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My Cystic Back Acne

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Hey guys...

Well, my cystic back acne is back. I was taking minocycline to treat it, and it left. I stopped taking the mino because my back had cleared, and now I have 2 more cysts. They do not hurt, but they are large and red. I am at my wits end here, I can't stand these cysts anymore. Accutane is available, but I am scared to take it. I dont want to have to deal with the side effects. Any ideas for this back problem? I am using head and shoulders now, as well as AHA.

Thanks guys,

Jason

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I'm taking minocyline right now because I am prone to cysts. So far it has helped my back and face. Is there a reason why you couldn't go back on it? Did you want to avoid going back on an antibiotic?

Are you just prone on your back? You might want to talk with your dr or derm and see what they could prescribe for you. There's so many different combinations you could try and i'm sure if you didn't want to go back on an antibiotic they could suggest something that could help.


My Regimen

AM

-wash w/obagi clenziderm cleanser

-tone w/obagi clenziderm toner

-obagi elastiderm eye gel and obagi theraputic moisturizer

-100 mgs of minocycline

pf talc free mineral concealer and powder

Body Care

-wash w/aveeno moisturizing body wash, moisturize w/aveeno moisturizing lotion

paul mitchell tea tree shampoo and condtioner/or color treated

Daily Supplements

-b complex with vitamin c included,cod liver capsules 2x a day vit a and d

diet

-mainly fruits, veggies, fish, chicken, some pasta, some nuts, limit wheat, no dairy, no caffeine, limit sugar, limit citrus fruits, drink atleast 8 glasses of water a day, drink tea

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PM

-wash w/obagi clenziderm cleanser

-tone w/obagi clenziderm toner

-treat w/obagi clenziderm 5% bp

-100mgs of minocycline

Body Care

-wash with aveeno cleanser

-retin-a .5 or.1% on back


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Hey guys...

Well, my cystic back acne is back. I was taking minocycline to treat it, and it left. I stopped taking the mino because my back had cleared, and now I have 2 more cysts. They do not hurt, but they are large and red. I am at my wits end here, I can't stand these cysts anymore. Accutane is available, but I am scared to take it. I dont want to have to deal with the side effects. Any ideas for this back problem? I am using head and shoulders now, as well as AHA.

Thanks guys,

Jason

Hello! I have terrible cystic acne all over my back, chest, and shoulders, as well as my face. I was taking minocycline for a long time and my body got imune to it and it just stopped helping or even working! I am so desperate to anything that will get rid of this and give me back my self esteem! please help... please

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try dead sea salt soaks (there is a long thread on that topic on this site) it helped many with cystic acne- worth a try!

for me, AHA twice a day keeps things clear - haven't tried Dan's but the reviews are great, I use the Alpha Hydrox 10% enhanced lotion

and diet, I'm a zealot about giving up dairy (try that first for a month) and gluten

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