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  1. I have been struggling with persistent tiny whiteheads all over my face, on my chest and on my shoulders ever since I turned 16 (21 now) but in the last year they have gotten so much worse. Most of them are tiny and on and around my nose. Whenever I squeeze these, a small amount of white substance comes out and the next day the pore seems to refill. There is no inflamation or damage to the surrounding skin, so I figure squeezing them isn't so bad. The whiteheads look like the tiniest skin coloured bumps on my nose that you can't really see unless you look closely, however, it's got to the point where I'm so sick of them. What's the best way to get rid of them once and for all? I don't think the issue is hygeine as I'm very particular about keeping my face clean.
  2. What does this thing called? I have it all over my face and nothing seem to get rid of it. I have it on my cheeks, side, and forehead basically everywhere
  3. Hi, ive had these bumps under my skin for a long time now and they are usually hard to see unless under hard direct lighting. ive been prescribed Accutane and am on week 6 now. my skin has always been oily combo. im 22 and have had acne and skin issues since the age of 14. unfortunately, my dermatologist said i have kp on my cheeks, because of the nature of this condition its made me paranoid about every bump. any time i find a bump anywhere on my face i worry its related to kp! the 3 pictures ive included are my forehead chin and pores around my nose, if anyone has a similar texture or any knowledge it would be greatly appreciated.
  4. A little while ago I had a huge breakout all over my face. I only ever get cystic pimples, no only one or two at a time on my cheeks, but I had breakouts all over the place. I ended up getting my period a week later and the breakouts slowly calmed down a little, down this time I was seeing my breakouts leave red marks that last a while. Fast forward to now. I went to the dermatologist and he prescribed me minocycline 100mg twice a day, clindamycin, and told me to get a benzoyl peroxide wash. Then he told me to get a gentle wash from cerave for when I’m not using the benzoyl peroxide. I’ve been doing this for 19 days today. My skin was doing really great at first, and then about a week ago my skin started breaking out again. This time with lots of closed comedones. Since starting the treatment I haven’t then a large pimple at all, and I only got two normal pimples around the time of my period. Except I had a ton of closed comedones too, which I never had before. I figured it had to be something I was putting on my skin, and since my skin felt oily, I assumed it was the Cerave hydrating cleanser. I read about a few others who broke out in closed comedones from this. Today is the first day taking this out of my regimen, but my skin looks so bad. I guess I was looking for reassurance, suggestions, or advice. I’ve been feeling incredibly down lately, and i have to stop myself from crying all the time. I don’t even want to leave the house. I feel even worse knowing that I probably made my skin worse with that cleanser. I really don’t want to break out more than I already have, and I don’t know what else to do. Right now I’ve just been using the prescriptions and washing with benzoyl peroxide 4%. My forehead and nose are completely soft and smooth, but my cheeks and chin seem to be struggling. I know that it’s only been about two and a half weeks since I started anything, but when should I start seeing results? Is it possible that this is an initial breakout from the benzoyl peroxide or something? Should I talk to my dermatologist about changing up something or should I just stick it through for a month or so? I’m incredibly stressed about the breakouts and even more stressed that I’m getting red marks left behind.
  5. I’m 16 years old and I’ve had cystic acne, acne, blackheads and whiteheads for the past 3 years. It’s left my skin a bit dull looking and full of hyperpigmentation. (Also I should say, I drink enough water, I don’t eat diary, and I exersice 5 times a week. My diet/lifestyle is not the cause.) Last year I discovered that if I double cleanse with coconut oil my cystic acne and most of my little pimples disappear completely. I did that for 2-3 months until I had to travel for a week and I couldnt exfoliate so my skin broke out and got bad. So I replaced coconut oil with jojoba oil which didn’t worsen or better it. I am now retrying coconut oil and again, my pimples and cystic pimples are gone but this time my pores are going crazy.I have milia, enlarged pores, blocked pores, blackheads, whiteheads and all that. Currently I double cleanse then use rose water and a bit of jojoba oil to moisturize in the morning, and at night I do the same but with my Clarisonic and also spot treat with tea tree oil. I’m completely lost on what to do. I’m scared of going to a dermatologist since the last time they prescribed me a face wash and epiduo and it didn’t work for me at all, and caused me to switch to completely natural skincare. (Although unfortunately everybody’s holygrails like witch hazel, african black soap, and rosehip oil break me out like crazy.) I’m so lost. I don’t want to lose my progress but what I’m doing now isn’t 100% working. My skin is very very sensitive and tends to get dry so it overproduces oil. Right now it’s clear from pimples but I have really bad pores and also hyperpigmentation. What should I do? My acne makes me cry almost every day. Thank you if you read all of that. I appreciate any input or thoughts.
