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Aussie Scientist

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  1. This is my final post on this site. You may have fungal acne, not ordinary acne. Try aplying clotrimazole antifungal cream to the affected area. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aussie Scientist signing off I am now returning to full time work and I will not be able to respond to people on this site as from tomorrow (Tues
  2. It is worthwhile applying an antifungal cream as doing so won't do any harm. Aussie Scientist signing off Entry posted by Aussie Scientist · Yesterday at 11:10 AM I am now returning to full time work and I will not be able to respond to people on this site as from tomorrow (Tuesday) 12 noon Australian Eastern Standard Time. Thanks to the people who have thanked me for the information they have received fro me, which has helped them control th
  3. Podo Sometimes people with demodex mites do need oral treatments but best to try topical treatments first. Having said that, I think you have fungal acne not demodex mites acne (from your other symptoms) so persist with applying the topical antifungal creams and antidandruff shampoo. I'm signing off now. I wish you (and Elaine) well. Aussie Scientist signing off Entry posted by Aussie Scientist · Yesterday at 11:10 AM
  4. Giog Applying topical antifungal cream with terbenafine in it should fix your problem. This is my last day of posting on this site, so I hope things work out for you. Best wishes. Malassezia fungal acne is best treated with topical terbenafine antifungal cream (which is totally safe) and washing one's hair in an antidandruff shampoo (preferably a shampoo with climbazole in it - Mustela Foam Shamoo for Newborns is good, if you can get it). Also, do not apply moisturisers, and especiall
  5. Giog Seb derm is caused by malasezzia fungus, so you may have fungal acne, especially on your chest, not ordinary acne (even though the seb derm has now gone). Do you have dandruff, which is also caused by malasezzia fungus. Malasezzia causes fungal acne and dandruff and seb derm. Sadly, I am leaving this site - see below, but some of my almost final words below, may be helpful for you. Malassezia fungal acne is best treated with topical terbenafine antifungal cream (which is tot
  6. Wishful You may have fungal acne. Flakiness of skin can indicate fungus - specifically malasezzia fungus. Try applying terbenafine antifungal cream (Lamisil or similar) to the affected areas. Terbenafine cream is totaly safe. Also wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo and do NOT use moisturiser or organic oils on your skin, as these feed fungal acne. Keep your skin dry as fungus loves moisture. Clindamycin is usually used topically (as you say) and it can cause fungal acne (an
  7. This post of mine might be useful. If you have dandruff or a white tongue then you probably have fungal acne, not ordinary acne. It is also possible that you have gram negative bacterial acne. It might be would be worthwhile checking to see if you have either of these types of acne, rather than assuming that you have ordinary acne. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aussie Scientist signing off
  8. Thanks Cody I meant terbenafine cream in my previous post (often sold as Lamisil). Note that I am "retiring" from this web site as I have to g back to full time work. I hope everything goes well for you. Best wishes.
  9. I am now returning to full time work and I will not be able to respond to people on this site as from tomorrow (Tuesday) 12 noon Australian Eastern Standard Time. Thanks to the people who have thanked me for the information they have received fro me, which has helped them control their (fungal) acne safely and effectively. Chiarbrb has offered to provide information for people about she controlled her fungal acne. Remember the following - (i) one must know what type of acne one has (o
  10. Clear Skin Hormonal issues can cause malasezzia fungal acne, because hormones cause sebum production and malasezzia feeds on sebum. Thus, hormonal acne CAN be fungal acne - the two are not mutually exclusive. I'm signing off from this web site now as I have to return to full time work. Best wishes
  11. Chiabrb Thank you - I am SO pleased for you. You could try using azaleic acid lotion along with the antifungal creams. Azaleic acid is not acidic - it will most probably help clear your remaining "acne" along with using the antifungal creams etc. Sadly, I am no longer going to post on this site, as I am returning to full time work. Thank you for acknowledging my input to solving your "acne" problem.
  12. Sphinx Dandruff is not normal. Dandruff is caused by malassezia fungus. A white tongue is NOT normal. A white tongue is caused by candida fungus. Try applying clotrimazole antifungal cream to the affected area of your face and also wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo. Note that I am leaving this web site because I am returning to full time work, so I won't be able to reply to further posts.
  13. Podo Elaine makes good points. My comment is to always use topical treatments BEFORE using oral treatments and ONLY use oral treatments if the topical treatment does not work. Topical treatments are safe and oral treatments are dangerous. Also, note that the the fungi that cause fungal acne are often resistant to fluconazole. See how you go with the nystatin., And note that The Ordinary make a product with azaleic acid in it which you should be able to buy online. I'll s
  14. I think the nicotine causes cystic acne. Nicotine attaches to acetylcholine receptors, and does lots of other undesirable things. People can check the scientific literature, but when I checked some years ago, I concluded that nicotine causes cystic acne.. ..Please feel free to look up the scientific literature yourselves.
  15. Podo Yes, one can have both malasezzia and candida fungal acne. You may need to apply the antifungal creams for a long time, but you can possibly drop back the frequency of applying them after a while. I am happy to hear how things go.
  16. Fzika Thanks for your feedback re the oral Nilstat. Oral antifungals other than oral nystatin are dangerous, so I would always use topical antifungals. I would add topical nystatin cream to the mix of topical antifungals that you apply to your skin. Ketoconazole is not effective against candida, so I would use terbenafine cream (effective against malasezzia) plus nystatin cream (effective against candida). Can you remind me whether you have a white tongue or dandruff, and what di
  17. Ellie Your bumps look like fungal acne to me. I suspect you had fungal acne, which the Nizoral, which is antifungal, temporarily controlled. The fungus then became resistant to the Nizoral (the fungi that cause fungal acne tend to be resistant to the azole antifungals) and the fungus came back. Then, the eythromycin and the epiduo TEMPORARILY cleared your skin, probably because because erythromycin is anti-inflammatory and epiduo has some (very) mild antifiungal activity. HOWEVER
  18. Sophia Have you taken or used antibiotics or other meds/prescription drugs, particularly the "cycline" antibiotics or clindamycin ? You might have gram negative bacterial acne, sometimes called gram negative follicultis. Alternative you might have fungal acne, also cause by taking antobiotics and some other meds. Do you have dandruff or a white tongue ? Standard statement - I have spent over 2,500 hours reading scientific papers about fungal acne and gram negative acne, and I
  19. Itchiness implies a fungal condition. Have you taken antibiotics or other meds ? Do you have a white tongue or dandruff ?
  20. Wishful You may have fungal acne. Fungal acne is caused by taking or using antibiotics and some other meds, including birth control pills and possibly accutane/tazorac ????. Fungal acne can also be caused by organic oils in moisturisers as these feed the fungus. Have you taken antibiotics or other meds ? Do you have dandruff or a white tongue ?? Purging is usually irritation or possibly a different type of acne caused by the treatment breaking out...
  21. Sphinx Do you have dandruff or a white tongue? Have you taken antibiotics or other meds ?
  22. Casey One MUST work out the cause of the acne BEFORE prescribing the treatment. In you case, you have fungal symptoms, so the likely cause of your acne is fungus. Roccutane will possibly make fungal acne worse and it is dangerous. I strongly suggest that you follow the suggestions that I have made in my posts above. Standard statement - I have spent over 2,500 hours reading scientific papers about fungal acne and gram negative acne, and I have extensive experience with fungal
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