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Infection on Face Swollen Cheeks Lesions - UK - Roseaca and fungi

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You need to goto a derm (seems like you have gotten some bad Drs advice). We don't know if you have a fungal infection, infection, viral issues, skin rash, etc. All that stuff you listed for treatment is to much and may have perpetuated the problem. This is really stupid, all these people are telling you to do laser and things without knowing anything which is wrong with you. Where are the full blood tests? Where is the skin biopsy and have they looked under a slide? Has any swabbing been done to determine bacteria / fungi? Fungus can turn the skin dark as well. Regardless of how it looks you need to find out why this happened. Otherwise were going to be guessing with a ton of treatments which could make things worse. Throwing laser on the skin is stupid. Dr's love to do this. You were not a candidate when you were suffering with your issues. It's well known if one has any issue they are not supposed to do these treatments as it can make things worse, if not draw the bacteria / issue deeper into the skin. Again have they done a full blood panel and swabbed your skin for culture? Now for what I see in these pics it is a very complicated situation.  

It is my personal opinion I look at your skin as someone who is a chemical burn victim, of course I am not physically able to make any claims just observations. 

I see you have been over treated and caused tissue damage. Might have even drawn whatever was happening deeper in the skin and ruined the skins texture / quality. I see you seem to have Hyperpigmentation problems with the darker areas. You have had some fat loss. Other than that I don't see that your skin is in bad condition, no mass pitting, not major fat loss, no huge pores.

Have you considered prp treatments with something like Infini rf microneedling and laser for the hyperpigmentation v-beam, ipl, 1064nm, or excel v are all options for the reds / brown discoloration. Are you moisturizing the skin looks very dry. On some of the pics it looks like you have superficial chemical burns that have healed poorly (over treatment). This could lead to the texture of the skin. PRP would help with this - it uses your own blood's growth factors. Have you tried honey and aloe vera, ... are there symptoms of a chemical burn? You have strident marks in the cheek from over treatment and fat loss. HA filler may be necessary to smooth this out. Do not use any scrubs, exfoliants, or harsh chemicals, even peels at this point may make it worse. Have you looked into the stem cell, growth factor creams for topical regeneration.  Please goto a experienced scar specialist, no idea where you are located. Several Dr's are listed in the FAQ - top post of the acne scar sub.
 

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9. FILLER FOR SCARS
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     TEXTURE, LARGE PORES,  DRYNESS, & COVERING UP SCARS                    12. TCA CROSS FOR ICEPICK SCARS & ACID PEELS                       
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On 10/16/2017 at 1:36 PM, beautifulambition said:

You need to goto a derm (seems like you have gotten some bad Drs advice). We don't know if you have a fungal infection, infection, viral issues, skin rash, etc. All that stuff you listed for treatment is to much and may have perpetuated the problem. This is really stupid, all these people are telling you to do laser and things without knowing anything which is wrong with you. Where are the full blood tests? Where is the skin biopsy and have they looked under a slide? Has any swabbing been done to determine bacteria / fungi? Fungus can turn the skin dark as well. Regardless of how it looks you need to find out why this happened. Otherwise were going to be guessing with a ton of treatments which could make things worse. Throwing laser on the skin is stupid. Dr's love to do this. You were not a candidate when you were suffering with your issues. It's well known if one has any issue they are not supposed to do these treatments as it can make things worse, if not draw the bacteria / issue deeper into the skin. Again have they done a full blood panel and swabbed your skin for culture? Now for what I see in these pics it is a very complicated situation.  

It is my personal opinion I look at your skin as someone who is a chemical burn victim, of course I am not physically able to make any claims just observations.

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Once the biopsy is clear and a full blood workup.  These pics look different than above. The second one from the bottom your skin is completely perfect, lowest pic you only have some bumps and tiny texture issues (your skin is again almost perfect). The top two pics you are red from some treatment, many have sensitive skin and it takes several weeks to go down....  I can see how they are confused. Dr's need to see something visual. I suppose the above posting w/ pics was just some post peel healing or you reacted poorly to the microneedling / have sensitive skin. I think your skin is susceptible to hyperpigmentation and slow healing, hence why they use whitening creams and retain a few weeks before treatments and after the wounds heal.

In the picture above the one with  you need a few nokor subcisions and HA filler for fat loss various places on the cheek. The rest a sedated peel can take care of for texture or several medium strength peels. Go see Dr. Chu in the UK. But clear the general stuff of the biopsy/scraping/culture/ blood test w/ the general derm.

