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Old 10-03-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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Accutane is not supposed to be used on patients with acne that can be controlled by other means. It is for severe recalcitrant (unresponsive) acne, not for minor acne that responds to topicals.
understood, however, a Derm that I took my son to before we cleared his skin on our own with 2.5% benzol peroxide suggested we may want to try accutane.
I said no thanks, we'll keep trying other means. There's no way I'd put my child on that stuff.
That being said, he had moderate acne, not the severe cystic kind. But the point is, why would someone even suggest accutane in that case?
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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To the OP. I can understand your daughter being so sensitive about her condition. It's a PITA for a young person to have to negotiate skin issues at such a critical period in her life. As others have mentioned, Accutane has horrible side effects...but it works! And the 6 months of discomfort while you're on it, is TOTALLY worth it at the end when you are acne-free!
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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I have also used rubbing alcohol on my skin for nearly fifty years. I also do not have the wrinkles you might expect for an old lady! (Not quite as unlined as the beautiful 65 year old). It's funny how people think rubbing alcohol is just evil.

I also believe from a metaphysical perspective that acne is caused by unprocessed rage and deep-seated anger.

Something is not flowing correctly in the body - something is out-of-balance.

If I had acne or a kid who had acne, here is what I would do today:

1) Eat a clean, whole foods diet (no processed foods)
2) Drink lots of water (no soda)
3) Limit sugar
4) Process unresolved issues
5) Get out in the sun
6) Get acupuncture
7) Exercise
8) Laugh, be happy
9) Other
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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Um, psychological side effects vs being able to CONTROL the acne with a topical treatment?....... I'm thinking, I'd rather have some zits than potentially have my entire psyche changed.
It's like the commercials you see on TV for perscription drugs where people are talking about how wonderful it is. Then some one comes on to say, "side effects may include, A,B,C,D,E, and maybe even death!" Yeah! that sounds great, get me some of that.
It's not a common side effect at all and I have seen accutane work wonders on people.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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This is just the FIRST result in the search engine:

Accutane heart, liver risks higher than expected - Health - Health care - More health news - msnbc.com
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:32 AM
 
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One of the simplest and most effective scalp acne treatments is a typical mild shampoo. Avoid using special anti-dandruff shampoo, as the chemicals are too harsh, and it they can worsen the acne.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My daughter is a beautiful young woman of 20yrs old her only problem is severe acne,She gets really mad if i initiate conversation about various solutions to the problem so i now keep my mouth shut..
She's tried just about everything on the market all to no avail,and seen dermatologists,it really bothers me that it really bothers her but i cant see anything i can do about it.
Does this acne ever go away?
I assume your daughter tried pro-active as well?
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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understood, however, a Derm that I took my son to before we cleared his skin on our own with 2.5% benzol peroxide suggested we may want to try accutane.
I said no thanks, we'll keep trying other means. There's no way I'd put my child on that stuff.
That being said, he had moderate acne, not the severe cystic kind. But the point is, why would someone even suggest accutane in that case?
Accutane can be used on people with mild-moderate treatment resistant acne. That seems to be what your son had, before you happened to stumble upon something that worked for him. It sounds like the doctor was taking into consideration that nothing at that point was working.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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I really suggest trying the salicylic acid skin peels. They've been a great help at getting better control of my acne. The 2.5% BP works well too. Has she tried a retinoid? It can take months to work and sometimes initially gets worse, but after that it can be great at keeping pores unclogged.

Another treatment option is vitamin B5. A lot of people report improvement in their acne and oiliness after taking it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:34 AM
 
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I assume your daughter tried pro-active as well?
She tried Proactive for a year and it did basically nothing.i think the product is a ripoff or is using wildly embelished claims to its sucess.
I was in error on my first post saying she had been to a dermatologist in fact she hasnt been to a dermatologist,however she does have an up coming appointment with one.
Although this isnt her it does show the type of acne she is being afflicted with,this pic would be considered a light day as it can be much worse on some days..
http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/...cne-spots-.jpg

Thanks for all the feed back..
Dad

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