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I don't know what to do. I'm getting red spots ALL over my cheeks, ALL over my chin, and ALL over my forehead. Here are a couple pics. I'm currently using sulfacetamide sodium topical suspension for a topical and im using tridenma anti redness cleanser because my face has red marks all over... I don't know what to do. All this happened right when I got back to college from having mono

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Did you get mono diagnosed from your doctor, so you're sure it wasn't something else?

Yes I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago and right when the symptoms went away my face went crazy bad. My doctor also said the mono gave me liver damage, doesn't a bad liver cause acne? Anyway I can fix my liver?

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I recently started taking Milk Thistle twice a day for my liver. The brand I got also contains Dandelion and Turmeric. You could try that.

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I recently started taking Milk Thistle twice a day for my liver. The brand I got also contains Dandelion and Turmeric. You could try that.

I just bought a 500mg dosage 3x a day milk thistle. Hopefully this works. I'm going back to the doctor monday too to test my liver

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Yikes, a damaged liver will do it.

The external signs include a coated tongue, bad breath, skin rashes, itchy skin, excessive sweating, offensive body odour, dark circles under the eyes, red swollen and itchy eyes, acne, rosacea, brownish spots and blemishes on the skin, foshed facila appearance or excessive facial blood vessels. Other symptoms include jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, bone loss, easy bleeding, itching, small, spider-like blood vessels visible in the skin, enlarged spleen, fluid in the abdominal cavity, chills, pain from the biliary tract or pancrea, and an enlarged gallbladde

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Yikes, a damaged liver will do it.

The external signs include a coated tongue, bad breath, skin rashes, itchy skin, excessive sweating, offensive body odour, dark circles under the eyes, red swollen and itchy eyes, acne, rosacea, brownish spots and blemishes on the skin, foshed facila appearance or excessive facial blood vessels. Other symptoms include jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, bone loss, easy bleeding, itching, small, spider-like blood vessels visible in the skin, enlarged spleen, fluid in the abdominal cavity, chills, pain from the biliary tract or pancrea, and an enlarged gallbladde

Milk thistle is a great recommendation.

Foods that contain sulfur can help to support the liver's ability to process toxic chemicals. Sulfur is one of the molecules that help the liver detoxify various prescription medicines, pesticides and environmental contaminants. Egg yolks, garlic and onions are high in sulfur content. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale also are good sources of sulfur.

You can also take sulfur through MSM pills (in the herbal supplements section).

Where is your quote from? Is that a quote from mono side effects, or a bad liver side effects?

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Yeah I got a bad case of mono when I was 13 or 14 and already had mild acne. Did not help, your immune system is shot right now. Try some zinc also, drink lots of water, all that jazz.

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Yeah I got a bad case of mono when I was 13 or 14 and already had mild acne. Did not help, your immune system is shot right now. Try some zinc also, drink lots of water, all that jazz.

Ok sounds good. There are red spots like this on my forehead. Do you think this is mild/moderate/or severe acne?

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I would say pretty moderate. You didn't have any of those spots before all that mono business?

Yeah and like everyone else mentioned milk thistle is great and you can even do a liver cleanse type thing. Whatever works best for you. I like drinking a whole cup of lemon juice a half hour before eating anything in the AM. Really cleanses well.

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I would say pretty moderate. You didn't have any of those spots before all that mono business?

Yeah and like everyone else mentioned milk thistle is great and you can even do a liver cleanse type thing. Whatever works best for you. I like drinking a whole cup of lemon juice a half hour before eating anything in the AM. Really cleanses well.

I went to the doctor today for a mono checkup and he said all natural stuff is BS and your liver doesn't cause acne. He said he's a liver specialist too. I'm going to the derm tomorrow and I'm hoping to get accutane, I've given up. I haven't wanted to go in public for two years and I've tried everything, and it is only getting worse. This is my last resort

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I would say pretty moderate. You didn't have any of those spots before all that mono business?

Yeah and like everyone else mentioned milk thistle is great and you can even do a liver cleanse type thing. Whatever works best for you. I like drinking a whole cup of lemon juice a half hour before eating anything in the AM. Really cleanses well.

I went to the doctor today for a mono checkup and he said all natural stuff is BS and your liver doesn't cause acne. He said he's a liver specialist too. I'm going to the derm tomorrow and I'm hoping to get accutane, I've given up. I haven't wanted to go in public for two years and I've tried everything, and it is only getting worse. This is my last resort

Umm, hello? Didn't you say that your doctor said your liver was damaged? They will not let you go on Accutane with a damaged liver because your liver is what processes Accutane. Accutane is pretty much overdosing you with a form of vitamin A. Only people with a fully functioning liver are able to process it. Go on it with your liver in the state it is, and you may very well die.

