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#1 silently_suffering

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:13 PM

Can you ALL please list any prescription drugs (topical or oral) that you believe are GOOD at controlling sebum production? Not Accutane!!

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:31 PM

Though it ain't a prescription drug.. have you tried vitamin B5? It works for my oily skin. smile.gif

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:59 PM

^ thats one option if youre willing to megadose on that. 20 pills a day i think it was. you can also try zinc.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:19 AM

Yes I've tried B5... sad.gif
and zinc sad.gif

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:27 AM

niacin???

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 06:43 AM

SS, I'm still having luck with the Clenia. Not sure if a derm would prescribe it just for oily skin without any breakout issues. But perhaps just starting with the cleanser?

It's been almost a week since I've had to blot my face, and I still am in disbelief. There's another cleanser called Ovace (I think that's how you spell it) that my derm gave me samples of. Perhaps you can see your derm and try some samples of the sodium sulfacetimide cleanser and see how your skin does on it?

If you read some of the reviews of Clenia on this site, other people vouch for its oil-busting properties.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:48 PM

I'll be getting my Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% and Sulfur 5% lotion tomorrow. hope it works!!

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:28 AM

besides isotretinoin (accutane), there is nothing, prescription or OTC, oral or topical, that I personally found effective in controlling oily skin.

The next couple of topicals I'm about to try out are:
- Zinc PCA (in the mail, from skinactives.com)
- Nobiletin sebum control cream (in final testing stage from sanafela.com)




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Posted 29 August 2009 - 09:50 AM

Thanks, I'll give those a try at some point if this sulfacetamide doesn't do the trick

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 04:23 PM

Hey i had posted this prescription as a separate topic but i heard of this new rx. called Alpaflor Alp-Sebum, its made by a Swedish company i believe, and i wanted to know if anyone has tried it or can convince their Derm. to request some samples, maybe?

anyone who can help?......