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Old 11-06-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yes, you are.

'Accutane' is the common word for isotretinoin. Go to a doctor and you'll be discussing 'Accutane' (not 'isotretinoin') as an option. I know - I had exactly such a conversation with a physican yesterday.



Wrong again. My son went through the Accutane course earlier this year. My daughter will begin the course in a two-three months if her current Retin-A/antibiotic course does not work for her. In neither was was/is the acne in question the 'most disfiguring'.
That's nice.
I am a doctor, and most docs I know neither call it Accutane nor prescribe it willy-nilly.

But thanks for your anecdote.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Accutane/Sotret worked for me. I ultimately did 3 full treatments of "Accutane" and 1 theraputic treatment of Sotret for mild acne. I just wish it had been prescribed by my prior derms.


I tried/used ProActive and it was a waste. I preferred the Alpha Hydrox line which uses/inlcudes glycolic acid. Salicylic acid never worked for me.

The other product that I used/use when I start getting breakouts is Noxzema's Triple Clean which has Triclosan.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Yes, you are.

'Accutane' is the common word for isotretinoin. Go to a doctor and you'll be discussing 'Accutane' (not 'isotretinoin') as an option. I know - I had exactly such a conversation with a physican yesterday.



Wrong again. My son went through the Accutane course earlier this year. My daughter will begin the course in a two-three months if her current Retin-A/antibiotic course does not work for her. In neither was was/is the acne in question the 'most disfiguring'.
Accutane is the trademarked brand name. Accutane is a product by Roche. A doctor using the term "Accutane" to describe another product is not only wrong, but illegal. There's quite a bit of precedent out there regarding the incorrect use of trademarks. The most common being related to restaurants using "coke" to describe cola. KO has won multiple lawsuits against restaurants regarding this incorrect use.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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Water, water & more water plus other regimens.

I tried Proactive it broke me out even more.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:34 PM
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What about breakouts on the back? What is a good one?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:39 PM
 
Location: california
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Adding zinc to the diet will deal with a great many issues like that.
Cold Eeze has zinc in it and works very well.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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Is it Proactiv that is advertised all the time? If you want to help him, get some. It works or did for my child. Maybe that is why it is the best selling product for acne.
This worked well for my son also.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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You know, when I was a teen, I found a product at the supermarket called Packers Tar Soap, I worked fantastic. Just use it like regular soap, like $3 a bar, the crap that this stuff would wash off my face and back was disturbing looked like a swamp in New Jersey in the sink. Seriously, give it a try, I have some here at the house now, I know they still sell it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Hyrule
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Spoon full of tumeric in water as a daily drink, baking soda and lemon water paste on face for 1 min. 3 times a week. That cleared up my daughters face finally. That was after she went to the derm and tried what they had with no results.
A friend told me to try this and the results wiped the smerk right off my face. She also stopped drinking soda and drank lots of water.
No harm in trying it, it could work for your son but it takes a few weeks.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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good suggestions..

my son had battled break outs for most of high school,,,he took the typical creams , even a few prescriptions,,

i looked up some alternative cures online and there were thousands of folks saying apple cider vinegar works the best
look it up

i sent this to my son in college
and he was very upbeat- but said- i finally found something that works- duct tape

i remember reading something about it for zits, but kinda laughed it off...but somehow he tried it and says its works great-look it up


for me- when i was young, i would take a very hot water compress, place it on the developing pimple,,,and then use rubbing alcohol -that worked good- but i never had the huge break outs, my son has
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