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darknezx

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  1. Does the blackhead thing (that solid white residue) come out of the pore and enlarge that pore?
  2. My situation is that I've lots of blackheads on my forehead, and they often get inflamed and become pimples with pus when I leave them alone. I usually do squeeze out the blackheads when I see them. However I'm curious, should I be doing that? Squeezing the blackheads does leave a small scar, but when it gets inflamed and pus-filled it leaves a scar as well. So I'm kinda wondering what I should be doing.
  3. Hmm then since they come in bottle pumps, and many people have gotten them leaking in the package, does it mean there's no lock to secure the pumps?
  4. As above. I am going to be travelling in a while's time, and am planning to check this in. Don't want it to explode!
  5. My point was not that I missed a dose and had hair loss. I was just pointing out that I took it for one consecutive month (with some missed doses) and it coincided with lesser hair loss. This was on two separate occasions, one year apart.
  6. Sorry for the late reply, I was away in Laos without internet access! I stopped using because I ran out of the medicine and did not intend to take future courses of steroids (inhaled). It is definitely enhanced by stress, hair fall is so much more when I'm mugging for the finals or when I experience great emotional stress. My skin is fine though, no problems with it. Excellent, maybe a little dandruff on the scalp sometimes but other than that there's been no other problems!
  7. I had body hair loss, leg hair, eyebrows, pubic region etc. No redness, no burning sensations. Itching is rare. Regrowth, I'm not sure. It was not long enough to see if I regrew out the hair that had fallen. Steroids help, but I'm not sure anyone had effects from inhaled steroids at low dosages. The effects are supposed to be localized at the lungs region and very mild.
  8. I took accutane for a course of 30mg for 10 months (first course). I lost lots of hair upwards of 100. But it stopped halfway through the course for some reason. The hair loss came back and persisted even after I stopped the medication for 10 months. I took my second course 4 months ago and for a period of time the hair loss stopped. This time I suspected that the hair loss stopped because of my use of my asthma inhaler which contains steroids. On both occasions where my hair loss stopped (co
  9. I'm 9 months post-accutane, and my hair seems fine now. At my peak I was probably dropping 130+ strands of hair. Used to have real thick hair, now it's just thick. I was really stressed out by exams too, and it exacerbated the situation. Now that my acne is returning my hair doesn't drop at all, and I'm back to square one. So in my case hair fall and severity of acne are inversely related.
  10. well my derm did tell me to take with food, but that there wasn't really much of a difference to take with fatty food or not. so i guess your derm's not wrong either, different medical opinion but it doesn't mean she's incompetent, as long as she gives you professional medical advice to the bestof her abilities.
  11. I took it for 10 months on 30mg/day. I lost hair around my first month. However there was a period of time I didn't lose hair, 5th to 9th month. It could have been a mass gainer supplement I took or could be that I used a steroid inhaler for a month. I haven't used both and the hairloss has been back now after 5 months off 'tane. So if any of you is interested that was my accidental "cure".
  12. Actually non westernized countries and poor ones are similar actually, they do have people with acne. You just don't see them.
  13. Hi everyone, I'm interested in knowing whether there're differences in Roaccutane vs Accutane common dosage? Reason being I went to my derm and he took out a chart supplied by Roche which basically states how much you're supposed to be on, and it's calculated in mg/kg. Now I'm around 136 lbs, which is 62 kg, and I'm being prescribed 30 mg/day eventually bumping to about 40 mg daily. I see forums over here though, and 80-100 is no uncommon, although in my country it's so high it's unheard of.
  14. Solution is alcohol based, and it's dried. It doesn't look sticky, because your skin really absorbs it.
  15. Well my friend seems to get drier skin when he takes about 6g a day of fish oil pills (effectively around 3.6 of EPA+DHA). You could try and see if it's effective, the effects are usually quite fast, you either get it or you don't. It's extremely costly though, about on par with accutane over here.
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