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post May 12 2006, 08:23 AM
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so i went to my doctor for this rash on the side of my face and he perscribed me cleocin-t which is for acne. my skin has never looked better!! it takes about 6 weeks to see total improvement and i have only been using it for a little less then 2 weeks but i notice a HUGE improvement. the great thing is that with insurance it cost me $15 to go to the doctor and $8 for the medication. that is cheaper then just buying more fancy stuff from sephora. so in case this helps anyone this is my face routine: (AM) i wash with MD formulations cleanser for oily to very oily skin apply the cleocin-t and let it dry, spot treat with Murad sulphur lotion and let that dry, put on a small amount of patricia wexler serum for all skin types (optional), and then a moisturizer. (PM) same cleanser, cleocin-t, benzoyl peroxide lotion, serum, and moisturizer. it has really worked wonders for me. hope this helps. now i do have really oily skin so those with sensitive or dry skin may need to use a different routine. but i have had no dryness, redness or flaking.

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post Mar 21 2007, 01:19 PM
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Hi candycane. My sister and a few friends used Accutane and loved it. It did make their acne more or less just go away when other things couldn't.
Accutane is a pretty serious treatment with pretty serious potential side effects. While it does (for many people) reduce acne almost permanently, this also means that the other effects of the drug (eg, dry eyes, ear problems, joint problems, etc.) may last almost permanently as well. I have heard plenty of instances of that happening.

I had seriously considered using it, but after reading up, it didn't seem worth the risks to me personally. I'd rather just have zits. Everyone's risk/benefit analysis can be different, of course...

candy, are you on birth control? Certain BC pills had a great effect on my skin where acne meds didn't.

