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  1. I have visited this forum intermittently over the course of 4 years, during which I had suffered from chronic folliculitis (like this guy but much worse) originally triggered by overuse of minocycline. Things I tried: BP regime. Seemed to help in the beginning, but gave me seborrheic dermatitis and enabled folliculitis to spread to the scalp. Following the regime was my 2nd mistake! More antibiotics; works for 1-3 months only. Accutane. Helps, but comes back after. Fecal Transplant. Did thrice, and after 4 weeks skin became 99% clear - but only lasted for a month (looks like I needed to do this for long time?) Raw milk diet (made it 3x worse) Eating nothing but meat and water (the zerocarb diet): 95% clearance! I consider the last thing to be the "cure". I've been on this diet for over a year, and every time I cheat my folliculitis comes back (sometimes in vengeance). Eating nothing but meat and water (exclude all diary) cures many other ailments as well. Check out The remaining 5% is probably due to my coffee consumption, which I've cut out recently, and I seem to be getting closer to 100% clearance. I never posted here, but today decided to post my story here in case if it helps others .... If you want to try this cure, you should stick to it for at least 30 days and avoid all forms of diary (use lard or duck fat or any animal fat in place of butter or plant oils). For details, see this blog post.
  2. Hello all, I'm posting this because I don't know what else to do. I've had folliculitis since I was ten years old. It has stayed in the upper leg/butt region the entire time. About ten years ago, my doctor prescribed several rounds of different antibiotics. Worked temporarily and then not at all. I tried benzoyoal peroxide body wash - it worked a little if I let it dry on my skin, but doing this caused bleached towels and underwear. Recently, I purchased rubbing alcohol and African black soap. Doesn't help. What does help is seawater and sun. I noticed that follucilitis cleared for sometime whenever my family took a trip to the beach. My problem is I don't have a tub to test epsom salts. Is there a work-around that anyone knows of such as making some sort of spray?
  3. I have these small flesh coloured bumps all over my face. No matter how much I take care of my skin and am consistent with a routine nothing seems to be working! I’m not sure whether it even is acne, it seems more rash like so perhaps folliculitis, but I’ve been suffering with it for a while now and just really want to find out what it is/a solution.. I will be seeing a dermatologist soon. Thank you!!
  4. Okay, I just want to describe my symptoms and hear if anyone else has experienced this. I’m going to the doctor soon, I’m just posting out of sheer curiosity, if someone else has experienced this. This all started about a year ago, I started getting weird zits that turned into crusty lesions, after being popped. Here’s my list of symptoms (they’re really weird and can’t find a lot of info on my symptoms). •Bumps on skin that appear to be acne at first, a lot of the time it’s just skin colored, firm bump. •I usually have to scratch at it to get the pus out, the pus is thick and kind of doughy/fleshy, and I usually have a soft layer of skin, just slough off. •After popping there’s a big lesion where the top layer of skin has come off and the infection spreads, rapidly it seems. My other follicles around it, seem to get infected immediately. •I have one on my cheek, when it first came up and I popped it, it spread to several follicles and becsme very painful and weaped greenish-yellow/opaque pus for a little over a week. I had to wear a cotton ball and bandage on my face and change about 2-3 times, a day. This wound never quite healed, it has been tender and kind of red ever since. About a week ago it became problematic again, this time wasn’t as bad, but it hurt a lot, was quite big, and it was very red. It’s in the process of getting healed again, though. I have a feeling that it’s folliculitis due to MRSA, so like I said, I’m going to the doctor, but some of the symptoms seem bizarre, to me. (Like the skin just coming off, still soft and the weirdly textured pus). I can’t find anything about those symptoms, online. If someone has any experience or input about this, please let me know!! Thank you!
  5. Someone on a forum recommend trying serrapeptase for folliculitis and acne but just thought I'd check.. has anyone tried it? Did it work or not? Side effects?
