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#1
I've had acne for a while now, but it only recently got pretty bad, and so I've started using some facial stuff to get rid of it....but it no longer works. Acne-Free, Proactive, Clearasil, and nothing works....and I just found out that Cystic Acne is hereditary. I have hard lumps under my skin, that are severely freaking me out, because they dont really show up on the surface until they get ****ing massive, and then they hurt like a bitch to get rid of....and they are damn near impossible to get rid of entirely...and since my dad had cystic acne, and it ****ed up his face REALLY bad, and he went through hell as a kid for it....and I REALLY dont want that.

So basically I'm asking, how do I actually make sure if I have it or not, and dont suggest doctor...we can afford to go to one yet....and I would really like something to stop me from freaking out right now.

Help? Please.

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#3
see a dermintologist.

EDIT: make sure what ever product you are using, use it concistantly everday. Dont switch products too often as that may have an opposite affect on your skin.

Using SOMETHING is obviously better than using nothing. Dont not use any thing just because you arent seeing dramatic results. These things take time. Maybe even 8-10 months. If they dont then its more about mataining your acne instead of it getting worst.

Dont pick at your face/acne. the oils from your fingers will get into your pores and make it worst. Keep your face clean, try facial scrub. That+proactive is what i use and it works well. Also rubbing alcohal is good but i dont suggest using it too often. Acne is bacteria under the skin, and well rubbing alcohal kills bacteria like a mother.

Just wondering whats the longest you have use one product?
Last edited by the_man101 at Aug 30, 2008,
#5
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see a dermintologist.


Cant...no money for that....

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#6
Wash your face before you go to bed every night. It won't get rid of it but it'll help prevent them getting too massive.
#7
I would say accutane.

my friend used it and she had it really bad but now its all gone! prescription only but its worth it.

as for not having a doctor involved.. idk wash ur face a lot, stop eating stuff like chips and drinking sodas. thats my advice.
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#8
Cant...no money for that....


see a doctor then / 'free clinic' or something like that if u live in usa?
wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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#10
dude, i used to get it back when i started 7th grade. i started taking showers every chance i could get (sometimes 3 a day) and washing my face every time i saw a sink. it had cleared up a lot by 9th grade.

and getting some sun every now and then helps too...

edit: i also quit using products that "supposedly" helped cause they all (seriously, everything) made it worse. just me maybe?
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#11
Change your diet. Try and get plenty of vitamin E and cut down on foods high in fat.


But the best way is go to the doctor, who WILL be able to sort it out.
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#12
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O_O

Are you insane? I have important stuff to do with that, I have homework and such, and more than half of my music is on this thing.

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#14
drinking absurd amounts of water helps. aim for an extra 2 liters of water a day.

i feel ya man. once inawhile i get a zit that looks like a freaking tomato is trying to squeeze thru a pore

also, when you wash, don't use any harsh stuff.. just rinse it with warmish water. (cold water closes them up and possibly creates more opportunity for more acne
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drinking absurd amounts of water helps. aim for an extra 2 liters of water a day.

i feel ya man. once inawhile i get a zit that looks like a freaking tomato is trying to squeeze thru a pore

also, when you wash, don't use any harsh stuff.. just rinse it with warmish water. (cold water closes them up and possibly creates more opportunity for more acne


Water? I'll start drinking a ****load of it if it helps me, does it matter what temp. it is?

I already do the face with the hot water and such, it's only a very temporary solution.

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#19
doenst sound that bad. hey your dad got laid with his "****ed up face" so why would you not be the same, its all 'bout the pussy......


edit: at least i guess he did, being your dad and all.....
#21
To the people asking for pictures, I can try...give me a few minutes and I'll try and get some.


To the guys suggesting Accutane, my mom is freaked out about that because it supposedly can cause sterilization, is that true?

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#22
Wash your face often, don't rest your hands on your face or touch it a lot, avoid greasy foods, and so on.

EDIT:^I haven't heard anything about sterilization, the only side effect my dermatologist warned me about is the fact that it can cause severe depression and thoughts of suicide.

I'm not on it, I'm on Menocyclin instead.
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#23
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#24
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Water? I'll start drinking a ****load of it if it helps me, does it matter what temp. it is?

I already do the face with the hot water and such, it's only a very temporary solution.

Never use hot water to wash your face. Warm water with a mild antibacterial soap. After that, splash cold water onto your face.
It doesn't matter what temp the water is wehn you drink it, just drink a lot of it, along with a good diet.
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#25
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Never use hot water to wash your face. Warm water with a mild antibacterial soap. After that, splash cold water onto your face.
It doesn't matter what temp the water is wehn you drink it, just drink a lot of it, along with a good diet.


No hot water? ****...well that might explain things....I use REALLY hot water.

Ok, so I'll lower the water temp, and change my diet....see if that helps.


