I have suffered with acne for 10+ years and was wondering how many other sufferes there are?
I have been on corpious amounts of medications from the doctor and even herbal remedies. Nothing seems to work except for roaccutine which is a steroid based medicine which had alot of side effects. I had this for a few months then my acne cleared up, however it is so strong that you can only go on this medication for a set period of time. I am now 23 and want my spots to go away...please!!!
I am going to start trying out dermatologica, and hope to share with other bloggers the affects that it has on my skin. I know that it is pricey, so fingers crossed it works :0).
hey, i was one time a suffere ! i say go for it
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i'm now 24 and i have acne and skin rash all over my body. my doctor recommended dermatology but my insurance will not cover it. they say it's cosmetic. even though it itches burns and is humiliating. i can't afford to pay a dermatologist so i'm out of luck. hope you have better luck than me.
Hope this helps. If I had acne, I'd definitely go for it.
Doctors do not know the actual cause of Acne. They attribute it to foods, genetics, environment... but like cancer there is no specific identifiable cause.
Billions are made treating acne.
One angle to investigate is Hormones.
Milk for example contains many hormones that are not natural to the human body and can be triggers for acne.
You have to keep looking for your own answers. And one place to start is diet.
Keep a food journal of what you eat. If you get an outbreak that is really bad see if your can correlate it to something you ate.
I would add to this advice to start with a good colon cleanse, so that you are not getting results from something that is already in your body.
I am 32 and still break out occasionally. Most of it is hormone related, as far as I can tell. I have found that only putting clean things next to my skin and washing my face with a mild soap in warm water has helped greatly. ( I change my pillowcase every other day.) Garlic will help kill the bacteria and yeast that is often present, especially if you have lots of little red bumps and the skin that is healing is flaky.
I also find that keeping my skin hydrated is extremely important to preventing breakouts. I use coconut oil on my face and olive oil on the rest of my body, in very small amounts. I drink lots of water and almost no soda.
One thing to remember is that your skin is a filter for your body, mush like your liver and kidneys. If your skin is having trouble and it is not an allergic reaction to something you are touching, then your whole body is probably suffering.
I still get some of the acne lol I hate it but my method is put tooth paste on them, it stings but it kills them.
Noxema never worked for me.
And I also put some toothpaste on the occasional pimple overnight, they dry up faster.
I have cystic nodular acne, and it ain't pretty. Luckily, it's not on my face really--and what little I have is obscured by my thick amish-like beard.
That said, I've tried Acutane many years ago. It caused lots of nose bleeds for me, so I stopped. I haven't tried anything else, but I've learned to live with the issue.
avene diacneal. it works. i have a hub about it if you are interested.
This one? http://hubpages.com/hub/Avene-Eau-Thermale-Diacneal
Does it work on cystic nodular acne? I'd show you mine..but, well, kids are still around and people have just eaten. Haha, not that it's in a "lewd" spot.
I know the disease quite well. Have had it for many years. I wrote a hub about it.
I visited quite a few dermatologists in my life, and I remember once saying in frustration to one of my M.D.'s that the problem just had to be with hormones. He responded to me, "You're right! Eunuchs never have acne!"
Young people should take every opportunity they have to treat the symptoms of acne, and follow every lead. There are many promising treatments that didn't exist when I was in the worst throes of the disease. What works for one, may not work for the next.
I find that, with age, this disease no longer has a hold on me. With middle age comes menopause, and that has helped too. I also have the sense that I've already accomplished all of my important life goals, and that there's nothing left to stress about.
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