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In Topic: How To Heal Pimple That Scabbed?

20 September 2014 - 03:51 PM

Thanks for the reply!

The scab has finally fell off after a few days. Now, weirdly, there's a raised bump where the scab used to be...

Will this bump flatten over time?

I get extra paranoid about these things..


If it was like any other pimple, it'll flatten out over time. I find that when you don't pick at it or whatever, it won't leave as much of a mark but the "bump" takes longer to go away. I think it's just because the pus has to drain from that area since you haven't picked an opening for it to leave that way. But I'd rather the little bump than hyperpigmentation.


If it doesn't shrink or completely go away by a week then maybe it's something else.

In Topic: How To Heal Pimple That Scabbed?

16 September 2014 - 12:04 AM

Slap on some polysporin/neosporin and a bandaid! Leave it on over night and in the morning it should be healed over, unless it's a fairly big wound then maybe not, but pretty darn close to healed. Still leaves a small pink mark, but it's only hyperpigmentation that goes away fairly quickly and doesn't leave and actual scar. Has worked every time for me and hasn't made me break out in the surrounding area or anything. :) 

In Topic: Is Lutera Going To Make My Skin Worse Or Is It Just Getting Worse Before It G...

07 September 2014 - 05:21 PM

This sounds like what happened to me. When I went on Alesse, about 2 weeks in I started breaking out everywhere and I also thought it was getting worse before it was getting better. But I was breaking out in places that I never get acne and it didn't seem like a normal initial break out so I ended up switching to Diane after I finished the first month of Alesse. I also found out that Alesse, like Lutera, is highly androgenic and one of the worst pills to go on for people with hormonal acne. Diane on the other hand is highly estrogenic and one of the best for acne. 


I had an initial break out with Diane, but nothing to the degree of Alesse. I would consider it a bad breakout...but not the worst acne I've ever had. So, in a sense it gets worse because you get a pretty crappy break out when you first start, but it shouldn't give you the worst acne of your life. You should definitely considering switching! 


Good luck :)

In Topic: Diane Diary

07 September 2014 - 02:22 PM

I second what Kim28 posted! I'm doing the exact same thing except I also use clindamycin phosphate (which to this day I'm not sure really works?). It does take VERY long to kick in and you'll experience a lot of highs and lows. I remember my skin would be clear and then it would break out something awful and then go back to clear and this happened for months. But ultimately I'm clear now and I haven't been happier!


I never threw up on Diane but the first month it made me nauseous and gave me bad diarrhea shortly after taking it. It also increased my appetite a lot and made me kind of moody BUT it didn't last more than ~4 months. Stick with it!! :)

In Topic: I Can't Believe I'm About To Do This...*pics Included*

07 September 2014 - 02:16 PM

Just out of curiosity, why did you only choose to do the DKR only at night? It seems to yield the best results if you do it night and day and stick to it for a bit? 


Also, why did you stop taking spiro? I was going to suggest the pill, since that is what has worked for me and a lot of other women out there. I find that for hormonal acne, using only topicals doesn't really help. Perhaps you could consider other supplements like DIM/saw palmetto. I'm not too well versed on that but there's a bunch of people talking about it in the hormonal acne forum, if you haven't taken a look yet :o


And hang in there, things will definitely get better just keep your head up. :)