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Everything posted by biggs881

  1. Accutane will not have completely left your system in 5 days time; it takes up to 1 month to leave your system, which is why women cannot safely get pregnant until 1 month after stopping Accutane. If you are considering stopping taking Accutane to drink at an event, then you have to ask yourself whether you should even be on Accutane in the first place.
  2. Yeah rashes are common while on Accutane. Hydrocortisone cream from the pharmacy/chemist should clear them. Otherwise, you can get a stronger prescription strength steroid cream from your Dermatologist. Make sure to keep moisturising and drinking water to keep your skin and body hydrated. Good luck
  3. To minimise the chance of relapse post-Accutane, studies have consistently shown that patients need to take 120-150mg/kg of Accutane during their course: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3509883/pdf/jcad_5_11_17.pdf http://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/90646 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835909/pdf/de0103_0162.pdf If you stop at 5 months, you would have only have taken 109mg/kg.
  4. If they are deformed then I would not take them, not only because they may be ineffective, but also because they may be toxic.
  5. Yes your skin looks smoother and the scars less pronounced
  6. See these links: http://www.acne.org/the-ziit-method.html
  7. If you actually have jaundice (yellowish pigmentation of the skin) that is serious and you should tell your Dermatologist ASAP.
  8. Accutane will clear up your acne even if your acne is due to diet, but once you stop Accutane your acne may return if you continue the acne-promoting diet. Regarding Accutane and alcohol: (Click to enlarge) There is no known interaction between caffeine and Accutane. Good luck
  9. Although annoying, dry lips and skin are good signs because they suggest that your body is absorbing Accutane well. Accutane clears >90% of people who take it but you have to be patient; it typically takes 4-6 months to work: Good luck
  10. It might be worth printing off some studies showing the benefit of isotretinoin in sebaceous hyperplasia, and showing them to your current/future Dermatologist: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%22sebaceous+hyperplasia%22[title]+AND+isotretinoin[title]
  11. Quite possibly (Click to enlarge) Did you have dry lips during your first month? This is a cardinal side effect of Accutane and in fact is sometimes used by Dermatologists to measure patient compliance with taking their pills as directed.
  12. http://www.dermatologyupdate.com.au/latest-news/topical-nsaids-may-prevent-blushing
  13. See these links: http://www.acne.org/the-ziit-method.html
  14. For moderate acne in males, there are two options in terms of oral treatments: Oral antibiotics (such as minocycline or oxytetracycline) which work best in combination with a topical retinoid (e.g. Differin or Retin-A) Accutane