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Aussie Scientist

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  1. 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
  2. Excuse the personal question, Andie - Do you sweat a lot ?? Do you live in a hot / humid climate ?? Sweat and humidity can cause fungal outbreaks on skin.
  3. Thanks Thisolddog In that case, I guess you have ordinary acne, and (sadly) I cannot help you..... Sorry.
  4. Thisolddog There are several different types of acne - if you have only used treatments for ordinary acne, then your acne will get worse and worse. Topical treatments do work for controlling "acne" - BUT the treatments have to be the RIGHT topical treatment/s for the type of acne that a person has - eg, antifungal creams for fungal acne, anti-mite creams for demodex mnites acne, etc. Applying treatments for ordinary acne to other sorts of acne does nothing, and usually makes the a
  5. Podo You could have both fungal acne and ordinary acne, although that is unlikely. What I suspect IS common is fungal acne and gram negative bacterial acne. Can you remind me whether you have taken antibiotics, and if so, which ones. Order an antifungal cream with terbenafine in it - eg, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Novartis-Pharma-LAMISIL-PLUS-Cream-10g-Free-Shipping-with-Tracking-New-Japan-/202254469905 I sent that last post quickly so you could get the product quickly in Japan.
  6. Podo Thanks for your quick reply. BP can sometimes help control fungal acne, to some extent. I normally recommend against BP because it causes oxidation which is not good for skin, and it strips the skin barrier, but the oxidation will kill some fungus in some circumstances. Dandruff is not normal - dandruff is caused by malasezzia fungus. Itchiness strongly indicates a fungal condition. Therefore, your "acne" is very likely caused by malasezzia fungus. Thus, I suggest that
  7. Podo and people on this thread Podo - Excuse my posting to you twice. Be aware that accutane can (very likely) cause fungal acne... The critical thing is to work out what type of acne one has BEFORE treating it. The types of acne are ordinary acne, staph bacterial acne, gram negative bacterial acne, candida fungal acne, malasezzia fungal acne, demodex mites acne, and acne caused by some chemical or food allergies. Each of these these
  8. These "bumps" could be caused by fungus. Fungal skin condition are usually caused by taking antibiotics and 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 bumps 2-3 times a day. Topical antifungal creams are totally safe. 2. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo. 3. Do NOT apply any moisturisers or organic oils t
  9. Podo You may (most likely) now have fungal acne, not ordinary acne. Chronic acne is often fungal acne ( or gram negative bacterial acne or demodex mites acne, but fungal acne is the most likely) NOT ordinary acne. Treatments for ordinary acne do not control fungal acne or other type of acne. Itchiness is a sign of fungal acne. Do you also have dandruff and/or a white tongue ?? Diet will NOT fix fungal acne, nor does diet cause fungal acne. Fungal acne is CAU
  10. ClearSkin Salicylic acid helps to break down the fungal biofilm, so it can help with fungal acne. The problem is that salicylic acid also breaks down the skin barrier. If salicylic acid is working for you, then do use it. The reason I recommend against salicylic acid is that so many people are exfoliating their skins (trying to remove the "acne", which is not removable by exfoliation) and they are making their fungal acne worse by destroying the skin barrier. Witch hazel won't do
  11. These "bumps" could be caused by fungus. Fungal skin condition are usually caused by taking antibiotics and 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 bumps 2-3 times a day. Topical antifungal creams are totally safe. 2. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo. 3. Do NOT apply any moisturisers or organic oils t
  12. Awills Good news re the acne on your chest clearing with the antifungal - did the chest fungus clear with clotrimazole cream or with the clotrimazole cream plus terbenafine cream ?? Tebenafine itself is unlikely to cause whiteheads, but manufacturers put irritating things into antifungal creams (which is very annoying) so, yes, the terbenafine cream could have caused the whiteheads. I would apply the azaleic acid to your whole face first and then apply the antifungal cream on top
  13. Memyself Thanks for your reply. The antibiotics may have caused your skin problems by destroying the "good" bacteria which control fungus and hence the fungus has taken over. Exfoliating skin destroys the natural skin barrier and allows pathogens (fungus, bacteria) to invade the skin. If you can get it use Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns - it is super gentle. You can leave it on your skin overnight if you wish. I would also take PRObiotics. I am happy to hear how
  14. Flippant Boomers and others One has to know which type of acne one has BEFORE recommending treatments for the "acne". Acnecide/BP will NOT help fungal acne and it may make it worse. There are several different types of acne - ordinary acne, staph bacterial acne, gram negative bacterial acne, candida fungal acne, malasezzia fungal acne and demodex mites acne, plus some others caused by allergies or chemicals. There is NO point in recommending a treatment for acne without knowi
  15. AWGIe You have fungal acne, most likely candida fungal acne. The bumps and hard nodules are keratin that the fungus makes your skin make. A white tongue means you have candida. 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. If you can get it, also buy nystatin topical antifungal cream
  16. Douglas - I cannot do skype. Great that your "acne" is clearing. Take oral Nilstat - that should fix your gut problems. Are you still taking antibiotics ? If you are, they are probably making your stomach problem worse. 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 biomedical scientist, and not a medical doctor). I provid
  17. Podo If you have chronic acne, which will not clear with treatments for ordinary acne, you may have fungal acne. Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics, some other meds and possibly by taking accutane. Fungal acne has to be treated with antifungal creams and by keeping skin dry (moisture encourages fungus). Treatments for ordinary acne make fungal acne worse. I can provide more information if you get back to me with answers to the following questions. Do you have dandruf
  18. The bump is probably a keratin nodule, which skin makes in response to the foreign body, ie, the pathogen. I hesitate to suggest the following, because some people on this site think that I think that everyone has fungal skin conditions (eg, fungal acne, rather than ordinary acne) - but hard bumps under skin are symptomatic of fungal skin conditions. Can I ask - have you taken antibiotics ? And do you have a white tongue and/or dandruff (both of which indicate a fungal condition).
  19. You may have a fungal skin condition. Fungal skin conditions can create crawling feelings on skin. Fungal skin conditions are usually caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds. 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. 2. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo
  20. These "bumps" look like "fungal acne" to me. Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and 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. 2. Wash your hair in an antidandruff shampoo. 3. Do NOT apply any moisturisers or organic oils to the areas with
  21. Clear Skin I would not use salicylic acid on your skin as it will destroy the natural skin barrier and allow fungus (and bacteria) to invade your skin. Don't exfoliate your skin - doing so will destroy the natural skin barrier and allow fungus (and bacteria) to invade your skin. You can use a moisturer without any organic oils in it, if you need to. Re histamines - use common sense and monitor your body's reaction to foods. Standard statement - I have spent over 2,500 hours r
  22. Hot weather/sweating can cause and definitely exacerbates fungal acne. Fungus will infect eyes. 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 biomedical scientist), and I am not a medical doctor. I provide information based on my extensive experience with fungal acne, and some experience with gram negative acne.
  23. Jimdevl You can get the Medistan at the URL below - this is a US company but it has a UK distributor. Address: Pharma Pigeon Products UK Frogmore Industrial Estate Acton Lane Park Royal London NW10 7NQ United Kingdom Free Phone in English: 123456789 Mix the medistatin powder with the clotrimazole and terbanafine creams and apply the mixture at night/afternoon - the mixture will be a bit yellow (the yellow washes off one's skin), so maybe just use the clot and terb c
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