  6. I was really desperate when I found the caveman routine. Now, this freaked me out, and I know why. Because I was addicted to the products I was using on my face and the false hope they would clear my skin. But reading about it, it made sense. And did I want to live the rest of my life with a 10 step routine that didn't even work? The worst that could happen is nothing and I'll just go on living with bad skin, but at least I won't be wasting time and money on products. So I started caveman over a week ago. I was only rinsing with water and using a makeup remover to take off my eye makeup. At first, it was scary, but then it felt like a relief. I wasn't obsessing as much as I used to over my skin, and I wasn't getting as many breakouts. ..Yet. On day four I started getting whiteheads all over my chin, upper lip, on my forehead and in the creases by my nose. I was concerned about this because I hardly ever get whiteheads, and for the most part, my forehead is clear except for looking like a frying pan. By the end of the week, my face felt so gross. I had to exfoliate it. I just used a product I had by Aveeno, which was the Aveeno naturals gentle exfoliater. It felt a little better, but still super oily. So for a few days, I battled with blotting my skin and dusting with a pressed powder to control some shine. I'm rinsing with water morning and night and switched from using a makeup remover to some olive oil on a cotton swab to remove mascara and eyeliner. Aside from the powder, I use a concealer on a few really bad scars I have, and this hasn't seemed to cause a problem. My skin is so oily it usually removes the makeup by the end of the day, but I do wipe over those areas with the oil. This also hasn't seemed to cause a problem. I know, why am I adding oil to more oily, you're probably thinking. But this hasn't seemed to make my skin any more greasy. It works like a moisturizer and keeps my skin feeling pretty soft. And I will rinse with water after using it, so really no problems. My skin is still oily and whiteheads are still there three days into week 2. I did cleanse my skin again today, which I'm hoping didn't effect anything. I know I shouldn't but the feel of my skin is so unbareable. I'm going to stick with this caveman routine and update on how it is affacting my skin. I hope for the best. I do have some questions about it, so I will post on that later.
  7. Hello, recently I've started cleansing with oils and it seems to be working quite well? but at the same time not? Like the clear parts of my face are much softer and the skin feels nicer, I've barely had any acne since starting (maybe two new ones since then and even they went away quickly) but what confuses me are the whiteheads, I've had them before but it seems that there's more and the ones that were aleeady there are starting to appear more prominent. I am not sure whether this is supposed to be happening, I've read plenty of horror stories regarding ocm but they mostly include painful cystic acne which I still did not encounter. I don't know whether I should drop this method alltogether or keep trying? If I need to drop it can someone please reccomend me anything to fight closed comedones, they're my biggest issue. P.S. I believe that my blend was quite fine? At first I used tok much castor oil and it would dry out my skin but I decreased it and now I don't have that problem but this comedone thing really makes me??? And the other oil I use is rosehip.
  8. Hey guys, i have severe comedonal acne (whiteheads) and i need lactic acid (AHA) prevent more from appearing. I also need clindamycin to treat acne vulgaris. Can combine them? As in, using lactic acid and putting clindamycin on top? I have tidact gel 1% (contains clindamycin and alcohol) and eucerin active concentrate which contains concnetrated lactic acid and decandiol (doesnt say the percentage). Im just asking its safe to do that. Also if you guys have extra tips for dealing with closed comedones let me know. Thanks!
  9. Hey guys, just wanted to share with you a video about a proper way of clearing acne once and for all. Tell me what you think, cheers!
