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thenightwalker Wed 01-Dec-10 14:07:16


Im in my early 20s andafter i hadmy daughter (19 months ago) my skin has never been the same.

I dont have huge red spots (although i have had a few come up from time to time) but i get like blocked pores, not blackheads but just like little bumps under my skin causing my skin to look uneven and lumpy.

I never had bad skinas a teenager. In fact i cant ever remember having spots atall.

I eat well, drink well and have good hygene. I have tried everything and i still look and feel like crap.

the thing is beacuse it isnt red or sore looing will my doctor even take me seriously?

its really getting me down and has nocked my self asteem massively.


thenightwalker Wed 01-Dec-10 14:08:17

sorry about the sloppy post my keyboard is awfull and im impatient :D x

MadamDeathstare Wed 01-Dec-10 14:11:10

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LaWeaselMys Wed 01-Dec-10 14:14:05

It is worth asking!

A male friend of mine started being treated for acne at about 20ish, although his sounds worse than yours. Take heart!

It has been quite a while for the spots to still be baby hormones.

thenightwalker Wed 01-Dec-10 14:16:29

I was breastfeeding up until last month. So thought it might have something to do with mestill having alot of those hormones floating about?

Sidge Wed 01-Dec-10 14:47:13

Yes of course you should go and the GP should offer you some treatment.

If you take the contraceptive pill it might be worth trying a different one, as some are better for skin than others.

Or the GP could offer you a topical treatment - Duac is quite good, containing benzoyl peroxide and an antibiotic.

MumNWLondon Wed 01-Dec-10 14:52:14

Yes discuss with GP, as others have said there are some contraceptive pills which double up well as acne treatment.

thenightwalker Wed 01-Dec-10 14:52:47

I hope so. I just sont want to go in and have him think im being really dramatic because they arent the worst case of scne iv ever seen. But they do make me self concious and uncomfortable. Some days i feel like i dont want to go and see friends out of fear that they are looking at my skin.

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 01-Dec-10 14:54:52

I had the same thing and got some antibiotic lotion from the doc which sorted it out. I'd also recommend cetaphil cleanser which made a huge difference.

maighdlin Wed 01-Dec-10 15:26:54

my skin has also went to shite since having dd 15 months ago. i get the same thing loads of little whiteheads/blocked pores. keep me updated because if you do go to the doc and they help i will be at mine asap.

thenightwalker Wed 01-Dec-10 15:29:03

will do. going to book an appointment today. worst case scenareo.. the doctor laughs at me and tells me im being stupid.. I can live with that! haha

classydiva Wed 01-Dec-10 15:31:26

I took my son when he was 16, he was referred to a specialist who gave him pills for six months, they can cause depression and have other side effects, but they worked and he has been acne free for five years.

It was really bad.

Go you should because they do take you seriously.

stainesmassif Wed 01-Dec-10 15:34:26

I had these after ds and only recently got rid of them by going to a beautician, she used electrolysis. Definitely worth it, I HATED them too.

classydiva Wed 01-Dec-10 15:35:58

It could be hormonal, why not ask for a blood test to check your hormones?

curlymama Wed 01-Dec-10 15:38:56

Definately go to your GP, its bothering you enough to post on here about it and there loads they can prescribe.

I've had treatment for acne in the past, and even after it stopped being too bad I asked to be treated again for my wedding with short term antibiotics. GP's treat acne all the time.

MaybeTomorrow Wed 01-Dec-10 15:41:16

I've had acne since I was 17 - I'm now 36 sad. Tried all antibiotics and eventually the only thing that worked is the Contraceptive Pill, Dianette.

But yes, definitely go and see your GP. There are lots they can do these days and there are lots of different types of acne. My skin isn't covered lumps but I get 3 or 4 bit spots a month which are painful and look awful!

thumbplumpuddingwitch Wed 01-Dec-10 15:43:59

My sister went with little bumpy spots all over her forehead and arms as well, actually - the doc said it was folliculitis and gave her some antibiotics to clear it up.

Definitely worth a visit to the GP.

doughnutty Wed 01-Dec-10 15:45:42

I went after years of thinking it was silly to be so bothered by a few spots and redness.

Doc gave me tetracycline and it cleared up within weeks. I had baby soft skin again. It wasn't dry or greasy.

Had to stop when ttc (for 2 years) and it came back as bad as ever. Had DS and went back. Gave me topical lotion (Zenyrt?) and it went in a week/10 days. PG again and it's back but apparently the lotion is ok to use in pregnancy, just need to get back for repeat script.

Don't suffer. I went from being life and soul to almost agoraphobic because I left it for years. I am not the same person I was even when it cleared up sad

classydiva Wed 01-Dec-10 15:46:26

My son's face was covered in huge yellow heads constantly. Poor sod it was real bad acne the doctor couldnt treat him, had to go skin specialist.

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