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Aussie Scientist

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  1. Is the affected area itchy ? Have you taken or used antibiotics (or accutane, or prednisone, or hydrocortisne) ?. Do you have a white coating on your tongue ? Or dandruff or flaking skin ? If you get back to me with answers to these questions, I might be able to help you.
  2. Were you taking accutane when the redness occurred ? Have you taken antibiotics ? Do you have dandruff? Or a white tongue ? Have you used organic oils or moisturisers on your face ? Is the affected area itchy ? If you get back to me with answers to the above questions, I might be able to help you.
  3. 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, incl
    • Clear Skin Thanks for your reply. I would buy the Waterclouds climbazole shampoos, and wash your hair in that. The SLS in the shampoo won't irritate your scalp too much, if at all. You could try washing your face in this shampoo, although I suspect the SLS will irritate your skin, as it did in the Head and Shoulders shampoo. Do buy the Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns online, if you can. Getting rid of fungal acne is a journey. You will achieve that goal - but it will take t
    • I STRONGLY suggest that you apply an antifungal cream to the affected areas. Antifungal creams are TOTALLY safe. You will soon know if the problem is caused by fungus, ie, if it is fungal acne. Applying an antifungal cream will save you lots of money and time etc. having tests. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by applying an antifungal cream, such as clotrimazle, for a week or so and see if that treats the problem. Why not apply an antifungal cream to the affected areas
    • Ok, thanks Dovahkiin. As I said in an earlier post, you most likely have fungal acne, which is not ordinary acne. You possibly had ordinary acne to begin with and then taking the antibiotics caused fungal acne. Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and and a few other meds. Buy some terbenafine antifungal cream (often sold as Lamisil) and some clotrimazle antifungal cream (often sold as Canesten). Mix the two creams together and apply the mixture to the affected areas of your ski
    • OK, don't use the Head and Shoulder shampoo - the problem with most shampoos is that (very annoyingly) they contain sodium laurel sulphate which is very irritating to skin. You should be able to get Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns online - it is manufactured in France but it is available in many countries. The Mustela shampoo does NOT contain any irritants. Can you continue to use the Head and Shoulders shampoo to wash your hair ? Do that, if possible - but you certainly don't want t
    • You can bring your blood pressure down safely by taking beetroot tablets or beetroot powder. Be careful taking birth control pills - they can cause fungal acne, especially if you also take antibiotics.
    • 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 org
    • Metronadizole will cure rosacea because most rosacea is caused by demodex mites, and metronadizole kills demodex mites. Permethrin (scabies cream) and ivremectin (both applied topically) will also kill demodex mites and cure rosacea.
    • You most likely have fungal acne NOT ordinary acne (which is why the tea tree oil helps, and the moisturisers make it worse). The organic oils in moisturisers FEED fungal acne. Malsezzia fungal acne (which you most likely have) lives on organic oils. Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics, birth control pills and a few other meds. The treatment for fungal acne is to apply antifungal creams and to wash hair in antidandruff shampoos. The problem should clear in one-two weeks by appl
    • If you have taken antibiotics and you have acne that does not get better, then you most likely have fungal acne, NOT ordinary acne. Fungal acne needs to be treated and controlled with antifungal creams (see above) and antidandruff shampos. The reason for using antidandruff shampos, is because dandruff (which I realise you don't have) is caused by fungus and antidandruff shampoos are antifungal. Antidandruff shampoos will help control a broad range of fungus outbreaks not just dandruff.
    • A 18 gen Notwithstanding no dandruff and no white tongue, I would still apply an antifungal cream to the affected areas and see if that solves the problem because you most likely have fungal acne caused by taking Yasmin, and then exacerbated by antibiotic and hydrocortisone creams. Antifungal creams are totally safe. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by applying an antifungal cream to the affected areas. There is a reasonable to very good chance that doing so will solve y
    • H4nnz Have you taken antibiotics ? Do you have dandruff ? Do you have a white tongue ? You possibly have fungal acne. If you get back to me with answers to the above questions, I can probaby help you.