  10. Blogging my Accutane journey. I started Accutane two weeks ago. I started on 20mg per day for the first week and am now on 40mg per day. I will track my progress and let you know how I am dealing with the side effects. Find my blog here: http://nak-on.blogspot.com/search/label/On Accutane
  11. What is this ?! NEED HELP ASAP

    Forums Oily skin 4 replies

    What is this and how do I fix it. I always had mild acne but the past few months my pores have expanded and acne has gotten worse. What is this and how can I cure it???
  12. Hey, just wanted to share with you guys my 9 week progress with my acne. I am so proud! So I changed to a paleo diet, I had a very dry skin, so I started using a proper moisturizer. I cut out dairy COMPLETELY (tough decision). And my results have been awesome. Can recommend this to anyone who are lost with their acne and have tried everything, cheers Image linked
  13. Hey guys, just wanted to share with you my personal progress on how I cleared my acne in 6 weeks! Now I feel way better, and I finally have gotten my life together Here is my video on how I fixed my skin, cheers!
  14. Hi Everyone, I'm wondering if anyone has/had a similar issue to the photos I'm showing.. I have these tiny bumps (some are hard like whiteheads), along my jawline and on my forehead.. right after a shower I can squeeze some stuff out of them and the bumps will go down.. but I'm not gonna do that all over my face because I'll definitely end up with a few pimples the next day (as you can see this is a main cause of the redness and pimples on my forehead). I also deal with a bit of hormonal acne on my chin and my cheeks which for us ladies is super annoying. I'll have amazing looking skin for a day or two throughout the month, and then boom.. back to little baby pimples and scars. I'm soon going on birth control in two weeks or so as recommended by my doctor, at least for a couple of months to help with hormonal acne. I've heard of these bump issues also being an overproduction of yeast on the skin or in the body, and I really don't know how to fix this. I try my hardest to eat healthy, I wash my face nightly and remove all my makeup.. I don't know what to do anymore. I've heard of Nizoral for this yeast-bump conspiracy. Has anyone tried it? Please leave any tips/tricks. I appreciate it greatly!
  15. Hey everyone I'm looking for some advice. I'm at the end of my ropes. I'm a 22 year old female who has struggled with acne since I was ten. I get a little bit of everything which is why I think it's been so hard to tackle. I've been to several different derms and tried a million different things excluding accutane. Up to date I've tried several different kinds of birth control (currently on orthotricyclen), antibiotics, creams, gels, washes, diets, natural remedies, chemical peels, extractions, you name it. I have strange skin, in my opinion, which produces a lot of oil but can still look dry and dehydrated. Every day, I drink only water (no caffeine or alcohol) and sports drinks after I exercise. My current treatment is oral birth control, spironolactone, retin-a gel, benzoyl peroxide cream, and oil free moisturizer. I cleanse with cerave(used to use cetaphil). I thought testosterone may be an issue so my dr. Prescribed spiro to see (no dramatic results yet but oil production has decreased). I do get red hormonal pimples around my period but the closed comdones and black heads have been a constant since I was 10 and are especially noticeable when I smile. I have no family history of acne or any skin issue really. I eat the healthiest, drink the most water, and sleep well most of the time so it seems unfair really when my brother can drink alcohol and mountain dew, eat cheetos and fried foods, sleeps about 5 hours every night and sits in front of computers all day has perfectly smooth skin!! I attached some pictures and I'm praying SOMEONE out there has experience and solved acne like mine! I want to see what everyone else has done that may help me since I've exhausted all my options. I'm desperate! (also my skin generally isn't so red as the pictures are making them see, i think it's just the camera, sorry!!) -sandypaws
  16. after i cleanse my face, my forehead looks like this. i usually look better once i put the rest of my skincare routine, but i’m wondering if anything i’m doing is actually working to remove these bumps. i’m using a 2% bha wash (i typically prefer medicated washes to leave on products just for time efficiency) day and night and focus on hydration so i keep my routine to just: cleanse, hyaluronic acid serum, moisturizer - are these clogged pores?? if so, how long will they take to go away? i’ve been using bha for about 2 months now on/off (there are smaller ones that the camera couldn’t capture too) - is there something more effective for this type of problem than bha? i’ve been looking at sulfur and buying a sulfur cleanser instead since it seems to help with acne and pityrosporum folliculitis as well i sadly can’t visit a derm at the moment so any help is appreciated!
