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  1.    33

    Thanks help

    Our communications were on another thread, which we should probably go back to. Could you send me a post on our your original thread, so we don't continue to communicate on someone else's thread

    How long have you been applying the antifungal creams etc for ? Is the "acne" improving or not improving. Getting rid of fungal acne can take a while.

    If you can get it, I suggest you buy some cream with polymixin (sold as polysporin or neosporin) in it and apply that together with the antifungal creams. Without going back to back our original thread, I cannot recall exactly what your other symptoms are, but you may well have gram negative bacterial acne along with the fungal acne. Both types of "acne" are caused by taking antibiotics.

    Polmixin cream is antifungal, and it will also control gram negative bacterial fungi. Fungus and gram negative bacteria can act together to cause "acne".    Can we continue our communications on your original thread.  Thanks

  2.    33

    Help

    You most likely have fungal acne, rather than ordinary acne. People with persistent acne that does not respond to treatment for ordinary acne usually have fungal acne (and/or sometimes gram negative bacterial acne or mites)

    Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds, including birth control pills and possibly accutane. You can control fungal acne by doing the following -

    1. Buy clotrimazole antifungal cream and apply it to the affected areas 2-3 times a day. Topical antifungal creams are TOTALLY safe and some/most (depending on country) are available without a prescription.

    2. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo.

    3. Do NOT apply any moisturisers or organic oils to the areas with acne.

    If you get back to me with answers to the questions below, I can provide targeted information for your situation (including information about how to control the three types of acne - fungal acne - two types, gram negative bacterial acne, and acne caused by mites) that are not ordinary acne, and which do not respond to treatment for ordinary acne -

    Have you taken antibiotics or other meds. If you have taken antibiotics, which ones ?

    Do you have one or more of the following (as well as the acne) - white coating on your tongue, dandruff, flaking skin, toenail fungus, itchy and/or painful skin, red rash/es, unexplained tiredness, headaches, brain fog", stomach or gut problems, sinus problems.

    If it is OK, can you post a photo of your acne.

    Doctors and dermatologists know nothing about fungal acne, and they rarely consider mites or gram negative bacteria as causes of acne.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

     

     
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  3.    33

    Active Break

    Note that one needs to apply the correct antifungal cream for the type of fungal acne that you have. Check the information  that I gave you for your type of fungal acne.


  4. YOU MUST GET TREATMENT FOR THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - I MEAN URGENTLY, NOW> YOU VERY LIKELY HAVE A STAPH INFECTION WHICH IS VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN KILL PEOPLE>

    APPLY AN ANTIBIOTIC CREAM TO THE AREA NOW. IF THE AREA IS HOT OR YOU HAVE A RAISED TEMPERATURE OR YOU SEE RED OR YELLOW LINES COMING OUT OF THE INFECTED AREA GO TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY

    YOU MUST ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS TWICE BEFORE TOUCHING ANY AREAS OF BROKEN SKIN> PEOPLE CARRY STAPH IN THEIR NOSE, SO NEVER TOUCH OR BLOW YOUR NOSE WITHOUT WASHING YOUR HANDS AFTERWARDS AND NEVER TOUCH YOUR NOSE AND THEN TOUCH BROKEN SKIN>

    YOU MUST GET TREATMENT FOR THIS NOW

     

     

  5.    3

    These bumps are caused by malasezzia fungus.

    You can rid of the bumps by doing the fol;lowing -

    Buy and then apply terbenafine antifungal cream (Lamisil) cream to the affected areas 2-3 times a day. If you cannot get terbenafine cream without a prescription, then buy and then apply clotrimazole antifungal cream Canesten or similar) to the affected areas. These creams are TOTALLY SAFE.

    Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo.

    Dust the affected areas at night in antifungal powder.

    Do NOT APPLY ANY MOISTURISER OR ORGANIC OILS TO THE AFFECTED AREAS - MAlasezzia fungus FEEDS ON ORGANIC OIL AND ALL FUNGUS LOVES MOISTURE

    I am happy to hear back from people.

  6.    33

    Thanks help

    See how you go. You will know after applying the terbenafine cream for a week or so whether you have fungal acne or not. No response to terbenafine cream = probably NOT fungal acne (at least not malassezia fungal acne) Response to terbenafine cream = fungal acne.

  7.    33

    Hormonal inbalances causes fungal acne BECAUSE hormonal inbalances cause too much sebum to be produced (which is what also causes ordinary acne).

