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Medellia

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  1. So I recently went to get my annual check up, and my doctor was looking at the eczema on my feet and my hands, and he noticed that my feet and hands were profusely sweating. I get extremely nervous at the doctor's (nobody likes the stirrups) and, in general, when I get nervous my hands and feet sweat a lot. I've always thought I was sweatier than the average person but I never thought it was a problem until now. Long story short, my doctor thought maybe I have hyperhidrosis and that the condi
  2. Tanning may clear up your acne temporarily but think about how wrinkly you'll be when you're older. You probably want to keep your skin young forever, and if you tan you're screwing yourself over. Plus you're right that too much sun can make you break out. I just tried self-tanner from Marcelle and it looks great, self-tanner is so much better these days, you don't get the streaky-ness and you get a natural colour. I'm really pale, too, I am very fair in general, but the self-tanner looks go
  3. Hey - I have had both acne & eczema for ages, I started getting flare ups of eczema when I was about 10 and acne started I guess when I was 17 or 18. I have a lot of problems treating the acne because anything that dries out my skin tends to give me eczema which is extremely unpleasant as you probably know. I can't use BP because I am so allergic to it, and most OTC stuff is too harsh for my skin. BP is usually not good for people with eczema. What I use now is Differin and it has been a
  4. Hey - I use Aveeno positively radiant and personally I think it rules. I have really sensitive skin, and I'm using Differin which seems to be working fabulously for me, but my skin was getting so dry and irritated from the differin and other moisturizers were too harsh so I tried positively radiant and it so far seems really good. I also use the Aveeno cleanser, and it's also really gentle and good. Neither of them make me break out.
  5. Having acne just plain sucks, and people who don't have it a lot of the time just don't understand why it's so brutal. It's your face, the thing everyone notices first, and it's almost as if it's still OK to make fun of people with acne. I at least appreciate what it's like to be constantly embarassed about my skin, and to feel left out of the world of no make-up and perfect skin. I think in a way it makes me appreciate that superficial things about other people aren't important. I'm a 24 ye
  6. hey - i was prescribed betamethasone for my eczema so i know that it is one of the strongest, if not the strongest cortisone creams around, so you should NEVER put that stuff on your face unless your doctor tells you to. they don't even prescribe it to elderly people because it is too harsh for their skin. serious stuff. but i'm interested in trying regular hydrocortisone for swelling in cysts and pimples, i've never heard of that before, and those are the kinds of acne that really piss me off
  7. my skin was only extremely irritated for about two weeks max, then it totally calmed down. i don't know if you were asking me, or whether that answers your question
  8. Hi - I'm using Differin and it is working REALLY well. Give it time, for about a month I saw no improvement, and my skin was oily and bad for a while, maybe even two months, then my skin got extremely dry and started to peel a lot and it was really red and irritated, and then I started moisturizing properly and washing my face with cool water instead of hot, because I guess the hot water was irritating my face and opening my pores, and I gotta say, my skin in better than it's ever been in my li
  9. It's true that things you eat can't cause acne, but eating and sleeping well is going to improve your skin cuz better health leads to better skin. I make sure that I take my vitamins and eat my veggies and my skin is better when I do. I've heard the dairy thing a bunch of times, I have eczema, too, and I've heard going off dairy helps. I've also heard of the placebo effect. On the other hand, I do believe it can work for some people. But not for everyone.
  10. I can't use the regimen because not only do I have acne but I have extremely sensitive and allergic, eczematic skin, and benzyl peroxide pretty much makes my whole face swell up. I am definitely one of the 1% of people who's allergic to it. This is my message for people who are allergic to BP and can't use the regiment. The following things worked for me: Diane-35 (risky - see my post in prescription medicine) Differin - just started it two months ago, my skin is like almost 100% improved,
  11. This is to let everyone who may not already have heard that Diane-35 has a 4 times higher than average (compared to other birth control pills) risk of blood clots, about 1 in 1000. Blood clots can lead to stroke and even death. You should seriously consider whether you are willing to take this risk before you take this drug. Dianette is the UK version (Diane-35 is available in Canada) - the same drug. A recent large study came out comparing Diane to other BCPs and it definitely has an elevat
  12. Hi - Diane-35 has a 4 times higher than average (compared to other birth control pills) risk of blood clots, about 1 in 1000. Blood clots can lead to stroke and even death. You should seriously consider whether you are willing to take this risk before you take this drug. Dianette is the UK version (Diane-35 is available in Canada) - the same drug. A recent large study came out comparing Diane to other BCPs and it definitely has an elevated risk. It may be worth it to you if your acne is mod
  13. Hi - birth control pills can cause your body to change the moisture in your vagina, and lead to frequent yeast infections in some people, so this could be what's happening to you. I had a friend who tried just about every birth control pill out there and she just kept getting yeast infections, even though she'd never had them before she started oral contraceptives. Basically, she can't take the pill because of this. Do you find that you're also really dry and can't get enough natural lubricat
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