Generic Adoxa (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections, which include acne, periodontitis (gum disease), cholera, urinary tract infection, amebic dysentery, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Besides, this medicine is also used to prevent malaria and pink eye (conjunctivitis). It works by interrupting the growth of bacteria
Hey Maya33. You can try invicible. I used it for few weeks and it treated me well.
I would love to know if anybody had experiences with keloid scars or acne scars. Any positive experiences with scar treatment creams in general? I have been facing the horror of acne scars from my college days. Somebody asked me to try the Invisible Scar Treatment Cream. Last week. She said that among all scar creams she has used the Invicible cream was the best! The scar cream reviews for this product is really good, should i try? Has anybody used the Invicible cream before????
I struggle with acne. But i use some homemade treatments for acne like regular washing, enough rest, apply some cooked oatmeal to the face for 15 minutes, apply either apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to a clean skin.....etc
The skin cells are constantly replaced. Therefore, need a constant supply of nutrients for the production of new cells. This makes the skin especially sensitive to nutritional deficiencies, especially protein, essential fatty acids, vitamin A and C, iron and zinc.
Can anyone tell me if they had treatment for acne in their 40's as a woman that is related to hormone levels. Any advice on this topic would be greatly appreciated.
Hi to all, I've experienced severe acne before and have done many treatments which doesn't work. So depressing. Now, I'm kinda satisfied of the treatment I'm into right now, it's improving, the acne is almost gone. Aside from that, I'm also having a proper diet in order not to have breakouts.
Hi I was just browsing various discussions and saw the various pieces of information about Acne. I have a longterm sufferer of this debilitating condition. From the age of 14 I was afflicted with bad skin. There were times when I was afraid to look in to the mirror. This had a very damaging effect on my self confidence both as a teenager and an adult. Even in to my 30's I continued to suffer sporadically from outbreaks. Also I spent a fortune on any lotion or potion that I thought would help improve my skin. About 4 years ago I came across an article on the benefits of using laser to treat skin problems. I had already used laser for hair removal and decided to look into it. I contacted a doctor in Dublin. I went for a consultation with him and decided to try two sessions and see the effect. I was absolutely delighted with the result. The redness around my T zone reduced dramatically after two sessions, in all I have had 4 sessions and now no longer suffer from breakouts. In fact recently I was getting my make up done for a wedding, the make up artist told me I had lovely skin and I almost burst into tears as I never ever expected to receive such a compliment. I just wish I had discovered this treatment years ago.. I would recommend to anyone to give it a try.
Hi Merry, your daughter is jot really too youg to be suffering from this. It usually starts aroud the onset of puberty. Clearasil is very strong and does tend to be drying so a mild cream based clanser might be better but to be honest if it is hormone based - as most acne tends to be in teens and pre-teens, there's only so much a cleanser can do. It may start to vary with thje hormonal pattern by thr time her periods start, if they haven't already and certain acne patterns can be hereditary .
I'm new to this and I hope you can help! I have a 10 year old daughter who has just recently started to get pimples/spots on her face.. Is she very young to be getting spots already? I was lucky as a teenager and hardly got any but my husband's family suffered badly and I'm worried that she will suffer the same. I have bought Clearasil face wash but will this be too harsh for her young skin. Please help!
I have read many of the posts on this site and gone through the frustration of having acne most of my life. My treatment started with sulphur tablets that used to burst in my throat and sulphur lotion that smelt vile and I was only 13 at the time. I've used sun ray lamps and now worry about the cancer implication and then went through a period of abstaining from anything whilst I had my children and encountered the most awful blind boils and other spots all over my back, chest and face.
About two years ago (still with bodily acne) I had another nasty outbreak on my face and I had noticed that whilst I had been taking penicillen based antibiotics for a chest infection the condition had cleared up really well. I went to the doctor and he listened and put me on a strong dose of amoxycillin. This seemed to get rid of all the sore ones and the infected ones and I also mentioned that an over the counter gel that Boots used to do, helped to control the outbreaks on my skin. As this was no longer available he suggested the use of PanOxyl Aquagel 5 ( there is also a weaker versian if it reacts too fiercly). You need to follow a firm cleansing routine:- wash face/(*body using a soap free facial cleanser, I use 'Garnier Skin Naturals, Pure Deep Clean Wash, antibacterial for sensitive skin', then rinse really well with warm (not hot) water and pat dry. Follow with the Panoxyl gel but don't just apply to the bad areas but all over the facial area (obviously avoiding the mouth and eye area) then leave it to dry. Then using a very light oil free moisturiser apply gently all over the area and again leave to dry. I also found that light exercise regularly, so that i was not perspiring to copiously and avoiding extreme temperatures was better. I have a warm not hot showers and use a body wash such as *Sanex or a laureth free one e.g. Jason available from health food shops. I have been advised to take 2x 250mg erythromycin a day (both in the morning). After suffering since I was 13 I can now say (though not totally without medication) I have very, very few spots and my skin texture is a lot softer. No nasty side effects. I eat a reasonably sensible diet and try not to consume too much in the way of dairy produce, using soya milk where possible and I don't eat Indian curries except on special occasions (hot food ( chilli hot)can create flushing of the skin which opens the pores and creates sebum build up as can too much alcohol. This summer for the first time in my life I wore a low back dress and strappy T shirts because I didn't feel self conscious of my skin!!! the other point I will mention though I'm not sure it will effect it , I use the Mirena coil which is a hormone containing one. so I don't encounter bleeds.
