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Alright, so I am 15 and have had this chest acne for about a year, it started off as nothing but then grew into something really bad. This is my chest about a year later and the last 6months have been hard. I saw a derm and he gave me mincycline 100mg and tretinoin cream usp, 0.05% i also have a daily morning wash of clear pore cleanser/mask with a mixture of cetaphil. i am embarrassed to take my shirt off and want this to go away but not sure what to do? has anyone seen anything like this before? thanks in advance. post-158295-0-87885500-1316573857_thumb.post-158295-0-77137600-1316573859_thumb.post-158295-0-10570900-1316573861_thumb.

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This is gonna sound really random, but it actually looks pretty cool to me, lol. I'm weird, I know.

But anyhow, try putting apple cider vinegar on your chest morning and night. I've heard it works pretty well and it may help your breakouts, it never hurts to try! Also, for the marks, there's plenty of cosmetic procedures to correct this. Chemical peels and things like that, all it takes is a little research.

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so apple cider vinegar is the only thing I can do, but thanks for saying it looks cool.

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Hah, your welcome surprised.gif Well, there are procedures to help fade out the scarring like chemical peels and things like that, but you'll have to really research those options. I can't offer much to eliminate the acne but to try apple cider vinegar since I've tried it and I'm not sure exactly what to suggest. But I think you should really seek advice from your dermatologist. How has the products you were prescribed working for you?

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alright i will, and so far its been decent not great but I have seen some results. I have a hormonal/genetic type though

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...I saw a derm and he gave me mincycline 100mg and tretinoin cream usp, 0.05% i also have a daily morning wash of clear pore cleanser/mask with a mixture of cetaphil...

For how long have you been using the medications from your Derm.?


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about 4 weeks

As you have only been using them for 4 weeks, I would give the medication another 8 weeks or so, to see if it is helping before trying anything else.

It can take a couple of months (or 3) before any medication shows results. If you start adding to, or replacing your current medication now, you won't know what is helping & what isn't.


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about 4 weeks

As you have only been using them for 4 weeks, I would give the medication another 8 weeks or so, to see if it is helping before trying anything else.

It can take a couple of months (or 3) before any medication shows results. If you start adding to, or replacing your current medication now, you won't know what is helping & what isn't.

i agree. most acne treatments take a long time. it is important to stick with it and make sure your consistent. consistency is very important.

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I used to get those big cysts on my neck about the size of a quarter. Tried everything , and was on high anti biotics for months- Actually made it worse. Read an article on Candida intestinal yeast infections and started taking 4 liquid capsules of pure virgin coconut oil a day for a few months.. It has anti fungal properties. IT Worked !!!!

Another thing I did was build up my friendly bacteria in my gut with PROBIOTICS. I used MERCOLA .COM. These little guys keep the yeast at a normal level. Overuse of anti-biotics killed off the bad AND THE GOOD BACTERIA- so now ya gotta throw the good BACK IN THERE !! Another good safe trick to try is 600-900 mg of GARLIC pills- unless you like 5-6 fresh hot garlic cloves in your mouth.

Still had moderate acne and backne, after cysts were gone. 100mg Vitamin b-5 or PANTOTHENIC ACID for 6 months, took care of the REST OF THE ACNE ALL OVER MY BODY ,by re-balancing my hormones. Seemed to me 2 different types and not both connected at all. Best of Luck. if it works for you ; pass on the trick to another one who needs it !!

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I use Neutrogena Body Clear scrub. If used consistently (every freaking day) it clears up any body acne I have and prevents more. Obviously yours is probably more stubborn, but in conjunction with your prescription, in several weeks you should be able to see a big difference if you use it. Also, make sure you aren't using fabric softener- it's been known to cause body breakouts for some people. I truly wish you the best.

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Be careful with acne on your chest since you can get it irritated in a number ways like the contact with your own clothes, if someone touch you there....

Acne on your body DEMANDS Accutane/Roaccutane. Don`t be afraid of it. Avoid further damage and scars on this area.

Follow my advise. A full treatment with Accutane/Roaccutane (5 months at least)


1) Roaccutane: 20mg twice a week (Maintenance - taken at Lunch time - Monday and Friday)

2) Fresh water (as much as i can)

3) Steam Bathing 3/4x per week

4) Actine Liquid Soap (contains Salicylic Acid) applied directly on nose after steam bathing


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hey its been about a month later since your post. Any luck?

I didn't have acne on my chest this bad, but it was very localized between my breasts (TMI lol).