    Malasezzia fungus FEEDS on sebum. Malasezzia fungus causes fungal acne. You most likely have malasezzia fungal acne, from applying the organic oils plus too much sebum (caused by the hormonal inbalance).

    Thus, the malasezzia has been "having a feast" on your skin....because the foods that it lives on are there in abundance from your sebum and the organic oils that you were also putting on your skin.

    Are you still applying the terbenafine cream ??

     

  8.    33

    Did the naturopath do a blood test to check your hormone levels ?

    Like I said above, a person can have fungal acne as a RESULT of hormone inbalance - ie, fungus is causing the acne but the reason that the fungus is cauiing the acne is because the hormone levels are out of balance.

    This is why some women get vagina thrush at certain times of the month. The hormone levels change during the monthly cycle (as you probably know) and the high hormone levels triggers the thrush (thrush is candida.

    Having high or low hormone levels (ie, hormonal inbalance) is quite consistent with having fungal acne. 

  9.    33

    Help

    I understand your puzzlement, but note - .

    Have you been applying the terbenafine cream (Lamisil) -is that what you meant by applying the "same stuff" . Has it helped control the "acne " If it has not,then please buy some clotrimazole antifungal cream and PLEASE APPLY the clotrimazole cream 2-3 times a day, together with the terbenafine cream, and see if that controls the problem. You will know after a week of applying the anti-fungal creams 2-3 times a day whether the problem is fungal or not.

    YOU HAVE EVERYTHING TO GAIN AND NOTHING TO LOSE BY APPLYING THE ANTIFUNGAL CREAMS - clotrimazole (Canesten) and terbenafine (Lamisil), THEY WILL NOT DO ANY HARM

    Even if the condition is hormonal and IS ordinary acne, not fungal acne, applying antifungal cream will not make the problem worse, so why not do it ....

    The places on your face where you have acne are also places where moisture accumulates on one's face, and where sebum is highest (hence the effects of hormones on those areas), and fungus loves moisture , and one type of fungus that causes fungal acne feeds on sebum.  Your acne could be both hormonal and fungal, ie, hormones make more sebum which encourages the fungus to grow.

    I don't know whether the Dequidin lozenges will help to control brain fog or not. I know that oral Nilstat controls brain fog caused by candida. Let me know how you go with the Dequidin lozenges. They won't do any harm if taken for a week or so.

    Where did the deep cysts occur ??

  10.    33

    Thanks Help

    Your approach makes sense.

    I meant to mention yesterday that if you decide to try taking the undeconoic acid capsules, then please do check their safety etc. on the web. I meant to say - make your own judgement call on the undeconoic acid capsules. They are safe, but you should check that for yourself.

  11.    33

    Help

    Looks like you need a prescription to buy oral Nilstat i Canada, which is very odd given how safe nystatin is (Nilstat is available over the counter - no prescription required -  in Australia).

    Therefore, buy some of these Dequadin lozenges (which do not need a prescription) and suck on them and swallow the saliva etc as you suck on them.  https://www.walmart.ca/en/dequadin/N-1279796

    The active ingredient in Dequadin lozenges is anti-fungal. For some reason, one cannot buy Dequadin lozenges any more in Australia. They are quite safe - we used to take them for mouth ulcers as children.

     I have ordered some Dequadin lozenges for myself from overseas because they are antifungal.

    Let me now how the Dequidin lozenges go in helping to fix your feelings of disorientation etc. They probably won't be as good as Nilstat but they will be better than nothing.

    I take undeconoic acid tablets which do control gut candida, and thence they stop feelings of disorientation etc,. caused by gut candida (I have taken undeconoic acid tablets on and off for years) - you can get undeconoic acid tablets online in Canada without a prescription. They are safe - see below......

    https://www.amazon.ca/Thorne-Research-Formula-Undecylenic-Gastrointestinal/dp/B000FGXMWC

    https://www.yeastinfection.org/everything-you-need-to-know-about-undecenoic-acid/

    I guess you could ask your doctor for a prescription for oral Nilstat - the problem is that he/she probably won't give it to you because doctors don't "believe" that gut candida problems exist in otherwise healthy people. (They are wrong on this - this is one of my annoyances with doctors).

     

  12.    33

    Help ---

    Yes, you are right that people claim all sorts of side effects for everything. The reason that I made the comment about anti depressants is that a lot of information is now coming out about adverse efects of antidepressants tc. You have to make your own judgement call, of course. But I would read everything you can about antidepesants and similar medication.

