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Aussie Scientist

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  1. The first thing to do is to work out which type of acne you have - ordinary bacterial acne, staph acne, gram negative bacterial acne, candida fungal acne, malasezzia fungal acne, demodex mite acne... Benzoyl peroxide is only effective against ordinary bacterial acne, and to some extent against staph bacterial acne.. Benzoyl peroxide will not control the other types of acne.
  2. Be careful with using organic oils and moisturisers on skin with "acne". They make fungal acne worse because fungus loves mosture an one type of fungus that causes acne feeds on organic oils. If you have dandruff which indicates that you have fungal acne, if you have acne, do NOT use any organic oils on your skin as they will feed the fungus.
  3. Amandarock Thanks. That makes sense. I strongly suggest that you follow the information that I have provided in my post above, ie, From the photos and your symptoms, you have classic fungal acne. Fungal acne is often (very) cystic. Try applying the following treatments to control the fungal acne - 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.
  4. Nab The regimen will NOT treat fungal acne. If you have a white tongue, tiredness and headaches then you most likely have candida fungal acne, NOT ordinary acne. Fungal acne is CAUSED by taking and using antibiotics and some other meds, possibly including accutane. Doctors know nothing about fungal acne. Do the following to get rid of fungal acne - 1. Buy some clotrimazole topical antifungal cream (canesten or similar) and some nystatin topical antifungal cream (myc
  5. Mf Do you have any of the symptoms in my last post ? ie, Do you have one or more of the following - dandruff, a white tongue, toenail fungus, sinus problems, gut problems, flaking skin, red, itchy or painful rashes, unexplained tiredness or headaches or "brain fog" ? PS. I do NOT think you are "vain"
  6. Have you taken antibiotics (or used topical antibiotics on you face) in the last few years ? If so, which ones ? You may have fungal acne now. Fungal acne is cased by taking antibiotics and some other meds.... Do you have one or more of the following - dandruff, a white tongue, toenail fungus, sinus problems, gut problems, flaking skin, red, itchy or painful rashes, unexplained tiredness or headaches or "brain fog" ?
  7. Not sure about sun, but heat/ sweating/humidity can trigger fungal acne.
  8. This is most likely gram negative bacterial acne. It could be fungal acne, but from the look of it it is most likely gram negative bacterial acne - you have the classic signs of gram negative bacterial acne. Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and some othe meds. Gram negative bacterial acne is caused by taking the "cycline" antibiotics or clindamycin. Can you advise me of the following - I can then provide information that will control your condition. Have you taken antib
  9. Good news re your skin clearing, Clear Skin. If you can get it and it is not too expensive, buy some lotion/gel/cream with azaleic acid in it and apply that to your skin together with the Lamisil. happy to hear updates...
  10. Cassey Your symptoms STRONGLY suggest that you have fungal acne, probably caused by candida fungus. Do NOT use moisturiser. Do not exfoliate your skin as doing so allows the fungus to invade your pores. Rub a layer of clotrimazole cream all over the areas of your skin with acne, including the areas with red spots (which is fungal "acne" also). You can buy some topical nystatin antifungal cream, if you can get it, and add that to the clotrimazole cream and rub it on your skin with acne.
  11. Sibel Can you send me a message on your original thread, so I can check your symptoms and which antibiotics you have taken. You might have gram negative bacterial acne.
  12. Good test. Histamine intolerance is very common and very rarely diagosed by doctors.
  13. yes, BUT the cortisone and tretinoin are NOT fixing the problem.
  14. Live 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 more detailed information, that will likely help you. I STRONGLY suggest that you do NOT take antibiotics. Antibootics should ONLY be taken if a person has a life threatening (or near life threatening) bacterial inf
  15. I know this post was not directed to me, but the best hing is to not eat gluten, dairy, sugar, processed foods, preservatives or any foods that are high in histamines (check these foods on the web). Basically, avoid inflammatory foods check details on the web. This diet will not fix either ordinary acne or fungal acne, but these foods make both conditions worse if one eats them. Gut problems (and some types of acne) are usually caused by taking antibiotics.