To the guys wanting pics, earliest I can get them is tonight. =/

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#26
Eat healthier, save up money, eat vitamins, drink lots of water(warm is better), dont scrub too hard when washing up, use face wash(morning/night) all these are pretty obvious. Dont try and hide them(popping or makeup) or they get worse and don't actually go away.
#27
The things you eat and stress also can play a big role

Whats your diet like? If you eat greasy food that has no nutriential (sp?) value can cause acne. Eating well, and drinking alot of water helps. Also eating sweets that are high in sugar, like chocolate can cause acne too.
Last edited by the_man101 at Aug 30, 2008,
#28
Stop eating food with high fat or candy/soda that contains alot of sugar and such.
#29
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To the guys suggesting Accutane, my mom is freaked out about that because it supposedly can cause sterilization, is that true?

WIN-WIN!!!

But seriously, what're your eating habits? That contributes to it a lot. No chocolate, fried foods., that kinda thing...
#30
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No hot water? ****...well that might explain things....I use REALLY hot water.

Ok, so I'll lower the water temp, and change my diet....see if that helps.


To the guys wanting pics, earliest I can get them is tonight. =/

REALLY hot?!
I swear I read somewhere that too hot water can cause the natural oils from your face to be totally stripped therefore making your skin even oilier and more spot prone.
I'm glad I've read all those teen girl magazines lol
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#31
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The things you eat and stress also can play a big role

Whats your diet like? If you eat greasy food that has no nutriential (sp?) value can cause acne. Eating well, and drinking alot of water helps. Also eating sweets, like chocolate can cause acne too.


Stress might be one of my main causes then....I've been through quite a stressful time recently =/.

My diet? Hmm.....breafast is normally some kind of cereal, I have a peanut butter sammich when I get home, and my dinners kinda vary.

EDIT: REALLY hot?!
I swear I read somewhere that too hot water can cause the natural oils from your face to be totally stripped therefore making your skin even oilier and more spot prone.
I'm glad I've read all those teen girl magazines lol




****, ****. I'm going to stop with the hot water then, so just warm water???

lol, I guess that does pay then.
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#32
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VERY true!!
#33
Oh, and I'm not sure how common this is...but I have pretty bad acne on my arms as well, but only the biceps

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#34
Quote by valennic
Stress might be one of my main causes then....I've been through quite a stressful time recently =/.

My diet? Hmm.....breafast is normally some kind of cereal, I have a peanut butter sammich when I get home, and my dinners kinda vary.

EDIT: REALLY hot?!




****, ****. I'm going to stop with the hot water then, so just warm water???

lol, I guess that does pay then.
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Yes stress is another big factor.
Get rid of the peanut butter, its too high in fat. Dry roasted peanuts now and then are ok, as nuts can be good for you, but peanut butter frequently is not. The ingredients are pretty much vegetable fat, peanuts and preservatives. Have some ham or something, can't go wrong with protein. Eat more vegetables. Too.
The bodybuilding/nutrition thread will be able to sort you out with a decent diet.
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#35
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I would say accutane.

my friend used it and she had it really bad but now its all gone! prescription only but its worth it.

as for not having a doctor involved.. idk wash ur face a lot, stop eating stuff like chips and drinking sodas. thats my advice.


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#36
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Yes stress is another big factor.
Get rid of the peanut butter, its too high in fat. Dry roasted peanuts now and then are ok, as nuts can be good for you, but peanut butter frequently is not. The ingredients are pretty much vegetable fat, peanuts and preservatives. Have some ham or something, can't go wrong with protein. Eat more vegetables. Too.
The bodybuilding/nutrition thread will be able to sort you out with a decent diet.




Im gonna miss my peanut butter...but if it helps....I'll do it.

I'll make a post there here in a few then, my diet COULD use some altering....

ALSO, I'm not entirely sure how true this is, but I heard that if you run a lot, your face would clear up naturally, how much would I have to run for that to take effect if it's true?

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#37
soak your face in bacon grease


or get accutane perscribed by a doctor.


oh ya you live in the U S of gay where medicine isn't free.


sucks to be you. Accutane works.
#38
@ Accutane,

I just read in it's wikipedia page that it can actually make you REALLY horny

That's great, I'll do my best to go to a doctor A.S.A.P...and I'll make that post a bit later.

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#39
Quote by valennic


Im gonna miss my peanut butter...but if it helps....I'll do it.

I'll make a post there here in a few then, my diet COULD use some altering....

ALSO, I'm not entirely sure how true this is, but I heard that if you run a lot, your face would clear up naturally, how much would I have to run for that to take effect if it's true?

Any exercise is beneficial to the whole body. Did you know that exercise even helps prevent constipation? You can't really go wrong with a bit of a run.

Just make sure you dont just wash your face in warm water, you need an antibacterial face soap/wash of somesort to get rid of bacteria (obv.) a mild one will do.
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#40
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O_O

Are you insane? I have important stuff to do with that, I have homework and such, and more than half of my music is on this thing.


not to mention your porn stash. thats the most important thing on there.
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