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    I’m loaded with pimples and blackheads and all that gross stuff and I need to get rid of it as fast as I can. Anyone with experience that knows what to do? I think I tried everything possible but…????

    #743037

    mischiefmaker make an appointment to see a Dermatologist. Treating people who have acne is one of things they do. The other idea is to make changes in your diet. Try finding a Frum Nutritionist and ask for help to clear up the breakout.

    #743038
    shuli
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    dont touch your face EVER. dont eat oily foods. drink ALOT of water. wash your face with good things not the junk. Noxema is good. clean and clear is even better. dont put on alot of makeup.

    exercise and sleep well….good luck

    #743039
    cshapiro
    Member

    do you get facials? many times tho breakouts are from high stress, which often is unavoidable. just make sure to keep your face clean, stay out of the sun, and as someone mentioned, dont touch your face. definitley look into getting facials every four to six weeks, its not only cleansing, its also relaxing :))

    #743040
    TheGoq
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    “finding a Frum Nutritionist” why does the nutrionist have to be frum??

    #743041
    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    Who said sun is bad? I have heard the exact opposite.

    There are a number of oral medications a dermatologist can prescribe, but one, Accutane, is so dangerous, one dermatologist told me I wouldn’t give it to my worst enemy.

    Prescription Benzoyl Peroxide 5 and 10 % topical gel seems to work well for me. There are other topical antibiotics as well. One book written by an MD also recommends zinc supplements (like Freeda Zinc Gluconate 30 mg) which seems to make skin heal much faster. On Pesach when I can’t take it, any acne sore stays around much longer. However, there are some risks that zinc can replace copper in your system, so talk anything over with a doctor.

    #743042
    Imaofthree
    Participant

    Very good advice from Shuli but even if you follow that you can still break out from hormones. If you have a very severe case you may want to ask your doc about accutane.

    #743043
    kapusta
    Participant

    “finding a Frum Nutritionist” why does the nutrionist have to be frum??

    I was wondering that myself. Just a guess here, but maybe the idea is that someone frum is more familiar with the average diet (cholent, kugel etc) and it would be easier to keep to a diet. (Ok, maybe I should keep quiet next time.)

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    I did hear once that its better to use lemon juice than alcohol on pimples. Alcohol dries out the skin more which can mean wrinkles later on in life. (Not recommending using lemon juice or alcohol though, I’m not a doctor.)

    *kapusta*

    #743044

    noxema is very good and its over the counter.

    if you r looking for medicated stuff ask your doctor for a perscription. for severe acne some times they prescribe accutane which helps but can cause problems with ur liver, depression, and krohs disease so u shud think twice before using it

    #743045

    Goq let me qualify that sentence. Find a Jewish Nutritionist, so we can keep Parnossa in our Velt. Let me repeat see a Dermatologist ASAP don’t delay making the appointment. Good luck.

    #743046
    TheGoq
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    i am not afflicted yank but ty

    #743047
    charliehall
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    I had horrible acne from age 12 to age 32. What cured it was isotretinoin, which was marketed under the brand name accutane. (It is now generic.) It is a nasty medicine, with lots of side effects, but it really is a miracle drug for acne.

    If you are a woman, you MUST be using birth control if you are to take isotretinoin because it produces horrible birth defects in a fetus. That even applies if you are not married and not sexually active in any way, because of the possibility chas v’shalom that you might be sexually assaulted.

    The story of isotretinoin is interesting: It was discovered by the 1940s that large doses of Vitamin A would cure acne. My mother took Vitamin A supplements as a teenager for HER acne. The problem is that for most people, if you take enough Vitamin A to cure your acne, you destroy your liver in the process. You do not want to trade acne for a liver transplant. So the chemists came up with a synthetic slightly modified Vitamin A that wasn’t as toxic, and that chemical is isotretinoin. It is also used in some cancer treatments as a chemotherapy agent because it kills rapidly dividing cells — the same characteristic that produces such horrible fetal birth defects.

    Consult Your Local Dermatologist, and good luck!

    #743048
    mom12
    Participant

    when I was a teenager, I really did not have a bad case of acne but pimples there were…

    I washed my face with sugar! It cleaned everything out and left my face smooth…

    (not melted sugar!)

