Are dry itchy skin rashes common while on isotretinoin? (photos)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
1 year ago
Im currently taking 40 mg 2Xs daily of isotretenoin (Zenatane). Certain spots of the rash resembled ringworm so I started applying Lotrimin (Antifungal cream) to reduce rash but doesn't seem to be effective. Is this a common side effect and what meds can I use as relief for the itchy and dry discomfort? Are there any lotions you can suggest? Thanks
Doctor Answers 1
Rash on Isotretinoin
Yes It is common to get "retinoid dermatitis" which is what you appear to have. Please see your dermatologist for treatment. It will go away after a few weeks of treatment. Best, Dr. Emer.
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