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Aussie Scientist

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  1. 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.
  2. Good test. Histamine intolerance is very common and very rarely diagosed by doctors.
  3. yes, BUT the cortisone and tretinoin are NOT fixing the problem.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.....
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Accutane can possibly cause fungal acne, which may be the problem. You maynow have fungal acne, possibly caused by taking the accutane - are you also taking antibiotics ?? 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) using antifungal powder on unexposed surfaces - fungus loves moisture. Thes
  17. 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 surfa
  18. You may have fungal acne (or gram negative bacterial ace, 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 surfac
  19. Augmentin Thanks for your careful replies. The re-infection was not due to your oily scalp. Bacteria do not arise from oil. The re-infection was because the bacteria were not fully controlled by the augmenton.
  20. Clear Skin - see my answers to your questions below. Aussie Scientist I have a few questions regarding your regimen 1. How long do you think it will take to beat the malassezia? - Several weeks probably, but you should see results (ie, less acne and less dry scalp) after a week or so. You will need to apply antifungal creams/use antidandruff shampoos for the rest of your life, probably, but only once a week or so after the acne clears 2. Is there anything I can do for my sc
  21. LikeAParrot Thanks for your reply. I agree with you, especially re - "I've found science changes after new research, is sometimes too narrow-focused, and many researchers seem to be funded inappropriately or are under pressure to produce results" 
  22. Like A Parrot Everyone is a bit different, and histamines build up over time. I would avoid high histamine foods and not eat wheat flour - gluten causes inflammation in most people. But, one has to eat/not eat what works for the person - I totally agree with that...
  23. Patient I agree with Moody. Different gram negative bacteria require different antibiotics. Enterobacteria are NOT controlled by Augmentin, which is amoxillin plus a beta amylase inhibitor (to stop the bacteria breaking down the antibiotic). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12226801 https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com/home/decision-support-in-medicine/infectious-diseases/enterobacteriaceae/ Thanks for the advice re whose sister !!! Very confusing.... Be VERY car
  24. 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.
  25. LikeAParrot The most likely reason that spices causes cystic acne is because spices contain high levels of histamines and spices trigger histamine releases. Histamine can cause fungal acne (and possibly ordinary acne?) because histamines cause inflammation, and inflamed skin is a "welcoming mat" for pathogens - bacteria and fungus. Check which spices and other foods have high levels of histamines and avoid those.
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