  17. Guys!!!! Please advice me what kind of acne is that and how it should be treated! Cant withstand it and more :((( Thanks in advance!
  18. I'm new to this site but have had acne for about 3/4 years. I'm 15 years old and currently I wash my fave twice a day with The Body Shop Tea Tree cleanser, then toner and a simple (as in the brand) moisturiser. In the past I have used Clearasil, freederm, Clean and Clear etc, and recently tried an Acnecide benzoyl peroxide gel but it did not go very well. I eat at least 5 portions of fruit and veg everyday and do not eat meat, I do eat crisps and other junk food but I honestly don't think it affects my skin, at least not for me personally. I drink 2 litres of water and I don't understand how I can help my acne?? I've tried so many different creams and gels but it's likely that hormones are to blame as I am a teenager. What could I do to help this? Also as you can see from the pics (which are very bad quality sorry lol, also excuse the big white head I'm hesitant to pop at the moment) my forehead is the worst area but I usually get a few red+painful spots on my upper cheeks too.
  19. Hi. I have dealt with acne forever. I can't really remember what my acne was like in my teen years pre pill but I don't remember it being as bad as dealing with it while on the pill. After a year on the pill and poor eating habits I saw a dermatologist who did facial treatments on me such as Derma and light therapy. A year later the treatments have helped tremendously.. to this point my about two years into the pill. I got so clear at one point. I have been on BC since 2-3 years at this point and started face treatment a yearish into BC. I'm unsure if it was the pill or BC that cleared my skin. But my derma quit her job and ever since my skins gotten worse it was perfection at one point and my diet wasn't even that great. Now I'm eating so well, no diary be refined sugars so it's strange I'm breaking out. I keep producing oil around my chin and cheeks. Also, I originally went on BC to regulate my periods. Again, I don't remember my skin pre BC but a year into the BC and before seeing my dermatologist, my skin was the worst it's ever been!!! I just wanna know if I'm guaranteed to get worsened acne when come off it. At the moment skins pre bad but not as bad as pre facial treatment and 1 year into pill I'm about 3 years into pill now and haven't done facials for like 8 months - gets worse slowly. I once when off it in the middle of the pack for two weeks but when I got off had been eating well and good skin then all of a sudden I was eating very very badly like 3000+ calories of junk of daily as a result of being on a restrictive ridiculous low cal diet. Then when I went back on I didn't follow correct instead I carried on and took the pill that I was would be even up to had I not stopped. When I stopped I took doxy which dried my skin so bad. I'm rambling I'm just head on certain my skin will worsen. Bc should stop oil production instead it doesn't. Again I can feel remember my skin pre bc. I'm taking it purely for regularion reasons but wanna get off it because I'm tired of putting fake hormones into my body. Advice? I've tried ocm, salycic acid, differin, antibiotics etc. And nothing helps!
