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  1. well I went to the derm today, cause I had this huge cyst on my nose, and he prescribed me Cephalexin 500mg 3x daily.

    Im supposed to be taking it for 2 weeks.

    does this only help with the infection, or can it help with acne as well??

    thanks in advance.

    hi there...yes, cephalexin is an antibiotic/antibacterial agent..it belongs to the cephalosporins family and is usually used for soft tissue infection..

    in ur case, the derm prescribed it to get rid of the bacteria that might have caused ur cyst..inflammation occurs coz there's infection..so if u treat the infection, the inflammation will subside as well..

    all the best to u..and may cephalexin works well..good luck!!! :dance: just be sure to drink it on time (to avoid bacterial resistance) and after meals, so u wont have any GI upsets..

    (by the way, im a pharmacist,so u can trust me!! hehe)

    well I went to the derm today, cause I had this huge cyst on my nose, and he prescribed me Cephalexin 500mg 3x daily.

    Im supposed to be taking it for 2 weeks.

    does this only help with the infection, or can it help with acne as well??

    thanks in advance.

    hi there...yes, cephalexin is an antibiotic/antibacterial agent..it belongs to the cephalosporins family and is usually used for soft tissue infection..

    in ur case, the derm prescribed it to get rid of the bacteria that might have caused ur cyst..inflammation occurs coz there's infection..so if u treat the infection, the inflammation will subside as well..

    all the best to u..and may cephalexin works well..good luck!!! :dance: just be sure to drink it on time (to avoid bacterial resistance) and after meals, so u wont have any GI upsets..

    (by the way, im a pharmacist,so u can trust me!! hehe)

  2. Have you use BP before?

    It could be a sensitivity or maybe just too much BP too soon. Some people need to ease in to the Regimen. Brandy is the resident expert. I have not personally used The Regimen. Perhaps you can find some additional information here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/The-Acneorg-Regimen-f2.html

    thanks cecelia..yeah,i've tried using BP before, about 2 years ago and a doctor friend told me to use tretinoin instead, in which i used within a year, but didnt had my face cleared...

    but after reading the stories here..i was convinced to try bp again, i probably had it much...

    anyway, will try to figure out the right remedy...

    thanks!!!

    How many times a day are you washing your face? Washing more than twice can also aggrevate your acne and make it worse.

    im washing my face 3-4 times a day..i got a very oily skin, so after about an hour after i wash up, oil starts to show again, and i find it messy.. :shifty:

  3. Ok guys...I am 25

    Just like most of you, I have tried all the lotions, potions, creams, antibiotics, over the counter.......anything n everything you can think...murad, proactive.

    But what really worked for me was right in my kitchen!

    I want to give this info to people so they can benefit......so you can say to gain karma.

    When going through all this I realize the chemicals in all these methods were worsening things and making it worse as it is.

    I stopped using any chemical....no cleanser, no lotion..no spot treatment....nothing...

    What I used as follows.....btw I have super oily skin. It has helped me to control the oil as well

    In 1 small plastic container with lid I mixed

    2 tablespoon of milk ( 2% this is what I use)

    1 tablespoon of lemon juice (pure lemon juice from lemon)

    1 tablespoon honey (regular brand)

    2 tablespoon chickpea flour (yellow in color) ( besan, available at any grocery store)

    2 slices of grated cucumber (fresh from the fridge, I use English cucumber seedless)

    1 pinch of turmeric (it’s a herb, it is highly used in holistic skin care product, also used in Indian curries)

    Mix everything this batch is good for 1 week and use it twice morning and afternoon.

    I have kept in my bathroom so use it there as my cleanser. At the end of the week it might smell funny, but there is no harm in putting natural stuff on the face. After 1 week use the same recipe to make fresh cleanser. I use my hands to rub this...on face..It also works as exfoliate......as the cheaper flour is lil rough but gentle enough...to do on sensitive acne prone skin.

    This has really improved my skin complexion from all the acne spots and acne from coming back I had big bumps under my skin, it is slowly going. Sometimes I use aveeno as my moisturizer, the glow one that is rarely.

    The chickpea flour is really good....as it controls oil.....turmeric is natural herb which is used to purify the blood when used in curry and when put on face work as antioxidant.

    Lemon and cucumber is used to cure the acne spots n acne from coming back.

