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    Default Didn't know what section to post this in, I need help

    I was helping move a few things for one of my friends last night and a few things fell and hit me in the face...where they landed there are red, raw marks...

    What can I do to help make sure these heal? I'm scared of scarring... I'm on 80mg's of Accutane a day and I'm freaking out.

    thank you!
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    25 year old male, 20mgs Accutane daily.
    10mg's of Singulair daily (bonus that it helps with my asthma! lol)

    Shave w/ Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel, Sensor Excel razor. (Used to use Mach3, but tried Sensor and won't go back!)

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    Thats too high a dose if you have rosacea. Please cut that in half at the very least. Talk to doctor about that.

    Disinfect with extremely dilute hydrogen peroxide and cotton swab.

    May try Mederma -- currently the best scar reducing gel available. Excuse the onion smell.

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    Thanks a lot Dr. Nase!

    I talked to my derm about this, he is keeping me on my current dosage. :(
    I hope I haven't caused too much damage to my rosacea in taking it.
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    10mg's of Singulair daily (bonus that it helps with my asthma! lol)

    Shave w/ Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel, Sensor Excel razor. (Used to use Mach3, but tried Sensor and won't go back!)

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    I plead with you not to stay on that current dose. You will most likely throw your rosacea into a permanet state of chaos. I am very serious. I cannot help you once the changes take place. These are the emails that I get and I just cant help besides a long expensive restructuring of the dermis and the removal of blood vessels.

    Do not take that dose. Please. Even if you have cystic acne, you can get to it with 20mgs per day for 4 times the length of treatment -- to get the same cumulative dose.

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    I've been on it for so long...has the damage already been done??

    I'm really not happy about this now...:(
    The derm said the reason why I relapsed before is because I was short dosed...

    I take it what you're saying just allows me to stretch out my course and have the same result on my acne yet doing much less damage in terms of my rosacea?

    My pills are 40mg's per day...should I just take 1 a day? 1 every other day? (I assume this would give me 20mg's per day considering Accutane's half life?)

    This really sucks and I'm nervous...maybe this dose could explain my pores lately...looks like an orange peel.

    thanks dr. nase!

    Ps, i do have cystic acne and it was bad before. leaving some scarring.
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    25 year old male, 20mgs Accutane daily.
    10mg's of Singulair daily (bonus that it helps with my asthma! lol)

    Shave w/ Aveeno Therapeutic Shave Gel, Sensor Excel razor. (Used to use Mach3, but tried Sensor and won't go back!)

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