Cracked lips from accutane

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The dryness from Accutane usually doesn't affect the skin (as oppsed to the lips) even while people take it, certainly not afterward. In my experience, close to 100% of people respond to Accutane, at least for several months after treatment. And yes, many continue to improve even after they stop it. My advice: just leave your face alone, put some vitamin E crwam on the red spots, and wait patiently for 3-4 more months while the red spots fade away. They will, if you let them. Best. Dr.
Recently i took Accutane. So far i've experienced most of the side effects. I just wanted to know how long do these side effects last and how long does it take to see the good results of accutane. Also, do birth control pills help your acne?
I use Aveeno Intense Relief (medicated therapy) for extreme and severe lips. It works GREAT. I had dried chapped, cracked lips that were even bleeding, but after I started using this, it all went away. Now my lips are as smooth as can be. After like three days you don't really have to reapply that much. Maybe once and hour at the most.
I am going to tell you about my accutane , cracked lips (blistex, vaseline) bloody noses, were main side affects. I took the drug for 6 months and my acne went away. but after a few months it started coming back, first just on my face, now I am getting a bit on my back, but my back is definately not as bad, but my face is. I'd suggest using a product like proactive solution about a month after you get off accutane, do not use it during. use mousturizer.
Basically as Chris described, they would peel every week around the 4th or 5th day, leaving a red glossy base, then as new skin would begin to grow, it would never attach normally leading to dry, cracked, stained lips. Also, they would soak when touched by water leaving them looking like white puss. I have used every kind of cortisone, ointment, and balm there is including(Ultravate, Elecon, Bactroban, Desonide, to name a few.
I've been on accutane for about a month, and it has gone from moderate, to pretty bad: my face is spotty, has some whitheads, is dry, and my lips are flaky, and i got a dry flaky red patch upon near my mouth. When can I expect to see improvement? Will continue to be this bad? What can I further expect, because I have a lot of things going in my life right now in which this is just NOT the time to be happening.
Please DO NOT TAKE ACCUTANE. My son is now 21yr. old and is suffering from severe depression since using accutane when he was 18. My son was never a depressed or sad person until after using this medication for acne. If I had known how dangerous this drug was I would have never allowed him to take it. It seems we get caught up on the effects that acne may have on a teenager, but never realize that something like this could happen from an FDA approved drug. It has been a night mare.
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAD HEARD OF ANY SIDE AFFECTS FROM USING THE DRUG ACCUTANE. I HAVE HAD SERIOUS STOMACH PAINS AND NUMEROUS MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN THE PAST FEW YEARS. I DIDN'T KNOW IF THESE PROBLEMS COULD BE LINKED TO USING ACUTANE ALMOST 5 YEARS AGO. VERY INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE INFORMATION. MY DOCTORS HERE ARE GETTING QUITE FRUSTRATED IN NOT KNOWING WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.
I took about 40 mg of accutane for a month to two months before stopping. After 4 years, my face is really dry and I have exfoliative chelitis from taking accutane. If anyone have any leads to restoring the sebum glands, please let me know.
the things people on this forum are saying about joint pain couldn't be more true. I took accutane 5 months ago. I am 20 years old, male, 70kg. WIthin a week of taking accutane my back pain started. it was bearable though so my derm and I decided to cntinue the treatment. By the 3rd week i couldn't even walk or sit without moaning and groaning from the back pain. I discontinued the medication after 3 weeks. Its been 5 months and now every joint in my body hurts including my wrists.
I had the cracked lips and sometimes itchy skin. THe best thing to use is Aquafor. I used to get it from the basket in the Dermo's office or rite aid/ duane reade. I didn't feel any depression. I felt happy most of the time because I was so glad my skin was clear and glowing. My hip bones would hurt when I walked but when the doctor lowered my dosage it went away in a day.
i have seen patients try to do the same and come in with their lips cracked and bleeding and so on. if the oil is bugging you , but you aren't breaking out, look into non medicinal ways to control it such as rice paper blotters or adding another face washing time into the mix.
This has happened to me before, and also happened to my brother at the same time. Beginning on my top lip with a kind of fuzzy feeling of dryness, within a couple of days my lips were red, cracking, itchy, and when examined closely in a mirror, covered in tiny white pinpricks. Not quite bumps but texturally different. It was painful to eat or even open my mouth.
My daughter is on accutane and has extremly dry, cracked and bloody hands and lips, and her face is very dry. We have tried many different ointments and other lotions, nothing is working. What do you think we should use?
Honey can be used on the lips as a natural remedy. Cheilitis is associated with many conditions from Vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, be a symptom of allergies.can also be caused by taking the (retinoid) drug Isotretinoin (brand name Roaccutane). Applying protective paraffin-based ointment (such as Vaseline) or lip balms to the lips is normally very effective. Also take Vitamin B supplements. If nothing works you can have a biopsy done to find out the cause.
