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Posted by
Sarah on June 09, 2000 at 13:12:20:

Hi,
My daughter is 17 years old and has been suffering with Acne for the past 3 years now. We've tried everything seen dermatologists and is now sticking with one. We've tried Benzoyl Peroxide, gels, etc. The dermo put her on Ortho-Tri-cyclin, she's been on it now for 1 month, she is also on Minnicyclin. She is constantly wearing make-up to cover the acne. the dermo asked if we wanted to put her on Accutane, but reading all there is about it, we are very scared to try it. There are alot of side effects not only now but later on. So we don't want to try it. Are there any testimonials out there, of teenagers that had a bad case of acne, but then it eventually cleared up? and if so what did you use? (Not Accutane)
Thank you
Sarah (A concerned mom)



Re: Acne Resolution/testimonials

Posted by
Linda on June 10, 2000 at 02:24:18:

In Reply to: Acne Resolution/testimonials posted by Sarah on June 09, 2000 at 13:12:20:

Hi Sarah,
I recommend a product line called ProActiv. I saw it on an infommercial (yes...I was very skeptical) and I ordered it for my daughter. It made such a dramatic difference in her skin. It may be worth looking into. Alot safer than the prescriptions you mentioned. They have a website - http://www.proactiv.com - if you are interested.
Good Luck.



Re: Acne Resolution/testimonials

Posted by mominca on June 14, 2000 at 18:35:53:

In Reply to: Re: Acne Resolution/testimonials posted by Linda on June 10, 2000 at 02:24:18:

Hi..I tried pro active and it didnt work..I also tried acne statin. i never broke out til I hit 21 and I am now 31. It is so embarrassing and make up doesnt even seem to hide it. I get the large cyst type that can take weeks for just one to clear up. I have been on different brith control pills, diff gels, diff antibiotics in pill form, retin A,...I tried diff things like...cutting out dairy food or wheat products, tried staying out of the sun..I was told also to spend 5 min in the sun a day..tried it. I know I dont eat wonderfully, but I do get my veggies and fruits and things I should be eating and I take vitamins. Also, chjange the pillow case every few days and wash off the phone and I try not to touch my face or get hair spray or anything on it either. Does anyone have any other suggestions I havent tried. Dermo says the only thing left was accutaine..I really dont want to since I want to have another child in the next yr. Help



Re: Acne Resolution/testimonials

Posted by Ben on June 22, 2000 at 13:25:52:

In Reply to: Re: Acne Resolution/testimonials posted by mominca on June 14, 2000 at 18:35:53:

Linda, you ought to change her diet (getting rid of all sugar besides fibrous fruit and cutting down on grains).

I would try putting her on vegetables and lean animal protein (and fatty fish) with a few pieces of fruit thrown in. A good fish oil supplement should also help.

The condition is INSIDE-OUT and has much more to do with diet and lifestyle than what products you use on or you skin.



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