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  1. The first time using an acaricide like crotamiton should be impressive if you have papulopustular rosacea (PPR) or demodicosis. On the treatment scale, crotamiton is one of the weakest treatments. Once stopping crotamiton, I found the symptoms will return. If you continue to do well on it, consider changing to one of the more powerful treatments. I used crotamiton heavily in 2008 for PPR. I used it daily for 11 months. I had a good run on it for most of the time, but I needed something more powe
  2. I do firmly believe type 2, papulopustular rosacea, is caused by hair follicle mites. I do not know about type 1 rosacea. I only had type 2. It would not surprise me if type 1 turns out to be a whole separate disease from type 2 once they realize what causes rosacea. Symptoms of mites: dry skin (not oily), itchy domed-shaped papules small or large that can be mistaken for acne, red skin particularly a patch on left and right inner cheek area near nose. If papules are intense may be accompanied
  3. I don't think this is acne or rosacea. The only itchy acne-like papules on the forehead I know of could be scalp folliculitis or demodicidosis. For me the itching is very significant and starts as a mild itch a few hours before the papules arrive and then intensifies when the papule is active, like having an itchy mosquito bite. I can get them anywhere on the forehead, upper cheek area and temples. Nothing around the mouth or jaw. I find hot water makes the papules enlarge and redder. Ab
  4. Intense itchy acne-like papules/cysts in 41 male, without rosacea flushing, makes me think of demodicidosis. If you don't have classic acne symptoms like oily skin or comedones or any classic rosacea symptoms like flushing, it would be worth trying treatments for demodicidosis.
  5. Except adult acne is not a type of acne and adulthood does not start at 21.
  6. Do you have any other symptoms? Like mild itching, redness, scaly skin, dry skin, flaky skin. Any eye involvement like red eyes or dry eyelids. Any ear involvement like dry skin in the ears. Any bumps on the scalp under the hair or crusty dandruff-like skin bits on the back of the head on the scalp?
  7. First thing I would consider is acneiform dermatitis from asphalt. Does it happen when you are not working with asphalt? "Some people also get allergic skin reactions and rashes from contact with asphalt. You may get a condition similar to acne, or you may get skin spots. These can get worse if you work in bright sunlight or ultraviolet light (for example, when welding). source "
  8. Personally I do not use benzoyl peroxide. It makes me a little red and dries the skin. Some people with acne rosacea do use benzoyl peroxide:
  9. Wistar

    scalp acne?

    The effectiveness of antibiotics does not rule out mites. Antibiotics are used to treat acne rosacea, but the mode of action is unknown. Some theorize the antibiotics have an anti-inflammatory effect. Another theory showed mites in the skin carried the bacteria Bacillus oleronius, which was treated by the antibiotics. I do not know if mites have a role in your acne. It was listed on that web page as one of the possible causes. I am testing an anti-mite treatment at the moment. So mites are on
  10. Wistar

    scalp acne?

    According to this article on DermNet NZ, isotretinoin (accutane) is one of the listed treatments for this folliculitis. It looks like another one of those mysterious itchy acne-like conditions. I see mites (demodex) are possibly to blame. I am not sure how demodex can be treated if it is in the hair. It sort of rules out applying a cream. If you have a good doctor, try asking for ivermectin in tablet form. It kills mites in the skin amongst other organisms. Only one dose is needed to see if it
  11. There was quite a big thread in the Adult Acne section called "Milk and Adult acne in women/men" www.acne.org/messageboard/Milk-and-Adult-Acne-in-Women-Men-t194468.html it has strangely vanished. The google cache still exists here It has not been moved, it is just gone. In fact the topic starter's account (renee_una) has disappeared as well. Is this normal?
  12. By definition, true acne must have comedones present. If you don't have the comedones (the non-inflammatory blackheads or the non-inflammatory whiteheads) then it is not true acne. I don't know if there are any histological tests to tell acne from acne rosacea. Acne rosacea has papules and pustules. Some people incorrectly label pustules as whiteheads. If it is a red mound with a tiny white top, it is a pustule. They look the same as the papules but with the white top. The mounds can be small
  13. There are two types of blood tests igE and igG. The allergy tests are igE. The igG tests only confirm if you have igG antibodies to a food. This does not mean you have an allergy or an intolerance. Having antibodies to a food is normal. You have to try an elimination diet with the food to see if it is causing any symptoms. Don't avoid food just because you have igG antibodies to it.
  14. That is how it starts. Just one at a time. It is like a curse. By the way, the red mounds are papules. The mounds with the small white top at the apex are pustules. There is not much difference between them.
  15. I found this interesting case report on pubmed that describes the symptoms of iodine induced acne in adults. Acneform eruption with iodized salt. 1998 Case report: A 28-year-old man presented with acneform eruption over the face and upper trunk which had been present for the past 4 years. The majority of the lesions were inflammatory, consisting of superficial papules and pustules with a few deep, nodular lesions. In places, post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and a few atrophic macular sc