    Oral Nilstat very safe because nystatin is a large molecule and it does not get out of one's gut. It certainly does not cross the brain barrier, which is when drugs can become dangerous. See if you can get oral Nilstat or nystatin tablets (which are very safe) online. Taking nystatin tablets or Nilstat should/will fix your brain fog and tiredness, very safely.

    Brain fog and sinus issues are symptoms of candida.

    I think one should do one's own research and make one's own judgement about treating chronic conditions. I would not not necesarily believe what the medical profession or naturopaths tell you. I would (maybe) seek advice from these people, but I would be aware that some doctors and naturopaths do not provide advice from evidence - rather they provide advice based on their belief systems.

    My advice is based on scientific evidence from the scientific literature and my own experience. I am not a medical professional, but I have spent over 2,500 hours reading scientific papers about fungal acne and related conditions. 

    Everything that I suggest is totally safe, so even if it does not work, it cannot do any harm and it will not make the problem worse. This is in contrast to doctors and naturopaths who prescribe dangerous drugs (doctors - oral antibiotics and accutane are DANGEROUS) and products that can make the problem worse (both doctors and naturopaths).

    Aloe vera should be fine on your skin.

    The reason I suggested nystatin cream is because you have symptoms of candida (brain fog, tiredness, sinus) and of malasezzia (flaking ears etc). Thus, your acne could be caused by both candida and malasezzia. Terbenafine cream targets malasezzia and nystatin cream targets candida. Clotrimazole cream is a broad spectrum  antifungal cream and targets both, to some extent.

    Thus, start by applying terbenafine and clotrimazole cream. If that does not fix the acne problems, then add nystatin cream to the mix.

    Look up high histamine foods on the web and avoid eating them. Your sinus problems are probably/possibly caused by candida, but eating foods high in histamines will make the problem worse.

    I understand our concerns. But pls do note that everything that I suggest comes from personal experience, checked in the scientific literature, used on myself and checked for safety.

  13.    33

    HelpIhaveacne

    Thanks for your post

    Honey is fine on skin.

    Don't worry too much about diet. Just avoid gluten, dairy, preservatives, artificial flavourings, yeast products and sugar. Diet will NOT fix fungal problems (contrary to what some people will try and tell you), but some foods can make fungal conditions worse.

    I would be very careful about taking any drugs - many of them have dreadful and long term side effects (which may not appear for a while but are very serious) - many drugs, including antidepressants, can cause dementia, heart attacks etc.

    My apologies for my overly complex last posting.

    I'll summarise the information that I provided above - Please do the following if you want to fix your problems -

    1. Apply clotrimazole cream (Canesten) mixed with terbenafine cream and nystatin cream (if you can get it) or just apply clotrimazole cream with terbenafine cream to the areas with acne 2-3 times a day AND TO THE RED MARKS on your chin (which probably are caused by candida). Clotrimazole cream is cheap. This should clear the acne problem in a couple of weeks.

    2. DO NOT use any organic oils or moisturisers on the affected areas of your skin - I realise that you know this. Putting oil or moisturisers on the affected areas of your skin will make the "acne" 10 times worse.

    3. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo. You can wash your face in Head and Shoulders shampoo if you wish, but H&S will probably irritate your skin. If it does not irritate your skin, then also wash your face in the H&S in the shampoo.

    4. Take oral Nilstat, if you can get it without a prescription. Taking oral Nilstat will ( VERYlikely) stop your migraines, brain fog etc. in a few days. If you cannot get oral Nilstat, then get back to me and I can provide you with an alternative. 

    5. There is a 99% likelihood that you DO have a fungal outbreak because you have itchy skin, brain fog, headaches/migraines, cystic acne, dry skin, itchy flaking ears, sinus problems, and the antifungal treatments are starting to work (that is evidence that the problem is fungal). ALL THESE ARE STRONG SIGNS OF FUNGAL OUTBREAK/S.

    You only need to buy the antifungal clotrimazole cream (and maybe the antifungal nystatin cream) and the oral Nilstat if you can get it, so not a huge number of things to buy. I do understand your concerns about expense.

    Be careful with naturopaths - some of them provide advice based on "belief systems" rather than on evidence (as do many doctors).

    I don't want to be intrusive - but I am happy to hear back from you.

