Is it necessary? The drug should get into the blood stream and to the skin. Otherwise topical ketoconazole would be enough.
My doc didn't tell me anything.. I just asked for the drug and he was clueless (as they usually are). You're supposed to take blood tests but he had no clue about that either. Anyway, I'm also using topical Clindamycin on the spots so that I won't get a secondary infection. Perhaps not that smart as I won't have a clue what worked..
Ps. This is a good site with information about the different types of folliculitis.
Apparently there're more than one type of fungal folliculitis with different treatments.
This thing is driving me crazy; I'm getting a couple of bumps on my chest at a time and I've had it for few years. Oral antibiotics always clears it up but it comes back anyway. I tried anti-bacterial soaps for long time but no success. Could this be PF anyway? My doc had me on uvb therapy for 4 months (weekly) but it hasn't helped. She asked my to try terbinafine gel and I did but with limited success. I asked for Ketoconazole tablets and now I'm on them for 10 days (only).
What bothers me is that it's only limited to a small area (mid-chest) and rarely I get them elsewhere. Occasionally one or two on my back or upper chest. I also often get jock itch but never ever athlete's foot. Anyhow that's why I suspect PF since I also tend to sweat on my torso.. However, if antibiotics (oral) always clear up the bumps.. does it mean I can't have PF?
My derm also suggested propylene glycole. Here it's available as a mositurizer 20%. Is it effective against bacteria and fungi?
Sorry for late reply, I don't visit here often
As I remember I had issues already before I quit and that is due to the very dry skin.
It is possible my KP was healed because the vitamin oil I used simply moisturised it constantly (the oil never dries up).
But this was some six years ago now so I don't remember the timing exactly I'm afraid.
I've been on whey protein shakes b4 and it caused breakouts. After some years I tried again this week and guess what, I already got two big pimples on my back! I should say I have no acne on my back at all. You can imagine I got pissed! It only took 3-4 days for the breakout. I've been working out for many years now but can never build enough muscles just cos I always breakout with any shakes..
About two weeks in and so far so good. No new pimples and no initial breakout yet. I strongly recommend anyone trying this to stick with it for few months at least. One word of advice though; don't apply any pressure to your face while doing epiduo! I did it once and it caused minor bruising/bleeding under my skin.. quite obvious the skin is very thin right now!
There's no treatment other than Accutane. I had major oily skin b4 I took it for more than a year. It came back after I stopped but only about 15% of what it was. At the same time I changed my diet so it might have helped too!
I've just switched from BP to Epiduo because after 2 months I started to break out again..two weeks with new pimples and I gave up.
No burning or anything like that..my skin must be resistant. Anyway, would be good to know what type of acne everyone has and how this shit worked for you. Mine is whiteheads and closed comedones. Mostly noninflamed acne.
I tried green tea for more than a year. Drank several cups a day. Sadly it didn't do anything to my acne and oily skin. It may have other benefits, but I also read it can aggrevate your condition. Now I drink peppermint tea only and feeling much better.
Anyone seen any changes? I drink green tea a lot and only now noticed that switching from mint tea to green tea a year ago could've caused the increase in oil on my face. I'll try to drop it and see for any changes.