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I hate to say I am back writing about another journey with my skin, but here I am. After a failed attempt at Spironolactone, attempts at diet changes and lifestyle changes, every cream, gel, antibiotic and basically every option at clearing my moderate yet persistent acne, I returned to my only hope: accutane. I was on accutane my sophomore year of high school when I had very bad acne and again nothing helped my skin. I never would have guessed i would have been part of the 15% of people who have to go on accutane round two but here I am. I dont remember any terrrrrible* side affects nor an initial breakout the first time around, and my skin was flawless after.  Basically, my skin stayed relatively clear until last year, about 3 years after my first round of accutane. I went back to the derm begging for accutane again and she said no, to try sprionalactone again (im so mad about it thinking back at it because if it didnt work in high school why would it work now) but the spiro made my skin WAY WORSE (check out my other blog too that story) and so here I am, writing to you guys about another experience on accutane. Im excited, yet nervous because my mental state is already low from my current skin I dont know how im going to survive being in college while on accutane. I start my month waiting period tomorrow where i have to pass 2 pregnancy tests before i can start accutane in July. This waiting period is going to be a long one! Let alone the months of being on the drug itself before progress is made. sigh* Here are some current pictures of my skin. This is a good day for me for i have no cysts just inflammed skin and loads of white heads.




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Your skin looks like you have fungal acne, not ordinary acne. You would have started with ordinary acne years ago, which then became fungal acne after you took antibiotics.

I strongly suggest that you apply a topical antifungal cream BEFORE you start on the accutane "road".

Topical antifungal creams are totally safe, and you most likely have fungal acne NOT ordinary acne.

Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds.

Buy some clotrimazole cream (Canesten or similar) and start applying that 2-3 times a day. Also wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo and keep your skin very dry (fungus loves moisture).

Do NOT apply any moisturers or organic oils to your skin.

There is a very good chance that the clotrimazole cream will clear your skin problems in a few weeks.

Be aware that doctors know nothing about fungal acne and they will never diagnose it.

I am happy to hear back from you.



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@Aussie Scientist Will I not break out with normal acne from clotrimazole cream? I hate putting creams on my face especially those not meant for acne. 

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You will not break out from ordinary acne from using clotrimazole cream. If you wish, you can use clotrimazole (or miconazole) liquid (sold to treat tinea which is fungal) instead of antifungal cream, but the liquid might sting a bit as it will contain alcohol.

Using topical antifungal cream or liquid is 1 million times safer than taking accutane (or taking antibiotics) - both of which are very dangerous and both of which are very likely to make your condition worse

Just try the antifungal cream or liquid. Nothing to lose and everything to gain (including keeping your health)


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