  6. i need to treat this. please help me so that i can treat it. badly need your help
  7. Help. Can you please help identify if this is acne or folliculitis so that i can treat ot well? Thank you.
  8. They are super itchy when wet and when i sweat. Please help. Are they folliculitis or cystic acne? Here are other pictures Please help me. Thank you
  9. Hi! Let me start off by saying... I've been on the Candida Diet for a little over month now because I have fungal acne, since then my fungal acne (malassezia folliculitis) I had on my chin and mostly my forehead are almoat gone! I have some small colorless bumps around my chin though, they don't itch like my folliculitis did, so I'm wondering if anyone has had anything like this before and what did you do to help? PICS BELOW
  10. So I used a product that has a lot of mercury in its content and a potent steroid cream for almost three months ( I have no idea) and this happened. I just dont know if its folliculitis or acne. Please help. Thank you.
  11. I have had bacterial folliculitis, primarily on my back, for an entire year now. I first developed bumps (in May of 2017) on my back that would become visible after showering but would disappear by the next morning. After a few months of this I went to the dermatologist and saw the NP. She said it was folliculitis and that we could try an antibiotic. She said she wasn't sure if this would work and said that if a round of antibiotics didn't clear it up then we could do a biopsy. I asked if we could go ahead and do the biopsy since I had the issue for so long already. I couldn't go outside all summer long because the heat and sweat would make the bumps worse. The biopsy came back as bacterial folliculitis. I took one round of doxycycline (30 days). The bumps cleared up close to the end of the round. A week and a half or two after completing the round, the bumps came back. I went back to the dermatologist and she prescribed another round of antibiotics (still doxycycline). The bumps cleared, but again came back shortly after finishing the round. I went back to the dermatologist again and this time she prescribed clindamycin topical foam. She said (on my third or fourth visit) that she wanted me to take the doxycycline for one to two months after the bumps completely cleared. I took additional doxycycline from January 2018 to April 2018. My skin was completely clear for over a month. I finished the last round and sure enough.... two weeks later the bumps were back. I went back to the dermatologist again. She didn't even take the time to look at my chart before coming in and asking what was wrong. She asked if I had used the foam and I told her I had. I asked if we should try a new medicine and she said "yeah, sure. I have some samples of something." She gave me a handful of samples (of Solodyn 55mg) and sent me on my way without explaining anything. The samples actually have an expiration date of May 2018!! I called the office to ask if I needed to exchange these and her nurse said that they were fine. I read that expired solodyn can be bad for your liver or kidneys or something..... hopefully they don't cause more of a problem. I am so tired of fighting this skin infection!! Especially since I live in a warm climate... I can't expose my skin because it is so gross and the bumps are red and painful. I feel at such a loss since it keeps coming back over and over and over again despite months of dealing with stupid side effects from antibiotics. Any advice???
  12. help??

    Forums General acne discussion 1 reply

    I started getting these small skin colored bumps about a year ago. They don’t go away and they’re like impossible to get rid of. I’ve tried everything and nothing works. Does anyone know what this is? I use all gentle products and i dont know what triggered this. hopefully someone can help
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. Okay so, I have pityrosporum folliculitis(fungal acne all over my face) is there a way to cure and get rid of this forever? I havent had this problem before and only got it after putting on topical antibiotics on my face for a few months. Do you think that folliculitis will go away if I leave my skin alone? What if I use nizoral twice a week, will it go away? Probiotics, do they cure pityrosporum folliculitis? Also, is dehydrated skin normal for fungal acne? I would rather be more thankful if my skin turns normal again permanently than having to treat it every week because i dont want to be carrying a nizoral bottle everywhere i go
  16. It started about 4 years ago. I got my first buttox zit. Or so I thought. I had a couple here and there but only on the buttox, then approximately 3 years ago, I noticed them coming up the small of back, between the shoulders, which I figured could be normal and I'm a "late-bloomer." Found unit couple my first fiends got scabies; so I went to the doc and got the cream and used it. These never went away and didn't look like that anyway so I let it be. well 2 years ago I began to get em in between my pecs dad eventually they moved all over my chest, ribs, and now even my thighs and beginning down my arms. i gone to the dermatologist, even got a biopsy, not bacterial.. so he thought follicular and prescribed a plethora of antibacterial soap and topical steroids. THE soap (hibiclense) and others, had literally no effect, the topical steriods (currently on triamcinolone acetone ointment 1%) they work for the first week ridding about 70% but they always come back and the ointment has no effect week 2 no beyond. Any thoughts thoughts or suggestions please let me know.