    I used 1 spoon of lemon juice u can change to 2 if lemon stinging or your acne isn’t that bad.

    I hope people can benefit from this as much as I did... please give it a week time.....I didn’t notice for 1 week but I said........there is no side effect as it is 100% natural...

    I am also in process of coming up with recipe of homemade 100% natural astringent...will update you guys with that..

    I am also taking Omega 3 6 9 capsules everyday and 1 zinc tablet everyday.

    please feel free to ask questions.....

    Good luck and don’t stress

  4. well, i started my day looking horrified by what i look like..

    4 days ago, i decided to use BP..i followed dan's regimen of putting much BP on zits..

    i washed my faced with tea tree oil facial wash, then applied bp and moisturizer..well, a day after, i looked like having chicken pox and my zits got burnt i guess, they r all red!!!! i stopped using BP 2 days ago..

    does anyone know hot to get rid of it?? i tried using sunblock, but my face is too oily that i cant let it stay long and end up washing often coz i feel so messy..

    everytime i saw my face in the mirror, i remember it isnt that worse a week ago..but, im still hoping it will be clear..time heals even if those products wont... :dance:

  5. I've used both, but not together. Each is pretty strong on its own, IMO. I got tea tree oil in my nose once by accident and I thought I was going to die. Not really, but it hurt like a bitch! :lol: In any case, I don't think you should use those two together unless you want to fry your poor skin off. JMHOM. ;)

    Oh, and to finish answering your question, neither of those products cleared up my acne.

    hiya there...thanks for the reply..well, i stopped using tretinoin..i continued with tea tree oil..and began using BP..worst comes to worst..my zits look like chickenpox!!! i stopped BP again and suffered the big-red-burnt-spots as of the moment..

    by the way, what products cleared up ur acne in case u didnt respond to tea tree oil and tretinoin?

  6. Hi Buena, Kumusta?

    Tretinoin and tea trea oil = big disaster, as you found out. Tretinoin is uber strong by itself. I'm not a big fan of topicals myself. I don't use cleansers on my face at all - I just moisturise, but then again I went on accutane. The only thing that seemed to help my cysts pre-accutane was facial steaming. It may be worth a try, but if you're getting a lot of cystic acne, I really do recommend you go to see a dermatologist.

    hi there..thanks for ur reply...

    well, i stopped using tretinoin and continued with tea tree oil facial wash and toner..i dont really have cystic acne but pimples that r big and sometimes wont come to a head..anyway, i started out dan's regimen 2 days ago, with the alteration of using the toner..i had 5 breakouts and i put bp on them..now, the breakouts look burnt!! i look horrible..maybe i applied much..i stopped the bp for today and will use it in lesser amount and timing..

    i havent tried accutane..im afraid for the side effects it might cause..i have been seeing a derm for the past 10years and nothing worked out..my acne clears up then came back..for 2 years, i do self medication, research and experiments..i dunno if im doing the right thing..i just hope and pray each day, that everything's gonna be fine..

    im happy that ur getting over with acne..all the best! :clap:

  7. Thanks for the reply Buena,

    I have not seen a derm for a few years now, before accutane i went on anti biotics for a while, then topics etc, nothing worked till accunate, and i don't even remember if that did properly, i guess i did cause i came off it!

    I think it is candida that is causing it as when i cut out the food that caused it my acne went away, it only came back (with avengence!!) when i started proactivly tring to kill it - die off effect. Also candida can florish when you have been on anti biotics for an extended peroid of time and if you drink loads of milk, eat bread etc which i did loads of!

    btw, i have cleared up quite a lot since i took the photos 2 days ago, so something must be working! I will post a couple of update pics in a few days.

    My collegues at work have suggested moisteriser with tea tree in, which i think I will try when the redness has gone away from this break out.

    good luck with yours too, what are you doing to combat it?

  8. hi guysss...

    just wanna ask if any one has tried using tree oil toner and tretinoin?? or have any idea about that products??

    well, i tried experimenting..i know its not a good deed, but im desperate all my big zits will fade away..anyway, i did applied the toner then put the tretinoin...my face felt like its burning and i began sweating..and got headache..

    i think im allergic to it!!! i ended up going to the hospital and purchased some anti allergy...

    any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated..thanks!!!!

