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Aussie Scientist

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  1. Acne Have you taken antibiotics and if so, which ones. Antibiotics cause on-going fungal acne and some anti-biotics cause gram negative bacyterial acne. These types of acne need treatments for these particular types of acne - topical antifungal crrams or topical creams that kil gram negative bacterial acne. Treatments for ordinary acne make these types of acme worse (sometimes after temporarily making them better). Standard statement - I have spent over 2,500 hours readi
  2. Dior One needs to use the correct antifungal cream for the type of fungus that one has. Do you have a white tongue or dandruff ? The wrong antifungal cream for the particular fungus causing the problem will NOT fix fungal acne. Keratosis pilaris is often caused by candida fungus, which does make one's body make keratin nodules. Thus, your problems are most likely caused by candida. Topical nystatin cream should fix your problem. The other antifungal creams won't because
  3. Dhires Minocycline and doxycycline can cause fungal acne and/or gram negative acne, both of which mimic (look like) perioral dermatitis. Spreading sounds like a fungal condition, because fungus moves across skin. Do you have one or more of the following - dandruff, white tongue, toenail fungus, flaking skin, red rash, itchy skin, sinus problems, gut problems ?? Doctors do not know about fungal skin conditions, except tinea and ringworm. Standard statement - I have spent
  4. What what Do you have one or more of the following symptoms along with the back acne - dandruff, flaking skin, white tongue toenail fungus, sinus or gut problems, itchy skin, red rash ?
  5. Douglas Otral terbenafine is VERY dangerous. Can I STRONGLY suggest that you use topical treatments, and do not take oral antifungals (except oral Nilstat which is safe but won't control fungal acne) except as an absolute last resort. I think you have already advised that you are not taking terbenafine any more - that is good. 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
  6. Lulu Azaleic acid lotion is not acidic. It is not an "acid" in the usual sense of the word. I suggest you try applying it - it is very good. Azaleic acid should clear your problem, especially together with Eurax cream and terbenafine (Lamisil) cream. I strongly suggest that you buy these and apply them. Fungal acne is often/usually cystic.
  7. Dasp Fungal acne has many forms. Much of the information about fungal acne on the web is limited, and sometime it is not correct. The best thing is to check for other symptoms of fungal conditions. Hence my queries below... Do you have one or more of the following along with the acne - dandruff, a red rash, itchy skin, flaking skin, seborhheic dermatitis, toenail fungus, sinus problems, a white tongue, gut problems, unexplained headaches or unexplained tiredness (or feelings of disorie
  8. Clear Skin Do you take PRObiotics. They should help.
  9. Andie Excuse another personal question - do you take birth control pills or have a contraceptive implant - these can cause fungal acne. Have you taken any meds - presription drugs ?? Do you have a white tongue or dandruff ?
  10. JOIN This could well be fungal acne. It looks like fungal acne (not that one can always go on appearance with fungal acne, but the "sticking up" follicles are a sign of fungal acne). Seb derm indicates fungal acne. I would certainly try antifungal treatments BEFORE trying any antibiotics etc. I suggest you apply terbenafine cream (Lamisil or similar) and keep your skin very dry - do not apply moisturisers. Fungus loves moisture, and malasezzia fungus (which causes seb derm) feeds on or
  11. People I did not find cicliopirox very useful for fungal acne, but your experience/s may be different. I would not take oral keto as it is quite dangerous and candida and malasezzia tend to be resistant to it - yes I know there is a study report that oral keto controls fungal skin problems, but that study did not include either terbenafine or nystatin so one cannot conclude a lot from it. It is absolutely try that one needs to apply 20-3 topical antifungal creams. Also try applyin
  12. Lulu Has the clotrimazole helped control the acne at all ? Have you been using terbenafine cream (Lamisil or similar) together with the clotrimazole cream ? Terbenafine cream controls malasezzia beter than clotrimazole. Given you are only getting a small (?) response to clotrimazole, I suggest you buy some azaleic acid lotion (The Ordinary makes one that is not too expensive), and apply that with the clotrimazole cream. The azaleic acid lotion will help control the inflammation and it
  13. Wholesale Looking at the photos and the fact that you don't have dandruff or a white tongue, I think you might have gram negative bacterial acne (sometimes called gram negative follicultis) (not fungal acne). Gram negative acne is caused by taking the "cycline" antibiotics and/or clindamycin. These antibiotics kill the gram positive bacteria and allow the gram negative bacteria to proliferate. Topical polymixin (in polysporin or neosporin ointments) (and possibly azaleic acid lot
  14. Good news, Educated. Thanks. I was a bit rushed this morning. Usually I ask the diagnostic questions for fungal acne FIRST, to establish whether the person is likely to have fungal acne or not, before I provide further information about how to control it. This morning I coalesced the two steps, because I was in a hurry, Good that you have sorted out your issue. I wish you well. Standard statement - I have spent over 2,500 hours reading scientific papers about fungal acn
  15. Thanks Stream of Consciusness One has to use the correct topical antifungal for the type of fungus causing the condition. I can provide more information, if you wish
  16. Thanks Educated It is my standard response, because lots of people have fungal acne, and I check for likely causes of the problem. 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 acne, in particular. I am a scientist (not a medical doctor). I provide information based on my extensive experience with fungal acne, and some experience with gram negative acne.
