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Can Anyone Diagnose My Acne?

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Hello there,

I am a 19 year old male and my acne is just getting worse and worse. I've had acne for about 7 years but this is definitely the worst I can remember it ever being and so I'd like to know what type it is and how I can stop this because it's severely killing my confidence day in, day out.

Here are a couple of photos:

http://postimg.org/image/vclkj2o57/

http://postimg.org/image/okwumkqo3/

Thanks.

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Hello!

I would say you have standard acne vulgaris. They usually classify acne in 4 grades, 4 being the most severe. I would say you are likely around a 2.5. You don't seem to have very much cystic acne, so it should respond quite well to treatment. Have you been to a dermatologist? and are you on a skin care regimen right now?

Personally I think you should see how your skin reacts to a benzoyl peroxide treatment first (Like the acne.org regimen). If you don't have much luck with that you could try to move on to antibiotics and retinoids.

Btw, I see it's your first post, welcome to the forums. (:

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Hello!

I would say you have standard acne vulgaris. They usually classify acne in 4 grades, 4 being the most severe. I would say you are likely around a 2.5. You don't seem to have very much cystic acne, so it should respond quite well to treatment. Have you been to a dermatologist? and are you on a skin care regimen right now?

Personally I think you should see how your skin reacts to a benzoyl peroxide treatment first (Like the acne.org regimen). If you don't have much luck with that you could try to move on to antibiotics and retinoids.

Btw, I see it's your first post, welcome to the forums. (:

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Hello there,

I am a 19 year old male and my acne is just getting worse and worse. I've had acne for about 7 years but this is definitely the worst I can remember it ever being and so I'd like to know what type it is and how I can stop this because it's severely killing my confidence day in, day out.

Here are a couple of photos:

http://postimg.org/image/vclkj2o57/

http://postimg.org/image/okwumkqo3/

Thanks.


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Hello there,

I am a 19 year old male and my acne is just getting worse and worse. I've had acne for about 7 years but this is definitely the worst I can remember it ever being and so I'd like to know what type it is and how I can stop this because it's severely killing my confidence day in, day out.

Here are a couple of photos:

http://postimg.org/image/vclkj2o57/

http://postimg.org/image/okwumkqo3/

Thanks.

This is how most dermatologists work:

- They give you an antibiotic pill and a topical cream of benzoyl peroxide mixed with an topical antibiotic

- If that doesn't work, they give you a retinoid cream

- If that doesn't work, they put you on birth control if you're female

- If that doesn't work, they put you on Accutane

I have never heard of anyone clearing permanently on antibiotics (since you can only take them for a short period of time), and very few clear on retinoids unless their acne is very mild.

While Accutane has its risks, if you want to see a dermatologist, I would just straight up ask them for Accutane if you're male, or birth control if you're female. Don't waste time like the rest of here using antibiotics and creams that don't work.


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

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Can anyone tell me what's good to eat? From what I've looked at, a lot of people are basically saying just about everything is bad and vegetables and fish are the only things I should eat.

Is pasta okay or will this contribute to more spots? Curry's/spicy food? Breads?

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Hello there,

I am a 19 year old male and my acne is just getting worse and worse. I've had acne for about 7 years but this is definitely the worst I can remember it ever being and so I'd like to know what type it is and how I can stop this because it's severely killing my confidence day in, day out.

Here are a couple of photos:

http://postimg.org/image/vclkj2o57/

http://postimg.org/image/okwumkqo3/

Thanks.

This is how most dermatologists work:

- They give you an antibiotic pill and a topical cream of benzoyl peroxide mixed with an topical antibiotic

- If that doesn't work, they give you a retinoid cream

- If that doesn't work, they put you on birth control if you're female

- If that doesn't work, they put you on Accutane

I have never heard of anyone clearing permanently on antibiotics (since you can only take them for a short period of time), and very few clear on retinoids unless their acne is very mild.

While Accutane has its risks, if you want to see a dermatologist, I would just straight up ask them for Accutane if you're male, or birth control if you're female. Don't waste time like the rest of here using antibiotics and creams that don't work.


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Hello there,

I am a 19 year old male and my acne is just getting worse and worse. I've had acne for about 7 years but this is definitely the worst I can remember it ever being and so I'd like to know what type it is and how I can stop this because it's severely killing my confidence day in, day out.

Here are a couple of photos:

http://postimg.org/image/vclkj2o57/

http://postimg.org/image/okwumkqo3/

Thanks.

This is how most dermatologists work:

- They give you an antibiotic pill and a topical cream of benzoyl peroxide mixed with an topical antibiotic

- If that doesn't work, they give you a retinoid cream

- If that doesn't work, they put you on birth control if you're female

- If that doesn't work, they put you on Accutane

I have never heard of anyone clearing permanently on antibiotics (since you can only take them for a short period of time), and very few clear on retinoids unless their acne is very mild.

While Accutane has its risks, if you want to see a dermatologist, I would just straight up ask them for Accutane if you're male, or birth control if you're female. Don't waste time like the rest of here using antibiotics and creams that don't work.

Green Gables you have helped so many people.. my derm proposed accutane (instead of spiro+antibiotics till spiro starts working again) but i know that if the problem is hormonal it will more likely come back after accutane is over.. i would like the idea of getting rid of acne forever as he said but since spiro cleared me up so nicely the first time i don't really have hope with non hormonal treatments do i? I use contact lenses and do laser treatment for facial and body hair.. he said that i won't have a problem but the directions state that i should avoid laser for 6 months after the end of the treatment and also that it can increase body hair..


What clears my acne:

Spironolactone 100 mg + limiting dairy

indoxyl (duac) gel + aha + baby brush for comedones.

3hnd.jpg


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