I fully understand that we are all very different in what may or may not work for us but just thought that sharing my relative and two year clear success might just make a difference to some of you out there!
Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same problems. Since taking Mennocycline- Mennocin for my Acne, I am on it about two- Three months and i have been having really irregular period patterns since. Just wondering is this normal. Be great to get some Info.
Iíve been using the product for a couple of years, and it did wonders for my complexion.
The product is expensive itís from a skin care Lab in Canada, B.C.
Not sure why the two are combined / merged.,
I came across it by accident from the main page and there are several contributors there too so if you do a search for it you may well find it very helpful
No problem at all, i would definatly recommend low fat yogurt, brocolli, cheese etc for your calcium deficiency, mum mum was diagnosed as having the condition you get before oesteoperosis and she has a yogurt everyday now even though she didn't like it before. Don't forget cereals for breakfast most mornings no matter what.
The cream i use is called "Brevoxyl" Benzoyl peroxide is the active ingredient and the one i have is 4% which is what i would recommend for you. This one is a really good one as doesn't stain any of my clothes like the previos one i used did. If you ask at the counter at any chemist for this cream or a similar one. Make sure you use the soap as like i said even that helps, never use anything moisterising (washes or creams) on that area were you have the spots as it will make your skin more oily and therefor cause pimples. Eat lots of fruit and not greasy foods as they can make your skin greasy i think.
Deficiency of calcium in me, has been there since childhood, i did not realise this until i was really really low and i had a seizure due to that. After having been tested at hospital for a week, turns out i will have to be on calcium tablets for lifetime and eat right food for calcium. This is why i'm watching what i eat to take care of those pimples and at the same time keep up calcium level.
Which cream do you use please?
I have tangerine or satsuma after lunch, is that also good for calcium and pimples?
Some would say fruit and veg help. It hasn't been proven how effective they are on grade 3 or severe acne but they cannot hurt certainly.
Try washing the areas well with a soap and water everyday and applying benzol peroxide cream that you can find over the counter at the chemist, the cream will give instructions on how to use it and you can use once or twice a day but i recommend that you use more than sparingly as directed on the packet and apply enough that it will actually do the job but still soaks in. It works by drying up the oils in the skin that cause the blocked sybacious glands. Also the soap helps to remove oil from the skin, there are differnt strengths of the cream so start with the lowest and if need be go stronger. This is ideal if you only get them sometimes as you stated and don't feel it is neccesary to take medication. Also to help sore boils that don't have a head try dabbing on tcp for at least 2 mins and in the morning it will be much better.
I believe that there are facial washes which also contain a mild benzol peroxide, without stripping the sebacious oils from the face (that can cause glands to over produce - causing acne) so that might be worth asking your pharmacist about. Vitamin C is one vitamin that the body cannot store so you need to have a good source of it pretty much every day or almost every day.
Dianette, from the experience of many people I know is great for hormonal acne, and gp's and gyne's recommend it for the same purpose and not just in the teens. So the pill might be something to consider unless you're trying for a baby or there are medical reasons why you can't take it (clots., smoking etc)
Some people find sunshine helps to clear it up and some not but be careful in the heat as excess sweat may aggravate the pores - as can some sun creams as Elizabeth has experienced.
I wonder does vitimin C in moisturiser help because it form part of a AHA (fruoit acid) which helps sped up skin turnover at cellular level. Of course it also improves poor healing.
One thing I would say tho' is to have it assesed, just to a) make sure it is acne and not roscea, any type of contact dermatitis, an allergy or adult eczema- the latter of which can be easily mistaken for acne and these require very different treatment
and b) to asses what type of acne it is.
Unitl you know exactly what you a dealign with - it is very hard to deal with it.
A competent assessment may save you time, trouble and money.
I agree with G though that if it is serious acne go to the doctor and discuss it with him, what medication you have tried and what new med you could try.
