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Fungus that feeds on sweat -Sweat acne?

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Background Pityrosporum folliculitis is a common inflammatory skin disorder that may mimic acne vulgaris. Some adolescents with recalcitrant follicular pustules or papules may have acne and Pityrosporum folliculitis simultaneously. Clinical response is dependent on treating both conditions.

http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/159/1/64

http://www.vmvhypoallergenics.com/know-acnebody.php#4

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http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_dise...orum_folli.html

Oral treatments are the most effective. The two used are Nizoral and Sporonox. One will need to wait a week or two for clearing, and recurrences are to be expected. A last resort is Accutane pills. These are general guidelines and a dermatologist can help decide the best treatment

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SWEAT ACNE:

The condition of "Sweat Acne" is caused by a particular fungus that feeds on sweat. It therefore appears in areas that perspire most: the back, chest and upper arms.

While switching to non-comedogenic Essence and Elation products will help, and treatment with Id Beta-Hydroxy Clarifying System for Men and Women can clear the condition, you may need internally-taken, prescription medication. Consult a dermatologist if you think you may have "Sweat Acne."

Sweat Acne" or Pityrosporum Folliculitis (PF) is caused by a the pityrosporum fungus. It is a naturally-occurring fungus that feeds on human sweat but that tends to proliferate in some people, especially if you tend to perspire heavily. PF therefore appears in areas that perspire most: the back, chest, upper thighs, buttocks, and upper arms.

http://www.vmvhypoallergenics.com/askvmv/i...ex_v2&id=8&c=#4

Age: The disease is recognized as one that affects youths and young and middle-aged adults; PF is most common in those aged 13-45 years

Pathophysiology: M furfur (ie, P ovale and P orbiculare) is a lipophilic, saprophytic, budding, unipolar, dimorphic, gram-positive, double-walled, oval-to-round yeast. M furfur is part of the normal skin flora. It is suggested that the similar yeasts P orbiculare and P ovale are actually identical and that they are morphologic variants of M furfur.

Malassezia yeasts are classified as superficial mycoses that by definition do not invade past the cornified epithelium. In PF, however, the organism is present in the ostium and central and deep segments of the hair follicle.

Plugging of the follicle followed by an overgrowth of yeast that thrives in the sebaceous environment is believed to be the etiology. Malassezia yeasts require free fatty acids for survival. Usually, they are found in the stratum corneum and in pilar folliculi in areas with increased sebaceous gland activity such as the chest and back. The yeasts hydrolyze triglycerides into free fatty acids and create long-chain and medium-chain fatty acids from free fatty acids. The result is a cell-mediated response and activation of the alternative complement pathway, which leads to inflammation

http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic338.htm

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Aren't you the one who said to deal with acne naturally??

Oh yeah, I don't think I have that. I think I had mistaken real acne for that.;

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Aren't you the one who said to deal with acne naturally??

Oh yeah, I don't think I have that. I think I had mistaken real acne for that.;

That is a fungus acne and can only be fixed with treatment

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I have a soap (Spicy Bush) from http://members.ozemail.com.au/~bushblends/ that seems to work well for my skin- its main ingredient is eucalyptas oil which is a known antiseptic.

It doesnt contain glycerine or sodiums, which is great as I get bad eczema from most ordinary soaps which contain these.

P.S.- Seems you cant buy it through the company except in big lots but i can buy a box if people want to share out the cost and then I'll post it to you (you pay postage :D).

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