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Baby Blue

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  1. Maybe it explodes the pimple? Next time I get one, I will try it. Actually, I get a few on my shoulder and I will try it there first incase it does something strange like causes a scar or burns my skin off. But like I said earlier, I have licked those batteries and I am fine. I do have heart problems, though. Maybe not a good idea after all.
  2. Found a really interesting article about accutane and birth defects. The bold and underline parts are really important to me.... Under Federal Law, the manufacturer of a drug is required to revise its label to include a warning as soon as there is reasonable evidence of an association of a serious hazard with a drug. The FDA has required Hoffmann-La Roche to revise their Accutane label numerous times. Because of birth defects and other serious side effects, Accutane has been before the FDA in
  3. Baby Blue

    Adult Acne

    It was a spam hit and run, I guess. Or what my husband calls a 'spam drive by'.
  4. I am on a quest to find a good/light nongreasy moisturizer. With my more mature skin, I really need something, but either the moisturizers are too oily or not moisturizing enough. I used to use Dermafina - I stayed clear for years on it - their moisturizer was the best ever!!!!! Never made me greasy and it moisturized perfectly. However, they went bankrupt and it is hard to find it anymore. I miss it so much! Any suggestions on a nongreasy moisturizer. SOmething light(more fluid, than c
  5. For those of you who are afraid of the 9 volt battery, my sister convinced me to lick one when I was younger and it shocked the hell out of me. It was funny, but it smarted. My husband does it every now and then to be funny. Don't know if it is unsafe. Anyway, I imagine you wet the area and stick the side with the pegs that stick out (I think that is the positive side) on your blemish. I bet it smarts like a mother. But hey if it works...go for it.
  6. I the same problem. Not just you. But maybe just us!
  7. Baby Blue

