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Chronic Cystic Acne


Just wondering if I could get any suggestions of what I might do to alleviate chronic cystic acne and the scarring that has occured and is occurring with the current cysts.

Self Description: 27 year old female with chronic cystic acne for 12 years (progessively worse) - have tried everything that dermotologists suggested: oral and topical antibiotics and other topical solutions, 2 rounds of accutane (with absolutely no significant improvements). Hormonal birth control also has no effect on the acne.

I have also recently tried Accupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments - more improvement for the acne than the western medicines, but not much more. This did, however, seemed to help balance my emotions (which I think might, in turn, have made my acne problem somewhat better).

From the forum rules, I'll describe my symptoms:

- State of mind: depressive tendencies, self doubt

- Colour and consistency and regularity of your stool: normal

- What makes a particular symptom feel worse or better: cysts, whiteheads, and blackheads tend to get worse with stress and seem to be somewhat reactive to menstrual cycles

- Where exactly is each problem located? Face cysts on cheeks and chin, white and blackheads on chin, upper lip, cheeks, area b/w eyes, forehead; whiteheads and occasional cyst on chest area; cysts and blackheads on back, cysts on buttocks and inner thighs

- When did symptoms first occur, and what brought them on? occasional cysts at onset of puberty

- Your sleep pattern: fairly normal (~8 hrs)

- What are you sensitive to (i.e. light, cold, heat, drafts, touch, criticism etc.): perceived criticism

- For women, where you are on your monthly cycle? difficult to say right now, b/c of birth control method (was using Depo Provera, just changed to non-hormonal IUD)
  abcchic996 on 2005-08-19
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When someone responds with a Homeopathic remedy try it - I don't know anything about the subject - my mother's the expert. But until then try 10g of vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) a day for a week. The max size you can usually get is 500gm so that will mean taking 20 a day (10 morning and 10 evening). Up your fluid intake while you are on them. Come back in a week and tell me what changes you've noticed with your skin.

B5 is very safe so don't worry. The worst effect is possible runs - but that's only likely if you've got a high sugar content in your diet. If you do have a high sugar diet reduce it for a week while you're on B5.
albert22 last decade
I believe that Arnica 30c can help you to overcome your ailment.

The remedy is best used in the Split Dose made up as follows:

Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from your nearest supermarket.
Pour out 100ml
Drop in 3 pellets or 1 drop of liquid Arnica 6c into the 400ml water
Cap the bottle tightly and succuss it 4-6 times by banging on your palm and look out for the air bubbles to fizzle up from the bottom.
Sip 1 teaspoonful 3 times daily for the first week and reduce dosage to twice daily for as long as it is helping your ailment.

Please post response in a week and later in 2 weeks when I believe your lesions should have dried up.

It is possible that I may reduce the potency after about a month which will depend on your response to this remedy

I would not advice you to take the Vitamin B5 as I believe that this may aggravate your problem. In any case the Arnica will not work if you take any other drugs.
Joe De Livera last decade
Homeopathy prescribed conveniently - THIS FOR THAT
ACNE CYSTS = Apis mellifica, Kali.Sul., Berberis aquefolium, Juglans regia
CHRONIC Acne Cysts = Kali.Sulph., Aqua Marina

Also read : http://www.abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/35254
Nisha-India last decade
Thanks for your responses thus far.

Are there any doctors out there that might also help with suggestions?

Thank you.
abcchic996 last decade
Acne is normally down to hereditary genetic predisposition.

What did the last 3/4 generations of your family die of, male or female.
walkin last decade
i have chronic cystic ance too. i was recommended by a homepathic doctor to use colloidal silver or pure molecula silver at 2000 ppm. most places sell it at 10-20 ppm so you will probibly have to buy it over the internet. you apply with q-tip to all parts of your face before you go to bed. after a month all the acne should be gone because mine is almost gone. also make sure any medication you take are checked to see if you have an allergy or sensitivity to it.
sickgirl21 last decade
Hi, did you find anything so far? I have exactly the same problem ... Pleas email me at Burny101 AT gmx DOT com

I'l be happy to tel you what i've tried so far!

Burny last decade

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