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  2. i got this small bumps all over my forehead, and i tried using cetaphil cleanser but it doest really help. the bumps on my forehead has a hole on top of it, and inside the pimple theres like a white oily crystal please help. i really want to get rid of this. as a teenager it makes me so consious about my face. i feel ugly
  3. Week 11: The best week so far. At the beginning of the week I had like 2-3 minor breakouts and since then nothing. Skin is soooo smooth and soft. I just wish this redness would go away once and for all so I can go back to using my favorite BB creams, instead of using foundation. My eyes tend to get so dry sometimes, luckily not all the time. No other side effects.
  4. Caveman Regimen for hormonal adult acne (pics)

    id noticed my skin had started to get clearer before I was put into hospital, only by a day or two though. Ive only been on the naso tube now for 3 days, so If it was clearing because of nutrition, id expect it to not show resluts yet. But thank you for your suggestions, I had been considering omega 3 supplements.
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  6. Sudden scarring on cheeks, old accutane user

    Just the facts according to our department of health, maybe what you believe in the UK is different. 1) I thank you for your care of other people, this is why I am here on the boards and I have helped thousands with their issues, I read and discuss what they provide and offer new info. I am a volunteer doing this for the goodness to help others. The tone of your post does not help us mutually help her condition as a community. 2) She said she is going to a naturopath, hence leaky gut, candida, and balance with foods is part of the treatment, if you treat differently in the UK with naturopaths that's not how we do it int he USA. I thus gave her suggestions based on her posting. What is a Naturopath: They are able to respond to the individual needs of patients and develop a treatment plan that includes nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, and diet therapy. Naturopathic physicians understand the art of healing, which is more than dispensing an herbal remedy or nutritional supplement. 3) Yeast is real, candida is real. Just spoke to a doctor friend today, he said it is one of the most treated ailments with steroids. Again according to the US Department of Health. Candida can be from taking too many antibiotics as the OP said. Please present your proof or let us know if you are a registered doctor regarding what you know it is. Candidiasis Recommend on FacebookTweet Photomicrograph of the fungus Candida albicans Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans. Candida yeasts normally reside in the intestinal tract and can be found on mucous membranes and skin without causing infection; however, overgrowth of these organisms can cause symptoms to develop. Symptoms of candidiasis vary depending on the area of the body that is infected. Candidiasis that develops in the mouth or throat is called “thrush” or oropharyngeal candidiasis. Candidiasis in the vagina is commonly referred to as a “yeast infection.” Invasive candidiasis occurs when Candida species enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Who Gets Fungal Infections? Recommend on FacebookTweet Fungal infections can also happen in people without weak immune systems Fungal infections that are not life-threatening, such as skin, nail, or vaginal yeast infections, are common. Some infections can be more serious. Lung infections like Valley fever or histoplasmosis can happen in people who live in or visit certain areas. Anyone can get a fungal infection, even people who are otherwise healthy. Fungi are common in the environment, and people breathe in or come in contact with fungal spores every day without getting sick. However, in people with weak immune systems, these fungi are more likely to cause an infection. 4) I never said anywhere to starve herself or offered dietary advice like that. I offered a clean way of living to improve scars, this can be found anywhere on the web, it's advice, the poster can goto a doctor for professional help. I do not advise the candida cleanse diet. Any doctor will tell you that you should eat healthy, take supplements, and avoid smoking and alcohol while healing. Sugar is known to be bad look it up. There are several movies on this subject 5) UCLA school of dermatology found that acne scars (there has to be acne first of course) are as I described recently, please read.We lack the enzymes to deal with the P Acnes bacteria, this is just like Glutin intolerance which is auto immune. Your body cannot deal with ____. Why all acne is not the same, some is hormonal, some is bacterial, and some is a allergic reaction, we could not be here if we were not trying to treat scars with people who heal poorly or their only option is fillers because the body did not heal itself. “We were extremely excited to uncover a third strain of P. acnes that’s common in healthy skin yet rarely found when acne is present,” says Li. “We suspect that this strain contains a natural defense mechanism that enables it to recognize attackers and destroy them before they infect the bacterial cell.” Did you know that the white blood cells play a major role in eliminating the acne causing bacteria? There is a direct connection between white blood cells and acne breakouts. It is also responsible for maintaining the balance of hormonal levels, which affect the skin conditions. When the white blood cells don’t function properly, there are high chances of skin disorders taking place. Any disturbance in the immune system greatly influences the overall health. That’s why it is important to stay informed about it. Your Immune system can be affected by two types of disorders. They are – Immunodeficiency immune system and Auto immunity immune system. During Immunodeficiency, the immune system can’t recognize the bad cells and thus is unable to destroy them. In auto immunity, the immune system undergoes hyper activity, due to which it not only destroys the bad cells, but also the good ones. In fact if you Google "acne autoimmune" you will get 3,730,000 hits. That's a LOT!
  7. Low dose Accutane (isotretinoin) as a long-term cure for oily skin?

