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Hi everyone, I am a 20 years old male. I am really worried with the current condition of my face. It seems to me that my acne has gotten a lot worse since I started taking accutane (20mg) 31 days ago. I have read many people saying that it is normal and even my derm warned me about the purging process that might happen along the way. However, it has been a hard time for me to go through and I started doubting the medication as the current situation is extremely bad. in addition, I also have a lot of redness that seems to never go away and this adds insult to the injury. Can you guys help shed some light please?



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I'm on day 29, at 60mg a day, and only over the last day or so I have noticed an improvement (minus one monster on my chin).

I did start doubting it myself but I guess we all have to wait. Sadly. I think we all want something to work within a week!

Keep with it! 

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Hang in there.  If it is way worse than what you started with, you can reach out to your derm about possibly prescribing something like prednisone to curtail the inflammation.  

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