my acne problems…
use saltwater and clearsil
i’m turning 22 soon.. and i’ve been always had pretty minor acne throughout my life up until january of this year… a few spots here and there but nothing too major. for the better half this year my acne has gotten progressively worse.. probably due to lack of sleep from school/work and neglect since i thought this would go away just like it use to.. unfortunately it didn’t and now i have acne all over my face with some cysts too (never got those before…) Its so depressing sometimes cuz i’ll see friends i haven’t seen for a few months and the first thing they ask me is "what happened to your face…" =( anyway i tried using dalacin-t (2 x daily) for the last 2 months since it used to work for me throughout my teen years but without much success. and now i’ve added oral erythromycin (500mg x 2 daily)my treatment. i’m at about a week and a half now and its seemed to have gotten worse but i hear thats normal for antibiotics. doc says i’ll see results after 4 weeks i start or else i’ll hafta goto accutane. I hope he’s right because I don’t even want to face my family when i finish school and head home in 3 weeks (they haven’t seen me in 8 months).. i’ll update later to let you guys know how the oral erythromycin goes.
antibiotics should not make your acne worse at all, if its not improving in the first week, and definately by two weeks, then you’re on the wrong antibiotic. be suspicious of atypical/gram negatives if you’ve been on antibiotics for a long time, and assume p. acnes resistance if erythromycin, tetracycline, doxycycline, or clindamycin doesn’t work. go to zithromax.