  17. Hi Everyone, I have been dealing with Folliculitis for about 5 years now it continually seems to get worse and worse. The worst of it is on the back of my scalp along my hairline, but recently it seems to have spread onto my chest, the front of my neck, my forehead and into my beard. The Folliculitis consists of small-medium pustules usually with pus filled heads. They are very painful at times especially when washing or sleeping. I've seen multiple Derms and tried every oral or topical antibiotic in the spectrum and nothing seems to cure it (this includes fungal shampoos, fluconazole, ketoconazole). The only way I have been able to temporally eliminate it has been by taking Augmentin and Accutane. While on both drugs, my Folliculitis seems to totally disappear. Once I get off the drugs, it returns with vengeance. I have also tried many natural/homeopathic remedies but none seem to really work...I've tried, ACV, Tea Tree Oil, Coconut oil ETC...(ACV & Tea Tree Oil seem to help a little by drying the pustules out) I don't think it is Folliculitis Decalvans because I have no scarring and no hair loss. Background on me: I have had severe skin problems since i was 15 (I'm now 25)...I have been on practically every antibiotic (tetracyclines, Doxys, bactrim, Amox, Augmentin, prednisone etc, and practically every topical). I have done 3 courses of accutane. Most of this has helped to clear my face but now it seems that maybe it has caused my Folliculitis. Over the years, Augmentin has been the best drug for me in terms of clearing me up... I have been on Augmentin and other Antibiotics for extended periods of time (over a year)... My current regimen as prescribed by one of the top Derms at University of Miami is to wash with CLN Shampoo (which contains bleach), use a topical Steroid, and apply Gentamicin (seems to mildly control it but its starting to work less and less...might have built up resistance)...the reason for this regimen is because I have had probably 6 different cultures/biopsies taken and all come back normal...They either come back with no fungal or bacterial growth or just coagulase-negative staph (which is normal skin bacteria). My current Derm thinks it might just be due to inflammation and not a bacterial/fungal issue...She said the Augmentin likely works so well because of its anti-inflammatory properties... Going back to see the Derm in about 3 weeks to try something else because it is definitely not working. I also eat pretty healthy...lots of veggies, very little processed foods and I also take strong probiotics along with I drink homemade Kefir and Kombucha everyday (been drinking those for about 2 months now). I figured doing these things was worth a try considering I may have an imbalance of bacteria in my gut from all the far they haven't worked but I will continue them. I am very diligent in my skin care routine and do everything I can to improve it (this includes washing sheets, pillow cases, & towels very often) If anyone has any additional ideas for me or advice, please let me know...I am pretty desperate at this time and it has really put a damper on my life. BTW...the pictures really don't do this justice...a lot of the pustules are in hair, somewhat hidden
  18. Hi everyone, My name is Alberto, I am 43. Since Nov. 2017 I have been suffering from redness in my face and back (When I mean red, is RED..), sometimes with pimples and always very dry. The situation typically get worsened by showers, exercise (sweat).. sometimes direct exposure to the sun. See my picture of the back.. I am not showing my face but it was the same !!!! Before New Year's eve I decided to pay a first visit to a dermatologist (First time ever), and she said: - It seems to be dryness of the skin. Use Cetaphyl lotion mornings and nights and if after 2 weeks nothing happens, let me know. After 2 weeks, nothing happened. Same situation. Called back the Dr. and after careful review of face and back, she said: - It seems to be a reaction from the soap/shampoo you use. Stop using any soaps or shampoo for 2 weeks, just shower with warm water for 5 minutes and then apply Cetaphyl. Also stop using dryer sheets (I was using them) as they could be strong for people with delicate skin. After 2 weeks, nothing happened and I decided to change Dr. and followed a recommendation of a colleague at work, that suffers from light Rosacea. The new Dr. said that most probably, and after all the trial and error from the previous Dr. my problem was related to bacteria coming from my scalp (Folliculitis), landing in my face and back while showering. He also said that my face was getting a lot of bacteria from my pillow (coming from my scalp). I had serious doubts about this theory, but he proved me wrong. He prescribed Metronidazol for the face, to be used morning and afternoon, after washing my face WITH SOAP !! (my first surprise). And also recommended a shampoo/body wash with antibacterial properties to prevent my scalp bacteria to land in my face and back. I truly believe this was the real change in my case. He recommended a product called CLN Body Wash.. is super hard to find (no pharmacies, supermarkets, etc) and is a little expensive but I can tell you, is great (So far) If any of you in this forum is experiencing similar symptoms give this product a try, I buy them on their own brand amazon store (best price so far). Hopefully the links work: Body Wash, Shampoo, Face cleaner BE AWARE: Dr. Lee told me that they will try to sell you the 3 of them (very expensive), however you can use the Body Wash for your scalp also so you save that money. I am doing it and works ! Is anyone here using Metronidazole? CLN? any feedback? I am new to this and want to make sure none of these products are bad in the long term. Appreciated the reading and feedback
