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Taken accutane for acne, pimple, dry skin

Hi i m 30 years old and i suffered acne before and took reaccutane many time to cure them. they are gone now but i keep having pimples every now and then on my face although my skin is now dry not oily at all. i want to get rid of pimples forever and i want to have a clear face. what should i take or do? thanks
Asked On : Sun, 18 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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well continue reaccutane even if now there are no pimples as prophylactic drug..if you have not taken doxycycline before then take it now 100mg daily once a day for month..even if you dont have pimples now every night applt clindamycin gel as prophylactic drug..
avoid spicy ,oily and fatty food.. avoid pollution.. if you have acne mark then you can apply kojic acid or glycolic acid or you can go under chemical peeling..
i want to tell you one thing that there is no 100% permanent cure for acne..
take care..
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. R.G. Joshi's  Response

Thanks for writing .

Reaccutane is a brand name for isotretinoin.

It is a best drug for acne but has many side effects .

Its total dose depends on weight and you need to continue it for some months even if you have no acne.

So it is advised to take this drug under the guidance of a dermatologist

.You can just apply a mild moisturizer which will reduce dryness occurring due to drug.

Hope this will solve your problem.Take care.
Answered: Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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