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anyone in alternative medicines or knowlegable about skin that can put me in the right direction??
Since i had ds1 3 years ago ive had really spotty skin. I was on various different anti biotics and saw 2 different dermatologists within 18 months and nothing has helped. When i got pg with ds2 my skin cleared up. As soon as i had him (10 months ago) my skin is bad again. My gp gave me some anti biotic cream about a month ago to try and it hasnt yet done anything. It is really getting me down now. Really affecting my self confidence. They are worse on the right hand side of my jaw and i have read this is a sign of a hormone imbalance. I had some bloods done recently to check various hormone levels and they are all fine....
I saw a naturopath and he was rubbish. No help at all. Have tried various skin products from the strong stuff to natural stuff. I have also tried reflexology. Ive tried homeopathy in the past and that didnt help either.
hmm, could be stress. Could indeed be hormone imbalance, possibly related to stress, possibly not, despite your results (as you actually probably needed to get your cortisol levels checked - did they get done?)
Spots can be related to sugar imbalance as well (yes really, it really is true that eating too many sweets etc. can give you spots) as if you have higher-than-normal levels of either sugar or insulin in your blood, it can affect the amount of skin you produce, which can therefore affect your pores, and as well it can cause inflammation and an inefficient immune system.
thanks guys. I am vegetarian and have come off wheat and dairy not long ago due to being intollerant. Hi aly! There are gross teenage typ spots with pus! mmm nice On my jaw though they are those big red under the skin lumps you get? That hurt when you press them!
Sounds like my skin, I was on antibiotic tablets and cream for a couple of months (average results) then started ReTrieve with great results. May have to return to antibiotics periodically. You need a prescription, then in about 6 months if there's scarring you may need some laser treatments.
My DS recently had a bad flare up that wouldn't go away and dermatologist put him on doxycycline for 4 weeks, plus benzoyl peroxide 10% for his back, and 5% bp for his face in the morning and a retinol cream at night. He has to use moisturiser on his face at night because the peeling effect is quite severe. He's also using a soap without sodium laurel sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, no sls ingredients at all in fact. I myself have been following a regimen I found on this site; it's American but there are lists of recommended products that are available in the UK. I used to have bad teenage acne that never really went away except when I was pg (and then only last two semesters).
Are you against conventional medicine? My DD was put on Roaccutane byher dermo and it cleared her acne when nothing else could. She was told hers was hormonal andnothing would clear it apart from aggressive treatment. If you don't want to try that, you could try TCM. (chinese medicine)
mad- are you saying you tried Roaccutane online- cos you can't buy it- or if you did, you shouldn't have as you need blood tests before and during treatment plus you have to agree not to become pregnant- my DD had to sign a form saying she would sue 2 forms of birth control as the drug causes foetal abnormalities.