    #743049

    @Goq my respnonse to make an appointment with a Dermatologist ASAP., was directed to mischiefmaker OP not you. Sorry for the confusion, I forgot to include his name so I can understand the misunderstanding.

    #743050
    TheGoq
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    ty ydu no problem

    #743051

    1. I have 2 friends for whom Accutane literally saved their lives. They went from being extremely ugly to the most beautiful girls and had no problem with shidduchim. Severe acne can cause way more pain and is very dangerous (it can become infected and is extremely painful.) But you need to see a dermatologist if you ahve serious acne, and you should accept accutane if they recommend it.

    2. Go to Edita 718-646-6831, a lady in Flatbush that treats acne with all natural medications. This worked for my acne which was not so bad. But I went to a dermatologist first and only tried Edita when other stuff didnt’ work (mine is stress related, as opposed to the more severe hormonal types.)

    #743052
    dunno
    Member

    mom12

    Sugar? Never heard of that.

    #743053
    observanteen
    Member

    I use Proactiv and it’s gr8!! Try it!

    #743054

    Hi-I also met someone who said that they were told to go off of sugar and it worked immediately! They said that whenever they have a little bit of sugar, it right away comes back a little. Try it..it can’t hurt!!!!

    #743055
    randomone
    Member

    if your near the 5 towns that DR hefter is great and he takes most insurances. also the gemara says that keeping your face dry prevents pimples. and dont touch your face!

    #743056
    randomone
    Member

    if your near the 5 towns than DR hefter is great and he takes most insurances. also the gemara says that keeping your face dry prevents pimples. and dont touch your face!

    #743057
    Health
    Participant

    Don’t be scared off from seeking medical care. Accutane is only used as a last resort. First there is retinoids cream or gels for comedonal acne. Then these can be combined with topical antimicrobials for papulopustual. Then the next step is to give oral cyclines or erythros. Accutane is last.

    #743060
    1st timer
    Participant

    once a dr prescribes accutane, you have to go for monthly blood work to check your liver and it includes a pregnancy test, too. So you are constantly monitered.

    #743061
    Health
    Participant

    “pregnancy test” – This has to be also before starting treatment.

    #743062
    Pashuteh Yid
    Member

    BTW, Tetracycline can badly discolor teeth, so be careful.

    #743063
    popcorn
    Member

    MODS, what happened to what I posted. thought it was helpful information.

    #743064

    BS”D

    Umm..whenever anything has to do with food you should go only to a frum professional who understands kashrus. Otherwise, you can get recommendations for something that the nutritionist claims has no animal products but is actually chozzer treyf.

    #743065
    popcorn
    Member

    Stay away from White sugar, Dairy, White flour products which include white rice, white pasta, white potatoes, white bread.

    Stick to only PURE Whole Wheat products (or spelt etc.)

    It will do wonders to your skin and you will have a side benefit of losing some weight (if needed). My friend tried it and it did wonders for her skin. It may be difficult to keep up with this way of eating ,but give it a try.

    #743066

    I put on tonz of creams, used dozens of washes, and I’m off sugar and white stuff (which did help tremendously) but I’m still not even close to clear. I was going to go on accutane but my parents don’t let (because of possible side effects).

    I’ll definitely try some of the other ideas but I need more!:)

    #743067
    Health
    Participant

    mischiefmaker – Did you do everything in my post?

    #743068
    popcorn
    Member

    Also try to stay away from anything Dairy. I know it’s hard to do, but start introducing Soy Milk . I know at least 5 teenagers from my community that went on Accutane after trying everything possible for years…from soaps, topical ointments, antibiotics etc. none of these things helped. They went on Accutane and it cleared them up completely and they have beautiful skin now.

    Accutane is a very personal decision. It needs to be talked over with a proper Dermatologist and you need to be aware of all the facts and potential side effects. You have to dedicate at least 6 months of being on this drug, with very dry skin, always needing vaseline for your lips, lots of water, stay completely out of the sun and monthly blood tests to monitor your liver.

    If you are a female, you would also need to be informed of the dangers of pregnancy while being on Accutane….so it’s best to be completely done with it a good year before Shidduchim so that any traces of the drug leaves your body. Hatzlocha Rabbah!

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