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  1. So the treatment is external right? It would be, yeah.
  2. Bacteriophages are viruses that attack and kill bacteria. Probiotics are harmless bacteria that are supposed to help your health by competing with harmful bacteria and making your internal environment less hospitable for their growth.
  3. I haven't posted on these forums in forever, but this topic caught my eye because having worked with/read about bacteriophages for almost two years, I know quite a lot about them. I think the most important thing to remember in this discussion is that bacteriophages are extremely specific. Phages that attack E. coli, like those you can buy from Carolina, will do absolutely nothing in terms of killing P. acnes. While it is certainly true that there are tons of phages in the oceans, it is very
  4. Looks like there's another topic about this here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/310912-so-the-only-shipping-option-is-1-3-weeks/ This is really a very terrible situation for faithful DKR adherents.
  5. So I was getting ready to order some more BP today, which has worked wonders and kept me almost all clear, but apparently the only shipping option is economy-class which would take 1-3 weeks. This is certainly new for me and seems like a terrible business model and a disservice to customers who rely on a product that must be used continuously to stay effective...is this a website glitch? New policy? What's the deal?
  6. Use rubbing alcohol. Much less risk of irritation, IMO, and I have never had problems with 'overdrying' that many people attributed to it.
  7. The CDC is government controlled, please dont be so gullable and believe all that you are told by these organisations. The problem with people is that they believe everything they are told by something or someone that seems 'official'. Open your eyes, do some research of your own. I would also like to say I agree with the opening post completely. We will have a better world when people start to realise that the powers that be are not on our side. Apparently, you're the one with the gullibility
  8. You clearly have no idea what you're talking about, nor have you apparently ever bothered to venture into the realm of facts -- instead, you prefer to wallow in your muddle of half-baked "facts" and flim-flam ideas. You apparently don't seem to grasp the fact that certain things can be good OR bad for you, DEPENDING ON THE DOSE! Sun is good for you, as is water, but you can die from getting too much of either. Or perhaps you don't believe that the "beautiful water" does that either? Let me use
  9. If your forehead is consistently clear, I wouldn't use BP there and have additional irritation. If it occasionally breaks out and just happens to be clear now, however, I'd use the BP to prevent future issues.
  10. Sandman21

    Very cheap -- only cost about $8 at Kmart Lots of material in the jar Very greasy feel and didn't soak in all day Initial irritation (redness and flaking) Didn't seem to help my skin at all after a week of use I had been using the Acne.org BP for a number of months, and although I had gotten reasonably clear, the BP wasn't getting me where I wanted to be. I came across this product because of some very favorable Amazon reviews, and since they were corroborated on this site and si
  11. I'm glad that you found something that worked for you. However, as a scientist, I would submit that coconut oil/oregano don't specifically kill 'bad bacteria.' Either they are acting as a broad-spectrum agent (killing a number of bacteria, good and bad) or they're really not doing anything. Unless, that is, you have some evidence that those two products only kill P. acnes or S. epidermidis.
  12. Probably not the answer you're looking for, but I tried this just once on my chest a few months ago and, a week or so later, broke out with two huge cysts right where I applied it. It felt very sticky, didn't seem to absorb well, and was hard to remove. I didn't use the same brand you're talking about here, but my conclusion was that diaper rash cream was not something to be used on both ends of the body. In any case, good luck with it.
  13. Stuff looks different in different lighting. I've noticed this myself as well.
  14. I was on zinc for ~6 months, didn't seem to make a difference for me.
  15. I used to use it at least 6-8 times/day with no irritation or side effects. As to the swimming question, I'm not sure, but witch hazel used repeatedly was something I could recommend. I really liked the product.