I started accutane two months ago and every since I started My skin randomly gets red and hot to the touch. Is this permanent? Should I stop taking accutane or is this normal?
Accutane Question: Skin Gets Randomly Red and Very Warm Since I Started Accutane. Is This Bad?
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Red skin on Accutane
Accutane is very drying. Often patients on this medication develop dry, red, chapped skin. Make sure to use a rich moisturizer such as Cetaphil cream or Elta MD moisturizer many times during the day to manage this. Once the treatment is complete the redness and dryness should resolve.
Accutane:Is it bad is my skin gets randomly red and very warm?
Most Accutane patients turn a bit red, sometimes very red. This will occur more if they are exposed to the sun. It is not permanent so your skin will return to normal color and temperature after the Accutane course. The keys to being on Accutane are sunscreen and moisturizers.
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