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  1. Every once in a while I've gotten something similar. I believe these are cysts and usually it's helpful to put a warm compress on them a few times a day and give them time to heal. I have never gotten a cortisone shot but I have also heard that they can leave a scar. I don't know if that's true or not, though, so perhaps someone with some experience can let you know.
  2. Yep! it sure did! bummer. They added C12-15 pareth-2 Increased the TETRASODIUM EDTA. And decreased the QUATERNIUM-15 So the ingredients now read the same except toward the end. WATER, PEG-80 SORBITAN LAURATE, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, PEG-150 DISTEARATE, SODIUM LAUROAMPHO PG-ACETATE PHOSPHATE, FRAGRANCE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, C12-15 pareth-2, QUATERNIUM-15 Probably not that much of a change, but it still might throw my facial skin outta whack for a bit! :< That's what I tho
  3. Thanks! I'm going to start trying to ferment some of my own vegetables, too, and taking a probiotic supplement (once I find one that I feel good about!). Also in regards to the Bubbies, after researching it a bit, it looks like they don't use vinegar and they are produced through fermentation so I'm thinking it should have some probiotic value. I'd also like to find some brine-cured brands of green olives until I really learn how to do a good job of fermenting my own veggies. Also, this may
  4. What would you suggest to someone who is coming off of antibiotics to try to counteract any permanent alteration of gut flora and/or recurrence of acne? This is one of my big worries. I've had decent results with antibiotics, but I'm tapering off (can't stop them all at once!) and don't want things to get worse than they were before (and ideally I'd like to maintain results). As of now, I'm simply taking a few teaspoons of store bought coconut kefir water that supposedly has 100 billion CFUs
  5. Unfortunately you're going to have to give the tretinoin another 2 months or so to see if it's really going to work. Either that or talk to your derm again and explain what's going on. Doxy really isn't supposed to be a long-term solution, so maybe you can use another round to get clear, but you'll probably have to find something else, too (that may be where the Clindamycin comes into play).
  6. So I went to Whole Foods and bought a bottle of Inner-Eco coconut kefir. Anyone heard of it or tried it? It's gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. and it has 100 billion CFUs in one serving (which is one tablespoon) with about 30 servings per bottle. Looks like it could be pretty good, my only concern is the lack of acidophilus, which is supposed to be one of the best probiotic strains. Oh well, it wasn't terribly expensive and I'm excited to try it.
  7. You can probably find pretty close equivalents to the cleanser and moisturizer at the store (and this is what I like to do). The BP, however, is unlike any I've ever seen or used before...in a good way, of course.
  8. There's one called Primal Defense that appears to not have corn in it. However it uses something call "HSOs" which I've read some mixed things about. I'm actually looking around for a good probiotic, too, something with 10-15 billion CFUs, but I'm still not exactly certain what's best.
  9. That's what I'm thinking of doing, too. Cleaning up my diet and introducing probiotics!
  10. Don't fruits have a lot of sugar? This is always something that has confused me. On the one hand, some people say to eat a lot of fruit because it's good for you. On the other hand, others say to use moderation because fruits have a lot of sugar which can aggravate acne.
  11. You won't see any great results before you start using sources of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotic supplements are fine, fermented foods, unwashed and organic vegetables, oligofructose etc Hi White Fox, what probiotic supplements do you use/suggest?
  12. What about retinoids? They didn't really work for me, but they are a very popular and often successful treatment. Other than that, maybe the dermatologist can give you some specific advice about a routine, etc.
  13. I use Neutrogena "Smoothing Stick" concealer. I think it works pretty well and is non-commedogenic.
  14. One confounding factor could also be that they do trials with sub-antimicrobial doses of antibiotics quite often. They still show effect (probably because of their anti-inflammatory effects). So it's possible that those studies are counted as placebos. Not likely, but not impossible either. The other thing that I don't understand is if it's all just a placebo effect, then why do so many people report of antibiotic treatments suddenly stop working after a certain amount of time (usually seems ab