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Hi everyone! I'm currently on tazorac for 33 days now, and I'm still using it twice a week as per my dermatologist's advice. I've stopped using it for an entire week on week 3(?) because my skin was apparently too sensitive to tazorac and became severely inflamed. I was also put on prednisone for a week. By then, my derm advised me to do a 15% salicylic acid peel to get rid of the dead skin cells since I'm not really "flaking" per se (my skin is super oily). This week I am also taking a break
Definition Incidence Causes Symptoms Acne fulminans vs. other severe forms of acne Treatment Summary Definition Acne fulminans is an extremely rare, severe form of acne with an explosive onset that normally affects 13 - 22-year-old white males, and comes with systemic symptoms (symptoms that affect the whole body) like fever, fatigue, and pain in the muscles and joints.1,2 Due to its severity, acne fulminans often leaves massive, disfiguring scars. This type of acne falls under the umbrella...
Definition Incidence Causes Symptoms Pyoderma Faciale vs. Other Severe Forms of Acne Treatment Summary Definition Pyoderma faciale, also known as rosacea fulminans, is a rare, severe form of acne occurring exclusively in females. Pyoderma faciale falls under the umbrella term nodulocystic acne, which is used to refer to any type of acne that features, but is not necessarily limited to, large, red, painful acne lesions called nodules and/or cysts. The disease presents numerous merging nodules and/or cysts on the face accompanied by intense...
Isotretinoin Oral Antibiotics Steroid Treatments Hormonal Treatments Nodulocystic acne, normally known simply as "cystic acne," when severe, can wreak havoc on the skin, causing permanent scarring. For this reason, it is vital that it be treated early and aggressively. For many cases of cystic acne, proper application of benzoyl peroxide can calm the skin and keep the acne under control. But when the acne is extra severe, widespread, and/or scarring, sometimes other avenues can be...