  20. i have these tiny clogged pores please help me because these clogged pores giving me scarred pores i am using salyclylic acid facewash but still not so improvement please help me i dont want to get scar further because i already have scars from Chickenpox and AMVC i want to get rid of these clogged pores any help would be apeericiated
  21. Cheap, Effective, 2 Week, Oral Treatment for skin and eye problems caused by microscopic Demodex Skin Mites. If your skin and/or eye problems are caused by demodex mites, this treatment may be a cure. The oral treatment kills the mites all over your body even in hard to reach glands. If you have ocular rosacea (aka blepharitis demodex) it is very important to get it treated before it damages your vision.If your dermatologist did not test you for Demodex mites, you should ask them to do so. Demodex mites have been implicated in Rosacea, ocular rosacea, acne, blepharitis demodex, etc. The mites can go anywhere on your body that there is an oil gland / hair follicle. Only palms of your hands and the soles of your feet will escape the mites.The combined Oral Ivermectin + Oral Metronidazole treatment has worked for me. The report on this treatment was published in the International Journal of Infectious disease in 2013. Treatment takes 2 weeks using Oral Ivermectin and Oral Metronidazole. Insurance copay was just $13.03 (Uninsured retail about $52 USD.https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...0197121201315XThe 2013 study compares using Oral Ivermectin vs. Oral Ivermectin + Oral Metronidazole to treat 4 different skin conditions including rosacea, acne, blepharitis demodex (ocular rosacea) etc.Results of scientific study on 120 people with confirmed Demodex mites:Remission: 71.6% of people in the study with the oral Ivermectin+ oral Metronidazole treatment went into remission vs. 45% on just oral Ivermectin. Marked improvement: 26.7% (Oral Iver.+ Oral Metro.) vs. 33% (Oral Iver. only). No Improvement: 1.7% (Oral Iver.+ Oral Metro.) vs. 21.7% (Oral Iver. only)Using the more effective 2 drug combined treatment (from paper) based on body weight for the oral Ivermectin:1. Two doses of oral Ivermectin one week apart. Each weekly dose is 200 micrograms Ivermectin per kilogram of body weight. Worked out to 12 mg per dose for me. Take on an empty stomach with a large glass of water.2. Oral Metronidazole, 250 mg. three times a day for two weeks. Do not drink alcohol while taking oral Metronidazole and for 72 hours after taking the last tablet.As always, it is best to discuss this treatment with your doctor. These are prescription drugs. My family doctor was most helpful.I had demodicosis caused by demodex mites. Onset at age 11.5 after a severe bout of German Measles and possibly the flu. Immune system was at rock bottom allowing the mites to become infested in spite of good hygiene. It got worse with every bout of the flu after that. It started with large blackheads, advanced into pustules, body acne and irritated red eyes.After being misdiagnosed with “allergic conjunctivitis” and acne vulgaris (bacterial origin) for 51 years, it advanced into blepharitis demodex (ocular rosacea) – painfully gritty, dry eyes with eyelashes falling out, etc. Over the years, 4 board certified dermatologists prescribed about 8 different antibiotics, Retin- A, Micro-Retin A, benzoyl peroxide, etc. None of the expensive treatment worked. They never checked for demodex mites.Demodicosis can be confused for “Hormonal acne” due to the fact that the mites live 2-3 weeks and may indeed be tuned in to the hormonal cycles of the body. The mites eat oil. When your hormones are causing more oil to be generated, there is more for the mites to eat. Any drug or diet change that levels out or reduces the oil in your skin can temporarily control the mites by controlling their food source. In other studies, the topical version of Metronidazol has not been found to be effective but the oral version is. Oral Metronidazol is believed to work indirectly by changing something the mites are consuming or changing the environment so that they die. Some papers report successful treatment with just the oral metronidazole. I'm at the 8.5 weeks post treatment mark. My skin is clear. My eyes are clear, no longer red, no longer losing multiple eye lashes near daily, no longer painfully dry, and are now working to make the oily tear film. I've been able to stop using Cliradex wipes. Still washing face and eyes with 1% Tea Tree oil face wash (Tranquil Eyes by Eye Eco) followed by spraying with the Hypochlorous Acid Eyelid and Eyelash Spray by Heyedrate nightly as a precaution to fight off future mite re-infestation. I am now taking a Lutein (10 mg) + Zeaxanthin (2 mg) supplement along with my Omega 3 supplements. These supplements have improved my Meibomian Glands function possibly by reducing lid inflammation.
