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Should I Stop Using Soap? Bumps All Over Body

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A few months ago I got sick with double pneumonia and was on a heavy set of antibiotics for two weeks. As a result of those antibiotics, I developed small bumps all over my body that my doctor calls folliculitis.

Now, the problem is that I've had these bumps since November. Here are some pictures so you can see pre and post.

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I do not have these bumps on my face or legs. I do not use soap on my face or legs. It may sound crazy, but does anybody think that not using soap might help this?

Right now I'm using some 10% Benzyl Peroxide soap and am taking Doxycycline Hyclate 1000mg tablets. The medicine has seemed to stop the bump growth, but I now have scars and really dry skin.

What should I do?

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Say... come on guys what should I do? Would alpha hydroxide and benzy peroxide go well together?

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Say... come on guys what should I do? Would alpha hydroxide and benzy peroxide go well together?


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Say... come on guys what should I do? Would alpha hydroxide and benzy peroxide go well together?

Many times using multiple products can be hard on your skin making it even more inflamed. You might consider cutting back on the active ingredients by going for a basic soap like cetaphil's bar soap. It doesn't have any plant extracts that some people find irritating to skin. You should moisturize to relieve the dryness, something very simple, few ingredients. Emu oil is a nice moisturizer if you have time to let it absorb. Are you exfoliating? Don't get too rough with your skin though, don't try to take off all the dry skin at once.

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Say... come on guys what should I do? Would alpha hydroxide and benzy peroxide go well together?

Many times using multiple products can be hard on your skin making it even more inflamed. You might consider cutting back on the active ingredients by going for a basic soap like cetaphil's bar soap. It doesn't have any plant extracts that some people find irritating to skin. You should moisturize to relieve the dryness, something very simple, few ingredients. Emu oil is a nice moisturizer if you have time to let it absorb. Are you exfoliating? Don't get too rough with your skin though, don't try to take off all the dry skin at once.


Fish oil is my favorite supplement because it improves my skin AND it improves my mood!

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We are all capable of more than we give ourselves credit for. We are all capable of more than what we are doing now.


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Say... come on guys what should I do? Would alpha hydroxide and benzy peroxide go well together?

Many times using multiple products can be hard on your skin making it even more inflamed. You might consider cutting back on the active ingredients by going for a basic soap like cetaphil's bar soap. It doesn't have any plant extracts that some people find irritating to skin. You should moisturize to relieve the dryness, something very simple, few ingredients. Emu oil is a nice moisturizer if you have time to let it absorb. Are you exfoliating? Don't get too rough with your skin though, don't try to take off all the dry skin at once.

I appreciate the response, and I have tried many basics soaps. Some of which include: goat soap, Dr. Bronner's magic liquid soap, cetaphil, and 100% olive oil soap. All of these irritate my skin. I don't know what the heck's wrong with me. The stuff I'm on now doesn't really irritate me, but it doesn't seem to do anything but dry my skin out.

Is there a direct correlation between not using soap and the clear face and legs I have vs. using soap on the messed up torso I have?

I'm tempted to just stop everything.... I mean, I've had this since November.

Here's a picture of my face so you guys can see the difference.

(sorry about the swollen lip - i had busted it a week or two ago doing flips)

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Bump...

Bumping's not against the rules is it?

I couldn't find the board guidelines on here. Sorry if it is.

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What type of soap are you using? if it's just normal soap, i would stop using it and replace it with an antibacterial soup. Folliculitis is an infection (correct me if i'm wrong) so Triclosan in soap can actually help. I have pretty bad acne that is a lot worse than yours, but i continued to use my antibacterial soap with benzoyl peroxide. The soap i use is called Dial Antibacterial Body Wash, and i recommend trying it out. Don't expect results immedietly, give it like 2 weeks at least. Also, stay away from scratching or washing it too hard to prevent irritation. Goodluck!

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Hi everyone sorry about the late response to everything - I haven't been able to get to the computer much.

I have to be honest with everyone that diet I posted I don't really follow. I try to follow it, but I don't follow it nearly as well as I hope to. I think that if I continue to try to improve my nutrition the crap all over my body will go away.

I'm going to try to upload some more pictures to show progress.

What type of soap are you using? if it's just normal soap, i would stop using it and replace it with an antibacterial soup. Folliculitis is an infection (correct me if i'm wrong) so Triclosan in soap can actually help. I have pretty bad acne that is a lot worse than yours, but i continued to use my antibacterial soap with benzoyl peroxide. The soap i use is called Dial Antibacterial Body Wash, and i recommend trying it out. Don't expect results immedietly, give it like 2 weeks at least. Also, stay away from scratching or washing it too hard to prevent irritation. Goodluck!

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Hey everyone I don't know why, but the pictures that I took on the 11th just reached my inbox today.

Anyways, here's an update.

These pictures are from May 11.

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I've been cutting down on the benzyl peroxide by switching from one day one to one day off, and I've tried to not pick at my skin (this really helps).

I will now be only using benzyl peroxide every two days, and on the others I'll use nothing.

Also, something that seems to help is the sun. Screw what everyone says about using all of these western crap products like sunscreen, JUST EAT A BALANCED DIET AND YOU WON'T NEED TO! I've been incorporating a lot of vegetables into my diet and I do not burn.

Now, I know some of you will be like what is this liberal hippy saying? But here's something that may be controversial that has really helped me: I've stopped using dairy products.

I highly recommend reading Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis.

And until next time!

Good luck my friends with your bacne or body acne or folliculitis problems. If you have any questions about what I'm doing feel free to post on here.

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Hey everyone I'm really excited because I'll be going to the beach next weekend to visit my new house (I'm moving by South Padre, TX). I heard that salt and sun are perfect for exfoliating, so I'll post a picture after I've done the two.

Also, to everyone that's taking all of the medicines your dermatologist suggested you take, stop. I really suggest that you get off of them. This will sound weird, but I've been reading a lot of books and it seems that western medicine causes more negatives than positives.

Welp, until next week. Cya!

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Maybe it's the water. Tap water isn't all that clean and treated with chlorine.

Try getting a shower filter, Sprite is a nice brand. smile.png

I actually knew a person with something like this, and he told me he only started getting them when he moved to USA. So the water definitely plays a role in these.


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Maybe it's the water. Tap water isn't all that clean and treated with chloride.

Try getting a shower filter, Sprite is a nice brand. smile.png

I actually knew a person with something like this, and he told me he only started getting them when he moved to USA. So the water definitely plays a role in these.

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I agree it could be the water too. But I also tried a body wash formulated for people with skin problems like Eczema.And the acne like bumps I had on my chest have cleared right up.


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Looks like an allergic reaction. Regardless it seems to be fading, good for you!

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Maybe it's the water. Tap water isn't all that clean and treated with chloride.

Try getting a shower filter, Sprite is a nice brand. smile.png

I actually knew a person with something like this, and he told me he only started getting them when he moved to USA. So the water definitely plays a role in these.

Funny you say this, because I actually bought a rainshow'r chlorine filter a month ago because I had simliar suspicions.

But whatever it is, it's going away. I've found out that not stressing over it has helped a lot.

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Maybe it's the water. Tap water isn't all that clean and treated with chloride.

Try getting a shower filter, Sprite is a nice brand. smile.png

I actually knew a person with something like this, and he told me he only started getting them when he moved to USA. So the water definitely plays a role in these.

Funny you say this, because I actually bought a rainshow'r chlorine filter a month ago because I had simliar suspicions.

But whatever it is, it's going away. I've found out that not stressing over it has helped a lot.

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How long you gonna be at the beach for? Do you go there often?

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