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Why is it the my acne always clears up when my monthly cycle comes around? The week before is the absolute WORST! I've been using Tea Tree Oil every night lately and it seems like it's helping but I can't really say that since it also happens to be my time of the month when I'm usually at my best. I've also been going on a diet to prevent future breakouts. I've also been thinking about quitting smoking but I am not sure I am up for that quite yet. Anyway, right now I have about 4 pimples on my left cheek. They don't hurt at all and it doesn't seem like there is any "gunk". There's just a bump that won't go away. Furthermore, I have about 3 pimples on my right jaw at the moment, probably because I got angry the other day and popped one. It doesn't look as bad as it sounds. My face isn't as red as it usually is and at least it doesn't hurt.


Are you on an antibiotic? Because you need one so you can get out of that cycle of breaking out , popping pimples and breaking out again. Since I started Amoxil, I stopped breaking out. Occasionally I will get a tiny zit and it usually dissolves when I apply my topical medications. I just don't want you to give up and give in. You can have clear skin. There are treatments that really work. I know I sound like a know it all and that is prolly cuz I am 38 and I have been through so much more in my life. I like to think I have a bit of wisdom. Hope that helps. Peace!

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I tried tetracycline and had a severe allergic reaction. Since then, I haven't tried another antibiotic.

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