  22. Cheap, Effective, 2 Week, Oral Treatment for skin and eye problems caused by microscopic Demodex Skin Mites. If your skin and/or eye problems are caused by demodex mites, this treatment may be a cure. The oral treatment kills the mites all over your body even in hard to reach glands. If you have ocular rosacea (aka blepharitis demodex) it is very important to get it treated before it damages your vision.If your dermatologist did not test you for Demodex mites, you should ask them to do so. Demodex mites have been implicated in Rosacea, ocular rosacea, acne, blepharitis demodex, etc.The combined Oral Ivermectin + Oral Metronidazole treatment has worked for me. The report on this treatment was published in the International Journal of Infectious disease in 2013. Treatment takes 2 weeks using Oral Ivermectin and Oral Metronidazole. Insurance copay was just $13.03 (Uninsured retail about $52 USD.https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...0197121201315XThe 2013 study compares using Oral Ivermectin vs. Oral Ivermectin + Oral Metronidazole to treat 4 different skin conditions including rosacea, acne, blepharitis demodex (ocular rosacea) etc.Results of scientific study on 120 people with confirmed Demodex mites:Remission: 71.6% of people in the study with the oral Ivermectin+ oral Metronidazole treatment went into remission vs. 45% on just oral Ivermectin. Marked improvement: 26.7% (Oral Iver.+ Oral Metro.) vs. 33% (Oral Iver. only). No Improvement: 1.7% (Oral Iver.+ Oral Metro.) vs. 21.7% (Oral Iver. only)Using the more effective 2 drug combined treatment (from paper) based on body weight for the oral Ivermectin:1. Two doses of oral Ivermectin one week apart. Each weekly dose is 200 micrograms Ivermectin per kilogram of body weight. Worked out to 12 mg per dose for me. Take on an empty stomach with a large glass of water.2. Oral Metronidazole, 250 mg. three times a day for two weeks. Do not drink alcohol while taking oral Metronidazole and for 72 hours after taking the last tablet.As always, it is best to discuss this treatment with your doctor. These are prescription drugs. My family doctor was most helpful.I had demodicosis caused by demodex mites. Onset at age 11.5 after a severe bout of German Measles and possibly the flu. Immune system was at rock bottom allowing the mites to become infested in spite of good hygiene. It got worse with every bout of the flu after that. It started with large blackheads, advanced into pustules, body acne and irritated red eyes.After being misdiagnosed with “allergic conjunctivitis” and acne vulgaris (bacterial origin) for 51 years, it advanced into blepharitis demodex (ocular rosacea) – painfully gritty, dry eyes with eyelashes falling out, etc. Over the years, 4 board certified dermatologists prescribed about 8 different antibiotics, Retin- A, Micro-Retin A, benzoyl peroxide, etc. None of the expensive treatment worked. They never checked for demodex mites.Demodicosis can be confused for “Hormonal acne” due to the fact that the mites live 2-3 weeks and may indeed be tuned in to the hormonal cycles of the body. The mites eat oil. When your hormones are causing more oil to be generated, there is more for the mites to eat. Any drug or diet change that levels out or reduces the oil in your skin can temporarily control the mites by controlling their food source. In other studies, the topical version of Metronidazol has not been found to be effective but the oral version is. Oral Metronidazol is believed to work indirectly by changing something the mites are consuming or changing the environment so that they die. Some papers report successful treatment with just the oral metronidazole. I'm at the 8.5 weeks post treatment mark. My skin is clear. My eyes are clear, no longer red, no longer losing multiple eye lashes near daily, no longer painfully dry, and are now working to make the oily tear film. I've been able to stop using Cliradex wipes. Still washing face and eyes with 1% Tea Tree oil face wash (Tranquil Eyes by Eye Eco) followed by spraying with the Hypochlorous Acid Eyelid and Eyelash Spray by Heyedrate nightly as a precaution to fight off future mite re-infestation. I am now taking a Lutein (10 mg) + Zeaxanthin (2 mg) supplement along with my Omega 3 supplements. These supplements have improved my Meibomian Glands function possibly by reducing lid inflammation.
