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Acne help for my 16 year old son


I am the mother of a 16 year old son/ He has had acne problems for 2 1/2 years. We have tried doctors, antibiotics, peels, etc. Nothing is working. Our next step is accutane, and I don't want to do this. We are currently taking a homeopathic remedy by Natures cure? for males, but not helping too much. Can you please help?? My son is moody, grumpy kid and not too happy. Thank you!
  surferlegend17 on 2010-02-20
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Please give him three doses of Nux Vomica 200c at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily) and report back after 15 days.

One dose means
If the medicine is in pills form 4 pills. Don't touch pills with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pills.
If the medicine is in liquid dilution form, 3-4 drops in some 20 ml water. Sip up slowly.

Please follow homeo restrictions like no coffee, no raw onion/garlic, no strong perfumes, don't eat or drink anything within 30 minutes before or after taking medicine.

Please don't give him any other homeopathic remedy.
kadwa last decade
Hello Kadwa-

Thank you for replying. Wanted to give you a fuller picture of son. He is a shy kind of introverted boy, antisocial except with his few friends. Grumpy and irritable and short temper at times. He is slow moving, lazy type, nothing is that big of a deal to him. Not a studier for school, video games and computer are his thing. He also has problem with excessive sweating of palms and feet. He is 6'1'
and 135 pounds. Fair complected. His acne is not pussy, but nodular where he will get hard red bumps under skin. He has scars from acne, so face looks red marked. Do you still think Nox Vomica is correct remedy? Acne 1??
surferlegend17 last decade
Hi Dr. Hadwa-

I also wanted to say son suffers from slight depression and sadness.

Would I purchase Nux Vomica with all the named symptoms I have listed? If so, Do I buy the 200C dose in granules at the lowest quantity?? If so please advise. So it seems you are not treating the acne itself, but underlying issues? Sorry for the many questions to you in this and previous email. Just want to purchase right thing and concerned for my son. Thank you so much for your patience and help!
surferlegend17 last decade
Looking at the symptoms that you have reported, i think that Nux Vomica and Sulphur should help him. You may buy
Nux Vomica 200c (15 ml or more dilution)
Nux Vomica 1M (15 ml or more dilution)
Sulphur 30c (15 ml or more dilution)
Sulphur 200c (15 ml or more dilution)

Please give Nux Vomica 200c as advised above and report back after 15 days.
kadwa last decade
Please describe his grumpy mood i.e.
He always remains in grump mood or there is any particular time of day when he is mostly grumpy i.e. morning, afternoon, evening, or night.

Describes his reaction when anyone consoles him while he is angry.

Does he have any other problems associated with excessive sweats in palms and hands i.e.,. itching, make sole raw, or excessive offensiveness.

Where his nodular skin eruptions are mostly located and tell diameter of nodules in centimeter of possible and any associated symptoms i.e. itching, pain, etc.

Do he suffers from motion sickness i.e.,. nausea and vomiting in bus, train, airplane, etc.
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Hello Dr Rakesh,

Good to see you on the forum again.
nikkikumar last decade
Hello Dr. Rakesh-

#1 - What I mean by grumpiness is bad attitude - negative thinker. if I ask him something he usually has an attitude, talks back, won't listen, knows everything. His overall frame of mind is kind of unhappy, unmotivated, kind of down in the dumps, not a lot of emotion, not to excited about anything - thinks negatively, He doesn't really focus on what I say, hard to get his attention. Everything is a big pain to do - he complains a lot. I think there is low self esteem also. Just no big smiles or lots of happiness or joyfulness or loving the day. Keeps to himself, stays in bedroom alot unless we force him outside to go do something - get out of house and get active. Has friends, they mostly come over and hang out in room too. He is this way most of the time. Occasionally he snaps out of it and acts upbeat but not as often as I would like.
#2 - When he gets mad he is mad, bad language, etc. It takes him a little while to calm down. He will walk away and not want to talk to me. This happens all the time.
#3 - Feet sweat creates strong odor, maybe athletes foot? We put foot powder is shoes and febreze bedroom carpet. He also is not regular, gets constipated. He has been like since he was a child.
#4 - Nodular - cystic acne on chin, cheeks close to nose, side of face ocassionally where sideburn is, approx size - 1/2 to 3/4 centimeter average. No itching but painful. These never errupt, just go down eventually. He is left with red marks all over face.

#5 - No motion sickness while traveling in any type vehicle.
surferlegend17 last decade
Dr. Rakesh-

Also, son has chronic stuffy nose, blows nose constantly. Head is always full year round, summer, winter, fall spring. It is 45 degrees to 100 degrees depending on season and he has chronic stuffy head.
surferlegend17 last decade
Medicine advised by Kadwa are good take it as directed report after 15 days.

