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  1. has anyone tried sporonox or lamisil cream or oral garlic for PF?
  2. just asked a derm online (luv the internet ) he recommended sporonox 200 mg / day and lamisil cream. Sporonox is prescription only, but you can also try galic capsules, that may help as well.
  3. Yeah me too. Mine looks like the second pic but without the flakiness and more oil. How long have you had it? How long have you been treating it? Does it flush red when you touch it? Have you gone to a derma about it?
  4. @NothingToFear I have made good progress on my back and chest. In addition to the topicals Here is what works for me. 1) let your towel dry completely in between uses (and/or switch towels frequently) This prevents the PF fungus that may be in you towel from reinfecting you after showering 2) after u towel off, let you body air dry completely before putting on clothes. so far my body is about 80% clear and improving daily. About the face, I also have been able to keep most of the
  5. Hi guys, Thought I would share my story. Junior year college after returning from vacation abroad, I suddenly got what appeared to be acne for the first time in my life. I also noticed a change in my skin generally, which was now very red and dry after showering. My doctor told me it was acne and recommended using the typical cleaners. Of, course this didn't work and probably made it worse. After months of frustration, I tried washing my face with bottled water, and surprisingly, it
  6. you may have a fungal infection called Pityrosporum Folliculitis, check out the thread titled after it.
  7. It may be Pityrosporum Folliculitis. check out the thread titled after it.
  8. How long have you had it? if it itches it may be a fungal infection called Pityrosporum Folliculitis, check out the thread titled after it.
  9. I have pores like yours in the same area (nose check) as a result of foliculitus that went misdiagnosed as ance for years before I cleared it up. I am also very self conscious of them since they dont match the texture of the rest of my face and stick out like a sore thump. I have not seen a dermatologist or esthetician about them, but there is always something you can try if u are willing to accept the cost and risks. These are a lot of options out there so if its bothering you to the point
  10. @pmd584 The problem with Nizrola and Head & Soulders is that they are designed for the hair and not the face and include harsh chemicals such as sodium laurylsulfate. The best option is to find something that has the same active ingredient but with only natural additives which are much less irritating. For me, DermaZinc soap bar works great. Wash you face with it in the shower and let it sit for 5-10 minutes (this is important) then rinse and repeat if you want. Be careful to keep it
  11. White Fox, Have you ever looked into whats in your tap water. A lot of places have recently switched water supply disinfectants from chlorine to chloramine. For me, this caused terrible Fungal Foliculitus (which looks like acne) on my face and back, as well very dry skin in general. Chloramine is a combination of chlorine and ammonia that makes the chlorine more stable in solution. For me, the extremely dry skin increased my sebum production, thus creating the conditions for the normal
  12. had perfect skin as a teen but once I turned 20, BOOM. Docs and Derms were no help, but I figured out that the problem all started when something changed in my tap water. They replaced the chlorine with chloramine (combination of chlorine and ammonia) which irritated the heck out of my sensitive skin. The problem went misdiagnosed as acne for years before I figured out it was Folliculitis, a overgrowth of yeast in the skin which has symptoms very similar to acne . My suspicion is that the chlora
  13. had perfect skin as a teen but once I turned 20, BOOM. Docs and Derms were no help, but I figured out that the problem all started when something changed in my tap water. They replaced the chlorine with chloramine (combination of chlorine and ammonia) which irritated the heck out of my sensitive skin. The problem went misdiagnosed as acne for years before I figured out it was Folliculitis, a overgrowth of yeast in the skin which has symptoms very similar to acne . My suspicion is that the chlora
  14. had perfect skin as a teen but once I turned 20, BOOM. Docs and Derms were no help, but I figured out that the problem all started when something changed in my tap water. They replaced the chlorine with chloramine (combination of chlorine and ammonia) which irritated the heck out of my sensitive skin. The problem went misdiagnosed as acne for years before I figured out it was Folliculitis, a overgrowth of yeast in the skin which has symptoms very similar to acne . My suspicion is that the chlora
  15. had perfect skin as a teen but once I turned 20, BOOM. Docs and Derms were no help, but I figured out that the problem all started when something changed in my tap water. They replaced the chlorine with chloramine (combination of chlorine and ammonia) which irritated the heck out of my sensitive skin. The problem went misdiagnosed as acne for years before I figured out it was Folliculitis, a overgrowth of yeast in the skin which has symptoms very similar to acne . My suspicion is that the chlora
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