tried nearly all medical grade preparations of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide with the exception of topical retinoids. But I thought it's an inconvenience using topical creams over such a large area of my body. So I just pushed for Isotretinoin and the NHS dermatologist agreed as my triglyceride levels were fantastic. (I exercise regularly and eat rather healthy.)

 

I've been on the medication now for roughly 3 weeks and well I'm breaking out like NUTS!. I do understand this is normal at first but I have two large > 1 cm sebaceous cysts which have just developed on my neck and are so painful. I cannot bend my neck and my back is suffering from the strain. They are very soft to touch and feel full of fluid and not very solid. 

 

Any tips on how to soothe the pain and reduce swelling?