I was thinking about the reason why I had a sudden flare up of severe acne from february this year. Earlier I had acne which would be very mild, dermatologists would say use a good anti-acne facewash and BP and you will be fine.
However last year I had recurrent UTIs and finally in the month of Jan I was given a low dosage antibiotic over a month to cure my UTI problems. I finally dont have any UTIs but I started breaking out really badly after the end of my medication. Large painful cysts on my forehead and cheeks. At the same time I started experiencing gut issues. I would not have constipation per say but for someone who woke up and had a bowel movement I dont have a regular one anymore. It is sometime during the day and really not as good as it used to be..
I know having good gut flora is important and is the key to good skin.
After reading the forums here, I knew I cant treat this topically so started eliminating inflammatory foods and eat very healthy now. Somehow I fee more energetic now than ever before. I have been always very fit, but energy levels were never this high. So I am happy about this change. My acne is improving, but I am positive it will improve more if I improve my digestion.
I want to know how do I repopulate my gut flora?
Dairy is out for me right now, so yoghurt is a no. What other natural probiotics are there? I want to regain my old digestive ability. It used to be a joke in my family that I can even eat stones as I never had stomach upsets... Hope I get it back.
This forum is like a treasure for acne sufferers, thanks to everyone who suffered and got cured and still hangs around to help us.