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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.
  16. Well according to my experiences (third course now) 2 weeks you'll start to see effects. Bumps less painful, less outbreak. Importantly don't lie down within an hour or you'll get heartburn. However the effectiveness gets lesser over time, my current course is barely doing anything.
  17. It should be the result of a good night's sleep, sleeping allows your face to heal.
  18. Hi I'd like to find out whether it's safe to do liver flushes, and at the same time still being on antibiotics. Reason being, right now I'm suffering minor breakouts (probably the end of the life cycle for minocycline in my case), and I'd like to try to flush my liver after being on antibiotics for more than 2 years. However if I were to stop my course I'd likely have a huge IB, so as best as possible I won't want to.
  19. See a dermatologist asap. He'll put you either on antibiotics or accutane, the first is more probable. There'll also be a topical to apply day/night twice a day, probably a benzoyl peroxide gel and a retinoid.
  20. Also does anyone know what is the shelf life of the Carlson Cod Liver Oil if I do not open it? I'd like to purchase in bulk from online, but do not know if it can be kept for at least 3-6 months unopened?
  21. Hi I'm looking through the list of supplements, and two things prove rather difficult to source, namely both liquid forms of fish oils. I found a somewhat reputable brand sold here in Singapore (http://www.ttshpharmezy.nhg.com.sg/scripts/ttsh_category.asp?catID=20702&item=2201), but am at a loss as to whether it actually contains enough EPA DHA for this regime? Secondly, I'm currently still unable to find brands of liquid fish oil. Is it possible/adviseable to have cod liver oil replace f
  22. How was your acne like? The odd spots? Or across a region? And were the spots painful and inflamed?
  23. Hi guys, recently I've been taking lots of prescription anti-biotics from my derm, but at this point of time I feel like enough damage has been done to my body. The Acne Cure has a 3 step regime, here's the summary I've gotten from another website. More importantly though, has anyone who had moderate to severe acne gotten results from this, and stayed clear? Reason being, right now my acne is under control, it used to be severe, and mainly the cheeks and forehead are affected. The way this reg
  24. Well in my case the drop from 2 a day (100 mg capsules), to 1 a day did no harm, because in I was on a 1-2-1-2 alternating basis. Maybe you can ask your derm for this instead, as it slowly lowers the dosage. However for me once I lowered to a dosage of 1 every other day all hell broke loose, and till now 200 mg a day does no good for me. No more clear skin recently.