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Old 07-01-2003, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question accutane and fingernails/cuticles

Lately ive been noticing that my fingers peel a lot around the cuticle.. it starts there and gets worse, it looks horrible and actually hurts a lot.. ive heard somewhere that someone else on accutane had this, so if anyone can confirm this or help me find ways to solve or even lessen this problem.. thanks

 
Old 07-01-2003, 11:27 PM   #2
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LOL! I was just about to post this!

Just today(3 weeks into Accutane) I noticed this happening.
I'm using Aquaphor healing ointment(got this from my MD-but you can get it at the store), Antibiotic ointment for cuts, and Blistex-yes the same stuff I'm also putting on my lips. All these I rub right into the cuticles.
I'm also putting lotion all over my hands on a regular basis.

It's not so bad, I hope everything I'm using continues to work.

If anyone else has a suggestion, I'd love to hear it. Thanks in advance.

 
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Old 07-14-2003, 08:51 AM   #3
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Me too - same story. I wear acrylic tips, so I'm forced to go to the salon for fills every two weeks. That seems to help a lot, as they use one of those mini drills around the cuticle to get rid of dead skin. Even so, I'm using a lot more lotion on my hands lately than I did before Accutane. I use Eucerin and lotion from Bath & Body works.

 
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