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  2. There are other websites/forums where others talk about suffering from folliculitis. Some on legs, rear, face, scalp, chest, wherever. There are plenty of people having issues with it. You are not alone.
  3. Unfortunately as a man it isn't that easy to wear make up
  4. Subcision(with pics)

    Forums Scar treatments 12 replies

    WHAT. WTF I did not know that. My doctor went aggressive enough to create purple bruising at the corners of my eyes! What other issues/risks can occur with this area? Other than the bruising I have not experienced any issues.
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  6. I really am not feelin’ it. The fluctuating moods throughout a single day are tiring, and I don’t want to deal with feeling repulsive even when my face isn’t completely red. Know what I mean? Man, at the moment, I am sick and tired of living. Nah, I don’t plan on seeing the acne go away at all, especially on my cheeks. Seems impossible no matter what I do. And yep that sucks. I’m sorry you’re suffering through this too. Can’t even feel content enough during social interactions when self-reminders of your acne always come back right? And aren’t you tired of it too? Sorry about that. You don’t feel like you can be liked or loved by girls do you? Although your acne is not your fault. Sure we can “deal with it” and just be grateful for what we do have... it isn’t that difficult to have small moments of actual relief, relief because we realise “hey, my skin’s not THAT bad!” And yet it isn’t that difficult to quickly tell yourself “wait no, it actually IS” either. Having to go back to college for my last year, I feel like I’m gonna kill myself more and more each day. There are way too many rules when you have shit on your face. I won’t tell ya to cheer up. Im hanging on a thread.
  7. Shaving and skin irritation probably cause the acute kind of folliculitis. Bacteria or fungal causes the chronic kind. People with certain health conditions are more susceptible to it as are people with other skin conditions. Antibiotics work temporarily because they lessen the pathogen and inflammation causing the issue. The skin microbiome is out of balance, so it reoccurs due to bacterial overgrowth. There is some dysfunction within the skin too I believe that may be allowing the cycle to continue like inflammation, weakened skin barrier, or a reduced ability to fight off infection.
  8. The condition is very distressing. I am also looking for the cure. The thing is folliculitis is very common, but less suffer from it chronically. I bet almost everyone has had it or has it to a degree it's not noticeable and it subsides and may recur occasionally for them.
  9. Does this look like SD or fungal acne?
  10. Hello everyone! I’m new to this site and recently been having some bumpy skin. It doesn’t seem like regular acne to me, but more a rough/bumpy skin texture that is concentrated on my forehead, and large pores. I’ve been scouring the Internet, and I’m wondering if it’s fungal acne or possibly rosacea. I don’t know if this looks familiar to anyone, but I’d appreciate some advice. I’ve been to a dermatologist (about 3 months ago) and she gave me clindamycin antibiotic gel which definitely has helped with the regular acne breakouts. (My skin is also very sensitive to salicylic cod and benzoyl peroxide. It tends to do well with sulfur washes though). Thank you!
  11. I had bad pimples and acne all over my face due to hormones, diet etc but I’ve started using a few products that have made such a good change in my face. I started using tea tree face wash twice a day, and then using aloe Vera as a moisturiser in the morning and night unless I was going outside then I used a oil free moisteriser. Every 3 days I used the tea tree scrub to exfoliate and on the third day used tea tree oil with my nightly Aloe Vera. Pictures Below 15 Days Difference in my face.
  12. @Dsophobe Hey man, don’t let it control you’re life, I have had it really bad sometimes but I’ve never let it control my life in the slightest. Always live your life to the fullest people don’t judge you on this condition, I lead an exceptional life which all my friends envy yes I look a mess facially but never let that hold you back. As sufferers we pick up on every little detail on our face but others don’t, please don’t let it get on top of you, embrace life my man! I was only taking yesterday about it with my dad and it’s pretty bad at he moment and he doesn’t really notice because personality shines through.. besides we can talk about it etc talking about it helps we are in it together.
  13. I'm living the same feeling. This conditions is so difficult to bear psychologically. Before, when I was 80% clear during several days or weeks after testing a new solution, I said myself "wow, it's past now, it have been hard but now I'm better, I can resume a normal life" and some days after, the pimples came back and so I was depressed again... Now, I think about it all the time even when I'm almost clear. When you have this disease, you feel sick, dirty, uncomfortable all the time even if you are not in a breakout. A lot of classic situations become difficult : travel, camping, sleeping and wok up with a girl, not having a bathroom during 48h... It's not like a classic disease, skin conditions are sadic. Some spiritual books (especially bouddhism wich speak a lot about happiness and suffering) helped me to have a new look on this but it never is durable, I fall again everytime in depression during a folliculitis breakout. Perhaps, the worse is that no one of my family or my friends know what I'm living, because, certainly like you, I hide all of that. So, effectively, only a real curation of folliculitis, identifying the root cause, could be a real satisfaction. Can I ask how do you manage this condition and your personnal and sentimal life ? Furthermore, some of you know if folliculitis decrease from some age ?
  14. Well I'm telling you now u need to Wait alot longer than 6 weeks unfortunately, a tablet takes ages to reach the skin, the skin is the last place a tablet reaches u even might have to wait 4 months.
  15. Then what about going on something else I can do a list for u, sprintec, Azealic acid, roactutanne, Co cyprindiol, benzyol peroxide, doxycycline, eretromycin, trimethroprim,Co trimoxazole are amoung my findings.
  16. It is important to pick car insurance in the state of Nevada, because not only is it important for your vehicle, it is also a legal requirement. You will not be legally allowed to drive in and around the city as well as to other parts of the state if you don't buy/have a Las Vegas car insurance. The state of Nevada has an Insurance Verification Program, which means that the state motor vehicle bureaus and insurance companies are linked; and every information about new policies; cancelled policies and renewals are automatically sent from one to the other. Nevada is a state that has some minimum requirements for insurance coverage. These requirements are: • $15,000 for one person’s injury or death in an accident • $30,000 for more than one person’s injury or death • $10,000 for property damage If an accident occurs, costs can go high depending on the nature of the accident among other factors. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what basic things do we miss out on while picking car insurance in Las Vegas, Nevada: 1)Terms and Conditions: We normally remove or ignore the important factors and that leads to a lot of troubles because everything comes with some terms and conditions and if the same isn’t understood, then despite our car insurance giving us all the benefits we would end up being on the receiving end of some catch that wasn’t read or informed about during signing on the dotted line. 2) Liability Insurance : Did you just hear this for the first time despite being a Nevada resident for life? Most auto liability insurance policies contain the following major parts: liability insurance for bodily injury, liability insurance for property damage and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Bodily injury liability insurance does not protect you or your car directly if you are the cause of an accident in which other people (third parties) are injured. This insurance protects you against their claims for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. This insurance coverage also will pay if a member of your family living with you caused the accident, or if it was caused by a person using your car with your consent. Some insurance policies have a “drop-down” provision which provides only the minimum liability limits for permissive drivers that are not listed in the policy. Bodily injury liability insurance carries specific benefit limits. These limits address how much money your insurance company is obligated to pay for any one victim injured in an accident, and limits the amount the company must pay for multiple victims. To make a smart consumer purchase, you must understand these limits for bodily injury liability insurance. Remember: Nevada law requires that you carry limits of $15,000 for the bodily injury or death of each person injured in an accident and $30,000 for the bodily injury or death of all persons injured in an accident. Please note, these minimum liability limits will increase to $25,000/$50,000 on July 1, 2018. 3) Cost: Cost is essentially the most important thing and despite our efforts to double check costs and compare too, we still end up paying more than other users. It is because of our ignorance, the insurance companies end up getting more from our pocket than what they should normally get. It might sound weird but there is no comparison between two companies charges because they are bound to vary based on the cost of every insurance.
  17. Subcision(with pics)