  16. Thanks Sibel, for the update. Can you remind me - is the acne on your scalp or on your face or on both places ? Plus, anywhere else ?? Are you also using an antidandruff shampoo on your scalp. You need to do this every day.....
  17. I think you have had reaction to the shampoo on your scalp - some antidandruff shampos cause skin irritation sometimes because of the antifungal ingredient in them, but mostly because they contain sodium laurel sulphate which is very irritating - it is annoying (and totally unnecessary) that this dreadful product is added to shampoos (and skin washes). The best and gentlest antidanduff shampoo is Mustela Foam Shampoo for Newborns (no SLS) - see if you can get that. Is the flakiness around
  18. I don't know, but topical antifungal creams are totally safe and you'll soon find out if the problem is fungal. "Strange" skin conditions are often fungal. Fungal skin conditions are caused by taking or applying antibiotics and some other meds. - cortisone, tretinoin, etc. Make sure you wash your hands twice before applying the antifungal cream/s to avoid getting a secondary staph or other bacterial infection. And use a clean towel to dry the affected are after washing.
  19. Try applying a topical antifungal cream such as clotrimazole cream (Canesten) - which is a broad spectrum antifungal cream. If clotrimazole does not fix the problem, then try aplying terbenafine topical antifungal cream (Lamisil) - best for malasezzia fungal acne. If that does not fix the problem, then try applying topical nystatin antifungal cream - best for candida fungal acne.
  20. You probably now have fungal acne, not ordinary acne. Treatments for ordinary acne can cause fungal acne, and they make fungal acne worse. Fungal acne is caused by taking antibiotics and some other meds, including birth control pills and possibly accutane. Fungal acne can be controlled with topical antifungal creams, antidandruff shampoos, and keeping skin dry (no moisturisers), and using antifungal powder on unexposed skin - fungus loves moisture. These topical treatments are TOT
  21. There are several causes of "acne" - eg, ordinary acne with P. acne bacteria, staph bacterial acne, gram negative bacterial acne, malasezzia fungal acne, candida fungal acne, demodex mites acne and others. These organisms all cause inflammation in the follicles (pores) which cause the "acne", sometimes along with sebum and keratin which block the pores. One MUST know the type of acne that one has to treat it. Treatments for ordinary acne make other types of acne worse, as many people
  22. Thanks for the update, Joe. Good news. If Nizoral is helping to control the acne/keratosis pilaris, then the acne/keratosis pilaris is 99% likely to be caused by fungus, because Nizoral is antifungal. I am happy to hear how things go with the clotrimazole cream.
  23. Thanks Grebert Just to clarify - you had fungal follicultis. Ordinary acne is also follicultis, but it is a form of bacterial folliculitis. As you say, antibiotics cause fungal follicultis, and fungus LOVES moisture, especially sweat. Fungal folliculitis and fungal acne are the same thing. Folliculitis just means inflammation/infection of the hair follicles - folliculitis can be caused by - several different types of bacteria, several different types of fungus, other pathogen
  24. Some people have fungal acne, not ordinary acne, and treatments for ordinary acne will not control fungal acne - treatments for make fungal acne worse, sometimes after initially appearing to control the acne. Fungal acne is usually caused by taking antibiotics and some pother meds, although hormone inbalances can cause one type of fungal acne. Fungal acne can be controlled by applying topical antifungal creams, using antidandruff shampoos, and keeping skin dry (no moisturisers), and us
  25. You mos likely have fungal acne, caused by the hot humid conditions and made worse by the clindamycin. Fungal acne is caused by antibiotics and some other meds. Heat and humidity can also cause fungal acne. Fungal acne can be controlled by aplying topical antifungal creams, using antidandruff shampoos, and keeping skin dry (no moisturisers) and using antifungal powder on unexposed surfaces - fungus loves moisture. These topical treatments are TOTALLY safe. Stop using the clindamyc
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