Also a cream called benzol peroxide (over the counter, there are different strengths ask the pharmacy and follow instructions, it can take a month to work but it does work on mild to moderate acne) may help. or a change of pill if you are on one as one type of pill for me cause severe acne on my face. Some pills also help acne so that is another way a change of pill may help.
discuss with your doctor the cream and pill if this in a good option for you.
Also i have heard on the tv, etc that consuming a lot of dairy like milk, can make it worse, so if you have been drinking a lot of milk, cut down on that, and maybe try a high fibre diet also, as i suggested original in my first post, drinking lots of water and watching what you eat may help.
Also warm weather and sun for me can make it worse. Also a high protein diet has been said to trigger it, and i have experienced this, so i would recommend, carbs as the main part of each meal and some protein, lots of fruit and vitimin c. i belive that vitimin c inside your body and applied in a miosteriser on a cleansed toned face can help. Vitimin c is essentail for healthy skin and amune system. Take a mature diet not a teenager diet. Healthy eating etc. you can still eat chocolate and pizza as these have been proven to have no effect.
You don't mention your age but if you're in your teens hormones would be the most likely factor.
The basics in relation to diet, have I believe already been covered and you need to discount any allegeric reactions - to anything from detergents to skin care products.
A numbr of poster mentioned topical lotiosn containign bezyl that may help. Over and above that, it may depend on your lifestyle - aircon, heating, getting enough sleep etc and genetic factors.
For serious acne, just as you would for any serious medical problem, see an appro[priately qualified medical professional.
On folic acid, it is supposed to be taken from the time you are TTC and for the first trimester with a lower requirement for half of the second trimester.
Right there with you - sometimes I think parents who feed their children pizza, chicken nuggts and mashed potatoes are either uninformed about food or lazy. It's very true, young children (those old enough to have developed a gag reflex obviously) can join in with family meals and try out what adults eat. And can be introduced to a wide variety of flavours and textures - which adults enjoy. You're right, so what if they throw them on the floor and create a mess, sure can it be cleaned. Even infants who have moved onto solids can have pureed veg. Obviously introduced allergens like eggs or peanuts is not a good idea and some childree have food sensitivities - and these must always be respected and never forced. Yes, no child or teenager should have to worry that they must eat and drink lots of dairy to get calcium - or that they must eat lots of vegor fruit for vitamins and minerals but these things should all be available and be encouraged. Again, no one needs to go over the top with dairy - just recognise that it is an important part of the diet.
Never did I say that milk as the most important thig and if you imagien that my attitude has anything to do with the most vulerable and marginalised parents not having the support, education or resources which results in their children being on formula at 18 months and only eat weetabix and potato, you have one heck of a lot to larn about parental education and child development it would seem.
Milk is important *- I am glad you see that, but nthere is no one food that one could live on entirely.
I believe folic acid is being introduced, compulsarily, into bread here now for exactly that reason - many women don't supplement early enough in their pregnancies. If you read my opinions on supplement, above, which a doctor will confirm for you, it is that no healthy person should be supplementing in favour of dietary sources, nor should it be doine long term without medical supervision or recommendation - any responsible well qualified medical professinal - even a GP will confirm this. The first trimester of pregnancy is not long term and it is medically supervised - usually by your obs/gyn.
I don't think anyone believes your assertion my attitude will make the world rely on dairy.
First you say that sunshine alone is not enough to get all the vitamin d we need, although it does help a lot - which I agreed with in the sense that sun is neccessary.
Then you say that people still over come their vitimin d deficiency entirely by standing in the sun for 10 to 20 mins - which I agreed with - with the proviso that the sun exposure is on arms and legs and it is every day - which in Ireland is not practical.
This is the reason why in Northern areas - such as Alaska and Finland, vitamin D is recommended for babies under 6 months who are solely breasfed - becuase clearlyu if they are not getting enough from brastmilk, they have no access to it from oyher forms of nutrition, such as solids or milk.
You latest link to the pdf did not work., nor did the originating URL.
I never mentoned heat destroying vitamins - this is true for vitamin c of course - but calcium is a mineral. Minerals are inert anf many have a heat (and cold) reaction.
Never once did I mention the over consumption of milk - I emphasised the important role of dairy in the diet in order to get enough calcium. Obviously, as I have already pointed out to you, the overcomsiumption of anything is not positive - including water or carrots.
If you are oversconsumning anything - you can easily and safely reduce your consumption of anything until you are consuming the correct amount to get the nutrients you need - this is NOT the samme as giving it up - obviously. I am glad you finally finally see the light and agree that no-one should be giving it up.
