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#1 Tadamasa

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

Hello, this is my first post but I've been lurking these forums ever since I had severe acne. Anyways I was wondering if anyone had a condition similar to mines. Basically I've never had severe acne before, but all the sudden my face became extremely itchy nonstop, whenever I would itch one spot on my face, another itch would appear seconds later. All the sudden my face started to break out real bad, and I started to develop cysts and nodules all over my face. In one month, my face was completely destroyed, to a point where I've developed permanent scars that I still have today lol. Those days were the worst times of my 18 years. Ok i went off topic but I've been taking doxycycline and cycline ever since, and it helped alot, but even after 2 years Im still getting one or two cysts a week. Oh yeah, and my face has been itching constantly ever since that day 2 years back.

Anyways I think I finally found the answer for my breakouts. It all started when my friend told me he has a skin disorder where his legs are constantly itching and breaking out. So I decided to just completely stop itching my face or even touching it, and I havent had a breakout in 2 weeks. I don't know for sure if this was the answer for my breakouts but it is working out so far. I just wanted to post this incase theres anybody else like me, and I thought this might help you.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

There is something to the idea that the more you scratch, the itchier you get. Especially with skin problems. And it's soooo irritating to your skin and inflames everything! I'm actually trying not to pick, so this is a good reminder. Thank you for posting this!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

omg yes. esp white heads, it's very uncomfortable :((
What i usually do is grab a tissue and gently rub if I can't ignore it, other wise I try not to touch my face at all.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

Yes- my acne is itchy red and quick appearing! I feel it's an allergic reaction of some kind

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:43 AM

Aye. It used to be worse when I was younger, but these days it's only in heat. After I itch (rub), it looks like someone put talcum powder on my forehead >_>. Itchiness and redness are usually signs of incoming inflammation though. Your skin's way of saying "get ready mofo" pardon my French.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:41 AM

This sounds like an allergic reaction.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

Yeah I was thinking that it might be a allergic reaction, but i cant think of anything that it could be other than being allergic to dust.

Anyways, to update on my face, i still breakout but the breakouts ive been getting do not hurt when i touch and they do not grow in size, in other words normal people acne. So i would say so far its been working for me :)

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

That's definitely an allergic reaction. It could be any number of things, from the foods you're eating to something you're around in your environment. Food allergies are extremely common--have you looked into having those?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Acne rosacea can and does occur in those with acne. Rosacea's onset is around the age of 20, and antibiotics have been successfully used to treat rosacea. More severe forms of rosacea does mimic the worse forms of acne.

You could also have a kind of atopic dermatitis or seborrehic dermatitis on your face, which scratching it irritates the existing pimples.

It could also be contact dermatitis if you applied something to your face. It would normally subside within a few days after you stopped applying the offending ingredient, but if you keep applying the ingredient and scratch your face, it would last longer.

Edited by Michelle Reece, 02 December 2012 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Please look up "fructose allergy"

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

i get some itching as well and then after a few hours i get light red spots from a light breakout even if i fight the temptation of touching. It usually accurs when my face flushes red.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

I have found that the cysts I already have itch. It is usually when they are starting to heal though.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

Thank you for po

Acne rosacea can and does occur in those with acne. Rosacea's onset is around the age of 20, and antibiotics have been successfully used to treat rosacea. More severe forms of rosacea does mimic the worse forms of acne.

You could also have a kind of atopic dermatitis or seborrehic dermatitis on your face, which scratching it irritates the existing pimples.

It could also be contact dermatitis if you applied something to your face. It would normally subside within a few days after you stopped applying the offending ingredient, but if you keep applying the ingredient and scratch your face, it would last longer.


Thanks for posting this, I looked up what you suggested and I think it definitely is one of the dermatitis sickness. I checked out the bumps you get from Seborrehic and Perioral dermatitis and they are almost identical to mines. I'll do more research to treat this. Thanks again

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

Thank you for po


Acne rosacea can and does occur in those with acne. Rosacea's onset is around the age of 20, and antibiotics have been successfully used to treat rosacea. More severe forms of rosacea does mimic the worse forms of acne.

You could also have a kind of atopic dermatitis or seborrehic dermatitis on your face, which scratching it irritates the existing pimples.

It could also be contact dermatitis if you applied something to your face. It would normally subside within a few days after you stopped applying the offending ingredient, but if you keep applying the ingredient and scratch your face, it would last longer.


Thanks for posting this, I looked up what you suggested and I think it definitely is one of the dermatitis sickness. I checked out the bumps you get from Seborrehic and Perioral dermatitis and they are almost identical to mines. I'll do more research to treat this. Thanks again


You're welcome!

One other disease I should mention is Gram-negative folliculitis which results from long term (1+ years) antibiotic use, particularly tetracyclines like doxycycline. No matter the cause, you really should go to a dermatologist for an official diagnosis!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

You're welcome!

One other disease I should mention is Gram-negative folliculitis which results from long term (1+ years) antibiotic use, particularly tetracyclines like doxycycline. No matter the cause, you really should go to a dermatologist for an official diagnosis!


Wow, thanks again. I have been using doxycycline and teracyclines for 2 years, and nobody ever told me about this. Now I don't even know what I have, but ill make sure to ask my dermatologist during my appointment. I have a question, was your acne ever similar to mines because it seems like you know alot about it, and if you did, how did you treat it??

Edited by Tadamasa, 15 December 2012 - 09:15 AM.