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2. WHAT IS ACNE & PREVENTING SCARS                                                              8. SUBCISION
3. DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCARRING                                                                      
9. FILLER FOR SCARS
4. TREATING SCARS AT HOME                                                                              10. LASER
5. SKIN: RED (PIE) BROWN (PIH), WHITE MARKS,                                               11. MICRONEEDLING
     TEXTURE, LARGE PORES,  DRYNESS, & COVERING UP SCARS                    12. TCA CROSS FOR ICEPICK SCARS & ACID PEELS                       
6. PUNCH GRAFTING & EXCISION                                                                        13.
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On 10/16/2017 at 4:17 PM, beautifulambition said:

Once the biopsy is clear and a full blood workup.  These pics look different than above. The second one from the bottom your skin is completely perfect, lowest pic you only have some bumps and tiny texture issues (your skin is again almost perfect). The top two pics you are red from some treatment, many have sensitive skin and it takes several weeks to go down....  I can see how they are confused. Dr's need to see something visual. I suppose the above posting w/ pics was just some post peel healing or you reacted poorly to the microneedling / have sensitive skin. I think your skin is susceptible to hyperpigmentation and slow healing, hence why they use whitening creams and retain a few weeks before treatments and after the wounds heal.

In the picture above the one with  you need a few nokor subcisions and HA filler for fat loss various places on the cheek. The rest a sedated peel can take care of for texture or several medium strength peels. Go see Dr. Chu in the UK. But clear the general stuff of the biopsy/scraping/culture/ blood test w/ the general derm.

 

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On 10/16/2017 at 10:57 PM, Quadboy said:

You think you have an abcess on the right side?
 

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Yes even though you do not have a cyst or "bump" so to speak your cheek could be filled with infection. They most likely will put you on more antibiotics or accutane. I would be using hot compresses with salt water nightly on this area, soak the area and hopefully it comes to a head. Have you tried white vinegar and iodine at night, until you can get to the derm. Take lots of vitamin c. They can use laser to kill bacteria as well in the tissues (non ablative goes deep down or the lasers for hyperpigmentation). Possibly they might have to excise the bacterial material but I doubt it unless its a big amount and easy to get to. Again get a scrapping / culture / biopsy done if they can do so, probably they will just prescribe something. Having the tca with bacteria could have drove the infection in, this also happens with microneedling. IF you are in discomfort take a pain pill and antihistamine. I don't see your face as "mush" you have a bacterial abscess. The spots are most likely hyperplashia or trapped oils /sebum in the dermis (clogged pore). I see some fat loss but this again can be fixed with subcison and filler after you fix your bacterial issues. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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2. WHAT IS ACNE & PREVENTING SCARS                                                              8. SUBCISION
3. DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCARRING                                                                      
9. FILLER FOR SCARS
4. TREATING SCARS AT HOME                                                                              10. LASER
5. SKIN: RED (PIE) BROWN (PIH), WHITE MARKS,                                               11. MICRONEEDLING
     TEXTURE, LARGE PORES,  DRYNESS, & COVERING UP SCARS                    12. TCA CROSS FOR ICEPICK SCARS & ACID PEELS                       
6. PUNCH GRAFTING & EXCISION                                                                        13.
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On 10/17/2017 at 9:35 AM, beautifulambition said:

Yes even though you do not have a cyst or "bump" so to speak your cheek could be filled with infection. They most likely will put you on more antibiotics or accutane. I would be using hot compresses with salt water nightly on this area, soak the area and hopefully it comes to a head. Have you tried white vinegar and iodine at night, until you can get to the derm. Take lots of vitamin c. They can use laser to kill bacteria as well in the tissues (non ablative goes deep down or the lasers for hyperpigmentation). Possibly they might have to excise the bacterial material but I doubt it unless its a big amount and easy to get to. Again get a scrapping / culture / biopsy done if they can do so, probably they will just prescribe something. Having the tca with bacteria could have drove the infection in, this also happens with microneedling. IF you are in discomfort take a pain pill and antihistamine. I don't see your face as "mush" you have a bacterial abscess. The spots are most likely hyperplashia or trapped oils /sebum in the dermis (clogged pore). I see some fat loss but this again can be fixed with subcison and filler after you fix your bacterial issues. 

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http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Abscess/Pages/Treatment.aspx





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Only advice i can give is to fine a good derm and to get a biopsy. That's the only way they can understand what's happening. From what i know, punch biopsy leave s a very small scar. Please keep us updated and don't worry, as it doesn't seem so noticeable

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If you was treating your skin and carried out incorrect proceedure or interfered with the healing process then it wasnt a good idea.

needling and using products straight away can drive the product deeper into your skin.

you more like threw too much stuff at your face too fast in a short space of time.theres scabbing from some type of chemical reaction in your first post.

then your pulling faces while you got chemical burns (normal with types of peels) and the skin is susceptable to wrinkling up as its part of drying,peel process but pulling the faces you have been pulling is literaly telling your skin at a vunerable time to shift itself and scrumple up.

