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Torquemonster

Member Since 25 Nov 2011
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In Topic: Frustrating And Desperate...backne And Breakouts

19 October 2014 - 02:06 AM

You may very well have folliculitis. It can be bacterial or fungal, and you must know which one in order to treat it. We all have bacteria and fungas on us naturally. They both compete for the same real estate and sort of keep each other in check. If you use antibacterial products (like clindamycin) on a fungal problem it will worsen it because bacteria will be killed off and will allow fungas to proliferate more. You may need to take an antifungal approach to the problem (like fluconazole oral med and ketoconazale cleanser). I have personally been through the scenario I've described. You should go back to a dermatologist and have a small biopsy done to determine if the issue is bacterial or fungal. Then treat accordingly. Hang in there. You'll get it worked out.

In Topic: How To Keep My Face Really Dry?

05 October 2014 - 01:46 AM

I have found sulfur cleansers to be pretty drying. Try a sulfur soap like Grandpa's Thylox. You may have to experiment with how often to use it to get the desired result.

In Topic: Pityrosporum Folliculitis Missed In Biopsy?

07 September 2014 - 02:43 AM

OP here again. Don't know if anyone will actually read this...but I just came back to say THANK YOU to everyone on this forum!


Glad the condition is improving. Hope it stays that way.

In Topic: Crack On Edge Of My Nose (Pic Included)

31 August 2014 - 02:49 AM

Neosporin is good at healing things like that. Plus it has antibacterials in it to help prevent infection.

In Topic: Pityrosporum Folliculitis Missed In Biopsy?

27 August 2014 - 09:22 PM

It is definitely possible that a single biopsy might miss it because it totally depends on the sample the doc chose to assess. It is also possible to have bacterial folliculitis and fungal folliculitis occurring on you at the same time. I had all of these happen to me. The doc did a first biopsy (single sample) and found bacteria that he believed was a result of occluded sweat glands. I was put on oral doxycycline, clindamyacin lotion, sodium sulfacetamide lotion (all antibacterials). These did not work and seemed to make things worse. Probably because bacteria were killed off and allowed fungas to flourish more. A few months later we did a second biopsy (two samples) and they showed pityrosporum yeast. Over the last 8 months I completed two courses of oral fluconazole, one course of oral itraconazole, and washed entire torso daily with ketoconazole shampoo (all antifungals). These actions got me about 90-95% clear. The small amount of remaining issue (possibly bacterial) has just been eliminated in the past couple weeks with a cleanser called Hibiclen. You might want investigate and try this cleanser, it is good. Bottom line, you are definitely not crazy asking for a second biopsy. Hope you get your issue sorted out.