Hey! Long time no talk.. So here's my situation.
I've had acne for 11 years, and have been on the regimen for about 8.
Sadly, it's never completely stopped my acne, it just helps a bit with the healing process and it stops white-heads.
Anyway, I got bit by some flees a few weeks ago, and I read that Claritin helps with the itching, so I took some for 4 days...
During this time, I was also kinda sick and lazy and didn't use the regimen. Normally, my acne would explode. But... it actually improved.
I thought maybe it was due to being sick, because in the past when I get a cold, my acne stops until I get better.
But, I thought MAYBE it could be the Claritin. I've never had known allergies, so I've never taken it in my life.
A week ago I decided to take one 24 hour Claritin a day(NOT Claritin D), and after about 3 days it improved... and now it's practically gone.
I have some red marks on my face, but thats pretty normal and they are fading... My scalp acne(Which was terrible, at LEAST 5 active pimples at one time ALL the time) has -completely- stopped, my shoulder acne has stopped as well.
Lately I've been getting bad, painful cystic acne on my face. Usually 3 bad, painful pimples at a time, with several other smaller ones all over. Not it's gone?
What could this be! I feel like I'm one step closer to understanding my acne! Or is it just stopping my body from create an immune response and blocking the swelling?