Arrange Calc. Carb 30c and Silicea 30c if there is problem buying medicines.
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Hello Dr. Kadwa and Dr. Rakesh-

Thank you for posting to my questions about my son and for helping him

I have a question. Do I purchase Sulphur or Sulphur Iodatum? If Sulphur, according to website Sulphur 30 C comes in 2 dm, 4 dm, 1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz. and Sulphur 200C comes in 1 oz. What size do I need to purchase?? I am purchasing pills for both Sulphur and Nux Vomica??

Also nux Vomica 200 C and 1m same question?? Am I to purchase in pill form or do i need to purchase liquid dilution.

Sulphur comes in pills, granules, ointment, liquid dilution and tincture. As I am unfamiliar with any of this could you please advise as to what quality I will be taking so I can purchase correct amount?? according to website, 1 oz has 250 pills, 2 oz 500 pills. I am a little confused as to how many a day I will be needing of each. Can you please assist me with this so I may purchase?

I also have a question about the remedies . . . After taking Nox Vomica for 1 day and emailing you in 15 days, what am I supposed to be seeing in him or looking for?? Will he have any side effects?? How will I know what to look for??

What is each supposed to do for him so I can look for changes and see difference. Please advise.

Thank you so much for your help!
surferlegend17 last decade
Do I purchase Sulphur or Sulphur Iodatum?

What size do I need to purchase??
** You said 1 oz has 250 pills. So you may buy a half size pack. There is no harm in buying 1 oz pack, it will be there with you. It is already told how the remedy is to be taken.

I also have a question about the remedies . . . After taking Nox Vomica for 1 day and emailing you in 15 days, what am I supposed to be seeing in him or looking for?? Will he have any side effects?? How will I know what to look for??
**You should report all changes that you notice at his physical and mental levels like acne, bowel movements, appetite, irritability, sleep etc.

Please notice all changes after giving Nux Vomica 200c and report back after 15 days.
kadwa last decade
As you seems new to homoeopathy, I would like to tell the golden rule of homoeopathy i.e. single medicine and minimum dose.

Usually, we try this golden rule and if there is lack of response due to any reason then we go for repeated dosing.

Nux Vomica is one of the best medicines for start treatment espically if patient has taken various allopathic medicines.

Acne is basically related to hormones so it is hard to cure or manage easily.
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Hello Dr. Kadwa and Dr. Rakesh-

Yes I am new to homeopathic medicine. I have a question.

I tried to purchase the remedies locally in California and could not find the Nox Vomica 200 C strength so I ordered from internet pharmacy called RX Homeo. I did not realize at time of purchase product was coming from an FDA registered process center in India and apparently having to clear customs. Is this normal to come from overseas?? I have never ordered anything that was not in the U.S. and am concerned. Is this normal??
Should I be concerned with quality?? This makes me very uncomfortable and a little aprehensive to have my son ingest product I am unfamiliar with and not from the U.S.

Can you please advise me on this??

Thank you so much.
surferlegend17 last decade
Don't be unnecessarily concerned. Millions of Indians take homeopathic remedies made in India and live a happy life. Rocket Technology is not needed to manufacture homeo remedies. So you should not worry about these petty things. Please give him the medicine and report back as suggested earlier.
kadwa last decade
After Twin Tower Accident, the coustom has been modified very strictly for preventing any type of attack including any biological weapon.

If you are getting from reliable source and after coustom clearing then you should not worry about this.

However, I do think we should be very serious while advising peoples in USA as they face lot of problems while getting
Dr. Rakesh Km Lko last decade
Hello Dr. Kadwa and Dr. Rakeesh-

I have placed order from your site abc homeopathy from boiron and waiting for it to arrive.

Question on 1st dosage of Nux Vomics 200 C. There were 2 to choose from, a single dose and one with 80 pellets. I bought the 80 pellets ?? Is this correct or did I need to purchase 3 single doses for his first treatment?? You said to give 3 doses 4 hours apart of 200 c for one day.

Do I need to reorder 3 single dose, or can I use the 80 pellets? If I can use the 80 pellets, how many pellets equal a 200C dosage??

I just ordered last night. There is still time to change and reorder if need be.

Thank you again for all your help in getting started with his treatment.
surferlegend17 last decade
I bought the 80 pellets ?? Is this correct?

One dose means
If the medicine is in pellets form 4 pellets. Don't touch pellets with hand. Use cap of bottle to take pellets.
kadwa last decade
hello maam, i'd like your son to try arnica 30c in the wet dose, 1 teaspoon twice a day, morning and other before sleeping. It works wonders for acne.
I am not a homeopathic doctor but i am a very satisfied patient. Even I'm 18 and had been suffering from acne for past 3-4 years. This remedy has truly been the best thing I've tried. It has shown a remarkable improvement in just two weeks.
And your son's moody and grumpy nature could well be attributed to the acne. This comes form my personal experience.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in a 5ml Ethanol pack in a bottle with a dropper arrangement.
If this is not available the Dry dose in pellets may be used but this is not as effective as the remedy in the original Ethanol pack.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops or 5 pellets of the remedy into the bottle and shake it hard to produce bubbles. This is homeopathic succussion and must be done every time before a capful of the bottle which is the dose is taken as directed.

