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  1. 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.

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    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 (ordinary acne, staph acne, gram negative bacterial acne, candida fungal acne, malassezia fungal acne, demodex mites acne, acne caused by allergies or chemicals etc.) BEFORE treating the acne,

    (ii) acne and follicultis are the same thing, and saying someone has acne or folliculitis is not helpful - one MUST know what is causing the acne/folliculitis,

    (iii) most oral treatments, ie, oral antibiotics and oral antifungals (apart from oral Nilstat, which is safe), are dangerous or very dangerous, whereas most topical treatments are safe or very safe,

    (iv) fungal acne is usually caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds, and is made worse by sweating, humidity, and applying moisturisers or organic oils,

    (v) gram negative acne is caused by taking the cycline antibiotics or clindamycin,

    (vi) taking oral clindamycin can cause overgrowth of Clostidium difficule in the gut, which is very dangerous,

    (vi) all antibiotics destroy beneficial gut and skin bacteria, some of which are difficult or impossible to replace,

    (vii) overgrowth of gut candida (which is usually caused by taking antibiotics) causes tiredness, headaches, stomach upsets, and feelings of disorientation, because candida produces aldehydes which are the same chemicals as cause hangovers,

    (viii) most treatments for ordinary acne make fungal acne and gram negative acne worse (and treatments for ordinary acne can cause fungal and/or gram negative acne),

    (ix) different types of fungus require different types of antifungals (just as different types of bacteria require different types of antibiotics), and the fungi that cause fungal acne are often resistant to azole antifungals, and

    (x) sadly, most doctors and dermatologists do not appear to know about fungal acne, demodex mites acne, or gram negative bacterial acne. Many people with chronic, "adult acne" actually have fungal acne, gram negative bacterial acne or demodex mites acne, not ordinary acne. Treatments for ordinary acne make these people's acne worse.

    I wish you all well. Farewell.

    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.


  2. 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 lotion) will control some types of gram negative bacterial acne  (but not all).

    Tretinoin (similar to accutane) is also a treatment.

    Given oral isotretinoin has side effects and topical ointments/lotions have no side effects, I would try applying polysporin or neosporin plus azaleic acid ointment and see if that controls your condition.

    If polysporin plus azaleic acid do not control your condition, then you will need to see a doctor and probably go down the isotretinoin (which is similar to accutane) pathway. You could try applying topical isotretinoin before trying oral isotretinoin.

    I am happy to hear how things go with you. 

    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.

     


  3. Jasie

    You probably now have fungal acne, rather than ordinary acne which is why it won't clear. Treatments for ordinary acne can cause fungal acne, and they make fungal acne worse and worse.

    Fungal acne is caused by taking/applying antibiotics and some other meds, possibly including accutane/differin. Fungus moves, so it will travel to places on one's skin where the original cause  was not applied.

    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 "acne" 2-3 times a day.

    2. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo.

    3. Do NOT apply any moisturisers or organic oils to the areas with the "acne". Keep your skin very dry. Wipe off sweat. Fungus loves moisture. And one type of fungus that causes acne FEEDS on organic oils.

    4. Do NOT exfoliate your skin - I think you know that.

    Topical antifungal creams are totally safe.

    Do you have dandruff or a white tongue ? Have you taken antibiotics ? If so, which ones ? Have you taken other meds. 

    PS. You are right about about St Ives Apricot Srcub - it is dreadful - it breaks down the sin barrier and allows bacteria and fungus to enter the skin.

    I am happy to hear back from you.

     


  4. You may have fungal acne (or gram negative bacterial acne, but fungal acne is more likely).

    Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds, including birth control pills. Antibiotics destroy people's immune systems and fungus takes over.

    The cycline antibiotics also cause gram negative bacteria acne.

    Fungal acne can be controlled with topical antifungal creams, antidandruff shampoos, and keeping skin dry (no moisturisers) using antifungal powder on unexposed surfaces - fungus loves moisture. These topical treatments are TOTALLY safe, unlike oral antibiotics, which are very dangerous.

    Doctors know nothing about fungal acne and they don't usually know about gram negative bacterial acne.

    Do you have one or more of the following - dandruff, a white tongue, flaking skin, toenail fungus, "thrush", itchy or painful rashes, unexplained tiredness or feelings of disorientation or headaches ? If you get back to me with answers to these questions, I can provide information that will likely help you.


  5. Accutane can possibly trigger fungal acne, which is why accutane works for a while in some people and then it does not and acne (often cystic acne) then comes back big time. Fungal acne is often cystic.

