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    Default Acne help

    PLEASE DON'T QUOTE AS I WILL DELETE PHOTO.

    In the last week or so my acne has gotten pretty bad. There is a combination of big sore blind pimples and also lots of small ones and general redness.

    I'm sure it's hormonal (lots of IVF drugs) but I'm not taking any hormones at the moment.

    I've tried so so many products and nothing has ever helped for more than a few weeks. I'm currently using qv because it's nice and gentle.

    It's sore, angry and I'm so embarrassed by it. I have to wear at scrub cap at work and all my hair must be off my face/neck so there is no hiding it. I feel like a teenager not a 30y/o. I can't wear makeup as it makes it look way worse the next day.

    So even if I can't fix it, how can I reduce the pain and redness and feel a little less ugly.

    Photo doesn't do it justice.
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    Hugs, you poor thing. It does look sore!

    I don't know what might help, so I'll just bump for you..

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    Poor thing, looks sore

    Id see a skin specialists and ask what you can take or use. I had quite bad acne on my back and chin years ago and i went on medication but obviously its different when you are ttc as some of the drugs are very strong.

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    Sorry to hear you are going through this. Adult acne sucks!
    First thing I suggest is seeing a dermatologist. If nothing else works, they may prescribe medication like Roaccutane, which can have some nasty side effects, but is also quite effective. Retin-A is another alternative. The Pill can also help, but obviously not a choice if you are TTC. TBH none of these are I'm pretty sure, if you are TTC.

    acne.org regime is great if you are not allergic to benzoyl peroxide. It's a very strong regime, but it's done wonders for a lot of people. Benzoyl peroxide kills that bacteria that causes acne. I've been using the Paula's Choice version and it's worked quite well.

    Do you consume a lot of dairy? I remember a particularly bad break out when I started drinking a glass of milk a day. I had about 5 or 6 big ones appear overnight. Diet can wreak havoc on skin. I'm looking at taking calcium and vitamin D supplements instead to make up for what I have had to cut out to save my face!

    Is your skin more on the dry or oily side? Is it sensitive at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopeful1986 View Post
    Sorry to hear you are going through this. Adult acne sucks!
    First thing I suggest is seeing a dermatologist. If nothing else works, they may prescribe medication like Roaccutane, which can have some nasty side effects, but is also quite effective. Retin-A is another alternative. The Pill can also help, but obviously not a choice if you are TTC. TBH none of these are I'm pretty sure, if you are TTC.

    acne.org regime is great if you are not allergic to benzoyl peroxide. It's a very strong regime, but it's done wonders for a lot of people. Benzoyl peroxide kills that bacteria that causes acne. I've been using the Paula's Choice version and it's worked quite well.

    Do you consume a lot of dairy? I remember a particularly bad break out when I started drinking a glass of milk a day. I had about 5 or 6 big ones appear overnight. Diet can wreak havoc on skin. I'm looking at taking calcium and vitamin D supplements instead to make up for what I have had to cut out to save my face!

    Is your skin more on the dry or oily side? Is it sensitive at all?
    I believe many of those medications you mentioned can cause serious birth defects and not suitable when TTC.

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    There are plenty of antibiotics ok when ttc, a gp can get u into some and get the worst cleared up whilst waiting to see a dermie.... Unfortunately I think a lot of human hormonal acne is related to demadex and Drs don't believe in it, but they don't check for it..... There's recently been an ivermectin cream released in the USA which has been working great ( and yes ivm has activity against demadex) ....

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    @Sonja uses something she swears by but I forget the name of the product.

    It's looks rather sore you poor thing.

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    Skincerity but it's not easy to buy quickly (you need to order it online). It's completely fixed my adult acne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    I believe many of those medications you mentioned can cause serious birth defects and not suitable when TTC.
    That's why I edited my post to mention that.

    Jojoba oil is meant to help for breakouts. Pretty sure you can use that while pregnant/TTC.

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    Thanks so much ladies. Given our son was stillborn due to a major cardiac defect I'm not willing to try any of the drugs while TTC.

    Sounds like a trip to the gp is in order.


 

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