    I'm doing 10mg a day for 2 years now. Yeah, the oil is gone and it's a life changer. BUT, there are drawbacks : Skin is a lot more sensitive and thin (redness more easily), lips always very dry and i'm sweating a lot more easily. I'm considering doing 10mg every other day and take B5 as a complement. Sorry for my English btw.
  8. What can I do wit my acne scars to reduce prominence?

    Those are not scars they are PIE or PIH if they do not go away temporarily when pressed on. For treatments see my below link in my signature to the FAQ and look in the skin section for PIE. These marks unless hyerpigmentation are often part of the body healing itself.
  9. What should i do?

    Buy the derminator you can do it at home for the cost of one treatment. It's a dermistamp machine. You can also do TCA peels on just those spots and alternate between the two. It looks like it needs subcision, cannot tell from the picture, as it's tethered. If you squeeze between fingers does it go away? Then subcision would work. Filler will work in the temples, its just extremely hard to do. Volbella works superficially. This area is hard to fill because of underlying arteries . Infini rf or miconeedle rf seems to be much better than laser these days for treatment.
  10. Hole In Middle Of Forehead

    It's a macule, goto the dermatologist please to treat this.
  11. Help Identifying Scar Type and Treatment Options

    You need to research all this, I cannot keep telling you everything, because I am not responsible if you do something wrong. You can hurt, burn, or scar yourself, this is why I said to do a test spot on a small area with no drips. Watch more youtube videos on tca peels. read on google about tca peels. This is not easy nor is it some face mask. This burns and peels layers of skin to reveal skin underneath. You should get the 30% and water it down to 10% and ask the company all these questions. You pay them for customer service. They probably know nothing about TCA cross ( I told you how to do it in the above response, did you read). You never peel off your skin, you can cause damage. You let your skin fall off naturally and just provide daily vaseline and vinegar diluted soaks for anti bacterial cleaning. No you could get absolutely no results, it depends on your technique, the strength, what your skin can take (some people can take 80%), acne scars are never one and done (you would be doing this for a year monthly) you will get a percentage of improvement, I also recommended micro needling without that it will be a smaller improvement. Please goto the doctor if you cannot do this yourself, you can mess yourself up worse if you are not very prepared. If you have any sort of fat loss or tethered scars into the cheek you need subcision to do the biggest change.
  12. your favorite skincare routine?

