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DrNeal

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  1. you seem to have the right attitude in this battle so far........ trying to help without gettting her more stressed out.......(which will certainly make skin matters worse)........ At this stage, you have an opportunity to prevent scarring and prevent real emotional damage....... My suggestion is that you do the best you can at the beach and then quickly find a good doctor who has mastered the art of both western and eastern philosophies. A qualified doctor who you really like as a soulful
  2. read up on Acute Pancreatitis due to drug induced hypertriglyceridemia.......... pretty nasty.....
  3. My experience is that asian skin tends to scar easier even with mild/moderate acne....... An Asian sufferer with a first outbreak should try to get the best doctors on board immediately. there's not much room for wasting time with trial and error.......
  4. hello, I wrote a post about reddness and flushing a couple days ago...... let me know if this is what you're feeling....? "This used to happen to me for years....... red faced, flushed, and uncomfortable. (probably was one of my biggest complaints to my former doctors. I used to tell them that my face was hot and bothered, and not just in classic rosacea type areas. They couldn't really relate to what I was saying, because they themselves had never felt the sensation. Tried about 3 rosacea tre
  5. hey Ryan, I usually call this type of mild scarring just a little "wear and tear" from the years of fighting the beast...... a lot of people find this type of cheek sexy if you know how to pull it off.......(kind of gives you a insight into humanity kind of vibe) anyway, I agree with the forum here, any deeper treatment could alter your nice even color or cause real heartache..... I would consider a series of non-invasive peels and see where your satisfaction lies afterwards. When you'
  6. it wasn't around for me in my twenties and I was pretty sure anyone near me at the time wasn't that interested in the conversation....... I gotto go to the climbing gym before I develop a new chronic condition from sitting in front of a screen all day...... .....but I'm sure you'll see me peering into posts later this evening........ it's crazy......
  7. man...... I can't stop reading these posts........ for anyone moderator, doctor, veteran acne sufferer, acne surviver etc......, have you been experiencing the addiction and mania of bringing everyone up to your level of contentment...... I can't stop reading.........I'm losing sleep......
  8. Just had post traumatic-acne syndrome reading this one.... This used to happen to me for years....... red faced, flushed, and uncomfortable. (probably was one of my biggest complaints to my former doctors. I used to tell them that my face was hot and bothered, and not just in classic rosacea type areas. They couldn't really relate to what I was saying, because they themselves had never felt the sensation. Tried about 3 rosacea treatments which only further reddened my very sensitive face)
  9. these are stubborn. I call them humidity bumps..... stubborn and resiliant but definitely treatable. Hopefully the information gathered online will be enough. If not, I'd recommend a doctor with a personality you can relate with. Its my experience that the practitioner / patient relationship is a major factor in the success of any chronic problem.... this is the photo 4 weeks later....... hope it gives you the optimism you need to get it done...... (all photos have been signed and rele
  10. Hello..., Does it look like this........??
  11. hi, you're story is the type that I can't help responding to. There are other ways to treat "severe" acne besides accutane. From all the accutane comments on here, I can imagine it is possible to accidentally get the idea that accutane is the only answer to severe acne. The problem with this type of thinking is that is leaves you and anyone else like you who can't take accutane trapped in a hopeless corner. That's simply not the way the art of medicine works. When one avenue is closed, o
  12. hope I wasn't misread........... I'm not cheering for the accutane either. It's a great medication that fortunately I've not had to rely on in my practice. I've always agreed with the part about not rushing into taking any powerful oral medications....( my mother is an acupuncturist and my father is an internist....) In my experience, oral medications are only one of several options for serious acne.... -Dr.N
  13. a lot of people ask me for hormone testing. It's usually not going to send you in the proper treatment direction, but I found the reassurance of the test allows the issue to be closed. My patients are then able to succeed with the real problems. If you're not 100% convinced of the diagnosis, how are you supposed to put 100% of your energy and risk into fixing the problem. Get the test by focusing on the hair with another doctor or your regular gp and then you'll be able to get back to the r
  14. hey sarah, you can have any doctor or walk in clinic order those blood tests for you. Ask them for a full hormonal workup for the hair on your face and body. If they come back normal, you'll be able to focus your energies better on the real battle. If they come back abnormal, you'll get set up with an endocrinologist....... However, you may want to hessitate before relying only on meds to fix small hormonal imbalances. Real exercise 7 days a week can fix up a lot of imbalance in the b
  15. It's definitely changed mine.......... I think it was the idea of trying real hard to beat it only to then fail which caused the most damage.......... It's a failure issue, and for me I was unwilling to fail.......for decades....... I'm still unwilling to ever let acne get another jump on me.......
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