Cracked lips from accutane

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
630458 tn?1223263163 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have extremely oily skin and the drug does something to change your oil glands from the way I read it. I didn't suffer side effects like dry eyes and cracked lips. I think I was very lucky that I handled it so well. I have pretty nice skin now, currently 43 yrs old. It is still oily but I don't have pimples or blackheads. I think of it as a miracle drug. To my knowledge I did not suffer any complications from using it.
Avatar f tn When I sit down for 15 minutes or more and then get up it is painful to start walking. But once I get going I''m okay. I also have bloody noses and severely dried cracked lips (even using Aquaphor). My skin is dry and at times I scratch myself raw. It took at 3 months of meds to see a difference in my skin. I've been clear for 3 months. Now that I am on month 6 I developed a cyst this morning on my face. Hope this isn't a bad sign.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn sore throat& neck muscles after 2 weeks, but sore throat I have almost everyday from that time After 2 weeks and 7 weeks I did hiv test and it come back negative. I have a bad depression and anxiety, I can't go out from 2 months I'm just in bed crying everyday, The only time I get out of the house it's when I go to therapy for anxiety. Please help me! Btw it's my birthday today and I'm doing this...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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?
11260219 tn?1416655365 The only thing that ended up working for my son was Accutane but it can be pretty harsh. Dried out lips that cracked and bled. Dry eyes. AND you have to make sure you do not get pregnant while taking this medication. In the states you have to sign a form that says you will abide by the "rules" of taking this medication. It did work very well for him in the end though. Not sure if it is available where you are.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn these are clusters of white or fleshy hard and sticky plugs-- not filled with anything, but they stick straight out from the pores. They are not bumps. If I rub the area w/ a towel they do not rub off at all. I tried to remove one with tweezers, and it was very tacky (as in sticky) and clearly goes deep under the skin. Part of it broke off but I could still see that the pore was plugged and a day or two later top of the plug was sticking out again.
Avatar n tn 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?! i never found out what was wrong...possibly an allergy to something..!? good luck.....
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.