  9. ok its like two "growths" on the side of my cheek ive been monitoring it for the past 3 days and its not really getting bigger or smaller

    it started out looking like it was going to turn into a pimple but it wont come to a head..no matter how much i run it under warm water or press on it. it feels a bit tender and hard but its not very big...

    does this sound like a cyst?

    ive read that cysts are big and this one isnt big at all.but its two of them in one spot and i have a big date on tuesday and i am hoping i can do something by then to make it come to a head...

    any suggestions!!?

    im thinking of putting Benzol peroxide on it but im scared that this wil just make the are more red and cause it to be in a "dry in between" state & never come to a head..

  10. Try dans regmen. Trust me! I have severe acne very severe and i've been trying dans reg for 3 weeks now and it helped me out quite a bit. I'm not breaking out like i used to. but i might have to change my moisturizer. But, it works! especially if your on a college student on a budget! (Like me! :) )

    hi there!!! i tried using BP before but my face got worse, so i stopped it..just last night, i put tretinoin and bleaching cream on my face and i look like a roasted pig!!!!!!!! stupid thing,..got no choice but wash them up and took anti allergy..

    it's good that dan's regimen worked for u!!! i dunno what should i try next..maybe i'll end up looking like a monster... :shifty:

  11. Ok, so i have moderate acne; and my dermatologist put me on doxycycline (100mg) twice a day, and differin .3% at night. Its been like 3 weeks and my skin was good for week, then started getting progressively worse. My skin is now probably in one of the worse states its ever been in. Is this one of those medications where it gets worse before it gets better? Please help
  12. Hi all,

    Just a short story about me and my acne and how i hope to get rid of it!

    I've had fairly moderate cyst acne for about 10 -15 years now (now 27), I have been on Roactutane (thats accutane in the UK i think...), that was about 10 years ago, I can't even remember if it worked or not it was that long ago! I do remember that it made my face as red as an alcoholic who only drinks ethanol after i played sport! It also gave me nose bleeds and ridiculous sunburn if I was in the sun for more that 20mins (yeah even in England!!)

    When i went to uni the acne came back but only round my mouth and a bit on my cheeks, i have never been THAT bothered about it maybe thats why I have done nothing about it for a few years, it has cleared up on my cheeks and now is concentrated around my mouth.

    I decided to take action as I have moved up the career ladder and have fairly important meetings and feel I can't go in with spots and have people either think i'm well young and shouldn't be there or think I don't look after myself properly (i'm sure they don't think that but hey i think they might so it drops the confidence)

    I started cutting out all dairy, wheat, alcohol and taking coconut oil, garlic etc to kill candida as well as eating veggies etc, it went well for a couple of weeks then my face went balistic and now loads of little pustules and some cysts have broken out...b*stards!!

    I think it is die off from killing the candida, so i have cut out the stuff that is supposed to fight it and taking candigest to kill it without the die off.

    I have attached a couple of photos - this is the worse it has been for a few years so hopefully my next post will be better!

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    I think it looks bad, a lot worse than it has been for years so i hope it will get back to normal quickly if I eat normal things again and cut out the coconut oil and garlic till it calms down.

    I told people at work about what i'm doing and the problems i am having at the moment and they are all have / had friends family going who have had similar so its means that i'm not embarrassed about it when i go into work and they are asking progress etc so all good!

    anyway my regime, I know I have to cure the spots from the inside and treat them on the outside so..

    breakfast - bran and fruit or museli with soy or rice dream

    lunch - brown rice with veggies and maybe some chicken.

    dinner - salad with some fish / chicken and broccoli

    face - wash with J&J oil free cream face wash, apply some BP over the effected area, then moisterie with oil free moisteriser in moring and VIT E cream in the eveing

    Also taking candigest to get rid of the candida.

    Wish me well folks and please comment on good bad points or questions.

    hi blart...it's nice to hear from u.. :)

    anyway, r u seeing a dermatologist right now?? why do u think that acne around ur mouth is caused by candida infection?? r u into antibiotics before??? well, i have read that elements in the Halogen Family (hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen,iodine, flourine, bromine, and chlorine)can aggravate acne..why dont u checkout your toothpaste or ur mouthwash?? they contain flourine for sure..

    yeah, i agree, diet plays a role in acne somehow, so be sure to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet..and good that u watch out of ur diet...

    i do hope that ur face would be better soon..and oh, just add some prayer for it, it helps ease out the tension, in a way, as based on my experience...i too suffer from acne, on and off..yet, it's not the end of the world...we r on this plight!!!!!

