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In Topic: My Dermatologist And Parents Are Forcing Me To Eat Foods That Will Trigger Acne?

02 July 2015 - 08:42 PM

Noodles are unhealthy. I don't know why your parents would feed than to you even if the derm was right that they don't cause acne. Which they are not.

In Topic: Paleo Diet Log.

16 June 2015 - 08:36 PM


I ve been missing all of this time cause I moved and didn´t have internet until last week. I only came back to say that, unfortunately, paleo DIDN´T WORK FOR ME.

I had 2 or 3 breakouts during the diet, exactly as when I wasn´t dieting. I´m so frustrated...I have been eating well for 4 months and I´m the same or even WORSE than in the beginning. All around my mouth I have bumps and, it ITCHES TERRIBLY. I think it must be something like bacterias/yeast, because it itches as HELL the same days as the breakouts, its mathematical. If someone wants more paleo ideas I have no problem in posting them, by the way. But, as it was absolutely useless to me, I don´t find it useful to share my "method".

Nowadays I´m hopeless, don´t know what to do...I have been on zinc for 13 days and I see no improvement.

Because this post has already been drudged up from the depths, I will add that what you have is probably perioral dermatitis, not acne. Acne does not usually itch. You could try eliminating products that you use on your face and lips, as well as changing your toothpaste to something without fluoride or SLS.

In Topic: Ulcerative Colitis And Extremely Stubborn Mild/moderate/severe Acne

16 June 2015 - 08:33 PM

I think you could be able to. It will just be hard. Microbes fortunately/unfortunately don't really live in the small intestine because they are highly regulated by the immune system - they are only kept where they are needed, which is in the colon, where fermentation of un-absorbable food products occurs. There are a few in the small intestine, but you won't be able to get close to the numbers and diversity you would see in the colon. What you have right now is basically an ileal environment, rich in nutrients and oxygen, and what you're missing is the anaerobic part, would would normally be at the very end of the colon, where oxygen is sparse.

I would say that if you have time to kill, you can try continuing autoimmune paleo, probiotics, and the other things you listed (except the vit D) - these are all good things (although probiotics do break some people out). There's a chance you could see some improvement at the 1 month mark or so, but if you see no improvement after 2 months, there's a good chance that you won't.

Accutane does have risks, but it's only about as dangerous as antibiotics, and if you know what you're doing, you can minimize/eliminate much of the risk. I too wish natural cures could work, but sometimes the situation we are put in calls for something more.

In Topic: Will My Skin Fully Heal? (And A Bit Of Hope For You All)

11 June 2015 - 08:11 PM

On its own? Maybe. Not sure. I destroyed my skin with benzoyl peroxide and overwashing, lots of harsh chemical treatments. If I didn't wash my face, I would basically get a mask of dead,dry skin after a few days because my cells were not desquamating properly.

I went on accutane, and that completely fixed the problem (in combination with a lack of washing my face). Topical retinoids, though, may have a similar effect; but the could take a few months to work.

In Topic: Comedonal Acne Sufferer?

11 June 2015 - 08:07 PM

Hi I am suffering from cormodonal acne. It just happened out of no where at the start of this year. My pores are blocked on my cheeks and chin. I've been on accutane 10mg a day for one month and have seen no improvement yet :(

10 is pretty low. You could consider going up to 20