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    Old 04-25-2002, 01:02 PM   #1
    Kathy2sons
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    3rd week on accutane

    my son started on accutane 3 weeks ago; 60mg a day. I was wondering if it is common to break out alot right before it starts to kick in??? My sons face right now actually looks more inflamed?? but the size of the blemishes are smaller and drying up alot. More dry little sores now. He plays baseball so it is hard to stay out of the sun; he uses a sunscreen, and of course is going through chap stick like crazy. The acne on his back is starting to dry up too!! Does this sound familiar? The side effects are not too bad right now; so far so good. His birthday is at the end of June, and he wants soooo bad for his acne to be gone. The dermatologist told us there is a 70 % cure rate on accutane. Also, is it harder for sores to heal while taking accutane?? If anyone has any info. it would be appreciated. Take care, Kathy

     
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    Old 04-25-2002, 03:14 PM   #2
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    Re: 3rd week on accutane

    very common for a flare up before it starts working. i'm not sure about the effects of the sun and sunscreen... you should probably call the derm and ask him/her about that. don't worry, 3 weeks is nothing on accutane. i think your son has a good chance to get his birthday wish though.

     
    Old 04-25-2002, 04:57 PM   #3
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    Re: 3rd week on accutane

    thanks for your reply; I'm thinking positive about his treatment!!!! His "Big 16" is comming up in June and I know that would be his best gift of all. So, thanks again, Kathy

     
    Old 04-30-2002, 01:23 AM   #4
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    Re: 3rd week on accutane

    Im turning my big 14 in the end of june too :P and i dont notice any side effects yet besides my skin being sensitive to the sun, and it drying up a bit, this is my first week on a dosage of 40 mg, which in 3 more weeks will be stepped up to 80 mg...

     
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