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  1. So what happened? I'm having a similar experience to yours...bumps appearing under my skin. Wondering if I should keep going or not. Please update if you can!
  2. Hi Wynne, Thanks for the reply! I really like your idea of taking cultures and feel more doctors need to do this. I guess it would be a good idea to check. The only thing is, I've been on soooooooo many antibiotics, I'm kind of afraid to go on any more. Could the fungal infection from my chest have spread to my face/neck? Fungus wouldn't cause green pus, would it? Could the fungus cause secondary bacterial infections? So, no benzoyl peroxide for a little while before going to
  3. Thank you for the input! I do feel a little better. I've had derms suggest low-dose Accutane before. I will bring this up with my doctor. As for the hibiclens, it has worked wonders in the past. I now feel like my bacteria has grown resistant to it. It used to totally clear me/keep it at bay. Now I'm just dried out and there is no reduction in pustules I'll keep trying new things. Maybe your folliculitis is fungal or something...have you had a culture done on it? If not you
  4. Thank you for the input! I do feel a little better. I've had derms suggest low-dose Accutane before. I will bring this up with my doctor. As for the hibiclens, it has worked wonders in the past. I now feel like my bacteria has grown resistant to it. It used to totally clear me/keep it at bay. Now I'm just dried out and there is no reduction in pustules I'll keep trying new things.
  5. Hi, About once a year, in desperation, I come on here to see if anyone has had a similar experience to mine and has found how to successfully manage their skin issues. I've had skin problems since I was 13. At times, it's flared up and been absolutely horrible. Other times, my skin looks absolutely flawless, or at least manageable. I've been on every antibiotic countless times, every topical you can imagine, diet modifications, alternative medicines, homeopathic remedies, and 6 courses o
  6. I can definitely sympathize with you. I've been in a similar boat for a long time. I've been on every antibiotic imaginable, countless times. Every topical, 6 courses of accutane, and I'm still going through hell. What I have is definitely folliculitis, but it's spread and gotten much worse. It's definitely due to using antibiotics. My natural skin flora is totally off balance and destroyed. Twice, I ended up with gram-negative folliculitis. The first time the cultures came back as E. Co
  7. Thanks for your feedback!! My friend in medical school suggest I visit a "dermopathologist," which is something I'd never heard of. Basically, it seems like a dermatologist who actually works at the cellular level, taking biopsies and cultures. Sounds good to me. Maybe I'll see if I can get a 5-day z-pac in the meanwhile
  8. Thank you for a very thoughtful response! Yes, I do recognize that Accutane is probably the best thing I can work with, but it's going to be hard to convince my family. The first course was six months, the second course was nine months, the third, and fourth courses were six months, and the fifth and six courses were cut short because of severe depression and mood swings. The first two courses, I took the prednisone every other day, in combination with the Accutane. But I agree it's possib
  9. Hello Everyone, I'm a 23 year old male who has been suffering from complexion issues for a long time. I have been on six courses of Accutane. I've gone to 8 dermatologists, 1 research hospital, 1 infectious disease specialist, 3 family doctors, 1 allergist, 1 internal medicine doctor, multiple aestheticians, and several walk-in clinics to try to resolve my problem. I've been on every antibiotic possible, probably at least 5 times or more for certain ones. I've tried every topical possible, al
  10. Update after going to the doctor today: I just went back to my dermatologist today. My skin is worse than even, and so tender that I have to take advil in order to calm it down for me to be able to sleep. The doctor said "let's put you on doxycycline again." I've been on this 20 times and just got off of it a month ago to go on minocycline, which I've also probably been on 15 times. This doctor had me on doxycycline for three months with no positive change. I said no way, and that I'm not
  11. Wow! That looks really unique. Has it worked well for you? I just read your post about Isolaz. It sounds like it takes a little bit of time, but in the end it seems to work well. I found a place here in Orlando that does Isolaz treatment at 6 treatments for $1,200. Yikes. Maybe they have a student discount...
  12. Wow! That looks really unique. Has it worked well for you?
  13. Oh yes, and it worked well for years. Now, it doesn't even touch my whiteheads, which just become filled with green pus and never heal. And my skin just gets red and oily and nothing positive occurs.
  14. Hi Mara! Thank you very much for such a nice reply! I've always wished there were some sort of hormonal treatment for men, but of course, there are no options there for men. I'm glad to hear your problems are on their way out. I really hope this is the end for you. I don't think I could afford to spend much more on skincare problems at this point (and I'm about to also lose health insurance due to graduating college in a month), but I'll definitely look into this Dr. Neal and try
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