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Board Certified and I have 40 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. I'm sorry you are dealing with a chronic skin problem. Folliculitis Decalvans current treatment requires two antibiotics, Rifampin 300 mg twice daily and Clindamycin 300 mg twice daily. The combination of meds is needed for 4-6 months to effect a good chance of not getting a recurrence. The only true way to diagnose this is with skin biopsy.
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Isotretinoin is a retinoid product used to treat acne. You should discuss this with your doctor. If the diagnosis you have been given is accurate, then the addition of the medication I listed with the Isotretinoin you are on will significantly improve your skin condition. So, please discuss with your treating doctor.
You should begin to see a change in 7-10 days after initiating treatment.