A random scar just came out of nowhere

Patient : Im on accutane 70mg for 5 months, i start my 4th month in a few days. i noticed a white thing sticking out the tip of my nose, a blackhead pushing itself out. just now i wiped my nose and the blackhead came out but i noticed it hurting a little bit, so i went to go look in the mirror and noticed a hole or indent in the same area were the blackhead was sticking out. Did i just get a scar out of nowhere? did the accutane just cause me to get a scar? or is this just a wound and it'll close up?
A random scar just came out...-1 A random scar just came out...-2 A random scar just came out...-3
Doctor :   Thank you for writing to us. Yes, Accutane can cause peeling of the skin and cause holes like you have gotten. But it is also the right treatment for resistant and persistent acne. You should talk to your Doctor to confirm what caused the symptoms and then get to the bottom of it. Hope this helps you. All the best.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi,  I've been suffering acne for six years, and my doctor perscribed me ?ISOTRETINOIN capsules to treat it...

Q: Over a month ago, I was diagnosed with PCOS. My doctor put me on the pill (Yasmin). In the first month, I developed a...

Q: I am looking for a contraceptive pill that will assist with my acne problem but which has a relatively low amount of ...

Q: Make age 63 recently on minocycline for scalp acne . Commenced walking twice a day as the impact of this medicine cau...

Q: I have been taking isotroin 20 for 1 year so I get clear skin but then I stopped it and started taking isotroin 10 ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon