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  1. Love/Hate relationship with OTC

    I have a love/hate relationship with this birth control. When I went on it at 19 years old, I had very nice, clear skin to begin with. Going on OTC pills didn't break me out or anything - my skin stayed the same. It wasn't until I tried coming OFF of the pill that I started breaking out. This actually happened twice: I temporarily stopped taking OTC for one summer while I was switching from regular OTC to OTC Lo and broke out that whole summer. When I got on OTC Lo in the fall, my skin went
  2. Works for the "right" type of acne

    I don't think Duac works for everyone, but it worked for me a couple of times that my skin was at its worst. Once when I was a teen, and once when I was in my early/mid 20's. Did it cause dryness, burning, and redness? Yeah, it did. But it also worked really well and my skin got used to it. I also figured out the best way to apply it (use a good moisturizer!) to reduce the irritation. It's also one of the quickest acne-fighting products I've ever used.
  3. Broke me out - Not just an "IB"

    I went to my dermatologist for something non-acne related and she noticed I had 1-2 pimples. She asked me if this was typical for me. I told her that I usually only get 1-2 pimples around my cycle and she told me that spironolactone would be perfect for me - that it would clear the hormonal "acne" I was suffering from during my cycle. I don't usually jump on the pharmaceutical bandwagon, but I was getting annoyed at the monthly pimples so I figured I'd give it a shot. I had heard a lot of good t
  4. By "fungal acne" do you mean pityrosporum folliculitis? Because Isotretinoin is actually a known treatment option for recalcitrant pityrosporum folliculitis aka "fungal acne" and will not make it worse, as you say.