Anyways, I don't use any sodium lauryl sulfate or scrubbers or abrasives. I used to scrub the heck out of my skin, which I didn't realize only made it much much worse. Now, I've been using papaya soap, and this stuff has been AMAZING (not that amazing on my face though). All the clogged pores on my body have nearly vanished...it's amazing. I have ALWAYS had clogged pores and body acne. i wish I took before and after photos!

So basically, do not pick or scratch or use anything to irritate the area. I know it's so hard not to. But this can definitely lead to scarring :-(

Is acne hereditary in your family? Like did your mom or dad have it? If it is, then this acne will be more stubborn as someone previously said. Anyways, give us update!


!! 99% clear !!

My Morning Regimen

Wash face with luke warm water

Pat with clean towel

Moisturize with Pratima neem oil face sunscreen spf 30

Aveda mineral dual foundation with clean sponge for makeup sometimes.

My Evening Regimen

If I wore makeup, remove with Bioderma Crealine H2O and cotton pads

Rinse face with lukewarm water and papaya likas soap.

Manuka honey mask for 30-60 minutes

If Shower, wash with luke warm water and papaya soap. Aveda shampoo. No cloths or scrubs or abrasives.

Pat face with clean towel.

If skin is dry, use Pratima Essential Oil

Apply dime size amount of Finacea gel to face and neck. Alternate with Differin lotion.

Diet:

I avoid milk, wheat, caffeine, and soy. Drink lot's of water!

Medications:

Ortho Tricyclen (birth control), Finacea gel, Differin lotion.

Other:

I avoid dimethicone/silicone products, sodium lauryl sulfate, and scented moisturizers. Wash clothes, towels, sheets in hot water only. No detergent.


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where did you

hey its been about a month later since your post. Any luck?

I didn't have acne on my chest this bad, but it was very localized between my breasts (TMI lol).

Anyways, I don't use any sodium lauryl sulfate or scrubbers or abrasives. I used to scrub the heck out of my skin, which I didn't realize only made it much much worse. Now, I've been using papaya soap, and this stuff has been AMAZING (not that amazing on my face though). All the clogged pores on my body have nearly vanished...it's amazing. I have ALWAYS had clogged pores and body acne. i wish I took before and after photos!

So basically, do not pick or scratch or use anything to irritate the area. I know it's so hard not to. But this can definitely lead to scarring whistling.gif(

Is acne hereditary in your family? Like did your mom or dad have it? If it is, then this acne will be more stubborn as someone previously said. Anyways, give us update!

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where did you

hey its been about a month later since your post. Any luck?

I didn't have acne on my chest this bad, but it was very localized between my breasts (TMI lol).

Anyways, I don't use any sodium lauryl sulfate or scrubbers or abrasives. I used to scrub the heck out of my skin, which I didn't realize only made it much much worse. Now, I've been using papaya soap, and this stuff has been AMAZING (not that amazing on my face though). All the clogged pores on my body have nearly vanished...it's amazing. I have ALWAYS had clogged pores and body acne. i wish I took before and after photos!

So basically, do not pick or scratch or use anything to irritate the area. I know it's so hard not to. But this can definitely lead to scarring whistling.gif(

Is acne hereditary in your family? Like did your mom or dad have it? If it is, then this acne will be more stubborn as someone previously said. Anyways, give us update!

where did u get the papaya soap?

I bought the papaya soap on amazon.com. You can get it at most philippino markets I hear, so next time I'll just buy it from the store in my area. I think it was 3 dollars a bar, but it's totally worth it!


!! 99% clear !!

My Morning Regimen

Wash face with luke warm water

Pat with clean towel

Moisturize with Pratima neem oil face sunscreen spf 30

Aveda mineral dual foundation with clean sponge for makeup sometimes.

My Evening Regimen

If I wore makeup, remove with Bioderma Crealine H2O and cotton pads

Rinse face with lukewarm water and papaya likas soap.

Manuka honey mask for 30-60 minutes

If Shower, wash with luke warm water and papaya soap. Aveda shampoo. No cloths or scrubs or abrasives.

Pat face with clean towel.

If skin is dry, use Pratima Essential Oil

Apply dime size amount of Finacea gel to face and neck. Alternate with Differin lotion.

Diet:

I avoid milk, wheat, caffeine, and soy. Drink lot's of water!

Medications:

Ortho Tricyclen (birth control), Finacea gel, Differin lotion.

Other:

I avoid dimethicone/silicone products, sodium lauryl sulfate, and scented moisturizers. Wash clothes, towels, sheets in hot water only. No detergent.


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