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Lennon33

Member Since 23 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 15 2015 05:15 PM

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Bad Sunburn Has Made My Pih Return?

24 July 2015 - 03:58 PM

Hey everyone so last weekend (6 days ago) I went outside for about 3 hours by a lake and got sunburnt bad. My arms and legs and face got the worst of it. My face actually peeled twice (which I believe means this was a second degree burn) and then scabbed. The scabs have come off and most of my face looks just a shade red now. I'm assuming this will fade in another week.

What I'm concerned about is that an old PIH red mark that had been gone for about a year, after staying on my face for over a year, is much redder than the rest of my face. This PIH mark was from a boil beneath my eye that blew up the size of a golf ball and had to be drained due to inflammation. 

Needless-to-say, I'm worried because this old red mark was gone before being sun burnt. And is now very red. Do any of you know if this will heal quickly with the rest of my face or if this is going to take many months to die down like the first time (even thought this is from a burn, not inflammation)..?

This really is depressing me and I'd like to hear everyone's input! 

Cortisone Shot Last Tuesday

07 June 2015 - 08:34 AM

Hey everyone, I had a cortisone shot on Tuesday (And today is Sunday so its been 5 days) and the swelling has gone down but, if I stretch my face, I can still see a slight bump where the cyst was. I'm wondering if this needs a second injection? It's not inflamed right now but I'm wondering if this will go away on its own? Is this normal? 

I Use Nothing, Help?

10 March 2015 - 04:41 PM

Hey everyone, I could really use your help.

I'm a senior in college and have never used anything on my face (I just let water run down my face in the shower). I'm fortunate to not have that much acne, but will always have a spot and will occasionally have a pimple that takes forever to surface.. Annoying and a total confidence killer, in fact I will cancel all plans whenever I have one of those. This is something I want to address. But have no idea where to start. In fact I'm scared to try anything new in fear of making things worse. 

Many of my pores have gunk and junk in them (oftentimes with no real irritation or redness). What would help this? A moisturizer? An exfoliant? For the most part I wouldn't say my face is dry or anything, but maybe I'm so naive I just don't know it. 

I'm absolutely in the dark here. I'm 21 and have never had any parent or friend assist me with this. What do you suggest? 


I Dont Use Anything, Please Help?

10 March 2015 - 03:34 PM

Hey everyone, I could really use your help.

I'm a senior in college and have never used anything on my face (I just let water run down my face in the shower). I'm fortunate to not have that much acne, but will always have a spot and will occasionally have a pimple that takes forever to surface.. Annoying and a total confidence killer, in fact I will cancel all plans whenever I have one of those. This is something I want to address. But have no idea where to start. In fact I'm scared to try anything new in fear of making things worse.

Many of my pores have gunk and junk in them (oftentimes with no real irritation or redness). What would help this? A moisturizer? An exfoliant? For the most part I wouldn't say my face is dry or anything, but maybe I'm so naive I just don't know it.

I'm absolutely in the dark here. I'm 21 and have never had any parent or friend assist me with this. What do you suggest?

Popped Acne, Failed, Bump. Inflammation Or Pus?

24 September 2014 - 02:31 PM

Please help! 3 days ago I tried to pop an acne bump that had a very tiny white head. It wouldn't pop and instead began the inflammation process. I took ibuprofen and iced it immediately. Over the next couple of days it formed a whitehead that I then popped last night, which has now formed into another whitehead. My concern is that there is now a hard 'lump' larger than the original irritation spot and much larger than the new whitehead underneath the area.

 

Is this inflammation? Is this pus?

 

Should I ice this or use acne medication on it?

 

PLEASE HELP!