I am 26 male and have been suffering from acne for more than a decade. I thought that acne will eventually go away once i enter adulthood but sadly that is not the case.
I started suffering from cystic acne around 22 , i get these cystic acne regularly about one a month. Most of them would leave a scar. I have numerous bump that are under the skin on my face which had remained for years, eventually some of them get bigger and become cysts. I have to keep going to the derm office to get coritisone shots for them.
I have seen pictures in the forum where people complained about cystic acne, but most of them seems like regular acne whereas mine would swell to at least 1cm in diameter.
I also have extremely oily face that would get oily a hour after i wash my face.
I have been on many diet , supplements(no diary , cod liver oil, vitamin b5.., green smoothie,..etc) they do improve abit but eventually the cystic acne would come back.
The only time that i was clear was when i was on doxy for 8 months, but have gotten folliculties because of it. Whenever i sweat and do not bath within 1-2 hrs i will developed painful bump on my chest and back, because of this i have avoided sport activities in the sun.
To make matter worse , i also suffer from eczema since birth. Over the years my eczema has been under control and mostly remained on my hands and face.
I am worried that if i take accutane my eczema would get worst. I read that acctuane will cause dry lips and i currently already suffered from cracked and teared lips at the side. I was thinking maybe i could try a low dose of accutane and see if it does help my acne.
Is there anyone who suffer from eczema and have taken accutane for acne able to share his/her experience.
Sorry for the long wall of text. Just frustrated and tired from battling this disease for so long and things just keep getting worse..