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Jaclyn9189

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  1. within a few days Bactrim began working for me. A year later, my acne is completely gone..I'm afraid to go off of the bactrim though! I have the worst diet imaginable (which I'm working on) yet the bactrim still works for me..so perhaps it's just not the right antibiotic for you? By the way, have any of you experienced gradual hair thinning while taking bactrim..or any other antibiotic for that matter? It's been worrying me lately.
  2. within a few days Bactrim began working for me. A year later, my acne is completely gone..I'm afraid to go off of the bactrim though! I have the worst diet imaginable (which I'm working on) yet the bactrim still works for me..so perhaps it's just not the right antibiotic for you? By the way, have any of you experienced gradual hair thinning while taking bactrim..or any other antibiotic for that matter? It's been worrying me lately.
  3. I've been using the antibiotic Bactrim (Septra) for about a year now for minor cystic acne (the small deep scarring nodule type, not the huge pussy type). My skin looks great now..the only time I get a cyst is PMS week and it lasts only 1 week now..I've been taking only 1 bactrim a day rather than 2 for a few months now was well. However, I realize that I can't stay on antibiotics for long and was thinking about making the switch to retin-a over a few months. My question is, because the bactrim
  4. As long as you don't wait between switching the two, you won't have an initial breakout. Careful, Tazorac is really strong stuff and I've never heard of it doing anything for oil. I was under the impression all retinoids actually increased the appearance of oil, at least temporarilly.
  5. Someone probably mentioned this later in the post but I haven't read it entirely, but azelaic acid (main ingredient) can cause hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) in people with tan skin.
  6. Hello guys, after having acne since I was a teenager I think I finally have it mostly under control, but I'm left with gross-looking skin. There are large pores (which don't bother me too badly as make-up fills them in) and just an overall uneven look (not discoloration, just..uneven somehow.) I have fine lines on my nose, my forehead has some small lines and looks loose, and I'm so oily which makes my make-up collect in every crease and look horrible! I know that the amount of oil I produce can
  7. Oh that's great. How long were you on it for? And was the pill doxycycline?
  8. My acne has regular pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. However, when my period comes I get acne cysts. They aren't the large horribly painful or noticeable ones, just smallish ones you can feel when you press into the area of your skin it's in. They are only raised and red for a few days, then they sink down and don't go away for at least a month. My first question is, do these nodules/cysts leave shallow scars or is mine not severe enough? Also, I was looking into Differin. Is this not recom
  9. Hi guys, My last two periods I've had bad breakouts with normal zits, whiteheads, and then about 7 or 8 new little cysts. My cysts aren't the large noticeable ones, but the kind where you feel nodules when you press into your skin. They're not large, and they're usually only red and raised for a few days...but they last for at least a month each! Do these tend to leave shallow scars? Anyways, in between periods I almost never get cysts, but my skin still has normal zits here and there. I'm worri
  10. If you're a female, spironolactone reduces oil lots.
  11. For those of you who don't already know, the cause of a lot of cases of acne are from food allergies that you're unaware of. You don't see any normal allergy symptoms, but I do know that if it's something you eat on a daily basis (wheat/dairy, for example) your immune system is spending all its resources on combatting your allergy and has a hard time keeping control of the bacteria on your face. Plus, when your immune system is always kicked in gear it causes inflammation and, so I've heard, can
  12. I find it hard to believe you had cysts covering your entire face!
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