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  1. GRAM NEGATIVE FOLLICULITIS

    Sorry for the delay! So sorry to hear your distress. I do understand! I had to increase my vitamin D3 to 5000 IU's before menses, since females use more vitamin D during this time, but that seems to work. I am remaining in my pre-follicular normal state, which was never clear pores. Folliculitis was a definitely different beast with persistent clusters of raised pores, random watery whiteheads that gave no warning, and clusters of blackheads. Yes, it is a nightmare! Sorry, I have no further knowledge of vitamin D; I just found out it worked for me! I do know I had gram-negative bacteria, since I had a specimen tested, and I do know that pretty much went away with the regimen my naturopath put me on, since I got tested a second time. The gram-negative was awful around my mouth, but later I was tested and left with mostly gram-positive which spread over most of my face, as stated in my third sentence here. I will now try using the calendula I mentioned above in this thread. Perhaps this can help me further now that my parathryoid adenomas are removed and I can maintain a normal vitamin D level. I will let you all know after another month! Pustulesandgnf, give vitamin D3 a try and report back here! Good luck to you!
  2. White Pus Zits Around Mouth And Chin! - Help! Help!

    Thanks for your response, Canucklehead12. My pores have never been clear since adolescence, but my normal state was never clusters of raised pores, random whiteheads popping up and clusters of blackheads like it was with folliculitis. Vitamin D3 has returned me to my normal, pretty much smooth-to-the-touch state with an occasional random zit or three. I did have to raise my level to 5000 IUs with menses approaching, since female bodies use more vitamin D during that time of the month. I will be getting my vitamin D level checked in a few weeks. Now that my parathyroid adenomas are removed, and I have the ability to maintain normal calcium, vitamin D and magnesium levels, I need to see what the regimen my naturopath had me on does for my skin. Her treatment plan did get rid of some severe folliculitis flareups, especially around my mouth. I don't want to take the high doses of vitamin C and A yet, or the zinc, but I will see what drinking the calendula tea does. I was to drink daily a quart of that tea with 1/4 c. steeped, dried calendula. I also applied it to my face twice a day. I don't think probiotics or tumeric did anything. I believe in a whole food, plant-based diet, and kimchi (probably sauerkraut too) helps my digestion, unlike probiotics. A healthy gut is supposed to help everything.
  3. White Pus Zits Around Mouth And Chin! - Help! Help!

    Silverlight22, so sorry to hear, but are you going to try taking 4000 IUs of vitamin D3 too? If not, why? We have all been looking for someone to say they found a cure, and I'm baffled as to why no one seems to be trying this.
  4. White Pus Zits Around Mouth And Chin! - Help! Help!

    I just found out it was one dose of Clindamycin, but i'm still waiting to find out the amount.
  5. White Pus Zits Around Mouth And Chin! - Help! Help!

    I guess that's possible. My surgery was only 18 min., and I don't know what they gave or how much, but I will now find out! My complexion did start to get worse four days after surgery until I upped my vitamin D. I will let you know after a month. It's been 23 days so far. Antibiotics didn't work when I tried two different kinds before.
  6. GRAM NEGATIVE FOLLICULITIS

    I posted above, and now I am cured! Two years ago, I started having recurring infections around my mouth that would last up to 10 weeks. I also had folliculitis that spread down my neck and inhabited my torso twice for weeks. For the last several months, I fought folliculitis that was basically all over my face. As you read above, I used every bactericidal chemical possible, plus essential oils and topical and oral antibiotics matched for my particular gram negative bacteria (and later for gram positive) to no avail. Mid-November, I discovered I've had hyperparathyroidism, which keeps vitamin D low. Prior to surgery, I was suspicious that my folliculitis could not heal due to low vitamin D (vitamin D regulates oil production and acts like macrophages to eat up bacteria), so I sat in the sun in Florida (where I had my surgery) the day before surgery for 1 1/2 hours. The day after surgery, my face was smooth! It stayed smooth for about four days, and then small pimples and blackheads quickly started to populate my entire face again! I was now back home in Colorado, and my doctor had be taking 3000 IUs of vitamin D3 along with my calcium, so I guessed that was not enough and increased my vitamin D3 to 4000 IUs, and my face cleared again and has stayed clear! Be sure to monitor your vitamin D levels for toxicity, but the Vitamin D Council's website has great info on how much we can safely take! Hope this helps you all!
  7. White Pus Zits Around Mouth And Chin! - Help! Help!

    I am cured! Two years ago, I started having recurring infections around my mouth that would last up to 10 weeks. I also had folliculitis that spread down my neck and inhabited my torso twice for weeks. For the last several months, I fought folliculitis that was basically all over my face. I used every bactericidal chemical possible, plus essential oils and topical and oral antibiotics matched for my particular gram negative bacteria (and later for gram positive) to no avail. Mid-November, I discovered I've had hyperparathyroidism, which keeps vitamin D low. Prior to surgery, I was suspicious that my folliculitis could not heal due to low vitamin D (vitamin D regulates oil production and acts like macrophages to eat up bacteria), so I sat in the sun in Florida (where I had my surgery) the day before surgery for 1 1/2 hours. The day after surgery, my face was smooth! It stayed smooth for about four days, and then small pimples and blackheads quickly started to populate my entire face again! I was now back home in Colorado, and my doctor had be taking 3000 IUs of vitamin D3 along with my calcium, so I guessed that was not enough and increased my vitamin D3 to 4000 IUs, and my face cleared again and has stayed clear! Be sure to monitor your vitamin D levels for toxicity, but the Vitamin D Council's website has great info on how much we can safely take! Hope this helps you all!
  8. I am cured! Two years ago, I started having recurring infections around my mouth that would last up to 10 weeks. I also had folliculitis that spread down my neck and inhabited my torso twice for weeks. For the last several months, I fought folliculitis that was basically all over my face. I used every bactericidal chemical possible, plus essential oils and topical and oral antibiotics matched for my particular gram negative bacteria (and later for gram positive) to no avail. Mid-November, I discovered I've had hyperparathyroidism, which keeps vitamin D low. Prior to surgery, I was suspicious that my folliculitis could not heal due to low vitamin D (vitamin D regulates oil production and acts like macrophages to eat up bacteria), so I sat in the sun in Florida (where I had my surgery) the day before surgery for 1 1/2 hours. The day after surgery, my face was smooth! It stayed smooth for about four days, and then small pimples and blackheads quickly started to populate my entire face again! I was now back home in Colorado, and my doctor had be taking 3000 IUs of vitamin D3 along with my calcium, so I guessed that was not enough and increased my vitamin D3 to 4000 IUs, and my face cleared again and has stayed clear! Be sure to monitor your vitamin D levels for toxicity, but the Vitamin D Council's website has great info on how much we can safely take! Hope this helps you all!