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About Aballarina

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  • Birthday 12/09/1990

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  1. Aballarina added a comment on a gallery image after   

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  2. Aballarina added a post in a topic I Don't Have Rosacea, I Think, Just Facial Redness   

    Eucerin Redness Relief Its a moisturizer with a slight green tint that balances out the redness. I found this worked for me while I took Accutane and had quite a red face! Also, if I wasn't moisturizing properly and my skin was dry it was always redder. I also try to wash my face with luke warm water then cold at the end to avoid the red too:)
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  3. Aballarina added a post in a topic guys pls help me.. is this acne or already a staph infection? :((   

    Hi Rocket boy,
    check into perioral dermatitis or sebboric dermatitis. Its actually like a rash thats easily confused with acné. I had perioral dermatitis and mine started similar to yours. Its Under the rosecea and facial redness section
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  4. Aballarina added a post in a topic These Bumps Are Driving Me Crazy - Anyone Else Have Experience With Them?   

    Hi Kim:)
    did you find out what they are? Looks exactly like what happened to me over 2 years ago. Might be perioral dermatitis. Exact same look and place.
    good about the antibiotic, I used tetracycline and metro gel. Also, I eliminated all products with sodium lauryl sulfate. Try organic Braggs apple cider vinegar and dilute it 50% with water and use it,like a toner on your skin

    I know how frustrating it is, and I know there's not alot on the net in terms of information about it. PM me if your interested, hope all goes good for you:)
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  5. Aballarina added a post in a topic Perioral Dermatitis   

    Hiiii, I suffered from this about two years ago. Its horrible, and I'm sorry your going thru it too:(
    basically mine was because of that cortisone cream too..and when I stopped using it cause I realized it was only making it worse over time, the rash blew up all over my face.

    doctor also misdiagnosed mine for "acne" and like you I have had before and I knew it wasn't acne

    go buy Braggs organic apple cider (health food store, I think Safeway carries it) it has to be organic with "the mother" in it. Dilute with 50% water and use like a toner in your face. Also drink a tablespoon a day of it. Google it, it will help you.
    get the tetracycline, it deffinetely works the best. Also, ask for metro gel. It will also work nice

    as for products, use toothpaste without sls, and use shampoo without it. I use aveeno sls free or L'Oreal sls free. I'm not sure how much of an impact it'll have , but I never did risk it

    also make sure you are keeping up with face washing. I didn't cause it hurt and I had a bad breakout. I use aveeno foaming cleanser. It works the best

    I know it seems bleak but..i did all that and I haven't had a breakout since. I hope you all the best, feel free to pm me if you have any further questions. I found when I had it there wasn't alot of info about it, so let me,know:)
    cheers xx
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  6. Aballarina added a post in a topic Accutane - Very Mild, But Persistent Acne   

    Hey There! Im also on accutane, its my second round! At 40 mg again for probably 6 months. Im on Day 30 today. I also suffer from mild but persistent acné. My first course was pretty easy and i cleared up for about a year. Then i started getting clogged pores on the fore Head. My derm decided to put me on cause she Saïd some people with oily skin require a second course. My skin after round one Was alot better and about half as oily. So im hoping after This course Ill Be good! Best of Luck to You, yeah There arent many people on hère with mild acné on accutane. I tried everything too but accutanes the only thing That really helped.
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  7. Aballarina added a gallery image in Accutane (isotretinoin) gallery   

    4 months update:)
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  8. Aballarina added a post in a topic Anybody Else From Canada?   

    I'm from Vancouver
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  9. Aballarina added a comment on a gallery image Approx 6 mnths post accutane   

    You can see the dryness starting to set in with my hair & skin- this is about 6 mnths post tx.
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  10. Aballarina added a post in a topic Perioral Dermatitis... Anyone Else?   

    I also had pd at the same time as Tracy, and I think it took around the same
    Time to go away.
    I used organic apple cider vinegar As a toner. I also red having a few spoon fulls a day helps too
    Also I was prescribed metro gel and minocycline antibiotics.
    I also switched hair shampoo to sulfate free by aveeno and my tooth paste. While I had the breakout I washed with this organic stem
    Cell cleanser. Now I use aveeno ultra calming
    And I've had no problems
    Since good luck, I know how fustrating
    It can be

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  11. Aballarina added a post in a topic Accutane Month Two   

    I think it varies from person to person. I had an ib from around the 2nd week to maybe the middle of the third? Around two weeks as well. I noticed that when my skin started to Dry out more, the less breakouts I got
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  12. Aballarina added a post in a topic Has Anyone Ever Taken Minocycline For Acne?   

    Just got off it actually to go on accutane.
    After 3 months of use, my acne isn't too much better.
    I had better luck with doxy but don't give up

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  13. Aballarina added a post in a topic Please Help I Am Experiancing Itchy Cluster Bumps/rashes On My Skin..   

    I have been diagnosed with the same thing.. Although I've been on minocycline for a week and a Half with no bad side effects. What really helps is use apple cidar vinegar on your face.. Just dab it on. Maybe try diluting it 50\50 with water first to make sure it doesn't irritate. Also, ask your derm or doc for metro gel seems to help for a lot of us with perioral dermatitis.
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