The medication guide for Accutane cites the possible risk of liver damage or liver failure in patients taking the medication, especially in those involved in treatment lasting many years.

Liver failure occurs when large sections of the liver are damaged, and the condition can be irreversible if left untreated for too long. Prescription medications, including Accutane, can cause damage to the liver and a condition called cirrhosis. Cirrhosis of the liver involves the gradual replacement of healthy tissue with scar tissue, rendering the liver unable to properly filter toxins, nutrients, hormones or drugs out of the blood or into the body.

Irreversible Liver Damage

Some patients who have received treatment with Accutane have suffered irreversible liver damage from the medication. In cases of extreme liver damage, liver transplantation may be required, which can be a very expensive and life-threatening procedure.

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I would say pretty moderate. You didn't have any of those spots before all that mono business?

Yeah and like everyone else mentioned milk thistle is great and you can even do a liver cleanse type thing. Whatever works best for you. I like drinking a whole cup of lemon juice a half hour before eating anything in the AM. Really cleanses well.

I went to the doctor today for a mono checkup and he said all natural stuff is BS and your liver doesn't cause acne. He said he's a liver specialist too. I'm going to the derm tomorrow and I'm hoping to get accutane, I've given up. I haven't wanted to go in public for two years and I've tried everything, and it is only getting worse. This is my last resort

Just because some one has a degree in the field of medicine does not necessarily mean that what they say holds to be true. And just because a Dr specializes in a field doesn't mean he is an expert in all fields of medicine. Many Dr's out there won't tell you to go the natural route because they'd rather medicate and make the money. You should be your own advocate and do the research. Natural supplements have worked for many of the people on Acne.org. Just do the research and go on the hollistic/natural forum . There are also many great websites that give you the facts and have the research the back it up (as far as natural supplementation goes) It seems like you are jumping the gun with the accutane. You recently started experiencing the acne..since the mono right? So why immediately go after such a strong medication. I'm assuming since your Dr is also a ''liver specialist'' he surely told you that accutane is outta the question for you. Anyone who has done their research on accutane knows that the drug causes or can cause liver damage. I suggest what the other have : do the milk thistle and see how it works. But ultimately it's up to you. Fyi: the people suggesting these supplements and giving you advice are veteran members with years of dealing with acne and supplements, topicals, prescription meds, etc.Wish you the best.

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I would say pretty moderate. You didn't have any of those spots before all that mono business?

Yeah and like everyone else mentioned milk thistle is great and you can even do a liver cleanse type thing. Whatever works best for you. I like drinking a whole cup of lemon juice a half hour before eating anything in the AM. Really cleanses well.

I went to the doctor today for a mono checkup and he said all natural stuff is BS and your liver doesn't cause acne. He said he's a liver specialist too. I'm going to the derm tomorrow and I'm hoping to get accutane, I've given up. I haven't wanted to go in public for two years and I've tried everything, and it is only getting worse. This is my last resort

Just because some one has a degree in the field of medicine does not necessarily mean that what they say holds to be true. And just because a Dr specializes in a field doesn't mean he is an expert in all fields of medicine. Many Dr's out there won't tell you to go the natural route because they'd rather medicate and make the money. You should be your own advocate and do the research. Natural supplements have worked for many of the people on Acne.org. Just do the research and go on the hollistic/natural forum . There are also many great websites that give you the facts and have the research the back it up (as far as natural supplementation goes) It seems like you are jumping the gun with the accutane. You recently started experiencing the acne..since the mono right? So why immediately go after such a strong medication. I'm assuming since your Dr is also a ''liver specialist'' he surely told you that accutane is outta the question for you. Anyone who has done their research on accutane knows that the drug causes or can cause liver damage. I suggest what the other have : do the milk thistle and see how it works. But ultimately it's up to you. Fyi: the people suggesting these supplements and giving you advice are veteran members with years of dealing with acne and supplements, topicals, prescription meds, etc.Wish you the best.

I've had acne for over two years and have a new whiteheads everyday. I just haven't had it like this on the side of my cheeks. My problem area is actually my chin, nose, upper cheeks, and forehead. I have probably over 100 pimples on my forehead. And yes, I will tell my derm that I had mono and we will do blood tests to see if I'm fine. My doctor told me my liver is working again because I don't have mono anymore..

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Yeah your liver should be pretty good, but there's always room for improvement.

With acne it's very difficult to pinpoint / put the blame on one thing that's causing your skin problems. The bigger problem is the fact that we do just blame that one supposed trigger. Just work on being healthy all the way around, for you and for your skin.

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