    Fungal acne is usually caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds (birth control pills, prednisone) and possibly by taking accutane.

    Fungal acne an be controlled with topical antifungal creams, antidandruff shampoos and keeping skin dry - fungus loves moisture.


  6. This is most likely fungal acne not ordinary acne. You may have started with ordinary acne and it has turned into fungal acne because of taking the meds you have taken. Accutane can control acne for a while and then it returns "with a vengeance" as fungal acne, possiby/probably as a result of taking the accutane - especially if a person has also taken antibiotics and/or has  birth control implant or taken birth control pills.

    Fungal acne is and other fungal problems are caused by prescription meds, particularly antibiotics, birth control pills and Mirena IUDS, prednisone and possibly accutane, and/or sometimes by skin moisture (sweat and using moisturisers).

    Vaginal thrush IS FUNGUS. Thrush IS CANDIDA FUNGUS. 

    Do the following to get rid of fungal acne -

    1. Buy and apply clotrimazole anti-fungal cream (no prescription required) 2-3 times a day. TOPICAL antifungal creams are TOTALLY safe.

    2. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo.

    3. Do NOT use any organic oils or moisturisers with organic oils on the skin with "acne". Malasezzia fungus (which causs acne) feeds on organic oils  and all fungus loves moisture.

    4. Do NOT exfoliate your skin or use anything harsh on it.

    5. I suggest you have the Mirena IUD removed if that is feasible. The Mirena IUD is very likely causing your acne problems, along with having taken accutane (and ?? taking antibiotics?? - if you did ???).

    If you get back to me with answers to the following questions, I can provide more targeted information for your situation.

    Do you have one or more of the following - white tongue, dandruff, flaking skin, toenail fungus, itchy skin, red rashes, sinus problems, gut problems, unexplained tiredness, "brain fog" or headaches.

    Have you taken antibiotics ? If you have taken antibiotics, which ones did you take ?


  7. The cat

    Sinus problems indicate fungus. Dandruff is caused by fungus. Taking antibiotics causes fungal outbreaks, including fungal acne. 

    THEREFORE I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU BUY AND START APPLYING CLOTRIMAZOLE TOPICAL ANTIFUNGAL CREAM (often sold as Canesten) TO THE AFFECTED AREAS OF YOUR SKIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you can get it without a prescription, also buy some terbenafine topical antifungal cream (often sold as Lamisil) and apply that to the affected areas of your skin, along with the clotrimazole cream. The "acne" problem should start clearing in a week or a bit longer.

    Do NOT USE ANY MOISTURISERS OR ORGANIC OILS ON THE AFFECTED AREAS OF YOUR SKIN - AS THESE WILL FEED THE FUNGUS.

    Also wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo.

    The acne org regimen is for ordinary acne, notfor fungal acne - the acne org regimen won't treat fungal acne and it is very likely to make fungal acne worse.

    Let me know how you go in a week's time or so with applying the above regime. I am happy to hear back from you.

    PS> Let your Mum know that applying Vicks Vapour Rub or tea tree oil and/or soaking nails in mouthwash and/or in 3% hydrogen peroxide should get rid of the toenail fungus - will take a few weeks but these treatments will get rid of toenail fungus.

     

     


  8. The acne.org regimen is for ordinary acne. If you have fungal acne, the acne org regimen will not help fix it, and it may make it worse. I would try applying clotrimazole cream 2-3 times a day for a week, without using the acne org regime and see how things go.

    Do you have dandruff or a white tongue ? these are indicative of fungal problems. Have you taken antibiotics ? - antibiotics cause fungal acne.

    I am happy to hear back from you.


  9. Your problem is most likely caused by fungus - either malasezzia or candida fungus - causing fungal acne.

    The problem can be treated simply and safely by applying topical anti-fungal cream, keeping the affected area very dry (do NOT apply moisturisers or organic oils as these encourage fungal acne) and using antidandruff shampoo. You can but some clotrimazole antifungal cream (no prescription required) now and start applying that to the affected areas. Clotrimazole antifungal cream is totally safe.

    Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds. Often people start with ordinary acne, and the ordinary acne turns into fungal acne from taking antibiotics and other meds for ordinary acne. Fungal acne is requires antifungals to trat it.

    If you get back to me with answers to the questions below - I can provided targeted information for your situation.

    Have you taken antibiotics or accutane ? Do you have one or more of the following - a white tongue, dandruff, flaking skin, sinus problems, toenail fungus, itchy skin, red rashes...

    I look forward to hearing back from you.


