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Posted by
Amanda on July 15, 2001 at 07:34:46:

Dear Doctor Stoll,
Firstly thank you for your internet site and all the effort
and time you put into it. My concern is my 13 year old son
who has moderate acne on the face, neck and a little of his
shoulders, He has been advised to go on Roaccutane by two
derms but I was relutant so went searching for alternatives.
The derms said that when boys have acne on the neck and get
acne at such a young age it is very hard to get rid of.My son has started on SR, diet is good and he already trains
for athletics 5 times a week. Would doing this in conjunction with taking Roaccutane(we live in Australia,where it is called this), be a sensible approach?
Would you see any problems with taking the whole course and
doing the wellness approach with it?
Thanks



Re: acne

Posted by Luke on July 15, 2001 at 23:07:45:

In Reply to: acne posted by Amanda on July 15, 2001 at 07:34:46:

first try taking a high dose of Vitamin B5/Pantethonic Acid...it works very well, usually better than most prescription things and even better than Accutane sometimes...you have to take like betweeen 5-10 grams a day tho



Re: acne

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 2001 at 10:24:06:

In Reply to: acne posted by Amanda on July 15, 2001 at 07:34:46:

Hi, Amanda.

Prescribing accutane for a child this age is malpractice by any measure of practice. Read the package insert before you buy any and note that it recommends not to use it at this age. IF your child is willing to sacrifice about 2-4 inches of height to the drug at least everyone involved should be aware of the risk.

Let us know what you learn and steer clear of these docs. See the acne archives for examples of kids this has happened to.

Walt

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Re: acne (Archive.) Malpractice.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 2001 at 10:24:49:

In Reply to: acne posted by Amanda on July 15, 2001 at 07:34:46:

Hi, Amanda.

Prescribing accutane for a child this age is malpractice by any measure of practice. Read the package insert before you buy any and note that it recommends not to use it at this age. IF your child is willing to sacrifice about 2-4 inches of height to the drug at least everyone involved should be aware of the risk.

Let us know what you learn and steer clear of these docs. See the acne archives for examples of kids this has happened to.

Walt



Re: acne

Posted by Amanda on July 18, 2001 at 08:25:06:

In Reply to: Re: acne posted by Luke on July 15, 2001 at 23:07:45:

Dear Luke,
Thanks for the advise, my son tried the B5 after I read
about it on the internet but it was not successful for
him. Hoping to have more success with the wellness program
Kind regards Amanda

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Re: acne

Posted by Amanda on July 18, 2001 at 08:25:06:

In Reply to: Re: acne posted by Luke on July 15, 2001 at 23:07:45:

Dear Luke,
Thanks for the advise, my son tried the B5 after I read
about it on the internet but it was not successful for
him. Hoping to have more success with the wellness program
Kind regards Amanda

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Re: acne (Archive.) Malpractice.

Posted by Amanda on July 19, 2001 at 06:10:42:

In Reply to: Re: acne (Archive.) Malpractice. posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 2001 at 10:24:49:

Dear Walt,
Thanks for the reply. I looked up the archive as you suggested and found the entry by Peggy on May 20 2000. It was frightening reading. I asked my son to read it and he
decided that he would not like to be short!!, so Accutane
is not a choice.Our intention is to do the wellness program
will let you know how that goes.
kind regards,Amanda

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Re: acne (Archive.) Malpractice.

Posted by Amanda on July 19, 2001 at 06:10:46:

In Reply to: Re: acne (Archive.) Malpractice. posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 2001 at 10:24:49:

Dear Walt,
Thanks for the reply. I looked up the archive as you suggested and found the entry by Peggy on May 20 2000. It was frightening reading. I asked my son to read it and he
decided that he would not like to be short!!, so Accutane
is not a choice.Our intention is to do the wellness program
will let you know how that goes.
kind regards,Amanda

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Re: acne (Archive.) Malpractice.

Posted by Amanda on July 19, 2001 at 06:10:54:

In Reply to: Re: acne (Archive.) Malpractice. posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 2001 at 10:24:49:

Dear Walt,
Thanks for the reply. I looked up the archive as you suggested and found the entry by Peggy on May 20 2000. It was frightening reading. I asked my son to read it and he
decided that he would not like to be short!!, so Accutane
is not a choice.Our intention is to do the wellness program
will let you know how that goes.
kind regards,Amanda

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