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Everything posted by biggs881

  1. Very few (if any) doctors will prescribe spironolactone for men because of its potent anti-androgen effects.
  2. Thank you for this thread Salinas. The good thing about this acne treatment algorithm is that it is based on randomized, controlled, clinical trials that have consistently demonstrated that these treatments are (usually) effective in comparison with an inactive comparator (placebo). So we know that these treatments are effective above and beyond the placebo effect. These treatments also have established safety and side effect profiles, having been tested in 1000s/millions of people in clinic
  3. Any dose within the range of 0.1-1.0mg/kg/day appears to clear people to a similar extent and at a similar rate according to the following graph and table: (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) Therefore, in theory, you should be basically clear of acne by 4-6 months largely regardless of the dose you take. (However, if you have severe acne on your body as well as your face, a dose on the lower end of this scale may not be sufficient to clear you.) The advantage of using a lower do
  4. Have you seen a Dermatologist (skin specialist)? If you have moderate or worse acne then you need to be under the care of a Dermatologist to prevent physical/psychological scarring. Dermatologists can prescribe you a range of oral and topical medications which are effective and which you may not have tried, including oral antibiotics, which are particularly effective in combination with a topical retinoid cream/gel such as Retin-A or Differin. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/131/S
  5. You have to use Doxycycline + topical treatment for at least 3 months before assessing results: (Click to enlarge) Good luck
  6. Have you been prescribed any medications because of your knee?
  7. http://www.acne.org/comedogenic-list.html http://facerealityacneclinic.com/articles/pore_clogging.php
  8. Sounds like you are experiencing the initial breakout. You have to use Differin for 3 months before assessing results: (Click to enlarge) Effect of Differin (aka adapalene) on inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/118/3/1188.full.pdf
  9. Info on oxytetracycline and other oral antibiotics: (Click to enlarge)
  10. Exposure to sunlight can also improve Vit D levels Good luck
  11. If you are female, have you tried hormonal treatments such as spironolactone or oral contraceptives? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2923944/pdf/jcad_2_12_16.pdf (Click to enlarge) Good luck
  12. Keep taking Accutane unless your Derm tells you to stop
  13. Blackheads are a type of comedonal acne that respond best to treatment with topical retinoids, which can only be prescribed by Doctors/Dermatologists: (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge)
  14. http://www.skintherapyletter.com/treat/rosacea/isotretinoin_side_effects.html
  15. Since you are male, you can't take hormonal treatments, but it sounds like the only thing you haven't tried is Accutane, whose likelihood of clearing you is >90% according to this table: (Click to enlarge) Here are the standard indications for the use of Accutane: (Click to enlarge) Good luck