    Goodluck!!!! and have a nice day...

  13. Hi people! I know ur feelings about it. I have cystic acne for 11 years! I have tried also almost everything. This time i have been following my treatment with acutane, and i am very close to be 100% clean. So...u could talk to your dermatologist and ask for it... There will be side effects, like dry lips, dry eyes, sometimes headaches but i am sure it will clean u up. Good luck ;)

    hi pedro..it's good that u can relate to what im feeling..i've read so much of isotretinoin but i wouldnt risk take it orally by now..im aware of its adverse effects (i think it would make my face so red too, especially that its really hot here in the phils, and i find sunblock messy to wear) and i dunno if i will resort to it someday..hope ur will be 100% clean someday..update me of its result..have a nice day!!!

    Do you live around Manila? Do you live close to Mega Mall? There is a dermatologist/skin treatment office on the facial, beauty, haircut floor, close to the end of the building. I don't know what they do but every time after their treatments. Another cousin who had acne on his face and back went there and skin skin cleared up permanently.

    ohh, i came from the province, an hour plane-ride from manila..yeah, there r lots of derma clinic/salon here and they claim to cure acne..i had tried having laser for my scars before but it didnt work well.. r u from the phils too? or any relatives from here? my i know whats the name of that establishment? i might be in manila from time to time...thank u!!!

  14. i feel like ive tried everything too! ive had issues for 8 years... i just began using duac and retin-a micro as well as taking vitamin supplements and amoxicillin... we'll c what happens... ive heard that many people benefit from taking vitamins such as A, B, C, E, zinc, and chromium. search it on google and there are several sites. i have also recently become aware that avon true porefection cleanser and mask are supposed to be quite good and i might get those... hope this helps u!!

    ----i've tried taking supplements too like glutathione, grapeseed extract and loads or vitamin C..i also tried eating lots of squash seeds coz it's lots of zinc..it worked in a way, but doesnt completely clear up my pimples still..

    do u use make-up?im afraid that every time i tried any, my face gets worse..im into tretinoin now too, will see it this works, if not, i'll go find another option.. thanks for ur reply!! all the best...

  15. hello everyone..

    well, i started having acne when i was 13, now im 24..

    i had tried lots of products since then prescribed by doctors (which didnt work much) and those which i prescribe myself (im into the medical field so i kinda know lots about drugs)..

    i wash my face regularly, about 4 times a day coz i have a very oily skin..i dont wear make up too..i only had tried using cetaphil, benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, minocycline, and lots of stuff..

    to my frustration, i havent found the perfect remedy yet..

    almost 3 months ago, my face cleared up, i was into glutathione, astringent and bleaching cream..

    but for almost a month now, im having big pimples, as in big!! i tend not to go out for some functions because i feel terribly ashamed of them..

    right now, i self medicate..im talking doxycycline orally for almost a week..then i applied back tretinoin cream at night and i discovered trying out tea tree oil toner which i mixed with a capsule of doxycycline 100mg 2x a day.. i still have lots of pimples till now, and the scars are also becoming so noticeable..

    i dunno what should i do now.im helpless and feeling so down..maybe anyone can help me..thank u!

  16. right now, im taking doxycycline orally 1oomg/day..tea tree oil toner and tretinion..i cant see the effect yet..my face cleared up 2 months ago, and by now, big pimples r getting back..well, i will check dan's regimen..is it really effective??

    right now, im taking doxycycline orally 1oomg/day..tea tree oil toner and tretinion..i cant see the effect yet..my face cleared up 2 months ago, and by now, big pimples r getting back..well, i will check dan's regimen..is it really effective??

  17. i had been suffering from acne for ten years..ive been seeing lots of doctors but nothing worked so i stopped for the last 2 years..yeah, there r times that my face would clear and im as happy and confident as ever, but by the time large pimples will appear again, i began to feel inferior and would just sulk and cry..i seem helpless...im a pharma and a nurse, yet i havent find the perfect remedy yet..my friends and family has been so concerned, that they give me some advice sometimes.. i dunno know where to run to now, i just need help!!!

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