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#1 odoc

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

Im thinking of trying some burdock root and a detox tea. I've heard that detox tea can actully make acne worse. Any tips or advice?

 

I'm currently 3 weeks into a 3 month course of apo sulfatrim (antibiotics). Would this have any effect with the burdock or the tea? If so, i'd be willing to quit my antibiotics course to try the natural medicines.

 

Ingredients of tea: (Greent tea 66%, dandelion root 10%, milk thislte 10%, peppermint leaf, licorice, ginger, fennel seeds, natural orange flavour, natural lemon flavour)

 

ps. 20 yr old male with acen for about 7 or 8 years



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

do not quit antibiotics. Finish the course and supplement probiotics if possible from natural sources.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Umm...i'd absolutely quit the anti-biotics.  Anyone advocating their use for the treatment of acne hasn't spent enough time hearing about the nightmares of coming off of them.  They are only effective while you take them, whether it's 3 weeks, or 3 months, or a year.  Either way, when you come off of them, if you haven't addressed the underlying cause of your acne, you'll be right back where you were, and likely worse.  A good quality probiotic blend can actually overwhelm the bad bacteria in your gut naturally. 

 

I've heard great things about Burdock Root as a blood cleansing agent/treatment for acne.  Dandelion Root, Red Clover, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm Bark, White Willow Bark, Turkey Rhubarb, and so many other herbs are great for cleansing your blood/liver.  I remember a thread i was reading a while back where the only thing that the person changed in his approach to fighting acne was adding a Burdock Root supplement.  And it got him clear.  You can make a tea using all these ingredients and drink it every day throughout the day.  This alongside a healthy diet change and i suspect you'll see results.  Granted you can never be certain from person to person, but it's a super healthy thing to do for your body either way.  

 

Cleansing the liver is one of, if not the healthiest things you can do for overall health.  It's the number one filtration organ we have, and when it can do it's job efficiently this means great things for your other organs and body functions



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

Why are you taking the abpntibiotics?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

I was perscribed the antibiotics for the acne. I tried it before earlier last summer and although it somewhat worked, it made scarring much worse. Its looking like the same thing is happenign now, I've already missed 3 dosages and i'm probably just going to quit.

 

Alot of people seem to breakout from doing a liver detox. Thats the only thing holding me back right now. I wouldn't want the acne to get any worse. I think i'll defintly try the burdock though. Any more thoughts? Thanks for the insight!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

I got breakouts from a licorice detox tea, and also from other detox blends so I'm always cautious. I thought it was an initial purging reaction, but it wasn't. Some people react to dandelion or milk thistle, or other ingredients and it's hard to tell which one with detox blends. Start with 1 cup a day and see how your skin reacts. Usually it's best to drink it before eating, but I sometimes have a gentle ginger root tea for digestion after meals.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

I was perscribed the antibiotics for the acne. I tried it before earlier last summer and although it somewhat worked, it made scarring much worse. Its looking like the same thing is happenign now, I've already missed 3 dosages and i'm probably just going to quit.

 

Alot of people seem to breakout from doing a liver detox. Thats the only thing holding me back right now. I wouldn't want the acne to get any worse. I think i'll defintly try the burdock though. Any more thoughts? Thanks for the insight!

 

It makes my BLOOD BOIL that a doctor would do this. Not only will this NOT work for acne, but you are causing long-term damage to your intestinal flora that is NOT easy to fix! I suggest you 1) FIRE this "doctor" and 2) immediately begin working on your gut flora by using probiotics and probiotic foods.






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