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Posted by Jague on February 24, 1999 at 22:40:11:

I have had mild acne for the past 10 years. It strted at about age 15. The other day I went to see a dermatologist, to get some sort of medication. He told me my options. One of tem being accutane, he explained the drug and told me it was basically a cure for acne. WOW I thought to myself i never realized a drug existed. i told the doctor i never heard about it. he explaine the side effects. some dry skin and other things, apparently temporary. he prescribed it to me, i did not go running to the pharmacy buying the drug but have decided to do some research. the dermatologist spent a total of 8-10 minutes with me. i feel lost, and the information and articles describing accutane don't seem all that enticing? are there other natural methods to improve and control acne. I do not have severe acne, but lately i have had 4-5 pimples that really urt and the rest of my acne is from whtiteheads and black heads...are traditonal methods for acne.....PLEASE HELP


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Re: acne

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 25, 1999 at 11:37:15:

In Reply to: acne posted by Jague on February 24, 1999 at 22:40:11:

Dear Jague,

Since the specific answers to your questions have been discussed on this BB for years, I hope you will save me the typing by going to the archives & reading as much as you can find about acne, accutane & accutane side effects.

For you to have this kind of endocrinological imbalance when you are no longer pubertal, sends a definite message that you will--eventually--have to hear.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



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