  19. Having teenage acne, I took doxycycline for three years and once I became immune to the antibiotic I then took another antibiotic (minocycline) for another 1.5 years. During this time I also developed juvenile eczema and yeast-induced folliculitis. For the folliculitis I took Ketoconazole 20 mg every other week and I used a Selenium Sulfide shampoo three times a week and rarely had any large breakouts. Since I am almost 21 (and sick of relying on antibiotics twice a day) I decided that I didn't want to take oral medication for my acne anymore and low and behold after 5 days I noticed I was almost entirely clear! Although, after almost a week I noticed that I was developing folliculitis on my chest/collarbone region very badly, to the point where I had to use my Selenium Sulfide shampoo twice a day along with my (3 months expired) Ketoconazole 20 mg cream. Finally after a week it subsided only to start on my back, where I have never had folliculitis before. After a few days that went away but now I have it on my FACE. Now, I have gotten it along my hairline before but this is literally all over my chin, lower cheek region, and forehead. My skin is too sensitive to use the prescription shampoo on my face twice a day so I have been using that once a day and the keto cream twice a day. Unfortunately it has been almost a week and it doesn't seem to have gotten any better! My dermatologist recommended going on Doxycycline, but I said no because I developed an immunity. In addition, I thought that oral antibiotics are a cause for folliculitis? I am so confused as I thought that it would get better, not worse. I am going to stop wearing makeup now, along with using topical vitamin E oil and moisturizer (although I am really nervous because my skin is extremely dry, especially in the Michigan winter). Does anyone have any suggestions or things that worked for them or perhaps things I should avoid? Thank you so much in advance!
  20. Hey everyone. I've posted about this before a couple of months ago but got no replies, the problem is still here so I'm trying again! Back in March I changed to a new BC pill (Dianette) along with a Duac gel. Everything was great for 2ish weeks and then I started getting lots of tiny whiteheads all over my neck and chest. Since then it has moved up to around my face and sometimes forehead. I also have even smaller bumps around my mouth & nose area and occasionally my eyes. The rash almost has a cycle. It will be very mild to non existent and then suddenly whiteheads will start popping up throughout the day and for the next couple of days, they eventually turn into small brown scabs and disappear. My skin is then almost clear for a week or so and they return. The bumps on my face are similar, they are skin-coloured normally but whenever I rub or wash my face they turn red, sometimes there's more sometimes less. I have long stopped using the Duac gel, tried stopping most of my skin care products and right now only using two very light and non irritating products to moisturize which haven't been part of my routine back then. I changed shampoos, body washes, toothpaste etc. The only constant is the bc pill, could this somehow be triggering it? I've seen my doctor and was prescribed Rozex gel which helped a little around the eyes and Lymecycline, which made things a hundred times worse. Just to show how drastically it changes in the span of a few days,the first two pics are of my skin today which looks almost clear! This is at it's "good" stage and unfortunately happens almost every time I try to schedule a visit with my GP. The day before this I used Nizoral and left it on for 10 minutes so perhaps that helped? I've tried anti-fungals before and they seem to somewhat work but my skin gets worse every time anyway. Next two pictures are just 3-4 days ago, the spots on my face are the ones that show up when washing/rubbing my face. Here is a pic of the bumps around my mouth, they are difficult to see and are more noticeable in certain lights. The skin is redder and more "scaly" in those areas. Lastly here are some pictures of the flare up I had when I tried to go on Lymecycline. Immediately after I stopped it calmed down. I currently have a prescription for 5 days worth of steroids but haven't taken it yet because if this is fungal it will only get worse Really at a loss on what to do because it seems like at this point I'll never have clear skin, any help would be appreciated.