    Adult Acne

    Notice this thread is her third post ever. She joined today and started this thread about this miracle cure. Now I am not trying to be a debbie downer but here are my thoughts when people do this. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong. Why would a person that has found a cure for acne become a member here AFTER they have found their cure and tell us about it? Could it be that she is here for some kind of interest in this product -is it a financial interest? -is it a personal interest (frie
  8. wecome awoooga! I would think that a cortisone shot would help with any swelling and pain you still might have. I wonder if there is a window of opportunity when it comes to those shots; I don't know. I haven't had one, but I have friends that do it all the time with great success.
  9. I highly doubt that that Mint Julep crap will do anything for a true cystic lesion. I'm not talking about a just a big pustule that hasn't come to a head yet. I mean a full blown cyst. Like a hard, painful lump under the skin that is about 0.5cm in diameter, that will stay there for months if I don't treat it. Even if I glob on duac gel (BP/Clindamycin), it will stay there for at least 6 weeks, and leave behind a nasty scar..... I know better than to get pregnant on any medication (te
  10. I don't dispute that accutane is a cure for acne. I think that I even said that the derm told me that at my appointment in the original post. Accutane is not for everyone and it is not for me! I am of child bearing age and I already have a child born with 'issues' and nephew with major birth defects. My son was born with issues b/c of the tetracycline I took when I was pregnant and did not know it. I will not take that chance and I was giving people information other than accutane.
  11. SOme people will break out with spf's in their moisturizer (myself included); so I am using non spf moisturizer. However, my makeup has spf and that makes up for the lack of it in my moisturizer. I have yet to find anything I like better than Neutrogena Sensitive skin Moisturizer. It is oil free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, and non-greasy. I actually have to look for moisturizers without an spf and that can be hard. I appreciate what skin care companies are doing, but fo
  12. I am a picker/popper too. It is a vicious cycle and like another poster said, my problem is anger and obsessiveness. My mother is a shrink and she said that it is actually a form of self mutilation to pick at your face like I do. I can sit on my sink counter in the bathroom and go for quite awhile. I notice I mostly do it when I am angry or nervous about something. I actually am on an antianxiety medication and my obsessiveness has really gone down and I don't pick nearly as much. However,
  13. Oh, sweetie; I am 29 years old and still waiting to grow out of it! I would consider seeing a derm b/c at some point your face might go from oily teenager to dry adult. That is what happened to me and I am on water based topicals to prevent over drying which can exasperate acne in adults. I also was put on glytone (not a prescription, but can't get it at stores) to help with the dead skin cells removal. It is also antiaging!
  14. My derm said the same thing about antibiotics and cysts. I wonder if something came out in the journal of medicine about that. Hee hee. Seriously, I was on mino and it helped a bit. I took it for a few months and it cleared me way up and then I didn't break out for months after that. I sounds like you don't need tane at all. If you only have one cyst and the rest of your face is 100% clear, then I wouldn't go through all the hassel to get it and then all the worry when you are on it.
  15. Me too. I have tons of red marks from my occassional cysts and they will not go away. I haven't started the antibiotics. She told me that if I feel a cyst coming on to take them for one week and it should go away. My only concern is building a tolerance doing it this way, but she assured me that it has never happened. She told me the reason why she feels that topicals wont work on a cyst is b/c it is already inflamed and there is very little chance that medication will be able to penetrat
  16. I thought that too. But when I went onto an antiaging regime; it made it worse. I think the problem lies in that products for acne are only geared toward mild acne and oily teenage skin. The thing I cannot understand (though I love a good conspiracy theory) is why a doctor who had the answer would put it in a bottle and slap his name on it and make millions? I think that acne is an ambiguous problem that has many causes and many treatments. Unfortunately, we have to find the combo that wo
  17. actually my derm gave me ampicillin which I was told is also safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. I was very clear to her that even though I am not trying to get pregnant; I don't want to be on anything harmful should it happen. Especially, with the birth defects we have in our family. She gave me a regime today that is my signature that she said is safe to use during pregnancy. Except for the bp which is a class c drug (they don't know either way what it does). Now, I did not know th
  18. I know your frustration. I look at people that do everything 'wrong' for their skin (my husband for one) and they have great complexions. It sucks! Okay, here is a bit of what I understand about acne. Acne is caused by many things like oil production, slow shedding of skin cells (blocking the oil from getting out and causing a pimple, horomones, mites (yucky but true) and I know I am forgetting other things too. Oh, makeup, allergic reactions, malnutrition or malabsorption of vitamins and m
  19. I went to a very highly recommended derm today for the first time. She was terrific; she really sat and explained the skin to me and all the different causes and formulas that treat acne (from aha's-accutane). THough we didn't really talk about accutane...it is out of the question for me at this point. Anyway, the bad news first...she believes that cystic acne can only be treated from the inside. She believes that topicals are good only once your acne is under control and NOT cystic at all.
  20. I know what you mean...it smells like my grandfather used to after playing golf and putting on his 'icyhot'! Went to my derm today and she said that zinc oxide is why alot of people breakout with sunscreens (it is used in sunscreens). It can really clog pores and she didn't recommend it. Just thought I would add that.
  21. I might have to get me some of this I did some research and it seems like a pretty good thing... Here is what I found a Health.org Heals and Protects Skin Zinc is essential for healthy skin. As a drying agent and astringent, zinc oxide has been used for generations to soothe diaper rash and relieve itching. And zinc is a natural sun screen, protecting chapped lips and skin from the sun's harmful rays. Zinc sulfate is effective in treating some cases of acne." And in a water-based solution,
  22. I knew a guy that was a male model and he wore makeup and he was sooooooo HOT! Trust me, us girls could care less he wore concealer and maybe foundation (couldn't tell - he blended nicely). Anyway, he was breaking out from having to wear makeup at photo shoots; so he started to use it at home to hide his blemishes. It did not change the fact that he was smokin'! As long as you all aren't wearing eyeliner (unless you are with greenday), blush, or eyeshadow, or lipstick it isn't going to seem
  23. cool. is this in this month's instyle mag. I just got it yesterday. I will have to check it out.
  24. Tea tree oil, extracted by steam distillation, functions as a germicide by causing structural damage in the cell walls and membranes of bacteria and fungi. The damage leads to the denaturing to the cell's live components. Pathogens that have acquired immunity to antibiotics -- especially Golden Staph -- appear to be unable to survive exposure to tea tree oil. I found this, but it still doesn't say if one can become resisitent to tea tree oil, only that tea tree oil is effective when other ant
  25. Ulta also has a web site. I think Sephora might have it too. (md formulations) PS The thing that I do not like about Peter Thomas Roth products is that they combine aha's and bha's into one product. A derm once told me that many people (docs) that these products work best alone b/c together they cancel eachother out or at least lower the effectiveness. However, if you use them one at a time (even right after eachother with time between to soak into the skin) it is also effective. Just a