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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05-07-2016 07:27 #1
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05-07-2016 07:39 #2
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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05-07-2016 09:19 #3
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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05-07-2016 09:31 #4
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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05-07-2016 11:20 #6Senior Member
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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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05-07-2016 11:42 #8
Skincerity but it's not easy to buy quickly (you need to order it online). It's completely fixed my adult acne.
05-07-2016 11:48 #9
05-07-2016 11:50 #10
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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