  21. Good morning, I am 19 years old and I have had for a long time these little red pimples in the areas of the jawline and cheeks. In the past I have already had acne, but now I have practically nothing ... I only have these little red pimples. In my opinion, they come because of shaving (I shave everyday); I have already tried many types of aftershaves and different shaving gels but the problem is still there. Furthermore, I use a purifying foaming gel of "La roche-posay" everyday, plus the "effaclar Mat" cream of the same brand twice a day (morning and night). Also, once a week I use the exfoliant of the "Avène" brand. These products have eliminated my acne but not red pimples ... Is there a cream to eliminate these "shaving pimples"? I hope someone could help me... (P.S. sorry for my bad english).
  22. Since I went off Accutane (about August 2014) I've been suffering with what I believe is scalp folliculitis. I get very painful red bumps on my scalp, which don't seem to harbor pus, as they don't ooze any kind of liquid when I squeeze them (I don't overdo the squeezing, it's just to test, don't worry), and they don't seem to cause hair loss, since I haven't noticed any hairless zones in my scalp, apart from the typical androgenic balding signs. Usually they last four or five days, at most, and then subside, reasonably fast. Worst one I got was about September, 2015, which developed on the right side of the scalp. Felt very big and tender to my hand, but as all the similar lesions I've been getting, it didn't "stand out" off of the skin, just a very pinkish-red zone, with the corresponding hairs coming out of it. This didn't ooze any liquid, either. Lasted less than two days before it began to go away, and apparently it didn't cause any hair loss, though I had long hair at the time, so I couldn't really tell. Apart from that, I get small papules all over vertex and sides, not so tender, and on the nape of the neck, too. These ones don't seem to be causing any hair loss, also, but they have left me with some hyperpigmentation. Any clue to what this may be? I strongly believe it's folliculitis, and I'm seriously afraid it is or will progress into something worse (thinking of dissecting folliculitis of the scalp, or acne keloidalis) but, for hope, I'm holding on to the fact that it hasn't caused any hair loss, and those two diseases almost always do. I can't afford a dermatologist nor a prescription treatment right now, but I wan't to know what it may be, so I can adjust my diet and habits accordingly, and so I can prepare myself for what worse situation might be coming. Many thanks to you, people.
  23. Entire Forehead Covered in Bumps - not acne

    Forums Adult acne 3 replies

    Hey there, I hope you are all well, so I have been struggling with forehead bumps which have spread over the entirety of my forehead and now down to my temples. I never get acne and the majority of my face is extremely clear but for some reason my forehead has just broken out in all these bumps which aren't noticeable in certain lights but extremely in others as per the pictures attached. I have had mild success with Nizoral shampoo and Daktacort ointment as the doctor believes it is a fungal infection and not acne. If anyone can shed any light on this - if they have dealt with it- then that would be great. I wouldn't feel so down about it if I knew it was improving but now that it is spreading down my temples I am getting very worried. Best Paul
  24. Hi. OK so I am going absoultely mad! I am 23 years old. I don't have acne but I have whiteheads and even pink colored pimples on my face mainly left and right cheek and on my forehead. But what drives me insane is the whiteheads or even pink pimples I get at the back of my scalp napeline and sometimes on top of my scalp. It hurts like crazy and is itchy as well. No dr has ever been able to tell me what it is they all gave me different antibiotics I take them and after the I'm finished with them after about 2 weeks the same thing happens. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? I also get it all over my back as well. Sometimes so much that I can't even lay on my back because of the pain. Anyone have any idea what this could be and what I should do about it?