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Shaving Of All Hair And Covering My Entire Body In Bp Gel?

20 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

Well doesn't BP gel kill 99.9% of P.Acne Bacteria? So what If I shaved of all of my hair and then covered my entire body in BP gel Twice a day? Would that mean no p. acnes would be able to replicate and reduce acne?

Hello, I'm John & Acne Has Destroyed My Life :(

10 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

Hello people.

Well I'm a sophomore in High School & I'm about to tell you my long story.

In 7th Grade I had clear skin. My brother was already in high school and he got acne. It was mild acne that left some scarring but its pretty much treatable scarring. After I saw my brothers acne I had a feeling that I was definitely going to get acne but a mild form of it. So the next year in 8th grade  my life was awesome. I constantly hung out with my friends and had enjoyable experiences. Around mid-semester I began getting my first zits. I actually remember that day because a friend of mine had told me I had a volcano on my cheek. It wasn't a cyst, It was the red inflamed zits without puss. The following weeks I started getting 3-4 pimples around my face. They never left scars but they made me very insecure. I was glad when summer came. I thought to myself that by the time I enter back to school It would all be solved. I was incorrect, I had nodules all over my face. I talked only to my really close friends because I became so insecure to the point that I got extremely nervous to talk to girls or strangers in general. So my parents took me to my doctor. The doctor prescribed me Doxycilin. It's an antibiotic for acne. I took it for 2 weeks and 60% of my face was clear except for many inflamed nodules. I had enlarged pores and scarring but I thought that the scarring wasn't that bad except for my right cheek which has a large 1X1 inch rolling scar from a cyst. After this, on my next doctors visit I got prescribed Benzamycin. It had benzoyl peroxide and an antibiotic in it in one cream. So Instead of antibiotics I was now on this cream. I used it for 2 weeks and my face was now 98% clear. Then on my next visit I was prescribed 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel to be used morning and night. I was happy like this through out the ninth grade. Well I wasn't actually happy, I was just glad that I had solved my acne issue but I was now left with extreme emotional issues, and anxiety. Summer came again and I was getting along "fine" with the Benzoyl Peroxide Gel I was prescribed but when it ran out I thought acne would return but not as bad as before. I was incorrect. 1 week before school started I went to the doctor again and got prescribed Benzamycin again so I could clear myself up. It's been 2 months and I had horrible scaring all over my face now. Both of my cheeks are full of cyst deep in my cheeks. Above my eyebrows and next to my side burns I get red nodules that leave me with extreme discomfort. Those nodules i get in bunches don't go away for about 2 weeks. and when they do I get more and more even though I use Benzamycin. The past 2 weeks Ive actually been on another antibiotic,cephalexin but It was prescribed to prevent an infection in a cut on my toe. I immediately researched it as soon as I recieved it and was happy because I read it was great for cystic acne. I'm about to use the last pills in 2 days and my acne is still horrible. So I am pretty sure antibiotics won't really help acne. As I said in the beginning I'm a sophomore right now. When I go to school I always wear beanies or hoods because of my insecurities from my horrible skin. I signed up to this forum because I want to be happy agian c: like I used to be. I am sick and tired of being sad every single day when I wake up. So here I am :)