Or a bad case of Chapped lips , a condition whereby the lips become dry and possibly cracked. It may be caused by the evaporation of moisture. Lip balm can often provide temporary relief, though it should not be used extensively. One should avoid licking their lips as saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which can damage the already compromised lip tissue. Honey can be used on the lips as a natural remedy.
I am experiencing all of the negative side effects; cracked lips, dry skin and eyes, sunburn, etc. Keep on taking it. Results will show soon!!! -Megan Penguin.
My experience with Accutane was not a pleasant one, there was severe drying of the mucous membranes and constant thirst and cracked bleeding lips, dry eyes, and depression. Accutane can be a very dangerous drug. It can cause birth defects and I was required (and believe that it is still required) to have a pregnancy test done every month to be eligible for the medication to be refilled. You should also have a liver panel run before and during treatment.
But if you ask him about it he will tell you he hated the experience and now even to this day his hands dont produce oil are dry and cracked. While on Accutane he suffered from bloody noses and cracked bloody lips so my question to you is what were your side effects while on accutane as I am considering this as my next step. I also thought that Accutane kills your oil glands permanently so even after you`ve stopped taking it you would`nt get any more major acne problems.
The first time I only had minor dry skin issues and cracked lips and it didn't get annoying until half way through. My body obviously could not handle a second course. By the end of the 1st week on my second course my lips were bleeding and worst of all my vagina became so painfully dry that I could not wear underwear or normal pants. or even walk, sit or lay down without being in tears.
Recently, her Roaccutane dose was increased. Last week she started to experience vaginal irritation, muscle aches, and cracked lips, which we put down to Roaccutane side effects. These subsequently got worse, erupting after ~3 days into cold-sore type blisters/ulcers in both oral and genital locations. She's subsequently been diagnosed with probable herpes (awaiting the culture results). Questions: 1) She seems to have simultaneously contracted it orally and vaginally - is this unusual?
Recently I have taken b12 injections, at first they helped but now, it appears that even though i take them they have no or little effect and I still have the burning sensation, my abdomen pain also varies from little to alot (burning pain), burning tongue is still there and it is white. I went to neurologist, did a nerve conduction test , OK (they said idiopathic neuropathy), got CT scan done of abdomen, was fine. I am worried sick now, very anxious about it.
it's better than what i originally had but my eyelids (and under my eyes) have aged 10 years in the last 2 months from this...anybody know a good wrinkle cream?! ha....so i never found out what was wrong...possibly an allergy to something..!? good luck.....
After having my first daughter, we bought a house in mexico. My skin would get really dry, cracked rashy, going from the cold of the state of washington to the warm and humidity of mexico. I got a rash under my watch one trip down there and was diagnosed with eczema, I got on a cream and the rash no longer appears, my wrist just really wrinkly and it seems to be when the weather changes, or when I'm stressed.
HCG is an LH analogue so it 'emulates' (though in a more potent form) the LH signals sent from your piturity gland. Most guy's that suffer from secondary hypogonadism find that HCG daily is enough to support normal testosterone levels and function. Injection is done with a small insulin needle. Do you have any history of head injury or in fact testicular problems (varicoceles, hernias, mumps,infection, a hard kick, etc)? I recommend Vit E in capsule form at 800iu daily. Zinc at 30mg.
I've been picking at my arms and face since I was a teenager (I'm 36 now). I did suffer from acne in college and went on Accutane, which miraculously completely cleared up my skin and scars!! But as I've aged and recently had a hysterectomy, my skin problems have come back and now I'm more of a picker than ever! And I'm starting to scar, which has made me feel completely mad at myself. I can not stop.
a couple months ago i went to a doctor about dizziness and painless sinus pressure and congestion (which i still have problems with, so that was pretty much a waste of time) he looked in my ears and noticed a blistery looking spot where the itch was coming from. he gave me antibiotic ear drops and they temporarily relieved the itch but now its back. i think that was his solution to get me out of his office though haha. you shouldve seen him squirm when i mentioned the dizziness.
I have had some unusual headaches over the last several months, but I figured it was from the tension in my neck and shoulders from my old car accident. I have had a few sharp pains in my head also. I also have just started a portion control diet, eating more fruit & veggies, less carbs, more fiber. If anyone gets more results back, please post them! This was very enlightening for me! Thank you all for sharing!
I have the same symptoms as most of you, But i also have the feeling of severe stinging mostly from my thighs down but some all over ears lips & if i scratch it it breaks out into welts. Just wondering if any of you have these symptoms also.
And a lot of other people around the world are suffering from this condition. Doctors do not beleive the reports, and most of them claim that we are crazy but we all know that we're far from being crazy. This condition causes so much heartache and stress. I have sent emails to CDC, NIH and WHO with no help. Would you please address this issue?
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