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philly #1

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  1. Loose your hair???? Just wondering and if so, temporary?
  2. thanks for info, i just thought accutane, the potent stuff really caused hair loss. I have heard that alot of poeple loosed their hair on accutane, but i really never heard anything about the lesser tier antibiotics like minocycline, doxycycline, and tetracycline. I thought the side effects were mostly just stomach problems- diareha. Well, i am young and dont have any genes in my family that you lose your really early, So i guess there might be something there with antibiotics. ALso i have b
  3. Just wondering if any of the antibiotics including mino, tetra, doxy can cause hair loss. What about any topical meds like BP and saliyic acid, Thanks
  4. You cant take accutane if you are trying to get pregnant, it can cause defections to the baby. Yeah sure, you can take accutane if you are a man or a woman not wanting to get pregnant, but what's the solution for a woman who has sever acne and wants to get pregnant. I dont know on, maybe just the topical meds.
  5. Sad Caroline, Well your right in some respect that acne treatments should get better with technology. But people i know who had acne in the 60's, 70's had basically the same treatment they have today, they had most of the antibiotics and they had the topicals including benzoyl peroxide, so in some respect we have not mad alot of progess in the last 30-40 years. Another Negative thing i have been reading was the fact that they said in some respects, acne was better treated 30+years ago, because
  6. Somebody, Something else i forgot to mention. YOu stated " That if i did not want to impact her decision to have kids, then i wouldnt of stated it" Well, first of all just because i state something doesn't mean the person has to take my advice. Is she has strong convictions about having kids, then my advice will do nothing to change her decision. If i started a thread and said i was depressed and needed advice and someone replyed by telling me to committ sucicide, i would not abide by that? I
  7. HEy Somebody, I did not mean to be malicious at all. And even though i believe in the comments for the most part that i stated, i have no right to tell anyone to do or not do something. I definitly could of stated my thoughts more eloquentally. From my experiences, i have seen acne really break people's spirit, so if you can spare someone the pain by avoiding having kids, then its something someone might entertain. But you are right, its not as simple as saying "well if you have bad acne, t
  8. I have heard that salt water of the ocean helps acne blemishes, is this true??? Or any blemish or cut on the skin, i remember when i first started to get acne around 13 or 14 my grandmother would tell me this and i would always look forward to going down the shore. It never worsened my acne, but i really could never see a significant improvement. Has anybody have any info on this???
  9. Come to think about, what i said was rude. Even if i feel this way i shouldn't tell anybody to feel or do the same. All i am saying is that its been hard the last few years, a real struggle. Acne can cause more problems than just blemishes on your face. Its bothered me some, but i know a few that totally broke their spririt completely, its like the acne took everything that's great about some people i knew and replaced it with insecurty, and no confidence. Whenever i talk to them, its like they
  10. Good to hear! . I always thought my acne got better when i was swimming, but i heard stories where it aggrivated someones skin.
  11. Not to be rude, my advice dont have kids. If i had extreme acne, then i would not want to give that gene to my kids for acne, even though it doesn't guarentee that your kids will get it, chances are higher than somebody who has no acne history. I realized with my acne, and i wouldn't call mine severe or bad, how hard it is to deal with it growing up constantly treating it and loosing your self- confidence. From this, i would not want to put my kids through the same experience. I know acne is
  12. For a person who has acne shopping for suncreen, mositurizer ex, is the only thing you should make sure is that its "non- comedogenic" meaning it does not clog pores? What other things should you look for?? Same thing with hair moose, gel, and spray if you have scalp acne, do they have non comedogenic products for the hair???
  13. Does anybody on this board go swimming alot during the summer? Now, people with acne on any part of the body including back, face, chest , does your acne seem to worsen and get aggrivated or irritated from the chlorine in the pool. I really dont reconize a problem myself, but i have heard a few people break out after they go swimming. Anybody encountered this?
  14. Well, Long both sides of your family had good hair, that's probably why you kept your hair. 48 with slight recession on the sides is pretty good!
  15. Sorry24withacne, i had to put the age at 30. I felt this would be a good indicator whether you are going to go bald and have bad hair or keep your hair. 24 is just too young, at least when you get to 30, if you have all of your hair, then this is at least a good sign that you are not going to be completely bold by around 50. You may be thinning in your 40's and then very thin with a bald spot into your 50's and 60's but you still have enough hair to comb. The type of hair loss i am talking a
  16. Long, you stated you have good hair. Did you have oily skin when you had the acne? I ask, because androgen hormone is what stimulates the sebacious gland, thus causing sebum production and the oily skin. Androgenic Hormones are one of the components that causes male premature hair-loss, the same thing that causes increased oily production. I have heard that males that go bald early had or have oily skin, so this may be related. All people who have oily skin dont have acne, and just becuase y
  17. Must be at least 28 to participate. I want to see if acne and premature hair loss is linked. I have read numerous articles on this subject. SO if you are at least 28, preferably 30 and had acne as a teenager or now as a adult ,list the state of your hair. YOu can specific if you would like. Specific replys are suggested. Or you can pick from these 3 choices. 1) I have all my hair or at least most of my hair and is not really reconizable. 2) I have noticable hair loss but not overwhelming
  18. Note: You can list over the counter and prescription. Mild acne on my face and moderate acne on my back. I have oily skin, so in suggesting what type of topical would be best this might be important. MY acne is not that bad and i dont feel like taking anitibiotics no more, gives me side effects and it seems it doesn't work that good.
  19. Note: You can list over the counter and prescription. Mild acne on my face and moderate acne on my back. I have oily skin, so in suggesting what type of topical would be best this might be important. MY acne is not that bad and i dont feel like taking anitibiotics no more, gives me side effects and it seems it doesn't work that good.
  20. THey say this causes acne, how do they form. Is there any way of killing them and limiting them at all. It's sounds as simple as watching your watch to remove, but i am probably surely wrong.
  21. THey say this causes acne, how do they form. Is there any way of killing them and limiting them at all. It's sounds as simple as watching your watch to remove, but i am probably surely wrong.
  22. I am very naive to many of you about all the types of medicines for acne. My Question is can someon list the appropiate strengths for certain ance. Her is what i am talking about: MIld Acne on Face- (put answer here) Mild Acne of Back- Moderate Acne on Face Moderate Acne on Back Severe Acne on Face Severe Acne on Back I know bp ranges from like 1%to 10%, so please inform me. If you could, i appreciate you doing the same for Saliyic. But from what i have heard, Saliyic is for milder ac
  23. What strength should you use for: MIld Acne: Moderate: Severe: I use 4.5 , its called ZoDerm in a urea vehicle, is anybody familiar with this product? I have moderate acne on my back and i apply this on my back every night.
  24. If any of the info is wrong, then please let me know. I hear that there are 4 main reasons for acne: 1. Natural Hormones 2.Plugged Skin - skin cells 3. Bacteria (P Acnes) 4.Excess oil (sebum Production) Can you have just one of the following contributors of acne and still have acne? Or do all of the following work as a cycle to cause acne. I have excess oil on my face, could this be causing acne? Or is it not that simple? (To Note) My mother is 5ft. and my father 5ft 6in., i am right around 6
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