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My accutane Journey Day 6

Shana marie

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I have been on Accutane for 6 days now and so far I have itchy scalp with flakes, dry lips, flakey and dry skin. I have had acne since I was 13 and I am 30 now. I have tried every cream and antibiotic there is. I decided to keep a journal of my Accutane experience but overall I can see a differernce so far in my skin. I am taking 30 mg twice a day. I have acne on my back, chest and face. I am hoping my hair wont get thin or break off being a african american young lady our hair is already tough to take care of. What are some good lip balms to use?



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Hi Shana! I also am on day 6 of Claravis, I am 32 and have had the same side effects that you seem to be having... dry lips, dry flaky skin (mostly on eyebrow area and around mouth, and weird- on my earlobe!) i have just been using chapstick right now- but its not enough. I hear that Auqaphor lip repair is the best, so I am going to get that tomorrow. What kind of skin care are you using on your face? I never talked with my doc about that and was on Proactiv before I started the treatment, I got off that real quick! then i tried to use Clinique- thinking it would be gentle, but i think they gave me the one for oily skin and i have only used it for 2 days and it burns... so needless to say- that is being returned tomorrow. I think I may try that Cetaphil that everyone is talking about. I am actually going to call them tomorrow and see what they say. Keep me posted on your progress!!

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Hi Shana! I also am on day 6 of Claravis, I am 32 and have had the same side effects that you seem to be having... dry lips, dry flaky skin (mostly on eyebrow area and around mouth, and weird- on my earlobe!) i have just been using chapstick right now- but its not enough. I hear that Auqaphor lip repair is the best, so I am going to get that tomorrow. What kind of skin care are you using on your face? I never talked with my doc about that and was on Proactiv before I started the treatment, I got off that real quick! then i tried to use Clinique- thinking it would be gentle, but i think they gave me the one for oily skin and i have only used it for 2 days and it burns... so needless to say- that is being returned tomorrow. I think I may try that Cetaphil that everyone is talking about. I am actually going to call them tomorrow and see what they say. Keep me posted on your progress!!

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Accutane day 12Hey Miranda So I continue to have the same symtoms as before except my scalp is so flaky it real annoying. I have gotten a few break out I call them inside bumps with no heads. I have like 4 of them on my face :clap: My skin is sensitive and flakes around nose and mouth. I though I may of had some joint pain in my ankles but I'm not to sure. I do see a slight difference in my skin though. I have very large pores and I notice them kinda shrinking.I wear glasses and my nose has indents from my glass now because of my skin. I started using aquaphor for my lips and occasionally on my face and it works great.. Lips are still real dry. My biggest issue is my scalp and it being so dry. I have to keep my scalp oiled almost everyday. I dont want my hair to fall out..

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