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Do I Have Severe Acne? *photos

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I feel like it's severe but I'm not sure if a derm would agree?


Minocyclin 200mg a day since May 18th, 2013
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You definitely have moderate acne that may be considered to be slightly severe. What regimen are you using?


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You definitely have moderate acne that may be considered to be slightly severe. What regimen are you using?


Minocyclin 200mg a day since May 18th, 2013
Tazorac cream .05% at night since May 15th, 2013
Acanya in the mornings since May 16th, 2013


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Well i def recommend you see a derm if you can afford to. Acne left untreated can lead to permanent scarring. What have you tried so far to help your acne?


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Well i def recommend you see a derm if you can afford to. Acne left untreated can lead to permanent scarring. What have you tried so far to help your acne?


Minocyclin 200mg a day since May 18th, 2013
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Acanya in the mornings since May 16th, 2013


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well good luck. If you wanted something else to try before accutane, you could look into

  • diet changes
  • spiro
  • the regimen

I have been on accutane 3 times so if you have any questions about treatment, don't hesitate to ask


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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well good luck. If you wanted something else to try before accutane, you could look into

  • diet changes
  • spiro
  • the regimen

I have been on accutane 3 times so if you have any questions about treatment, don't hesitate to ask


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Acanya in the mornings since May 16th, 2013


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No - meat has nothing to do with accutane (i am confused as to what you are referring to )

Spiro is a pill that helps with hormonal issues (though i am not sure by what mechanism)

The Regimen is the acne.org treatment that is promoted on this website. Many users have had success with it and it may be worth a shot before diving into something such as accutane


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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I have seen a lot of people with acne like yours. Fortunately, it rarely seems to scar. Your acne just looks irritated to me.

Here are my suggestions:

1) If you go to a dermatologist, DO NOT TAKE ORAL ANTIBIOTICS. This is probably the worst thing you could ever do for your acne.

2) If he offers topicals etc, make sure you do not go crazy on the topical regimens. Try one at a time etc.

3) Accutane will probably treat/cure you, but it has risks.

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No - meat has nothing to do with accutane (i am confused as to what you are referring to )

Spiro is a pill that helps with hormonal issues (though i am not sure by what mechanism)

The Regimen is the acne.org treatment that is promoted on this website. Many users have had success with it and it may be worth a shot before diving into something such as accutane


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Acanya in the mornings since May 16th, 2013


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No - meat has nothing to do with accutane (i am confused as to what you are referring to )

Spiro is a pill that helps with hormonal issues (though i am not sure by what mechanism)

The Regimen is the acne.org treatment that is promoted on this website. Many users have had success with it and it may be worth a shot before diving into something such as accutane

Well I thought that if you were on accutance and you didn't eat meat your blood could easily be in danger???

I don't think it's really hormonal, yeah I break out on my period but I usually get a new one or two every morning that take forever to rid

>I have seen a lot of people with acne like yours. Fortunately, it rarely seems to scar. Your acne just looks irritated to me.

Here are my suggestions:

1) If you go to a dermatologist, DO NOT TAKE ORAL ANTIBIOTICS. This is probably the worst thing you could ever do for your acne.

2) If he offers topicals etc, make sure you do not go crazy on the topical regimens. Try one at a time etc.

3) Accutane will probably treat/cure you, but it has risks.

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urs in probably moderate but they look angry and not well looked after.

i think u must visit a derma.

a good one!

she/he will decide whats good for u.

now i wont ask u to completely avoid oral anti-biotics but i'd say avoid accutane at 1st.

try others and keep it as a last bet.

see i used accutane once and was clear for a while.

but then suddenly i had this bad cystic big pustules which were painful(i'd never had them before)..i was given azithromycin(azithral 500).

its suppose to lessen the bacteria on ur skin.

as for topical.

keep bp as ur last resort.

use stuff like clindamycin phosphate,nicotinamide, or both.

see if they work.

they suppose to work on the bacteria.

although i always stand for spot treatment..u can use it all over ur face. or obvsly as the derma would say.

washes,i think they would probably give u a cleanser for sensitive skin(as u mentioned).

low% aha washes are good but u might have issues with them.

do water hurt u?

as for diet.

healthy diet in general doesnt mean healthy/good for u.

do u take dairy?

sugary stuff?

soda?oily/fried food?are u sure u're not intolerant to any food item like gluten/citrus/tomato?

do u sleep well?stress level?water intake?bowel movement?supplements?

i suggest u check the diet and holistic living forum along with the treatments u're about to take.=)


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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No - meat has nothing to do with accutane (i am confused as to what you are referring to )

Spiro is a pill that helps with hormonal issues (though i am not sure by what mechanism)

The Regimen is the acne.org treatment that is promoted on this website. Many users have had success with it and it may be worth a shot before diving into something such as accutane

Well I thought that if you were on accutance and you didn't eat meat your blood could easily be in danger???

I don't think it's really hormonal, yeah I break out on my period but I usually get a new one or two every morning that take forever to rid

>I have seen a lot of people with acne like yours. Fortunately, it rarely seems to scar. Your acne just looks irritated to me.

Here are my suggestions:

1) If you go to a dermatologist, DO NOT TAKE ORAL ANTIBIOTICS. This is probably the worst thing you could ever do for your acne.

2) If he offers topicals etc, make sure you do not go crazy on the topical regimens. Try one at a time etc.

3) Accutane will probably treat/cure you, but it has

risks.

I'm allergic to amoxicillan. Is that present in the oral antibiotics for acne or just for sinus infections, etc.?


Minocyclin 200mg a day since May 18th, 2013
Tazorac cream .05% at night since May 15th, 2013
Acanya in the mornings since May 16th, 2013


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I think washing your face with baby shampoo might be making the acne more irritated. Does the shampoo have sodium lauryl sulphate (or something similar to that)? If so, that can cause irritation in sensitive skin. I suggest washing your face with plain water for a few days to see if the redness goes down (if your tap water is of bad quality, try using bottled spring water). If you wear makeup during the day, use a good makeup remover and then rinse with clean water. Try this for a week or two, and if it doesn't work then resort to more extreme things.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

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