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#2190325 big pimple with multiple heads?

Posted by willow569 on 12 February 2008 - 08:14 AM

If it doesn't go away soon, you could try getting it extracted by a dermatologist or an esthetician who has experience treating acne.  Is the spot inflamed or red?

#2063844 Nizoral

Posted by willow569 on 15 October 2007 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(allornothing83 @ Oct 15 2007, 01:33 AM) View Post
I was on minocycline 2 weeks ago, and broke out hideously after a week on my back and neck, shoulders and chest.  From my symptoms it seemed like I had folliculitis.  I read on this site about tyring Nizoral.  Well after 3 days of using it, what I thought was bacne and body acne is almost totally gone!  If you're not sure, you should give this a try.  I have always suffered from back acne but turns out it has been folliculitis, and for now this treatment is working.  It HAS just been 3 days, but I'm hoping this is a long term cure!  Just wanted to share for anyone to take a look at this.

I used it as well and it cleared me up very quickly.   However, after about 3-4 wks it stopped working as well and the folliculitis started coming back (not to say that it will do that for you).  From what I have read about others' experiences, folliculitis tends to come back over and over again.  I have added a couple other treatments to my regimen to deal with the folliculitis - so these might be some things for you to try if the Nizoral stops working.  

First, I still use the Nizoral every few nights.  I also wash with the ZNP bar in the mornings.  Every other night I use a 10% mandelic serum on my chest and back - its antifungal and antibacterial.  I also am on a short term course of oral antifungal medication.  Things seem to be clearing up again - hopefully it will be more long term for me this time.  We shall see....