    I switched from chemical acids to natural ingredients. My cleanser is Dudu-Osun black soap. Its a bar soap meant for your face to clear your skin. Its made in Nigeria. Then I use an antiseptic in Witch Hazel. I then use a toner that combines Aloe and Tea tree oil and Apple Cider Vinegar. I finish off with Benzoyl as spot and then moisturize with a product that has Msm, aloe shea butter, jojoba oil and more natural good for skin stuff. I have seen less drying when not using acids like salicylic as a wash and toner.
  13. Thanks @Arizona89 and @cloudydreamer ... I've now cut out the majority of sugar. It's early days though. I feel like it's getting better. My skin has naturally always been very oily. I could wash my face in the morning, and by 1pm it's shiny and oily. Same with my back. Only time will tell, but I'm not breaking out with many new "pimples". I dare call them acne, they're more like volcanos ha ha.
  14. Accutane & depression

    I am the same, day 47 and I spend the weekend crying over every little thing and fighting with my partner. I just called my dermatologist and was told I'm to come off roaccutane and she will now never be able to prescribe me it is the huge problem, I don't want to stop and I do not intend to stop, this drug has already in the first month made my skin worse that ever before and is literally only in the last 4 days starting to clear up. I can't risk what I have been told that my skin will get worse if I stop and I won't risk it at this stage. Please some one tell me I'm not wrong to want to stay on the drug, I believe I can power through if I can just get my skin
  15. @Adeel2111 Yeah you've mentioned it before, but my oily skin cannot take any heavy-duty moisturizer. I get an oily mask within hours of application, and it feels absolutely gross. But thank you anyway! I am really happy for you that you found it to be beneficial for your skin. I am really sorry that your brother said that hurtful thing. He probably does not know how devastating it is to have acne. Most people with clear face don't get it. We understand each other, though. Everybody on this forum can relate to one another, which is very comforting. As for breakouts on forehead - have you been stressed out/staying up late lately? Stress and lack of sleep may result in acne on forehead, which I also have. I have trouble sleeping, and am constantly stressed about school work. Well I guess there's no quick fix to that... And guess what, I did it again. I tried BP again on my lower cheeks and bam - massive redness. I had a pretty bad reaction to it. It looks a lot like the eczema I got last time, only this time it is not itchy and raw. It just looks really, really red - I'm talking scarlet red. I immediately washed off the BP. Will throw away the bottle. Won't ever touch it again. I am freaking out again. Having acne really is nothing compared to having massive skin rash... Fingers crossed. I hope that the redness will go away on its own in a few days.... I am not going back on steroids again.
  16. We have all seen these type youtubes before but this one is quite simple and easy to implement.
  17. Help Identifying Scar Type and Treatment Options

    Ok. From that I have more question. Around 1:43, he says something along the lines of, "Don't do this if you have *something* scars." What was he referring towards? Is it as simple as it looks in that video? What % should I use? Will this show guarenteed results? Or will it not work for everybody? What about the TCA Cross mentioned before? As it shows in the thumbnail, after you apply it, do you have to literally peel it off as the name suggests? Thanks!
  18. Please help me for my oily skin

    hi Jacika, thanks giving me reply on my problem. Thanks giving me solution on skin problems. I click on send me a link. It's very informative content and solution.
  19. I put a tiny tiny bit of BP on my lower cheeks for spot treatment, and six hours later I discovered that the areas touched by it got really really red. I immediately washed it off - it does not look like a normal reaction. I've done BP before, and previously I never got this red from this little contact. I had an eczema flareup possibly due to BP two months ago. What should I do now? I am freaking out! Will the redness go away if I leave it the way it is? How long will it take?
  20. 42 and wanting to try accutane

    Update.... saw another gp yesterday and she took a good look at the spots on my back. She asked if I wanted the coil removed but I said no as despite the acne I like it. She is referring me to the dermatologist at the hospital as isotretinoin can only be prescribed in a hospital setting. I am to keep with doxy for the time being but if it stops working to go back and try another antibiotic. She also prescribed an antibacterial wash. She said I had inflamed leisions and was a good candidate for isotretinoin. I counted this morning and I have around 20 active spots/cysts on my back with around a dozen or more healing (red or purple) with around 7 on my neck and another 8-9 in my hairline.. roll on may.... waiting time is 16 to 20 weeks.
  21. Hole In Middle Of Forehead