You done home treatment and its not gone right due to either not carrying out proceedure correctly and unhygenicaly or you didnt look after skin correctly during healing process,ontop you might have done too much in too short a time.

its common for people to panic and start doing whats wrong cos they think what a peel for instance is doing might be wrong so panic stations.they start doing all the wrong things because tca peel hurts and usualy first time makes the skin wrinkle,if you watch your skin you can literaly see is crinkle up in fromt of your eyes,so person panics.

would say stop using anything bar moisturiser thats good for your face and skin type.get anti biotics and let your face heal and also let the anti biotics do their work.
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On 10/17/2017 at 6:45 PM, Quadboy said:

If you was treating your skin and carried out incorrect proceedure or interfered with the healing process then it wasnt a good idea.

needling and using products straight away can drive the product deeper into your skin.

you more like threw too much stuff at your face too fast in a short space of time.theres scabbing from some type of chemical reaction in your first post.

then your pulling faces while you got chemical burns (normal with types of peels) and the skin is susceptable to wrinkling up as its part of drying,peel process but pulling the faces you have been pulling is literaly telling your skin at a vunerable time to shift itself and scrumple up.

You done home treatment and its not gone right due to either not carrying out proceedure correctly and unhygenicaly or you didnt look after skin correctly during healing process,ontop you might have done too much in too short a time.

its common for people to panic and start doing whats wrong cos they think what a peel for instance is doing might be wrong so panic stations.they start doing all the wrong things because tca peel hurts and usualy first time makes the skin wrinkle,if you watch your skin you can literaly see is crinkle up in fromt of your eyes,so person panics.

would say stop using anything bar moisturiser thats good for your face and skin type.get anti biotics and let your face heal and also let the anti biotics do their work.
:)
 

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Leave your face alone. Don't peel it, stamp it or anything else. 

Do what the doctors tell you to do.  Skin needs time to heal.  My God, I had microneedling done in late August.  It still has not fully healed and if I so much as use too strong of a soap (I used alternately a peel and face wash with salacylic acid -- all after a month), my skin starts to develop lumps.  So I learned to just use mild soap and it's SLOWLY healing.

You are OBSESSING over your face.  On top of seeing a dermatologist, I'd see a therapist to help you cope. 

Truth is, and not to minimize your discomfort, but to those not in the know, you merely look sunburned. It's no reason to quit your job and drop out of college.

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On 10/18/2017 at 0:49 AM, Urbanite said:

Leave your face alone. Don't peel it, stamp it or anything else. 

Do what the doctors tell you to do.  Skin needs time to heal.  My God, I had microneedling done in late August.  It still has not fully healed and if I so much as use too strong of a soap (I used alternately a peel and face wash with salacylic acid -- all after a month), my skin starts to develop lumps.  So I learned to just use mild soap and it's SLOWLY healing.

You are OBSESSING over your face.  On top of seeing a dermatologist, I'd see a therapist to help you cope. 

Truth is, and not to minimize your discomfort, but to those not in the know, you merely look sunburned. It's no reason to quit your job and drop out of college.

 

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^And yet your face still looks better than mine.

And I never said it was sun damage. I wrote that's how it looks/photographs.

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You mentioned a thick layer of some kind of external substance on your face, is it like a layer of skin/sebum? Does the redness itch or burn? Could it be seborrheic dermatitis, maybe? Or some other kind of fungal infection? Have you tried ketoconazole or hydrocortisone cream? Keep us posted, hope you get some improvement.

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On 10/18/2017 at 7:05 AM, Мyth said:

You mentioned a thick layer of some kind of external substance on your face, is it like a layer of skin/sebum? Does the redness itch or burn? Could it be seborrheic dermatitis, maybe? Or some other kind of fungal infection? Have you tried ketoconazole or hydrocortisone cream? Keep us posted, hope you get some improvement.

 

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I dont understand what you mean by saying archive high tissue?

i am currently just gone 2 weeks on tetracycline/lymecycline and i am day 3 of a 25% tca peel and peeling with no probs at the moment.

one thing i noticed yesterday though is,an hypertrophic scar on my back thats been there years is sore,might be because i lean on my sofa arm sometimes with no top on so bare top and think the pressure/rubbing has made the scar go sore.feels a bit better today though.i had to take a photo last night on my phone with the timer to look at it and it was quite sore and red looking.

i am in uk.
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On 10/18/2017 at 3:13 PM, Quadboy said:

I dont understand what you mean by saying archive high tissue?

i am currently just gone 2 weeks on tetracycline/lymecycline and i am day 3 of a 25% tca peel and peeling with no probs at the moment.

one thing i noticed yesterday though is,an hypertrophic scar on my back thats been there years is sore,might be because i lean on my sofa arm sometimes with no top on so bare top and think the pressure/rubbing has made the scar go sore.feels a bit better today though.i had to take a photo last night on my phone with the timer to look at it and it was quite sore and red looking.

i am in uk.
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Ok,understood,lymecycline is doing good for me,its virtualy cleared my folliculitus on my scalp and i hardly got a spot in 2 weeks.but,i did 3 courses of flucloxacillin (penecillin) before being prescribed tetracycline.
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I think a bacterial infection would cause Fever and would expand if not treated. Gotta be some other kind of infection, only way to know is biopsy

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On 10/18/2017 at 3:52 PM, Quadboy said:

Ok,understood,lymecycline is doing good for me,its virtualy cleared my folliculitus on my scalp and i hardly got a spot in 2 weeks.but,i did 3 courses of flucloxacillin (penecillin) before being prescribed tetracycline.
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