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First Week



My son has been on Accutane for a full week now. So far, no real difference in his acne. His back is a mess. Poor thing bled through his sweatshirt the other day. Luckily, he was home and not in school. The cyst on his face has shrunk quite a bit, but he had gotten that injected just before starting on the Accutane.

No side effects. He hasn't started drying out yet. I'm trying to get him to use the moisturizer and lip balm several times a day, but it's hard getting a 13 year old boy to do that!



Hi Ivyagogo,

Is your son picking at the lesions on his back or do they just burst and then bleed? I hope he gets better soon.

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He's really good about not picking any lesions, even on his face. I think they rub against his clothing and bleed. I know they are quite painful for him, especially the ones on the left


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