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  1. My skin has been really itchy and I've been getting hives on my back. My face is itchy but no hives there thank the Lord! The hives on my back are there mostly at night, I wake up with an itchy back lately. I know I'm allergic to a lot of things but I don't know everything that I am allergic too. I'm not sure what's causing the hives so I prayed and started eliminating scented stuff. I'm taking a few different allergies pills and using topical anti-itch products. Hopefully my doctor gets my refe
  2. (moderators, please do not move this from the general acne discussion forum) Hey Guys! So my darling mother has always spent way too much time on scouring through Google and watching Dr Phil to diagnose herself with any number of things, and it drives me nuts. She's tried to diagnose me with all sorts ever since I could remember, but within the last year, I became very firm with her about not doing that anymore. One of the last things she had brought up before my 'ban' was "histamine intoler
  3. I've been on the regimen for 1.5 months now, using the acne.org products (cleanser, bp and moisturizer). In the first month my acne cleared up quickly and everything seemed to be going great. I think I used too much BP 2weeks ago and it burned my skin badly. My skin was super dry and hard and flaky. The redness was unbelievable, looked like I was in a mask... I went off the bp completely for 4 days and my skin seemed to return to normal... I used a very small amount of BP last night and this
  4. I'm 28 and have been on acne meds for a very long time. I was on and off Accutane from age 18 to 22--two cycles of small doses. Since 2009 I have been either on aldactone (worst drug--regret taking it, because it helped with body acne but not hormonal) and antibiotics. I have gotten nasolabial fold pimples in the same places and so often that I have finally started developing scars for the first time. My skin is scaly, discolored, and covered with whiteheads for three weeks per month. It has
  5. Has anyone tried royal jelly long term? I started taking it last week once & sometimes twice a day on an empty stomach, and so far I noticed that my sinuses are better. Also, I had fewer allergic reactions to things like dust. It's supposed to boost the immune system, and has no side effects (unless you are allergic to bee products). Has anyone tried royal jelly?
  6. In a previous post I mentioned how I cured my acne and eczema after eliminating my food allergies. Although this is true, and I did get rid of eczema that gave me red raccoon-like rings around my eyes, and acne that also strangely liked to hang out around my eyes, I still had acne. I also had a stubborn patch on the right side of my face that would flare up during my menstrual cycles. Well, I think taking the yeast and acne thesis somewhat seriously may finally eliminate my acne entirely.
  7. I'm 30. I've had hormonal cystic acne since I was 15. In the last 15 years I've been on minocycline, aldactone, and accutane, each drug for at least 2 years. My guts are screwed up. I can't take probiotics, eat shellfish or unprocessed fish like salmon or whitefish, or consume coconut oil. Didn't use to be that way. This happened after a rhinoplasty using a nasal implant (I know that sound bizarre but I probably have a lot of biofilm or something under my skin.) I haven't been able to u
  8. 1) Has anyone had success with having food allergy/sensitivity testing done? Because, seriously, if something I'm eating is what's causing this and I knew what the culprit was, I would NEVER eat it again in my life!! 2) How long after starting a new medication/regime does it typically take before you begin to see results? A little history about me: I'm 48, I did not have acne as a teenager, but have been plagued with it for about 25 years now. It literally has robbed me of any self confiden
  9. I started using the regimen January of 2015. And stopped later summer of that year. When i started using it again this January, it didn't really gave a lot of difference to my skin as it did when i used it the first time last year. And when i started using the AHA this spring, it gave me allergic reactions to it. At first, i really doubted that it was from the AHA so i stopped using it just to be sure. And my allergies was gone. The puffiness and the redness of my face was gone. So i started usi
  10. I'm testing something new and while too soon to say for certain, it does seem to help. Doing nothing.. specifically, avoiding soil based bacteria by cooking or thoroughly washing all vegetables, and also not taking probiotics. Here's my long journey... Nearly 40 y/o m, I've been able to clear my skin completely via diet changes stemming from IgE skin prick testing. (The IgG blood testing had tons of false results) All of the most common food allergens and about 10 others were +. So no diary
  11. I was wondering if anyone has tried out the Voll/ EAV electroacupuncture method of allergy testing. I tried something electromagnetic a few years ago, but the results were not the same as the ones I had done at an allergist's office. Has anyone tried Voll? Here's a bit more information on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroacupuncture_according_to_Voll
  12. People can indefinitely develop allergies, and perhaps one of the allergies you have unknowingly developed is to an ingredient in your face wash or lotion? It could even be one of those impossible-to-pinpoint ingredients. :\ That's what I ruled when using a cleanser and moisturizer set from my allergist. This stuff works WONDERS.. it's called "Free & Clear" and it's the mildest thing you could ever use. So whether you're on the regimen or not, you should be using a mild cleanser with
  13. To summarize: - Progesterone promotes myelination, which is one of the pathways the body uses to break down histamine (primary pathways are DAO in the gut and HMT on the cellular level). - Unopposed estrogen increases histamine overall, which is why some women feel better on progesterone, even if their progesterone is not actually low. - Histamine stimulated estrogen secretion. Catch-22? Estrogen increases histamine, increased histamine also increases estrogen... - Estrogen increases kinins
  14. I am officially allergic to: All legumes (Including peanuts and soy) All nuts Fish with fins Chicken, Turkey, Eggs. The only treatment is avoiding... Anyone else have this issue? What do you eat?
  15. What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?

