Has she seen a dermatologist?
Does your daughter have any other medical problems or take any medications?
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At this point, while you may feel you already know what a dermatologist will do, or has to offer, everything your daughter has tried to use has not worked.
So. As a father of 3 daughters as well as physician, what would I suggest?
1. Go see a dermatologist. You have nothing to loose and, if you don't want to, you do not have to go back multiple times to continue care.
There are many other tools in the dermatologists bag of tricks than accutane....
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I would not just start using accutane without the guidance of a physician, even if that doctor was "only" a GP. While it is very effective -- and may very well help your daughter -- it can have very serious side effects, as you already know.
Clear skin is not worth the the risks, especially when a MD can help to avoid them. This is especially true in women of child bearing age, as spelled out in this very good article from a highly respected source:
I am sure that your money would be well spent helping your daughter finally get her acne under control in a safe and effective way. What better way do you have to spend your 150 pounds?
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a lot of the side effects of accutane could be a worse......
In my professional opinion you are making a very serious mistake by dosing your daughter with this powerful -- and dangerous -- drug on your own.
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Consult a dermatologist in person for professional help since everything you have tried over the years on your own has not helped.
This is, obviously, not something that you can deal with on your own....
Yes. My youngest daughter did that with very good results when she was 17.
I'd definitely give birth control pills a try.