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I'm 19, female. My diet is clean, drink lots of water (please don't ask about my diet I have consulted many people & know it is completely fine), I exercise, completely cut out dairy (but still make sure I get my calcium) and take antibiotics from my GP as well as a benzyl peroxide cream from them. I have suffered from acne ever since I was 12 but started to get body acne from around 14. For 5 years I have suffered immensely with body acne, I can't wear anything that doesn't have a sleeve or has an open back. I have severe body acne on my back, I get it on my butt, arms, shoulders, chests, basically anywhere with skin. It's left very very bad scars and nothing seems to work no matter what my GP gives me/says. I am a very clean person, shower my body everyday (sometimes twice), change bed sheets regularly, every single night use the benzyl peroxide cream & Aloe Vera. EVERY NIGHT. Literally no improvement and it's been years. I'm so upset and fed up it has destroyed my confidence. What should I do??
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When you workout do you tight fittinf clothing or loose clothing?
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When you workout do you tight fittinf clothing or loose clothing?
I often wear loose fitted clothes, especially at home where I spend most of my time (it's often cotton also)
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I often wear loose fitted clothes, especially at home where I spend most of my time (it's often cotton also)
Don't shower too much or scrub too hard because that might irritate your skin and cause breakouts. Either that or just your hormones playing up.
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If you stop the creams for awhile, do you see any improvement? Your skin needs a chance to breathe and the oil etc. given a place to go that isn't being trapped right on the outermost layers of skin underneath the creams. Have you been looked at for PCOS or other hormonal issues?
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Try using Dr Organic teatree face wash from Holland and Barrett, followed by Bepanthen cream (very gentle nappy rash cream from Boots) - and having both morning and evening showers. Works for shoulder acne. Also try taking a hay fever tablet once a day - this could also be allergy related.
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Have you ever tried Evening Primrose Oil?
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If you stop the creams for awhile, do you see any improvement? Your skin needs a chance to breathe and the oil etc. given a place to go that isn't being trapped right on the outermost layers of skin underneath the creams. Have you been looked at for PCOS or other hormonal issues?
I've tried basically everything, I've seen my GP many times for my skin and everytime they tell me to just wait for creams/antibiotics to work or give me basic advice that doesn't even help. I haven't been looked at for PCOS or anything, but to be honest thinking about it that most likely is my problem cause I cover alot of the symptoms mentioned on the NHS website. I've tried for days to get another GP appointment but they're so busy they won't allow me to make an appointment unless it's an emergency :/
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Have you ever tried Evening Primrose Oil?
I've spent most of my money on various creams/treatments & nothing worked
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Have you been referred to a dermatologist? They'll be able to advise you on treatment options for your acne. Roaccutane might work for you.
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Try using Dr Organic teatree face wash from Holland and Barrett, followed by Bepanthen cream (very gentle nappy rash cream from Boots) - and having both morning and evening showers. Works for shoulder acne.
I've bought that nothing works, my back is my biggest problem unfortunately
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I would highly recommend asking your GP to be referred to a dermatologist. I also had bad acne and I got referred to a dermatologist. They gave me some tablets which I can’t remember the name of as it was a few years ago. In the long run, the tablets were amazing. I no long have acne, maybe the odd spot but that’s all. However, the side effects whilst I was taking the tablets weren’t great. I had very dry skin to the point where I had to where sun cream everyday, even in cloudy weather, otherwise my skin would go red, burn or I’d get blisters. I also had to put lots of lip balm on because my lips would peel badly. There were some other side effects but I didn’t suffer from them. I know the side effects sound horrible but if you would like your acne to go away then maybe try this. I hope this helps
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Have you been referred to a dermatologist? They'll be able to advise you on treatment options for your acne. Roaccutane might work for you.
No it's always been a case of my GP saying that I just need to keep eating 'better' and stick to it but there is nothing else I can do & honestly it's so silly this has been a problem for years
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I've tried basically everything, I've seen my GP many times for my skin and everytime they tell me to just wait for creams/antibiotics to work or give me basic advice that doesn't even help. I haven't been looked at for PCOS or anything, but to be honest thinking about it that most likely is my problem cause I cover alot of the symptoms mentioned on the NHS website. I've tried for days to get another GP appointment but they're so busy they won't allow me to make an appointment unless it's an emergency :/
You need a more thorough investigation and very likely a referral to an endocrinologist. Hormonal issues could be anything under the sun that needs more specialist medical attention. EPO as mentioned above can be a useful stopgap in the interim and could give you a clearer indication if the acne is hormonal in issue, but a proper checkup and diagnosis is needed here. Personally, I wouldn't have recommended aloe vera if you came to me in H&B for something that severe sounding. Trying stopping it and carrying on with the peroxide cream. Less is more when it comes to acne.
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(Original post by KFS64)
I'm 19, female. My diet is clean, drink lots of water (please don't ask about my diet I have consulted many people & know it is completely fine), I exercise, completely cut out dairy (but still make sure I get my calcium) and take antibiotics from my GP as well as a benzyl peroxide cream from them. I have suffered from acne ever since I was 12 but started to get body acne from around 14. For 5 years I have suffered immensely with body acne, I can't wear anything that doesn't have a sleeve or has an open back. I have severe body acne on my back, I get it on my butt, arms, shoulders, chests, basically anywhere with skin. It's left very very bad scars and nothing seems to work no matter what my GP gives me/says. I am a very clean person, shower my body everyday (sometimes twice), change bed sheets regularly, every single night use the benzyl peroxide cream & Aloe Vera. EVERY NIGHT. Literally no improvement and it's been years. I'm so upset and fed up it has destroyed my confidence. What should I do??
I was in pills, try acne pills. I think the pills start with the letter L. Can’t remember, but treats the acne.
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I was in pills, try acne pills. I think the pills start with the letter L. Can’t remember, but treats the acne.
They're the exact antibiotics I was referring to before, unfortunately been on them for almost 3 months (finished the original dose) and nothing changed at all
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Derma drinkables saves my life
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Appointment with dermatologist pronto
Try not to use products for oily/acne prone skin, they could be making things worse
You could use products for sensitive/atopic skin, see if that improves it
It could be due to hormones
When it comes to body creams and oils, less is more
Hands clean and no touching/picking/scratching/popping or whatever
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They're the exact antibiotics I was referring to before, unfortunately been on them for almost 3 months (finished the original dose) and nothing changed at all
I was on them for 3 months and it worked for me. Maybe you have PCOS. Have you tried going for a scan?
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I was on them for 3 months and it worked for me. Maybe you have PCOS. Have you tried going for a scan?
That's my next step, but I did research into PCOS and for acne there aren't really many treatments available when it comes to having these hormonal imbalances other than to just keep a good diet (which I have been doing & acne is still awful) & the few medications given (according to the internet) often give problems when trying to get pregnant later in life, which would devastate me so I'm so unsure as to what to do! Thanks for your responses though!
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