    Hypoallergenic Defined According to the FDA, products labeled as hypoallergenic are "products that manufacturers claim produce fewer allergic reactions than other cosmetic products."1You have probably seen this claim advertised with various skincare products, including those used to treat acne. Many people with sensitive skin might expect hypoallergenic products to be certain not to irritate their skin. But this may not be the case because hypoallergenic claims are not necessarily supported by any testing, standards, or regulations. Hypoallergenic Is...
  16. Is Mineral Makeup Good for Acne?

    All makeup contains some minerals, which are necessary for makeup to have color. Pure mineral makeup is makeup that consists only of minerals. In other words, true mineral makeup does not contain any fragrances, water, oils, waxes, or preservatives. Just minerals.1,2 Since pure mineral makeup only contains dry solids, it usually comes in the form of loose or pressed powders.1,2 However, many manufacturers today use the term "mineral makeup" loosely to market a variety of products. For...
  17. TheeGrace

    Day 1 Curology

    So no matter how much I want things to clear my skin, that I used to be able to use on my skin, they don't work. I prayed and just sucked up my fear of dermatologists. I got an online dermatologist on curology because it's a lot less hassle! I didn't want to have to call my doc to get a referral for dermatology, call the dermatologist, go see the derm, and then go get a prescription. I have insurance but it still costs money and driving. I also don't like taking on the phone for some reason.
  18. Hello. I was wondering if anyone on here who has tried the Acne.org products has sensitive and/or allergy prone skin? And if so, what is your experience with the product? I have skin allergies that tend to result in red, itchy rashes and hives when I use anything that isn't hypoallergenic. I've been using hypoallergenic neutrogena products for the last year with decent success and recently purchased their on-the-spot treatment (which is not hypoallergenic) as a tester before seriously conside
  19. I want to help others, so I am posting my story here. I am 40 years old and have suffered from very oily skin and acne since my teenage years. I tried all sorts of topical applications by numerous companies and doctors with almost no success. I did a round of accutane that did reduce my cystic acne in my 20s. But I have always suffered by occassional breakouts that I could pinpoint to diet or time of the month. I just "accepted" my acne. But this last year, I accidentally cured myself.
  20. 20/m I've had no luck in clearing my acne. It's not awful, but my overall complection is. Right now I've been using: Morning: Neutrogena Deep Action Cream Cleanser (applied with Olay Pro X Cleansing System) Walgreen's generic moisturizer. Ambi Fade Cream (oily skin) Neutrogena On-The-Spot 2.5% BP Night: Neutrogena Deep Action Cream Cleanser (applied with Olay Pro X Cleansing System) Walgreen's generic moisturizer Walgreen's Alpha Hydroxy 8% AHA Ambi Fade Cream (oily skin)
  21. Hi! I have had acne for about 5/6 years now, and I'm 20. Went on accutane for a little over a year when I was 15/16, a difficult experience, but it cleared up for a year or so until it came back. At the beginning of this year I went on birth control as we suspected it was hormonal. Haven't seen much improvement and have recently had a big flare up. Feeling like I've tried the last two resorts out there! Not sure where to go from here, and if there is any hope to get rid of it? Also if anyone
  22. Today I saw my doctor (integrative) for my ongoing hormonal & digestive issues. She believes I have systemic inflammation and all the symptoms for leaky gut (this I already figured out). She gave me a hypoallergenic diet to follow for 3 weeks, which contains some fruit. I wasn't sure if the fruit included would be ok, since I have issues with histamines. She also said I have to ROTATE foods every day - eat different foods from the list each day otherwise I might develop intolerance for foods
  23. Ok here’s my deal, 31 year old male. Did not have acne problems until 24 years old. its been 7 years and I am now 31 and still dealing with acne. I have been to 4 different dermatologist and tried countless gels, creams face washes, shampoo's etc. I have gone to an allergist (I am allergic to dust, mites, pollen, cats & dogs) and an endocrinologist (levels looked fine except a little low on vitamin d). I am really not sure what to do anymore to get rid of my adult acne. Dermatologist say
  24. The antihistamine threads on here haven't been updated in years, so I was hoping someone could give me advice on what to take for environmental allergies. I used to take a sodium chloride solution prepared by a naturopath, but I must have become immune to it because my allergy symptoms are back. I tried over the counter antihistamines and they were too strong. I read that stinging nettle and quercetin could help, and so could butterbur but there are some health concerns about butterbur so I did
  25. I've been taking Accutane for 3 months now, and have suddenly broken out into Hives! Never had them before in my life, I suddenly got really itchy all over my body the other night and started scratching and had a patch of big, raised, white, hot to the touch, itchy skin on my leg, it then went red, and stayed hard, and has now scabbed over. The next night, almost 22 hours later, again, I went super itchy all over my body and a new patch of the same thing appeared on my arm! Again, the n