The build up of calcium likely to cause kidney stones has a much higher formation with the high concentration of calcium found in supplementation. The most common form of kidney stone is composed of calcium oxalate crystals - these are to be found far more commonly and in much higher contcentration in supplemeental calcium. Of course no healthy person should be supplementing in favour of dietary sources, nor should it be doine long term without medical supervision or recommendation - even a GP will confirm this.
A. if not overcooked these green veg apart form spinihc are good source of calcium including seeweed etc, if over cooked they will loose this yes but if follwing the cooking guidlines and cooking for 7 mins only the water will still be clear and all the vitimins remain, and a lot fo vitimamins there are other thatn calcium, none of these are cooked out unless over cooked. FACT
b. If a teenager was over consuming milk and icecream and told to stop doing so for the reason of acne, like the doctor did on tv. They could easily and safetly without all the problems you are mentioning get enough calcium from a mix of dairy and veg, and bread and other baked foods etc.
I don't know where you are getting your information from but you most definatly can't prove it as no one else on the whole of the websites and all the books published has the same opinoions as you. Yes dairy is a great food, no one in my opinion should cut it out. but on the other hand calcium can be obtained from other sources.
Kidney calcium stones as i have pointed out are from an excess amount of calcium which can come from any source even dairy.
Furthermore, as I have already explained to you,I never said we needed excess dairy, but that it was very important for our calcium needs, which it is. Aside from bioavailabilty. Food is onlky nutritous if somebody eats it. Which would you say its easietr, by and large to get a child to eat - a plate of cabbage or glass of strawberry milk. No-one in their right mind is going to start a battle of wills with their child about kale - unless they want them to have food issues.
With regard to your last post - you are contradicting yourself - again.
You say, we do not need the sun to use vitamin d, then you say, altho it does help a lot. Never once did I suggest that the sunshine alone was not enough to get all the vitamin d we need. I do know for a fact thiat sun exposure is a requirement - a fact discovered all too late by women in the Australian study who used total sunblock.
75% of the worlds population don't consume dairy - where on earth did you get that ridiculous statistic from - and please don't quoote some vegan website?
People clearly do not over come their vitimin d deficiency entirely by standing in the sun for 20 mins - if that were the case vitamin d deficiency would not occur - it does. You ned to be standing the sun with arm and legs exposed for 20 minutes every day - clearly not possible for half the year in northern climates. Fish oils, added to your diet, if you can take them, are a good ay to supplement in the winter months indeed. As regards a high protein diet, lets get one thing absolutely stright, the vast majority of women do not get adequate protein for their daily needs, this is accepted even by doctors in the U.S. If you are active (and lets face it barring a disability or medical condition, most people who care about their health will try to be active) you need 1g of protein per kilo of body weight, in order to maintain healthy muscle mass. The requiement is higher for men of course. In order wotrd if you are 70kg, you need 70g of protein. If you're training for a marathon or tour of Ureland bicycle race, this requirement goes up of course. Of you eat too much protein, it is excreted in urea (urine). It is only when yoiur protein intake goes above 2g and instances where turnover is low (you're inactive) that the excess acts as a kidney stressor.
If a teen was told anything, it would be to increase their dairy intake considering the pitifully low calcium levels among spo many teens - particularly young women.
I don't beleive there is any blood or genetic tsting available to predict a persons predisposition to kidney stones. However, if a young person as told to cut back on dairy beucase they were overconsuming it - and hence nbeeding to cut back to the right lelvels - then why would they need calcium supplements? They would only need to supplement if the were being perscribed a diet deficient in it - anfd I can't see any responsible doctor doing this.
The calcium content of Kale at 150mg - is for Kale when raw (this is case for nutritional listings) - cooking destrys the mineral content - not vitamin, mineral content.
I would love to see any evidence that magnesium inhibits calcium absorbtion - as for protein doing so - no evidence to prove his. In fact in order to make certain vegetable proteins compete - in terms of beign a complete amino acid, milk is a requirement - hence milk in porridge of milk being required in order to make kidney beans a complete protein. Any qualified sports nutritionist can confirm this for you.
I don't use salt in cooking myself, preferring to flavour with herbs and pices. However, as has been repeatedly explained to you, iodone is not a factor in auto-immune hypothyroidism - which is the predominant form of hypothyroisism in most developed countries. In fact, it can be a factor in thyroid storm.
And you are completely wrong about milk being the most bioavailable and the best source of calcium, we do need some yes as a healthy diet of dairy foods, but we can eat less dairy and include leafy greens and tinned fish with the bones as well to get our daily amount. It all adds up like i have said flour by law has calcium added, so a lot of foods will contain wheat flour thus calcium in small amounts. i really dont believe we need to consume lots of dairy everday to achieve our calcium intake and all proffesionals will agree.