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  1. I've been attracted to girls with acne. As simple as that.
  2. Permenant Jaw + Cheek acne

    Benzoyl Peroxide on it's own will be pretty inefficient against acne where cysts are forming. Just go see your GP and they'll recommend a few medicines to try. You probably want to ask them if you can have a combination of treatments to try and clear up as quickly as possible e.g. a topical retinoid in the morning e.g. Differin and then a topical antibiotic at night e.g. Duac. Just remember that it can be a long process finding a combination that works!
  3. ANOTHER treatment

    I used Zineryt may years ago and, for me, it was a disaster. I hated the smell of it and you have to be really careful applying it otherwise it has a habit of running into your mouth. And, believe me, it tastes disgusting! Also, I had really bad breakouts, but that's just my skin. It is, after all, a topical antibiotic and they've done me a lot of good in various forms over the years.
  4. To me it looks like a very bad acne breakout rather than an allergic reaction. Looks like a whole cluster of nasty pustules and maybe some cysts. The amount of stress that number of lesions would put on the skin is quite immense, so it's no surprise that it's a bit crusty and red. Whatever it is, it's going to be nigh on impossible for you to prove what's at fault. I wouldn't waste your money on legal action, but obviously that's up to you. I think the best advice is to simply see a second dermatologist. I hope your skin improves soon.
  5. On the nose is definitely one of the most painful places to get acne for me. I'd say that any acne which is in the centre of my face is the worst type e.g. on or around the nose. This is because it's so obvious for people to see when they're speaking to you. I mean, I'll sometimes get a spot along my jawline, but I couldn't care less about those ones as no one can really notice them. I'd certainly say, though, that any acne is bad! There's no good type of acne!
  6. My log/blog/epitath

    Last week was all good... until yesterday!   Woke up and found a little spot on my nose which was an irritating start to the day. The lesion wasn't too big and the pain was minimal, but there's quite a bit of redness around it. A day later and maybe there's slightly less pain, but it's still as red. Looks like there might be a blocked pore at the centre of it, but I can't be sure and I'm not going to squeeze at it as that will only end in tears and a nasty scab. I can't see it lasting forever, but it's a bit of an eyesore all the same.   Anyway, I could just about deal with that, but then later on in the evening I looked in the mirror and saw a patch of red on my left cheek. It was exactly where the last spot I had there was. It's not severely red, but it's raised and there's a bit of pain deep inside it. After a night's sleep it's not really changed much. It's not as big as the last one I had there, but I get the feeling it's going to get a painful head on it at some point.   So, the confidence gains I made last week have been erased. Let's see what the next few days bring.
  7. My log/blog/epitath

    Doesn't seem that long ago I started the blog, but in about 6 weeks time it will be 10 years of my blog! Absolutely crazy! I was early 20s then, now early 30s and life was a lot simpler! Anyway, back to my current skin issues. Thankfully, everything from the last blog post has gone down! The spot to the bottom right of my nose has stopped getting any pus or any bloody scabs on it, but it still feels like a chunk of dry skin. It's nowhere near as noticeable though. Just need to ride it out for a bit longer. In between my eyebrows is looking good too. A red mark, but it's completely flat and fading more and more each day. And the same can be said for the spot I had on my left cheekbone - it's barely visible now. The only new thing I've had come up is a tiny red bump sort of in between the bottom of my right eye and the top of my nose. It's small, pain free and not that noticeable, so I suspect it will die pretty quickly! Feeling so much better in the last couple of days and my confidence has risen as a result.
  8. My log/blog/epitath

    The new spot I found yesterday is still there, but it feels a little smaller and there's barely even any redness to it. Not really noticeable and I think it'll be gone by tomorrow which is good news. The spot in between my eyebrows had a small head on it this morning and I managed to get the gunk out without too much trouble. Hasn't reformed a head either, so that's a good sign. Still red, but not as painful as it was this morning, so hopefully it's dying. That moves us onto the spot next to my nose. It formed another layer of dry skin yesterday which I peeled off just now and no pus underneath. Little bit of blood though, so it's probably going to form another dry skin layer over it. It's definitely getting smaller each time a layer is peeled off, so should be flat soon. All sounds good, but, and there's almost always a but, I found another little swelling along my left cheek yesterday. Could see a tiny head at the centre of it, but left it alone. Well, the swelling got a bit bigger today, so I decided to have a go at squeezing it. Now, I had two tiny little bits of pus come out of seperate points on it and some blood. It now looks redder than ever and feels really swollen. The swelling will probably go down, but it looks ugly. Like a layer of skin has been ripped off my face. Not great overall then, but, I don't know, the slow death of the first three spots mentioned in this post give me some hope. If I hadn't had that thing on my right cheek come up then I would be feeling a LOT better.
  9. My log/blog/epitath

    The spot in between my eyebrows died, but then came back to life yesterday. It's redder than it was before, so that's quite annoying. Not hugely painful, so hopefully it will die again soonish. And for good. The spot to the right of my nose, as I predicted, turned a bit nasty, had some heads on it. Scabbed over, scab came off and pus underneath which rescabbed. I peeled off a bit of dry skin from it today and no pus. Still a raised bump though. No pain, so it's dying, but very slowly. To top it all I've found a slightly painful bump to the top left hand side of my nose. These spots come up every now and then on me and don't tend to be awful, but its appearence now makes me wonder if I'm heading into a long period of shit skin again. I really don't need this.
  10. My log/blog/epitath

    Well a day or two after my last post I had two new spots come up on my face - it was so long ago that I can't remember where exactly! Anyway, I thought to hell with what I'm doing at the moment, it's obviously not working. And I decided to just go back to Differin in the morning and Duac at night. And my skin suddenly started to get better! Within about 3 weeks I finally felt good about my skin for the first time in nearly 6 months! God knows why switching from Zindaclin and BP to just Duac made any difference. Maybe it's more stable as it's pre-mixed? Anyway, it improved my skin so that's all that matters. However, I've had a bad week this week. Well, sort of bad. Had two spots come up on Monday. Found one in the morning just to the bottom right of my nose - not huge, but painful and now looks like it's got a head forming. Other spot appeared on Monday evening and it's in between my eyebrows and painful, but the pain does feel like it's starting to reduce. Had quite a few tiny whiteheads popping up as well - they're all easily dispatched of, but a bit irritating nonetheless! I'm hoping it's just a random breakout rather than another descent into acne hell. And, when I think about it, I was pretty bad with my regime last week. I ran out of Differin and didn't go get my new prescription for four days - the longest I've ever gone without Differin! I also missed my Duac one night. And then I had a bit of a mad blackhead squeezing fit on my nose which led to some redness and dry skin - I also squeezed the areas around my nose and eyebrows as it always gets out loads of that stringy sebum stuff out. It's caused issues in the past, but for some reason I just cant resist doing it every now and then, So, perhaps, these two spots have been caused by not sticking to my regime and also squeezing and stressing my skin too much. Nonetheless, it's annoying as I'm going somewhere on Saturday and wanted my skin to be in good shape. The spot between my eyebrows may have gone down by then, but the one next to my nose is going to be a bugger to go quietly, so I'm expecting a nasty red mark.