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ladylibrary   The Girl With Bad Skin- All About Adult Acne   May 12 2006, 08:23 AM
ladylibrary   The Girl With Bad Skin- All About Adult Acne   May 12 2006, 08:25 AM
cloverbee   The Girl With Bad Skin- All About Adult Acne   May 14 2006, 12:32 AM
ladylibrary   The Girl With Bad Skin- All About Adult Acne   May 14 2006, 06:06 AM
greenbean   The Girl With Bad Skin- All About Adult Acne   Jun 5 2006, 05:33 PM
halcyon   The Girl With Bad Skin- All About Adult Acne   Jun 14 2006, 11:04 PM
that_girl   The Girl With Bad Skin- All About Adult Acne   Jun 18 2006, 08:22 AM
bunnyb   *bump for octinoxate, is this the one you were loo...   Aug 20 2006, 06:00 AM
maddy29   hey, panoxyl was the topical stuff i used for year...   Aug 21 2006, 08:21 AM
_octinoxate   thanks, bunny! This is exactly the thread I w...   Aug 21 2006, 03:29 PM
lowredmoon   it's the weirdest thing--either the pill is st...   Aug 31 2006, 08:04 AM
hellotampon   I just discovered that Zapzyt works for me.   Aug 31 2006, 10:45 AM
_octinoxate   Hm. I just took myself off the antibiotics that t...   Sep 4 2006, 04:55 PM
wilhelminawonka   My friend who has always had the same skin as I do...   Oct 3 2006, 06:33 PM
klee   So, after I got off birth control, my skin got a b...   Oct 4 2006, 10:09 AM
Anita18   TTO dries your skin so you need to moisturize but ...   Oct 8 2006, 05:47 AM
_octinoxate   Thanks for the heads-up about tea tree oil, klee...   Oct 4 2006, 04:04 PM
klee   Thanks for the tip about the soap! I usually ...   Oct 6 2006, 12:06 AM
pollystyrene   I just happened to be lurking in this thread and t...   Oct 8 2006, 02:20 PM
acewalker   this is just a general warning to all those out th...   Oct 21 2006, 01:48 PM
_octinoxate   And then of course, going on Accutane for the skin...   Oct 21 2006, 07:45 PM
nodoubt714   Hey everyone! I used to use Dove Essential Nut...   Nov 4 2006, 03:33 PM
stargazer   accutane is very harsh on the liver (as well as li...   Nov 21 2006, 10:56 PM
_octinoxate   Star, what is the oil cleansing method-? And what...   Nov 21 2006, 11:45 PM
chachaheels   Here's a very good description, written as a p...   Nov 22 2006, 04:34 AM
stargazer   thanks chacha for the link and other suggestions...   Nov 22 2006, 11:38 AM
na_ncy   I've suffered with pimples (not a level of ser...   Dec 7 2006, 05:01 AM
opheliathemuse   stargazer, what you said about your face showing y...   Dec 7 2006, 11:51 PM
stargazer   really ophelia? wow, i've never experienced b...   Dec 8 2006, 03:24 PM
fantaz   I have a really embarrassing problem. No matter wh...   Dec 9 2006, 03:10 PM
Moonpieluv   I hear ya, girl. You're not alone. I get the...   Feb 14 2007, 09:13 AM
_octinoxate   fantaz, first of all, welcome to bust. Now then, ...   Dec 9 2006, 04:01 PM
stargazer   fantaz~do you sweat alot? i agree that you might ...   Dec 11 2006, 03:09 PM
fantaz   Thanks guys! I do sweat kind of a lot. I thin...   Feb 10 2007, 12:15 PM
_octinoxate   Pugs mentioned in "cuss and discuss skin care...   Feb 12 2007, 10:57 PM
LoveMyPugs   Let me be clear that it didn't miraculously ta...   Feb 13 2007, 07:21 AM
LoveMyPugs   I know I'm pushing the Clinique line hard but ...   Feb 14 2007, 10:33 AM
Moonpieluv   I take it the icon would be face only..... makes o...   Feb 14 2007, 12:33 PM
LoveMyPugs   Sorry I was misleading in my post. I put the smil...   Feb 14 2007, 02:09 PM
Moonpieluv   It would be funny had the face made like a horn so...   Feb 14 2007, 03:40 PM
_octinoxate   Hey pugs, thanks so much for the info on the clini...   Feb 15 2007, 01:47 PM
LoveMyPugs   Octinoxate - I switched to Clinique from Proacti...   Feb 15 2007, 01:54 PM
Moonpieluv   Octi, I would say it's irritated follicles see...   Feb 15 2007, 02:51 PM
nickclick   _octi, i'd love to know the name of that exfol...   Feb 15 2007, 02:06 PM
snafooey   *delurking* Proactiv (sic - the lack of "e...   Feb 15 2007, 03:52 PM
_octinoxate   That lotion I mentioned is "AmLactin 12% mois...   Feb 15 2007, 06:11 PM
nickclick   thanks _octi. and where can i buy the clinique st...   Feb 16 2007, 09:25 AM
_octinoxate   nick, clinique is usually a department store thing...   Feb 16 2007, 09:30 AM
LoveMyPugs   Nickclick - I'm not sure where you are from ...   Feb 16 2007, 10:06 AM
wilhelminawonka   I recently had a facial, which was so good. I was...   Feb 20 2007, 08:14 PM
LoveMyPugs   Sorry I had to edit this cause it sounded bitchy. ...   Feb 21 2007, 02:27 PM
wilhelminawonka   Aw, I wish i knew what you said!   Feb 21 2007, 07:04 PM
LoveMyPugs   I thought you were asking what is an exfoliant so ...   Feb 22 2007, 09:32 AM
wilhelminawonka   haa haa, that's pretty funny! I don't ...   Feb 22 2007, 06:15 PM
starshine   *delurks* Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that ...   Mar 5 2007, 04:51 PM
fantaz   oct_ about how much does that lotion cost? (i am k...   Mar 19 2007, 06:48 PM
_octinoxate   fantaz- sorry i don't know how to make a pret...   Mar 19 2007, 10:52 PM
candycane_girl   After years of trying to avoid this thread I'v...   Mar 20 2007, 10:31 PM
LoveMyPugs   Just wanted to know if anyone had ever heard of th...   Mar 21 2007, 03:01 PM
fantaz   oct_ thanks for the site! also, accutane sc...   Mar 21 2007, 04:13 PM
candycane_girl   octi, I'm taking Alesse right now. I've fo...   Mar 21 2007, 04:31 PM
_octinoxate   That really sucks candy. I know how frustrating i...   Mar 22 2007, 11:58 AM
stargazer   i was on accutance when i was 20 for about 3 month...   Mar 22 2007, 02:30 PM
candycane_girl   octi, I've been on Yasmin, Orthotricyclen, Dia...   Mar 23 2007, 11:49 AM
_octinoxate   Candy, yeah, the Accutane thing is a tough call. ...   Mar 23 2007, 01:31 PM
stargazer   candy, i hear you on your frustrations with your s...   Mar 23 2007, 09:02 PM
fantaz   Hello everyone! I think I may have figured ou...   Mar 24 2007, 12:58 PM
candycane_girl   thanks star. I'm definitely trying to change w...   Mar 24 2007, 03:43 PM
_octinoxate   Hey fantaz, yep, I've had folliculitis. You j...   Mar 25 2007, 04:41 PM
ourcrazycatlady   That's what I'm doing. I read great re...   Mar 25 2007, 11:33 PM
candycane_girl   just out of curiosity, what's OCM?   Mar 30 2007, 09:42 AM
fantaz   Thank you oct. I'm just kind of scared to go s...   Mar 31 2007, 03:47 PM
_octinoxate   Fantaz, I understand not wanting to buy more expen...   Apr 1 2007, 01:30 AM
Marinegal   Oh, the diet thing having nothing to do with the s...   Apr 12 2007, 03:16 PM
fantaz   I know this doesn't really have anything to do...   Apr 19 2007, 08:49 PM
LoveMyPugs   my face is f***ed up right now. I've been pic...   May 3 2007, 07:21 AM
dayglowpink   Kind of a funny story about my wonderful acne: I w...   May 4 2007, 07:56 AM
LoveMyPugs   My neighboor walked up to me one day outside and s...   May 4 2007, 09:07 AM
_octinoxate   hahaha, i've had many of those experiences too...   May 4 2007, 10:26 AM
candycane_girl   I thought that I posted in here but apparently I d...   May 19 2007, 08:01 AM
Arcadia   My face looks like a fucking war zone right now an...   May 29 2007, 08:48 PM
fantaz   Ok, every now and then I get these cystic zits, bu...   May 30 2007, 09:40 PM
J'adore Biscuit   My skin isn't terrible, but I have acne lightl...   May 31 2007, 08:49 PM
mouse   so i have mild acne, i guess. i have never been to...   Jul 31 2007, 08:49 PM
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dayglowpink   bump Has anyone had any experience with the new b...   Dec 7 2007, 02:41 PM
konphusion26   My hormones are jacked! I still get acne, but ...   Dec 13 2007, 07:06 AM
beck   konphusion mine is the same, mainly on my back and...   Dec 13 2007, 02:03 PM
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asima   hey guys im 18 and just very recently ive been hav...   Jun 5 2008, 08:06 AM
hellotampon   If you have acne on your back it could be from you...   Jun 5 2008, 09:48 AM
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p_176   peroxide is good for cleaning, it's not harmfu...   Jun 5 2008, 02:28 PM
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