    • Varial Thanks for your reply and kind words. I understand about English not being your first language, so don't worry about that. Mix the aspirin with the alcohol and dab that on the spot. That should be the most effective. Aspirin won't dissolve in hydrogen peroxide (aspirin will partially dissolve in alcohol) so start with that. The swelling is because your skin "knows" there is a foreign body in it and that sets up an inflammatory reaction. If the aspirin in alcohol does not wo
    • Have you tried using ANTIFUNGAL creams ? If you have not applied antifungal creams then you don't know whether you have fungal acne or not ? topical antifungal creams (start with clotrimazole cream 0 canesten) are TOTALLY safe (unlike accutane which is quite dangerous and has dreadful side effects). If you have fungal acne then accutane will make it worse. Why not buy some clotrimazole antifungal cream and apply it to the affected areas and wash the affected areas in an antidandruff shampoo
    • Sodium chloride is NOT a pore clogging ingredient. Do not believe the information that one reads on the wb about pore clogging products. Much of it is rubbish, based on nothing (or sometimes on studies on rabbit's ears!). Sodium chloride is table salt and it is abundant in sea water. if sodium chloride clogged pores then everyone who swims in sea water would get acne, and the reverse is actually true. Swimming in sea water is good for controlling acne. In any case, Clear Skin has a fungal o
    • Most chronic and "adult" "acne" is actually fungal acne (not ordinary acne) caused by malasezzia or candida fungus. Outbreaks of malasezzia or candida fungal "acne" are caused by taking antibiotics and/or birrh control pills and/or corticosteroids and/or possibly (?) accutane. Fungal acne can usually be controlled by keeping the affected area dry, not using any moisturiser or organic oils, applying antifungal creams such as clotrimazole cream (may need more targeted antifungal creams for candida
    • You most likely have fungal acne which can easily and safely be treated with antifungal creams. Fungal acne is CAUSED by taking antibiotics and possibly by taking accutane. If you get back to me with answers to the following questions, I can provide information which will likely solve your problem. Do you have dandruff ? Do you have a white tongue ? Have you taken antibiotics ? In the meantime wash the affected area in an antidandruff shampoo, buy some clotrimazole antifungal
    • If you have taken the pill, or antibiotics, then you very likely have fungal acne, not ordinary acne. The treatment for fungal acne is topical antifungal creams such as clotrimazle cream (canesten). Using hydrocortisone cream for more than a few days can also cause fungal acne. Do you have dandruff ? Do you have a white tongue ? In the meantime, do not use any moisturiser except the Karin Herzog Oxygen normalising cream, which is safe to use. Moisturisers feed one type of fungal a
    • Thanks ClearSkin for your reply Yeast and fungus are the same thing - yeast is just one of the forms of fungus. Bacteria are a completely different organism from all fungi. Outbreaks of gut candida and skin candida can be connected, but they are not always connected. People can have one without the other. The signs of gut candida problems are unexplained tiredness, unexplained headaches, feelings of disorientation, "brain fog" and possibly sinus problems. Do you have any of these sympt
    • Please try applying clotrimazole antifungal cream. It is totally safe. The descriptions of fungal acne are not very accurate. A lot of what people think is rosacea is fungal acne. Redness is a sign of fungal acne. Do you have dandruff ? Do you have a white tongue ? If you have one or both of these then you most likely have fungal acne. Have you taken antibiotics ? (which cause fungal acne) Most doctors and dermatologists know NOTHING about fungal acne. They are likely to prescribe a
    • Yes Myj. You definitely can use Lamisil for foot fungus. Applying that should solve your problem. Buy some Lamisil a soon s possible and paply it to the affected areas. Lamisil is Lamisil. It does not matter what it is sold for. I would stop taking Lysine as it can possibly exacebate fungal acne. There is some evidence that some fungi feed on the lysine, which is am amino acid. Do NOT use any moisturiser. The Lamisil will provide enough moisture. Malasezzia FEEDS on the oils which
    • Varial OK, just use the tea tree oil as a 'spot treatment" if you wish - it won't do any harm and may do some good. But note that - Aspirin in methylated spirits is safe when applied as a spot treatment, ie, to a small area no larger than the 1-2 millimetres by 1-2 milimetres, ie, to the area of a spot. Obviously, do not apply methylated spirits and aspirin to large or even medium sized areas. I am not sure what you mean by "swallow it" in your post - can you exlain what this mean