    Forums Scar treatments 12 replies

    @abraxas21 Cannular subcision by a skilled Dr who knows anatomy yes. Otherwise Most Dr's will not touch the temples or forehead, one can go blind or other issues here with overly aggressive sub. The first rule is to know the anatomy, and sadly many Drs don't now this well either unless they are familiar with scars. They can always use a normal needle as well to spot treat the scar. Vascularity, muscles, etc is problematic here.Filler is a issue, saline or prp is fine.
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  19. HELP! NEED ADVICE ASAP

    Forums General acne discussion 7 replies

    Thanks! Really appreciate the advice. :)
  20. Well guys, went to a derm, and I have Rosacea type 2, I bloody knew it! She said it’s easily confused with fungal but it’s definitely type 2. I mentioned the sulphur soap which I will start tonight and also been given Azelaic Acid Rx. I mentioned everything I’ve been doing and she said it’s important to moisturise and said perhaps try Eucerin Urea 5% as it’s also a mild exfoliant. So I guesss il keep you posted as each day passes, also mentioned the key to moisturiser was to pat face not rub avoid physical exfoliation at least to being with. Also not to go all in at once start with sulphur soap for a few days and moisturise then add in the Acid.. also she mentioned some patient had success with oral MSM so I’ve ordered that also. I guess I should of realised when I get the occasional flush in the face eating hot food. So here we go chaps.. might be worth considering the same for you also. For reference it’s called Papulorpustular Rosacea.
  21. Hang in there! I was in the same boat when I first started birth control and I had the worst breakout of my entire life during the first month. I’ve been on BC for almost four months and my skin has cleared up a lot since. The only thing I have left to worry about is the scarring from the initial breakout but just give it time!
  22. Guys, I know this sounds greedy, but I really just want to find a cure for this and not have to apply ointments, creams, and use BP face washes everyday, because I know these chemicals aren't very healthy for you in the long term. Even though I know the BP route will reduce the amount of pustules greatly, I really yearn for a 100% cure. I'm feeling so depressed lately, and losing hope on this. I know it's superficial, but it's taking a huge toll on my confidence and social life.
  23. HELP! NEED ADVICE ASAP

    Forums General acne discussion 7 replies

    I don't see why it wouldn't be!! I would still try ice compress or even heat.
  24. HELP! NEED ADVICE ASAP