    The reason I am concerned is because fungal acne can become VERY deeply entrenched and cause really serious skin problems (deep painful cysts which are almost impossible to get rid of) if not treated, and gut candida overgrowth can destroy one's quality of life through tiredness, brain fog, migraines etc. Both types of problems are relatively easy to fix in their early to mid stages, but are very difficult or close to impossible to fix, if left untreated for some time or are wrongly treated.

  14.    33

    Help...

    DO NOT USE OIL CLEANSING. YOU WILL MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE. Oil cleansing is a "belief system" NOT a treatment.

    Yes, do use a anti-fungal shampoo to wash your hair, but do NOT use Head and Shoulders on your skin - Head and Shoulders is far to harsh for facial skin and it will irritate your facial kin a lot (not your scalp).

    Using antidandruff shampoos without using antifungal cream's in unlikely to fix your problem, but antidandruff shampoos will help control the problem. People generally need to use ntifungal cream/s as well as antidandruff shampoos to control fungal "acne". And in any case, do NOT use Head and Shoulders in your face. It will cause irritation.

    I had concluded that malasezzia fungus (rather than candida fungus) is causing the outbreaks on your face - the evidence for that is strong.. Flaking and dry skin is a sign of malasezzia. BUT your othe symptoms are strongly indicative of candida outbreaks in your gut and elsewhere. 

    Start applying the terbenafine creanm 2-3 times a day now.

    Also, see if you can get nystatin antifungal cream also (sometimes sold as mycostatin) and apply it together with the terbenafine cream, to the affected areas. Nystatin cream targets candida, whereas terbenafine targets malasezzia. If you cannot get nystatin cream (without a prescription) then buy some clotrimazole cream (canesten) and apply that together with the terbenafine cream. You should be able to get clotrimazole cream without a prescription.

    You should start to see results in a week to two weeks, providing you keep your skin DRY (apart from applying the antifungal cream/s).

    Apply the terbenafine cream, mixed with the clotrimazole cream (or the nystatin cream) to any areas of flaking skin, along with using it on the "acne" areas.

    The sinus problems, headaches, and feelings of disorientation (brain fog) are most likely caused by overgrowth of candida in your gut (and in your nose for the sinus problems). These symptoms are classic symptoms of candida overgrowth. The headaches, tiredness and brain fog are caused by the candida producing aldehydes (aldehydes are the chemical which causes hangovers from drinking too much alcohol).

    You can get rid of candida in your gut, and hence get rid of your headaches/migraines, brain fog and tiredness by taking oral Nilstat (which is very safe). You should be able to buy oral Nilstat over the counter, without a prescription at a chemist. Oral Nilstat is sold to fix mouth thrush (ie, candida on the tongue, which causes a white tongue, which I realise you do not have).

    You are supposed to swallow oral Nilstat (which contains nystatin) and it will control the candida in your gut and stop your headaches etc. Oral Nilstat will not control fungal acne, because nystatin, take orally, does not leave the gut, which is why it is safe to take.

    Hopefully, oral Nilstat can be bought off the shelf in a pharmacy in your country. If it is kept "behind the counter" just ask for it - hopefully the pharmacist will give it to you.

    If you cannot get oral Nilstat there are safe alternatives to control, your gut candida, but oral Nilstat is the best.  I can provide advice on alternatives, if necessary, after you find out whether you can buy oral Nilstat easily.

    Which country are you in ? (apologies if I have already asked you that).

    Candida in the sinuses is hard to get rid of, we'll come back to that one, after sorting out the other issues.

    One other thing to be aware of - diet will not fix fungal problems, and it will not fix candida problems (contrary to what some people will tell you), BUT diet can make fungal problems worse. Headaches (and possibly fungal outbreaks generally) can be caused or made worse by histamines, gluten and some other compounds in foods. So, do NOT eat wheat, barley or rye products, or dairy products, or tinned fish, or leftover stews/curries, or strawberries or fermented foods, or sugar, or solanaceous foods (tomatoes, potatoes, capsicum, eggplant), or any preservatives or food flavourings (particularly NOT MSG which gives most people migraines) or red wine or vinegar or soy sauce.

    These "foods" etc. can exacerbate candida problems either directly by feeding gut candida, or by causing inflammation, or by making candida symptoms worse.

    I look forward to hearing back from you ...