  17. Grey You may (now) have fungal acne. Fungal acne is CAUSED by taking antibiotics, and some other meds possibly including accutane. I suggest you do the following - 1. Buy clotrimazole topical antifungal cream (often sold as Canesten - no prescription needed) and apply it to the areas with the acne 2-3 times a day. Topical antifungal creams are totally safe. You may need a more targeted antifungal cream, but start with clotrimazole antifungal cream. 2. Wash your
  18. People Are you SURE the problem is hives. Accutane can (possibly/likely) cause fungal conditions on skin ... You may have a fungal condition caused by taking the accutane. 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 acne, in particular. I am a scientist (not a medical doctor). I provide information based on my extensive experience with fungal acne, and some experience
  19. Hibiclens can help control fungal acne, but one needs to use topical antifungal creams also - see my earlier post. And be careful with using Hibiclens - over time (ie, several months to years) Hibiclens can encourage growth of gram negative bacteria (because Hibiclens kills gram positive bacteria) and gram negative bacteria can cause acne, sometimes in association with fungal acne. Standard statement - I have spent over 2,500 hours reading scientific papers about fungal acne and gram n
  20. Educated This is most likely fungal "acne". Fungal "acne" itches. Fungal acne is CAUSED by taking antibiotics, and some other meds possibly including accutane. I suggest you do the following - 1. Buy clotrimazole topical antifungal cream (often sold as Canesten - no prescription needed) and apply it to the areas with the waxy skin/spots 2-3 times a day. Topical antifungal creams are totally safe. You may need a more targeted antifungal c
  21. Educated This is most likely fungal "acne". Fungal "acne" itches. Fungal acne is CAUSED by taking antibiotics, and some other meds possibly including accutane. I suggest you do the following - 1. Buy clotrimazole topical antifungal cream (often sold as Canesten - no prescription needed) and apply it to the areas with the waxy skin/spots 2-3 times a day. Topical antifungal creams are totally safe. You may need a more targeted antifungal c
  22. Clear Skin Eat what you like apart from high histamine foods, gluten, dairy foods, processed foods, preservatives and yeast. I don't know why you were following the starvation diet you were following - there was no reason to do so. The candida diet is largely a myth. Apples can cause stomach problems because of fructose. You can look up the FODMAP diet... Standard statement - I have spent over 2,500 hours reading scientific papers about fungal acne and gram negative acne, and
  23. Awills Heat implies that you have a secondary staph infection on top of the (fungal) acne. STAPH INFECTIONS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. Is the hot area red ? Take your temperature and go STRAIGHT TO A HOSPITAL IF YOU HAVE A RAISED TEMPERATURE AND OR THE REDNESS SPREADS. GO STRAIGHT TO A HOSPITAL IF RED OR YELLOW LINES SPREAD FROM THE HOT AREA. Otherwise, put some antibacterial or antibiotic cream (iodine, neosporin etc) on the hot area. People carry staph in their nose - one mu
  24. Exfoliating and using harsh products on skin can certainly make fungal acne worse because exfoliating etc. removes the natural skin barrier and allows fungus (and bacteria) to invade. I am rather shocked at the number of people on this site who are exfoliating their skin without realising they are removing the skin's natural defences against pathogens - fungus and bacteria. But again, one MUST know the type of acne one has to treat it (see my post above). Standard statement - I h
  25. Ordinary acne is largely caused by too much sebum being produced which is colonised by P. acnes bacteria, which cause inflammation. Milk can make ordinary acne worse, probably because of the hormones in it, but most foods do not affect acne. Some foods however (eg, gluten), can cause acne like symptoms because of allergies. There is not much, if any mystery around ordinary acne. THE mystery is around which type of acne one has - ie, ordinary bacterial acne, ie, P. acnes acne, stap
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