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Accutane Experience


Just completed a 4 month course of accutane, my face has cleared considerably however i am still breaking out. Have three active spots around my mouth.

Does accutane continue to work after the course? If so how long for?


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acne around the mouth is typically

a) hormonal


b) perioral dermatitis

if it looks like this: http://dermnetnz.org.../img/pod1-s.jpg it's perioral

if it looks more like this: http://1.bp.blogspot.../acne_chin1.jpg it's probably hormonal

accutane works by drying and shrinking up your oil glands. will not stop perioral or hormonal acne.

treatment for periorial: change to a fluoride-free, fragrance-free, peppermint and cinnamon-free, SLS-free toothpaste. the only one I know of is Squigle. stop using mouthwash (don't know of a perioral friendly mouthwash).

treatment for hormonal: birth control, spironolactone, and/or massive diet changes.

Edited by Green Gables

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