It is understood that no other drugs or remedies that will be used if this Arnica therapy is used.

It may also be applied topically in the wet dose with your fingertips on problem areas several times a day for better results.

I am not a hundred percent clear but am pretty sure this will help me be pretty soon.

ramitzz last decade
Hi Ramitzz-

Thanks for trying to help too.
Did you ever try Nux Vomica??
I just received and am going to have my son try tomorrow. I am only to use 200c one day and wait 15 days per Kadwa and Dr. Rakeesh.

I have read your info on Arnica. What is considered taking homeopathic together, If you space our a couple days to a week is that enough apart? My son has scaring as well. When you say Arnica 30C is that the same as Arnica Montana?? I know there is 6 c and 30 c and you said 30c is the one to use right?? So, You are putting 3 drops in 500 ml of water less 3 cm. The bottle lasts a long time if you are only take 1 tsp twice a day?? How long before you put more of 3 drops into new water?? I am excited to see results, but am unsure about starting anything new. I was told to get Nux Vomica 200 C and 30 c and Sulphur same strenghs. They didn't mention Arnica, but I desperately would like to get rid of scars?? What to do??
surferlegend17 last decade
this just for acne not scarring..and you add more drops only when the previous bottle ends..6c is more preferrable
ramitzz last decade
Hi Ramitz-

I ordered Arnica 30c because your post said that was correct dosage, then to give 3 drops per bottle. I then read post with you and Mr. Joe Riviera? discussing 6c dosage at 1 drop per bottle??

So which one is the one that works the best and how many drops am I supposed to use 1 or 3??

I am confused, please reply.
surferlegend17 last decade
Along with the homeopathic medicine, it is very important to take care of your skin.

you should remember to wash ur face on a regular basis. This doesn’t mean scrubbing it around the clock though. A good acne skin care routine will involve two regular washings a day with a mild cleansing agent. Occasional in between cleansings are okay, too, but not all the time.

When washing the face, you should remember to take care not to scrape, scrub or pop breakouts as this can actually worsen the condition. The use of a mild soap or cleanser that doesn't leave behind a filmy residue is also important.

Keep hands off. It's never an advised part to touch or pop pimples or effected skin. Resist the urge, at all costs, to pop or scrape breakouts as this can lead to permanent scarring, which won't go away no matter how good a skin care routine is.

Avoid the sun. While the sun might make acne prone skin look better for a time, it won't for long. Sunburned or dried out skin can actually be more prone to breakouts, which isn't what anyone wants. Plus, too much exposure to the sun is just plain bad for the skin in general. To follow an especially good acne skin care routine, it's important to avoid burning, peeling and drying out. Your skin will thank you for it.

when a good acne skin care routine is brought into play, it's very possible the condition won’t last long.
Dr.Sabadra last decade
Dr. Kadwa and Dr. Rakeesh-

I am feeling desperate as a mother!!

Did not see any results from Nux Vomica 200 C. Saw post of Arnica 6c and 30 c and tried this before replying back to you (sorry) and that hasn't helped either.

He has been off his homeopathic remedy from Natures Cure for about 3-4 weeks and face is really worse. Natures Cure had kept his skin not clean but at bay. His skin looks all over slightly red, like it is inflamed or infection with some scarring underneath purplish color. The Natures Cure contained the following ingredients -Antonium Sulfide 12x, Marigold 6x, Carbo vegetable carbon 30x, Black cohosh 30x, cone flower 12, graphice 30x calcium sulfide 24x, golden seal 6x, walnut 6x, wild rosemary 12x, glandular 12x, wild licorice 12x and silicea 6x.

I do not know what to do as a mother. It breaks my heart.

What do I do?? Should I put on antibiotics or try something else, homeopathic.

Please advise and thank you all for your help!!
surferlegend17 last decade
Please give him three doses of sulphur 30c at a gap of 4 hours for only one day (not daily) and report back after 10 days. Dosage and restrictions are same as explained above.
kadwa last decade
Hello Kadwa-

Thank you for responding. I will give him sulphur 30 c tomorrow for one day as you suggested.

I have a question, what do you think of the homeopathic ingredients in the remedy of Natures Cure that I listed? I see it has sulfides in it, what is your opinion of ingredients in this remedy to treat acne for male hormonal teenagaers??

As I mentioned before, we had been taking for 4-6 weeks, but since I am new to homeopathic medicine, he wasn't taking it properly, I was touching pills with hands, and he was chewing pill, not dissolving as you have instructed me and not taking on empty stomach. Do you think good of this remedy and reason for it not working was my improper use???

Thanks Kadwa for your response and for helping my son.

I have learned a lot coming to this forum and not sure if I had goofed up his healing before.
surferlegend17 last decade

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