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acne question for Dr.Stoll

Posted by Dee on January 21, 1999 at 12:32:51:

Dr.Stoll- For several years I have had acne-like bumps on
the back of my arms,thighs and buttocks. Is this due to
bracing?? I am currently in my 8th Rolfing session,trying
hard to do S.R.,walk 2 miles 3-4 times a week as well as
trying to make healthier food choices. I'm not too fond of
vegetables. Is there anything topical I can rub on in the meantime or anything else I can do? Thank you as always for providing this wonderful place to learn. Dee


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Re: acne question for Dr.Stoll

Posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on January 21, 1999 at 13:00:06:

In Reply to: acne question for Dr.Stoll posted by Dee on January 21, 1999 at 12:32:51:

I had a very mild version of what you are talking about. I started taking Flaxseed oil(contains essential oils) because of some dry scalp problems, and the back of the arms thing TOTALLY disappeared.

Something to try.


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Re: acne question for Dr.Stoll (NOT acne)

Posted by Walt Stol on January 22, 1999 at 15:07:06:

In Reply to: acne question for Dr.Stoll posted by Dee on January 21, 1999 at 12:32:51:

Hi, Dee.

Listen to Doc Dave. That would have been one of my first suggestions. I have seen this clear up (called chronic folliculitis) just with high doses (4 grams a day) of esterified vitamin C (don't ask me why).

Another thing to consider is to be sure to carefully (and vigorously) buff these areas with your towel after your shower (each time).

Let us know how you do.

Walt




Re: acne question for Dr.Stoll

Posted by Dee on January 22, 1999 at 21:16:19:

In Reply to: Re: acne question for Dr.Stoll posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on January 21, 1999 at 13:00:06:

Thank you for your recomendation. I ran out to Wal-mart and found SUNDOWN'S Flax Oil-1000mg in softgel form. Is this
what I should take? It mentions on label to take a zinc product in addition to help w/metabolism and utilization. Is this also necessary? I am also switching from regular Vit.C to esterfied-C. Thanks very much to both of you!


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Re: acne question for Dr.Stoll

Posted by David Ferguson, D.C. on January 23, 1999 at 08:10:22:

In Reply to: Re: acne question for Dr.Stoll posted by Dee on January 22, 1999 at 21:16:19:

Sounds like you're right on track. I don't have any idea regarding the zinc. That may very well be true but I didn't find it necessary.

Let us know how you do.



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