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Facial calcium deposits

Posted by Carol on April 20, 2002 at 13:27:38:

Dr. Stoll:

I am a 55 year old female and have had severe acne since adolescence. Birth control or "cyclic hormone" pills since I was 18 provided the only relief. My adult acne is now controlled with topical antibiotics and Tetracycline.

I had one basal cell carcinoma removed from my forehead this past year. My dermotologist biopsied another blemish which looked like a blackhead - it was "just" a calcium deposit. Now I have many of these deposits on my forehead and both cheeks.

Help! What's causing them, and how can I remove/disolve the current ones and prevent additional deposits?

Daily, I take 2000 I.U. of Vit E, a multivitamin, Ginko Biloba, Ibuprofen, Glucosimine W/Chondroitin, Levothroid and HRT. The Ibuprofen and extra Vit. E are for Alzheimer's prevention per Harvard Mental Health Letters. (Dad diagnosed w/ late onset Alzheimer's.) The Glucosimine is for some arthritis developing in my thumbs (my 88 year old father has that condition too).

(I realize the Vit E I'm taking is the "dl" type, not the "d-Alpha...type it should be for optimum effect. And, after reading your information, I realize I should pay more attention to the time I take these supplements.)

Thank you for any help or suggestions you may have.

Carol



Re: Facial calcium deposits (Archive in acne.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 21, 2002 at 08:10:57:

In Reply to: Facial calcium deposits posted by Carol on April 20, 2002 at 13:27:38:

Hi, Carol.

Even though you are 55, STILL the most important thing for you to do is to get rid of WHY you have the skin problem--the calcium is just a consequence of "healing" for the past 40 years. Time for you to actually read the acne archives.

How did you miss the benefits of EFAs for this condition?

Walt

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