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#1 JWaltersRN

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

So, I have been on Spiro and Differin for 2 weeks, and 2 days ago I saw a red mark on my neck. I thought my hubby got enthusiastic and covered it up like a hickey. Well, my "hickey" started to itch and spread. I have no changes to anything else other than the meds, and I'm not sure if this just happens as Spiro dries you out, so has anyone on Spiro or other oral acne medicine experienced this, and what the heck was it? Its itchy, but hydrocortisone makes it burn, and its not very dark, but it is dry and rough.

Of course I called my Derm's office, but they are closed until the 3rd. Yay.

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30 years old
Caucasian Female
Medium Skin Tone
Cystic and Superficial Acne, Whiteheads, Pustules, Blackheads and clogged pores: OH MY!
Severe hyperpigmentation to cheeks and chin

Morning[/]
OCM: 70% Castor Oil, 30% Hemp seed oil, 5 drops Lavender EO (started 11/1/12)
Moisturize with Hemp oil or Say Yes to Carrots SPF 15 moisturizer

Night
OCM: 70% Castor Oil, 30% Hemp seed oil, 5 drops Lavender EO

200mg Spironolactone (started 12/19/12)
Differin .1%
Hemp oil or Emu oil for moisture



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20% Salicylic Acid Peel (once per week)
Manuka Honey after peel 

Manuka Honey and ginger once per week.


#2 Noregrets92

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Hey i'm using differin, a similiar things has happened to me twice. I assume it's the differin spreading further down my neck, I find my neck's a lot more sensitive and i end up with red rough itchy patches. Could also be because I dont apply moisturiser or SPF on my neck.

I just actively avoid getting differin anywhere near that area and use a nice thick moisturiser twice a day and it normally heals up after a couple of days.

#3 JWaltersRN

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:42 AM

Thanks for your reply. I have been slathering it with Emu oil and Hemp seed oil, and the redness has disappeared, but the dry, rough skin literally goes from my collar bone to under my chin. And it's soooooooo itchy! It's been a week now. I've been putting the oils on before I put on my differin to protect the skin there, but this is frustrating. At least it isnt red anymore. It kinda scabbed for a couple of days and looked like a disease, so thankfully it's cold and I can wear turtlenecks, LOL.
I'll keep going with the oils, and just pray it goes away before it spreads anywhere else. Thank you again and Happy New Year!

30 years old
Caucasian Female
Medium Skin Tone
Cystic and Superficial Acne, Whiteheads, Pustules, Blackheads and clogged pores: OH MY!
Severe hyperpigmentation to cheeks and chin

Morning[/]
OCM: 70% Castor Oil, 30% Hemp seed oil, 5 drops Lavender EO (started 11/1/12)
Moisturize with Hemp oil or Say Yes to Carrots SPF 15 moisturizer

Night
OCM: 70% Castor Oil, 30% Hemp seed oil, 5 drops Lavender EO

200mg Spironolactone (started 12/19/12)
Differin .1%
Hemp oil or Emu oil for moisture



Weekly

20% Salicylic Acid Peel (once per week)
Manuka Honey after peel 

Manuka Honey and ginger once per week.





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