  15.    33

    The main reasons that I think you possibly/probably have fungal acne are the itching (= fungus) plus cystic "pimples" (fungal acne is usually cystic because the fungus invades the pores/follicles and creates cysts) plus the acne being stubborn (which means ordinary acne treatments are not working, therefore it is unlikely to be ordinary acne), and using organic oils (which would be encouraging/could be causing the fungal acne). Stubborn acne that does not disappear with ordinary acne treatments is often/usually fungal acne.

    Fungal acne is similar in appearance to ordinary acne, but fungal acne usually spreads faster than ordinary acne, and fungal acne sometimes causes dry skin and red patches without "pimples". From the  photo you appear to have red patches on your cheeks without pimples ?

    It t is worth applying antifungal cream, because it won't do any harm and it is likely to do some good. Clotrimazole antifungal cream is a good antifungal cream to start with because it is "broad spectrum".

    If clotrimazole cream does not clear the problem, then it is worth trying a couple of other antifungal creams because antifungals are specific for different types of fungus. Two types of fungus cause fungal acne - malasezzia and candida. I think you probably have malasezzia fungal acne, because malasezzia fungus feeds on organic oils. 

    You can buy some terbenafine antifungal cream (Lamisil) if you can get it out without a prescription, and mix the terbenafine cream  with the clotrimazole antifungal cream and apply the two antifungal creams together.

    Also, keep your skin dry and do not use any organic oils or moisturisers with organic oils on it.

    Do you have sinus problems ? Or toenail fungus or thrush (which is fungus) ? Or unexplained tiredness or feelings of disorientation/brain fog ? (these are signs of candida fungal outbreaks). Did the onset of migraines co-incide with your getting acne ?  Candida fungus can cause headaches/migraines.

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

  16.    33

    Yes, it does look like fungal acne. Itchiness, particularly intermittent itching, is a sign of fungal acne. Most people, but not all people with fungal acne have the other symptoms. But not everyone does. 

    One type of fungal acne is caused by applying organic oils to skin which you have been doing. Malasezzia fungus lives on organic oils. Malasezzia fungus CAUSES fungal acne.

    The reason that the acne looks hormonal (but is probably not) is because malasezzia fungus feeds on oils, including the oils in your skin, and people's skin is oily where the fungal acne is on your skin.

    You most likely have malasezzia fungal acne.

    I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU BUY TERBENAFINE CREAM (LAMISIL) AND APPLY IT TO THE AFFECTED AREAS OF YOUR SKIN> Topical antifungal creams such as terbenafine cream are TOTALLY SAFE. They will not damage your skin in any way or cause any side effects.

    YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN BY APPLYING AND ANTIFUNGAL CREAMTO THE AFFECTED AREAS OF YOUR SKIN 2-3 TIMES A DAY FOR A WEEK OR MORE AND SEE IF THE PROBLEM IMPROVES.

    If you cannot get terbenafine cream without a prescription, then buy clotrimazole cream (Canesten) and use that instead of the terbenafine cream. If you can get terbenafine cream, you could mix it with clotrimazole cream.

    Also wash your hair in an antidandruff shampo. I know you don't have dandruff, but antidandruff shampos are antifungal.

    AND STOP APPLYING ANY ORGANIC OILS OR OTHER MOISTURISERS TO YOUR SKIN> DOING SO IS FEEDING THE FUNGUS>  and is probably causing the problem. Keep your skin very dry. You can dust it with antifungal powder at night.

    The antifungal cream will provide enough moisture for your skin whilst controlling the fungus which is causing the problem.

    I look forward to hearing whether your skin improves after applying terbenafine/clotrimazole cream for a week or so.

  17.    33

    If your skin is itchy, you most likely have FUNGAL acne, NOT ordinary acne. One of the fungi that causes fungal acne FEEDS on organic oils so STOP applying oils to your skin. The oils will be making the problem WORSE (and worse) by feeding the fungus that is causing the problem.

    Buy some topical clotrimazole  antifungal cream and apply that to the affected area 2-3 times a day (or 3-4 times a day, if possible).

    If you get back to me with answers to the questions below, I can provide information on more specific antifungal creams to use to treat your particular problem.

    Have you take antibiotics or accutane ? Do you have dandruff, flaking skin or seborhheic dermatitis ? Do you have a white tongue ? Fungal acne can be caused by taking antibiotics, and some other meds.

    I look forward to hearing back from you. In the meantime start applying topical antifungal clotrimazole cream, wash your hair in an antidandruff shampo, and keep your skin VERY dry (apart from applying the antifungal cream).

     

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