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    Old 02-27-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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    Facial flushing

    I've been off Roaccutane for a couple of months now. For some reason (ever since I started the course) my face is always red and often flushes badly, to the point of it being uncomfortable.

    Any ideas why this has started happening or has anyone had the same thing happen?


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    Old 02-28-2006, 07:25 AM   #2
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    Re: Facial flushing

    Have you been in direct sunlight during your time on Roaccutane? You are supposed to avoid exposure to the sun whilst you're on accutane because it makes you more sensitive to its rays. That could be causing the flushing.
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    Old 03-01-2006, 10:04 PM   #3
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    Re: Facial flushing

    I've been on Accutane many times. The facial flushing seems to be common. I find it to happen most when I'm doing something that might cause a little anxiety. Not sure why it happens. For me, it does go away when I'm off. Side-effects in some people probably just take longer to go away. I'm sure you'll be fine.

    Old 03-02-2006, 09:30 AM   #4
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    Re: Facial flushing

    I'm not sure that it was the accutane that did it to me but I have the same thing, where the slightest thing will make my face flush i.e working out, when something is funny, embarassing, jeez pretty much anything. I remember my derm telling me something about a laser that they use that somehow takes away the redness. I"m going to look into it this summer. Also i've seen ads for certain high end creams that you find at the cosmetic departments that are supposed to help but i have never tried them

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