    I have the exact same thing exactly in the centre of my forehead. Sometimes I squeeze it and something comes out of it. I also have 2 hole 1 in each of my ears very small like the one on my forehead I see similar cases with other people but the ones that I see there holes are on the outside my hole is on the inside just on the top flap of my ears can someone tell me what it is?
  22. Day 5

    Today's the day that my face has started getting drier and a bit itchy. Acne seems a little calmer though. I picked like 5 scabs off from pimples that I popped yesterday. Surprised they were ready to come off that quick. My lips haven't really had the chance to get dry as I've been moisturizing them like crazy with blistex. Still super thirsty. I also forgot to mention that Accutane delayed by period by like 4-5 days which is no biggie, but it did make me worry a bit. My hands are getting really dry as well which is really unpleasant for me. Actually, just everything feels dry lol.
  23. Day 4

    Shots of pain throughout my body, mostly stomach. A pimple that's been on my nose for a month now but hasn't come up from under my skin now has over night, as well as my lower cheek/jaw area flared up. Icky surprise when I woke up.. so many whiteheads.I popped them by the end of the night because I was around a lot of people today so I couldn't not. I also finally picked up some moisturizer today (Cerave), as I had been using some random neutrogena cream I had in my room, which I didn't really trust all that much. Been drinking a lot of water(2-3 litres a day the past two days) because I can't quite seem to quench my thirst no matter how much water I drink. So. Thirsty. Accidentally got a mouthful of vodka today from a waterbottle that I thought had WATER in it, quite a shock to say the least. Spit it on the ground immediately (I was in a parked car). The weird thing about that is that it made me feel really shaky afterwards and a bit nauseous -had to lay down and eat something to get rid of the feeling.
  24. Day 3

    My family was taking shots of vodka at home and I decided to join them even though I know you shouldn't drink on accutane. Because six months no drinking??? Haha no way.. And I definitely see why. I'm telling you, I have a pretty good tolerance(it usually takes me about 8-10 shots to get drunk), but ONE shot felt like 4-5. I was definitely feeling it almost immediately after I took it, weird feeling. Face was not really looking any different.
  25. Day 1

    Had a very strange feeling in my stomach a couple hours after taking the first pill; kind of comparable to being vaguely hungry and nauseous at the same time. I also woke up slightly anxious, continued to experience this anxiety throughout work. A couple notable things for day 1: -Felt quite moody but that could've been due to other factors such as sleep, personality, etc idk -Muscle pain, breast pain -So so incredibly tired, and I know it was definitely the accutane responsible for this because I never feel that way. It honestly felt like chronic fatigue.
  26. Accutane introduction

    I've decided to track my progress on accutane by writing about it. This is both for myself and others to use as reference. I'm 19, female, tried everything else possible and nothing worked, so this is my last resort. I'm praying it's not a waste of my time. I've had bad skin, on and off since abut 8th grade and quite frankly it's enveloped my entire life. First thing I do when I wake up is check my face, just to be dissapointed by what I see, but I already expect it anyways. My self esteem is so low due to this, and I can't keep going on like this each day. I've got a lot happening on my face; whiteheads, bumps under my skin which I'm assuming are closed comedones, red clusters of pimples, and to top it off, scarring! Awesome. Great. I love it. I'm going to be taking 40mg, once a day-after dinner or so. Will be upping the dosage as time goes on. Nervous about the side effects, but overall really don't give a damn if it will get me clear skin. Wish me luck.
  27. Caveman Regimen for hormonal adult acne (pics)

    I'm no doctor but your skin is prolly clearing bc your getting the right balance of vitamins and minerals from food. If u have hormonal acne then omega 3's are essential to a healthy balance. Have u looked into foods to eat to help the balance? I would recommend that. Also milk thistle is good to support your liver while it's flushing out the bad hormones.
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