Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Hi,

My 12 year old son is going through puberty.  He has, what the dermatologist called, pastule, pustule acne on his face, back and chest. He also has tons of blackheads.  The doctors first choice was Accutane.  I wasn't happy that it was his FIRST choice, especially, that I was on it as a teen for cystic acne and got very depressed.  But, it did work.   

He took my concerns serious and recommended Doxycycline, Clindamycin, Benzoyl Peroxide wash and Retin A instead.  I don't want to start on the doxycycline and clindamycin because there antibiotics and I've researched there side effects.  Would the Retin A alone work?  Is there any other options I should consider before Accutane? 

Thanks for all you do.

Best regards,

Keith

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Hi keith

 

i dont think the retain a would work alone. Though roaccutane does have pretty bad side effects it does work wonders in clearing acne..I’ve had friends who have had severe acne and did 1 6 month course of roaccutane and there skin cleared beautifully..1 course is usually enough to clear acne for life..I wish my parents got me on this when I was young so I didn’t have to deal with acne in my mid 20s instead.

Edited by Misspaige93

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


                ×