  23. Cheap, Effective, 2 Week, Oral Treatment for skin and eye problems caused by microscopic Demodex Skin Mites. If your skin and/or eye problems are caused by demodex mites, this treatment may be a cure. The oral treatment kills the mites all over your body even in hard to reach glands. If you have ocular rosacea (aka blepharitis demodex) it is very important to get it treated before it damages your vision.If your dermatologist did not test you for Demodex mites, you should ask them to do so. Demodex mites have been implicated in Acne, Rosacea, ocular rosacea, blepharitis demodex, etc.The combined Oral Ivermectin + Oral Metronidazole treatment has worked for me. The report on this treatment was published in the International Journal of Infectious disease in 2013. Treatment takes 2 weeks using Oral Ivermectin and Oral Metronidazole. Insurance copay was just $13.03 (Uninsured retail about $52 USD.https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...0197121201315XThe 2013 study compares using Oral Ivermectin vs. Oral Ivermectin + Oral Metronidazole to treat 4 different skin conditions including rosacea, acne, blepharitis demodex (ocular rosacea) etc.Results of scientific study on 120 people with confirmed Demodex mites:Remission: 71.6% of people in the study with the oral Ivermectin+ oral Metronidazole treatment went into remission vs. 45% on just oral Ivermectin. Marked improvement: 26.7% (Oral Iver.+ Oral Metro.) vs. 33% (Oral Iver. only). No Improvement: 1.7% (Oral Iver.+ Oral Metro.) vs. 21.7% (Oral Iver. only)Using the more effective 2 drug combined treatment (from paper) based on body weight for the oral Ivermectin:1. Two doses of oral Ivermectin one week apart. Each weekly dose is 200 micrograms Ivermectin per kilogram of body weight. Worked out to 12 mg per dose for me. Take on an empty stomach with a large glass of water.2. Oral Metronidazole, 250 mg. three times a day for two weeks. Do not drink alcohol while taking oral Metronidazole and for 72 hours after taking the last tablet.As always, it is best to discuss this treatment with your doctor. These are prescription drugs. My family doctor was most helpful.I had demodicosis caused by demodex mites. Onset at age 11.5 after a severe bout of German Measles and possibly the flu. Immune system was at rock bottom allowing the mites to become infested in spite of good hygiene. It got worse with every bout of the flu after that. It started with large blackheads, advanced into pustules, body acne and irritated red eyes.After being misdiagnosed with “allergic conjunctivitis” and acne vulgaris (bacterial origin) for 51 years, it advanced into blepharitis demodex (ocular rosacea) – painfully gritty, dry eyes with eyelashes falling out, etc. Over the years, 4 board certified dermatologists prescribed about 8 different antibiotics, Retin- A, Micro-Retin A, benzoyl peroxide, etc. None of the expensive treatment worked. They never checked for demodex mites.Demodicosis can be confused for “Hormonal acne” due to the fact that the mites live 2-3 weeks and may indeed be tuned in to the hormonal cycles of the body. The mites eat oil. When your hormones are causing more oil to be generated, there is more for the mites to eat. Any drug or diet change that levels out or reduces the oil in your skin can temporarily control the mites by controlling their food source. In other studies, the topical version of Metronidazol has not been found to be effective but the oral version is. Oral Metronidazol is believed to work indirectly by changing something the mites are consuming or changing the environment so that they die. Some papers report successful treatment with just the oral metronidazole. I'm at the 8.5 weeks post treatment mark. My skin is clear. My eyes are clear, no longer red, no longer losing multiple eye lashes near daily, no longer painfully dry, and are now working to make the oily tear film. I've been able to stop using Cliradex wipes. Still washing face and eyes with 1% Tea Tree oil face wash (Tranquil Eyes by Eye Eco) followed by spraying with the Hypochlorous Acid Eyelid and Eyelash Spray by Heyedrate nightly as a precaution to fight off future mite re-infestation. I am now taking a Lutein (10 mg) + Zeaxanthin (2 mg) supplement along with my Omega 3 supplements. These supplements have improved my Meibomian Glands function possibly by reducing lid inflammation.
  24. Hi everyone. I have been suffering from acne as long as I can remember.. literally. Back in elementary school is when it started and when it ruined my life. I was made fun of on a daily basis for it and quickly became super insecure and I still am to this day (I am now 27 years old). I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of my acne and NOTHING helps. Does this look like cystic acne? Maybe that’s why over the counter products are not working? I’m not familiar wirh cystic acne, so I don’t know. I just know I need help. Please! Any advice, input, insight. Also, are these icepick scars? How can I get rid of them?
  25. I don't know how many of you heard about the acne no more program(mike Walden). Is it a scam ? Please I want honest reviews about it.