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Dermatologist!

So today I finally saw my Hospital Dermatologist/Specialist after waiting 5 weeks for my NHS Referral, I don't really know if I'm happy or not. So he asked me to explain my entire medical history with acne, everything I've ever been prescribed, taken, used etc. He took me off Duac Cream (5% BP + Clindamycin) and put me on Epiduo (2.5% BP + Adapalene/Differin), again to use once a day. He also put me on Tetralysal/Lymecycline tablets, which I was on when I was younger which did keep my

gecko333

gecko333

10/31/11

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10/31/11

 

Breaking Out :(

Breaking out really bad. I'm giving duac until the 14th October, if I'm still breaking out, I'm switching back to Oxy. Long Term - If I'm still breaking out by Christmas, I'm going to try and get put on accutane. Praying atm that I clear up a bit by my Birthday next week

gecko333

gecko333

09/25/11

 

An update!

Wow can't believe it's been 9 months. Okay, so I found the 5% Panoxyl too strong, so switched to the 2.5% version. I used this religiously morning and night between October 2010 and around May 2011, although my skin mostly cleared up - the redness was unbearable, it was worse than having the acne! So in May I switched to only applying BP at night, and only applying moisturiser in the morning, (putting BP directly on the actual spots in the morning too). For me, this combination was the holy

gecko333

gecko333

09/04/11

 

A History

I've suffered with acne since I was around 14. It was never that bad, but I was on an antibiotic who's name I have forgotten for around 18 months, which worked fine at first but them the effects wore off, I was then switched to Tetracycline antibiotics for around 24 months which worked again to begin with but then once again it stopped being effective. Now aged 17, I was put on Duac Cream - a combination of Antibiotic and 5% BP. After 8 weeks with no results, I almost gave up, but then mira

gecko333

gecko333

01/13/11

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