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Torquemonster

Member Since 25 Nov 2011
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In Topic: Back Acne For (Years?)

Today, 03:15 AM

It took that long because the first derm only did a visual assessment and prescribed antibacterial treatments (doxycline, clindamycin, etc) when in reality my problem was fungal. My condition actually worsened because bacteria was wiped out, allowing fungas to thrive (the two compete for real estate on your body). After 1.5 years of this I went to a different derm for a second opinion. He did a biopsy and determined my issue was fungal. From that point it took about a year to get me cleared up. Sometimes I still have minor flare ups that occur, particularly in hot weather.

I don't feel qualified to answer the question about taking doxycyline and terbinafine at the same time. You need to do a bit of investigation on that one....

In Topic: Back Acne For (Years?)

16 December 2014 - 09:08 PM

The biopsy is a wise move. That is the best way to determine if the issue is fungal or bacterial. You must know that to select the proper treatment. Using antibacterial meds on a fungal issue may very well cause the condition to worsen. I have personally been through this situation and it took 2-3 years to get it sorted out and cleared up.

In Topic: Hundreds Of Tiny Bumps? It May Be Pityrosporum Folliculitis, Not Acne!

09 November 2014 - 02:45 AM

The Nizoral shampoo available OTC has only 1% ketoconazole. There is a prescription version of the shampoo that is 2% strength. It also has less junk in it like fragrances, surfactants, etc. I wash my scalp, face, torso with it every other day. I am prone to that folliculitis condition and it has been somewhat of a miracle product for me.

In Topic: Exercise / sweating / inflamation / acne

03 November 2014 - 03:36 AM

I also have skin troubles that flare up when i get over heated and sweat. My derm has done a few small biopsies and diagnosed me as having two conditions: 1) Grovers disease, 2) Pityrosporum folliculitis. Try looking these up and see if they match what you are experiencing. Sweat and heat are triggers for both. The first condition is believed to be due to occluded sweat glands. It is almost like the sweat glands are partially blocked, the sweat collects in/under the skin, inflammation and small infections result. Hope this helps.

In Topic: 'picked' Skin Help

03 November 2014 - 02:53 AM

There's a product called Neosporin that works well to speed up healing of small cuts and infections. It has a shiny appearance so you are sort of stuck having to use it when you are staying in.

Don't beat yourself up too badly about the picking setback....it happens. I did something similar today actually. Just get back on track again and remember the incident next time you have the urge....