    Forums General acne discussion 7 replies

    Thanks for the Replies Everyone! I went to a Doc not long ago and got a Cortisone Injection. Swelling had gone down. The mark has gotten darker tho. (Pics below) What i'd like to know now is. Will it be ok to continue Ice Compress and or Hot Compress??
  25. Caveman Regimen Ever since I can remember I have had terrible skin. It all started back in sixth grade when I was twelve I started breaking out bad and over the past 20 plus years have tried everything to control my skin and fix the issue. Throughout middle school and high school I went to countless dermatologist to try to heal my skin and was put on Retin A, tetracyclin, sacylic acid and benzol peroxide creams and even Accutane twice. Basically you name a treatment they had back then and I had tried it. Little did I know at the time I had celiac disease which was probably the most major culprit of my skin but back then no one really knew what that was and the link they now know that food plays. But from trying all that nothing ever seemed to work in the long run and I became depressed and smoked for many years, drank heavily and made alot of terrible choices which did not help my skin. I also got on the proactiv craze and tried that for a year in the summer while was in the sun and not wearing sun screen. Fast forward a few years to the college days and started learning more about the natural approach to skin care and started realizing maybe all these harsh products were ruining my skin so starting trying every organic skin care and herbal remedy there was which included papaya enzymes, honey, organixc cleansers, coconut oil etc but again my skin was always red inflamed and still broke out no matter what i did. I then figured maybe was internal issues since started reading alot of detox and diet books which every book seemed to know the magic answer to cure skin and again tried every crazy diet and detox out there but with no results. It just seems no matter what I did I couldnt fully get my skin under control it was always super irritated, red and oily. I would go through multiple oil blotter sheets a day. I also continued to see other skin care experts who convinced me they had the trick that would fix and make my skin normal but again every single one my skin would just get more inflamed or red and whatever I put on my face made it burn. I finally gave up the all natural approach saw another derm within the past yr who said rosacea and tried finacea etc which did not work and another derm said its sub derm and put me on a steroid which thinned my skin and again made worse and lately been using toleraine dermo cleanser and toleraine double repair moisturizer but still my skin is now just beyond oily and still red and inflamed. It has gotten to the point where I decided to take the plunge and try the crazy method of the caveman regimen and say no matter what happens for 90 days I am not going to let water or anything touch my face and document every day here to keep me on track. I figure what is the worst that can happen in 90 days it looks like shit and then I go back to trying something else. Least then I will know this was a terrible idea then rather then people just say it without trying. I scheduled a derm appt 3 months out from not just so worst case scenario does turn terrible can go back to the drawing board. So here goes nothing and heres my 90 day journey of the caveman regimen doing no water or anything........ Day 1 So the night before I took a shower and just rinsed my face with water around 700pm and figured that was the last time was going to let water and today is day 1 of starting this regimen. I woke up and already just after one night of not using products my skin seems more inflamed broken out and clogged. It makes zero sense even 12-15 hours of just not using a moisturizer and cleanser my skin should look this crappy and makes me still believe something is majorly wrong that the fact only 15 hours have gone by and my skin is so broken out even more then yesterday. I went to work and noticed my face did not burn today during the day but as the day progressed it was extremly oily more then usual. I had some of those oil blotter sheets and soaked through 3 of them throughout the day amd was starting to become self conscious of how oily it was. I looked in the mirror to see how looked and to be honest it looked terrible today and seemed like starting to get clogs all over my nose and zits around my cheeks. My cheeks are still red and inflamed so already 1 day in and kind of discouraged... Day 2 Well today was no better. I woke up again hoping that maybe the redness and inflamed skin would have subsided a bit but still there and still breaking out on my nose and cheeks. The clogs on my nose are becomming more prominent and now loooking in the mirror u can see red bumps on my nose and looks like there a few small white heads forming on my cheeks. Today again was another oily mess. I went through another 3-4 oil blotter sheets soaked through and was very self conscious at work. I had a meeting with my boss and district manager which felt uncomfortable with how oily and irritated my skin was becomming. On top of the oil I also feel like the skin in a wierd way is starting to dry out. It just feels hot and burns/irritated a little bit and still discouraged at the end of day 2. I have been reading other peoples posts to make myself feel better and see how it takes time so just trying to tough out the first few weeks. So far no dead skin mask just an oily mess where skin is breaking out more....
  26. Vitamin A 10,000 Iu

    Forums Diet & holistic health 7 replies

    My derm told me to take 10000 ius daily of vit A. Except she said you have to take a break every three months, for two weeks. To let your liver recover and clean out. I accidentlaly havent had a break since january end of last break... oops...
  27. Hi I was put on Ocella (the generic form of Yasmine) around 6 weeks ago. A little background on my skin - I have suffered acne for around 5 years, with extreme progress on retinoids. I do however notice that I am extremely oily and have pretty bad breakouts around my period. As a result, I am taking Yasmin. This past month and a half has not been good. First month was okay, but I had horrid breakout right before my period. The second month, my skin has been getting more oily and I have been breaking out in more whiteheads and cysts (especially in areas that I normally breakout before my period). I just want to know if this is consistent with anyone else's story? Will it work for me? I leave for college in 6 weeks, and I am terrified. Thank you!
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