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In Topic: Acne On Back Of Head/neck Solved

14 October 2013 - 02:07 AM

Hi all,
I wanted to share the solution that finally worked for me.  I've been plagued by acne on my head and neck for the past year, it started for no apparent reason that I could see.
I tried anti dandruff shampoo, showering twice a day, changing my diet, etc.  and no dice.  Everything I read said the problem could be fungal, bacterial or other so I decided to just try a shampoo that was both antibacterial and antifungal, within a week the spots and lumps on my head cleared up - I'm well pleased and it turned out to be pretty cheap too (£8.20 for a very concentrated bottle), it's available from Amazon in the UK: 
http://amzn.to/12UP0Ck (£8.20 for 150ml)
http://amzn.to/12UNMXG (£20.15 for 500ml)
I'd recommend trying the smaller bottle first to see if it works
I tried to find it on the Amazon in the states but it doesn't seem to be for sale, I even tried to find a substitute based on the active ingredients but no luck so I suspect they aren't allow in the U.S. or use a different name.
Good luck and I hope it works for you


hi boba, i bought this stuff a few months back after seeing your post. i was getting acne around the back of my head on the hairline. and i like having a shaved head but didn't want it shaved while i had acne there. i bought this and it's helped a lot.


i thought 8 quid was a bit expensive but it's lasted a while and still got about half left


i was getting cystic acne on my neck too but controled it by cutting out gluten about a month before buying this.

a few weeks back, when i switched back to a different shampoo it came back on my neck. then i switched back to this one and it went away again.



it's come back a bit now on my neck but this definitely helped me scalp.

In Topic: Question About Gluten Being A Possible Cause To Cystic Acne

13 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

could be something else. it's come back a bit over the past few days and i haven't changed anything in my diet from when it was ok.

In Topic: Persistent Shoulder/neck/back Acne

11 October 2013 - 03:49 PM

if it's on your neck/back/shoulders, do you think shampoo could be causing it?


i was getting bad cystic on my neck but it's calmed down recently, and the 2 main changes i made were stopping eating gluten, and changed shampoo to one i saw someone post about on here. 




that was the one.


i noticed since stopping both it really calmed down, then went a bit bad last week but i'd tried going back to a different shampoo. now i've gone back to this one it's better again

In Topic: Question About Gluten Being A Possible Cause To Cystic Acne

04 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

Yeah I guess so. Mine is just on my neck, sometimes jawline but not so much. It always seems to be just the left side of my neck too.


Celiacs feel other symptoms. But if you just have a sensitivity, you might not. I don't get any symptoms other than some inflammatory chest/face acne.


It's possible that the wheat is causing an immune reaction that results in damage to tissues, and this damage in turn is leading to a 'leaky gut' situation, where other foods might also break you out to a lesser degree. 

In Topic: Question About Gluten Being A Possible Cause To Cystic Acne

04 October 2013 - 07:27 AM

Yeah it was pretty much fine from quitting gluten until a few days ago. Not sure what's brought it back

If it was a gluten intolerance, then surely I'd feel the other symptoms?