  10. Itchy means fungus. I don't have access to the earlier parts of your thread. Noting that, I STRONGLY suggest that you STOP putting anything on your skin except antifungal cream.

    Bu some clotrimazle antifungal cream and apply that to the affected areas 2-3 times a day. Do NOT put moisturiser or organvc oils on the affected areas as these will make the fungus get worse.

    I am happy to hear back from you with the rest of your thread.

     


  11. You will not break out from ordinary acne from using clotrimazole cream. If you wish, you can use clotrimazole (or miconazole) liquid (sold to treat tinea which is fungal) instead of antifungal cream, but the liquid might sting a bit as it will contain alcohol.

    Using topical antifungal cream or liquid is 1 million times safer than taking accutane (or taking antibiotics) - both of which are very dangerous and both of which are very likely to make your condition worse

    Just try the antifungal cream or liquid. Nothing to lose and everything to gain (including keeping your health)

     


  12. Your skin looks like you have fungal acne, not ordinary acne. You would have started with ordinary acne years ago, which then became fungal acne after you took antibiotics.

    I strongly suggest that you apply a topical antifungal cream BEFORE you start on the accutane "road".

    Topical antifungal creams are totally safe, and you most likely have fungal acne NOT ordinary acne.

    Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds.

    Buy some clotrimazole cream (Canesten or similar) and start applying that 2-3 times a day. Also wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo and keep your skin very dry (fungus loves moisture).

    Do NOT apply any moisturers or organic oils to your skin.

    There is a very good chance that the clotrimazole cream will clear your skin problems in a few weeks.

    Be aware that doctors know nothing about fungal acne and they will never diagnose it.

    I am happy to hear back from you.

     

     


  13. OK, thanks newney

    You probably do have fungal acne - your tongue is a little bit white.....

    Apply clotrimazole topical antifungal cream (canesten or similar) to your forehead 2-3 times a day for a week or more and see if that fixes the problem. Do NOT use any moisturisers on your forehead.

    If you can get nystatin antifungal cream without a prescription, apply a little bit of nystatin cream (mycostatin cream) on the corner of your lips. You can use clotrimazole cream on the corners of your mouth, if you wish, instead of nystatin cream. Don't swallow the clotrimazole cream. Nystatin is vey safe, but don't swallow that either. Neither clotrimazole not nystatin are poisonous (you can eat nystatin), so don't worry if you get a bit in your mouth. A little bit won't hurt you. 

    Let me know how things go after applying the clotrimazole cream to your forehead for a week or so.


  14. You most likely have fungal acne caused by sweating - fungus loves moisture. Keep your skin as dry as possible, apply antifungal cream (start with clotrimazole cream - ie, Canesten or similar - available without a prescription, mixed with terbenafine cream - ie, Lamisil or similar, if you can get terbenafine cream without a prescription), use an antidandruff shampoo (because antidandruff shampoos are antifungal) and dust your skin in antifungal powder at night. Do NOT use any moisturisers or organic oils on your skin. 

    If you get back to me with answers to the questions below I can provide more targeted information about which antifungal cream to use for your particular condition.

     Have you taken antibiotics or birth control pills, do you have a white tongue, do you have dandruff or flaking skin ?

    I look forward to hearing back from you. Your problem should be readily solvable.


  15. I think purging is a myth . You most likely have fungal acne caused by malasezzia fungus. Outbreaks of malasezzia fungus are caused by taking antibiotics and/or birth control pills plus a few other meds. (possibly including accutane ??)


  16. Skin flaking is a sign that you have an outbreak of malasezzia fungus. Do you have dandruff ? have you taken antibiotics recently.

    The best treatment for malasezzia (skin flaking) is topical terbenafine cream (Lamisil) if you can get it without a prescription. Otherwise, apply topical clotrimazole (Canesten) antifungal cream to the affected area, which you should be able to get without a prescription. Get back to me if you further information.


  17. skinanonymous and b765t

    If you break out after an oil treatment and you have taken antibiotics, you very likely have fungal acne caused by malasezzia fungus, notordinary acne. Malasezzia feeds on organic oils.

    Dandruff is caused by malasezzia, so if you have dandruff, break out after putting organic oils on your skin, and you have taken antibiotics, then you almost certainly have fungal acne caused by malasezzia, NOT ordinary acne.

    The safest and best treatment for fungal acne is topical antifungal cream/s and anti-dandruff shampoo. Get back to me if you would like further information.

    I suspect that the so-called purging is actually the fungal acne breaking out, due applying oils and moisturiser, which contains organic oils.

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