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  1. I don't know how good the school medical program is. I'll have to check it out. Anyhow, how much do you pay for the independent blue cross?
  2. Hey guys, I was just wondering what type of health insurance you guys had to be able to get accutane? I'm a poor graduate student that needs accutane. Thanks.
  3. My derm has referred me to another derm because she wants a second opinion. I see the new derm on Sept. 12, 2007. Anyhow, here's my current status. I am very concerned that this redness is permanent. Does anyone have any recommendations on what I should do the decrease the redness? Also, I've been switched from Bactrim to Minocycline. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Alph...R/082308Web.jpg
  4. Just an update. Everything seems to be healing, but I keep getting these holes where yellow stuff leaks. These holes do not heal fast and a couple have gotten larger. Has anyone gotten these too?
  5. What is Max Laser Tara? How does it help? And thanks for the kind words.
  6. I went to the Derm today to request for a culture. She said my face has gotten a lot better and gave me a sulfur treatment to absorb the weeping liquid. She said weeping is normal and that it's the cysts leaking as it's healing. But damn, I didn't know just going in for a culture would cost a full price check-up. I have no insurance and I have another "real" appointment on the 16th of August.
  7. Here's an updated picture. I haven't called the Derm yet. I noticed that my face began to swell again yesterday, and I think it's attributed to sugar. The day before I ate a lot of grapes and did everything else as usual. I hadn't had any swellings for a coupole of days until yesterday. This morning, my is not as swollen, but there are more weeping spots. Here are two pictures. The lower part of my cheeks are my problem areas and even with I stopped weeping fluid, they were full of fluid
  8. Yes, all my lesions look like hives (exactly). Those are the only ones that weep out liquid. What's weird is that they had stopped weeping two days, until yesterday night when they started again. One thing I might consider is that I did play with the dog too. I had also stopped that for two days until yesterday. It must be an allergic reaction to something. How do I check for that?
  9. Help! I finally went out yesterday and spent some time in the sun (probably 45 minutes). After I arrived home, my face started itching and when I looked in the mirror, there were three large swelling spots. These are at the very same place that my infections were (they are mostly healed though and were flattening out). These new swelling spots are soft, I can feel a lot of liquid underneath them, and there is no head. At the time I had on Benzaclin and Aveeno lotion w/ spf 15. Do you guys
  10. I called the Derm yesterday to tell them the situation. The Derm wasn't in, so they finally called me back this morning and have prescribed me Bactrim. I hope this works. Anyways, is this weeping of the yellow fluid a good sign of the healing process? I noticed that this morning, it was more orange than yellow. Also, I was wondering if it's normal for my infected areas to swell up after I use moisturizer (Aveeno Ultra Calming w/ spf 15)? The areas swell up a bit and become rather hot compa
  11. Here's is a recent picture. I took this yesterday night, about 10 mins out of the shower. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Alpha_GSR/072207.jpg
  12. I have stopped going to work, and have decided to stay home until my condition gets better. I am thankful my boss understands. I am a full-time grad-student and hope this gets better before school begin at the end of August. Here is a current picture of my acne. These pictures were taken by my wife about 10 minutes after I stepped out of the shower. I am wondering if its normal for acne to bleed like this and ooze yellowish fluid until a semi-thick crust forms. If I break the crust (unintentiona
  13. Went to the Derm today and was prescribed Clindamycin oral antibiotics, Benzaclin and Finacea Topicals, and B prox 10 cleanser. The Derm said that because of my long use of corticosteroids, I have a chance at having permanent redness. That is scaring the heck out of me. Let me know what you guys think.
  14. The pictures on on the bottom of the link. I just want to know how severe you guys think it is. I have been able to squeeze hard white plugs out of some. In these plugs are small hair follicles. Also, I have two big red spots that seem to have dead blood in there.