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In Topic: Epiduo?

27 October 2014 - 09:10 PM

Thank you for your reply; In the past I have had no problem getting hold of Epiduo, but I stopped using it about 3 or 4 months ago due to extreme redness, but after reading yours, and other's posts on the subject it is now obvious that I was using way too much. Your 'dabbing' technique clearly seems the way to go. My neck (shaving line) is my only real problem area, so getting a pea sized amount to spread using the manner in which you detailed should be entirely possible with a bit of practise. 


I placed a repeat prescription for the gel on Friday with my GP, and will be picking it up and taking it to my usual pharmacist tomorrow - however, they always have to order it which takes a day, so I will let you know on Wednesday if they have any problems locating it.


Best regards.  

In Topic: Epiduo?

26 October 2014 - 06:03 AM

Hi, Nicoleblk9, so glad to hear you having good results with Epiduo. 


I've tried this product in the past, and had similar good results - but I eventually stopped using it because the redness/itchiness became just too much, but after reading this thread, I now suspect that I may have been using too much, too often. 


So you're saying you use only a pea sized amount for your entire face?. How do you manage to spread that amount of gel so far? As soon as i apply it to my face/neck it becomes completely absorbed and invisible. I used to have to use at least a little finger length to cover the areas I needed, which is obviously considerably more than the recommended amount.  Thanks.

In Topic: How ya feelin' about your acne today?

04 June 2013 - 06:20 PM

I had a break out on Sunday night. Now it is early on Wednesday morning and it's still on-going. I have roughly 8 raised large red bumps in a horse shoe shape on the right side of my neck, spreading up onto my jawline, and 6 equally sized ones on the back of my neck and hairline, including two right next to each other which are  so close together that I already feel them merging togther into one, huge, red bundle of hate.


When my skin is bad, I change completely as a person. I can't help it.. it just overpowers me. My entire demeanor changes and I feel myself becoming more withdrawn from everything and everyone around me. I spend all day longing to be alone - back in my house, with the doors closed and no one around me.


It's tough. 

In Topic: Milia

06 April 2013 - 12:50 PM

Tea Tree as a toner at 5% diluted with water had a positive effect on my milia, depite never doing anything good for my acne. It turned them pinkish, and slightly scabbish for a day then went away.


Careful not to apply too strong or too often though, I made this mistake and spent the best part of the week walking round with what looked like two huge red bruises on my cheek bones.

In Topic: Panoxyl 2.5% And 5% Aquagel Discontinued

29 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

This is the only product that works for me. I use a finger length amount of gel twice a day, so a full tube only usually lasts me just over a week - so stock piling as much as i can before it's completely unavailable doesn't seem like a sensible approach, so the search begins for something else.

I'm reluctantly going to try Aquagel 4%, and Quinoderm 5%. I will report my findings here.