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Stubborn chronic acne

I am hoping to find a suitable remedy. I am 20 years old.

I have had moderately severe acne for 8 years.. - all over but not many on forehead - always center of cheeks - particularly sore on the right jawline..

chronically constipated, relieved by drinking large quantities of milk;

history of digestive trouble -- too little stomach acid

Appendix removed 3/4 years ago since it burst.. stomach pain severe 6 months after for about a year, then began to fade as it is now -- only get it now if eat large amounts of sugary indulgences like cakes ..

nervous in nature .. lifelong habits such as nail biting, head picking, spot picking, etc..

easily irritated and easily obsessed by things ..

underweight, cannot gain weight despite eating large quantities of food ..

lately also i have had lack of energy, but only recently (past week or less .. and at about 4pm exhausted and sit down watching tv) -- may be hard work for recent examinations.. i have also developed strange unable to focus sensation when looking at computer screens in past few days

I am the sort of person who likes to control every aspect- -- eg if going on a diet will plan every meal including the quantities of each ingredient spending hours on planning it ..

Thank you

extra: *2 years ago* had very reoccurent ear infections every couple of weeks.. but not for past 2 years since eating cleaner.. but lately (past week or less) ears prone to mild (infection) discomfort that only lasts a day or less
[message edited by Tomsnelling1 on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:37:28 BST]
 
  Tomsnelling1 on 2014-06-26
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Usehomeopathy 5 years ago
I note that you suffer from chronic constipation and Acne and you are advised to take 2-3 tablets of Nat Phos 6x which will relieve both your Lactose intolerance and your Constipation which I believe is the root cause of your Acne.



I shall copy my default therapy for Acne below and this is equally applicable to PREVENT the formation of Stys which can harden into Chalazions.

The remedy that has helped many is Arnica 6c in the Wet dose taken twice daily orally, and also applied directly on the lesions on the face or on the eyelids as often as is possible, to keep the lesions damp.

It is essential that the patient takes ONE dose of the Arnica 6c nightly just before bed for at least 6 months after the problem has been resolved as there is every chance that the lesions will return during this period, otherwise.

The use of a spray device in which the medicated water can be stored and can be sprayed on the acne lesions or the eyelids without directly touching them is best.

You will not take any drugs when you start my therapy.


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

Order the remedy in a 5ml Alcohol pack aka Liquid Dilution in a bottle with a dropper arrangement.
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 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.

Do not use Coffee, Cola beverages, preserved foods like sausages, ham and bacon as they contain Saltpeter.

Please post your response to the Arnica therapy in a week.
 
Joe De Livera 5 years ago
edit: i am a male




thanks
[message edited by Tomsnelling1 on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:32:26 BST]
 
Tomsnelling1 5 years ago
I note that I failed to instruct you to take 2-3 tablets of Nat Phos 6x immediately after a meal in my last post.

Since you are lactose intolerant, you can also experiment with half a glass of milk after which you will take 3 tablets of NP and you will please report your response.
 
Joe De Livera 5 years ago
EDIT: I am a male

Hi Joe

thanks for prompt response..

I was completely dairy free for about 2 years and i still had acne, also the only dairy products I touch is unpasteurised milk and unpasteurised cheese.. does this still apply?

Some more things to add is that I have had chronic dark circles under eyes for about 10-12 years, as long as I can remember,

My bowel moments are very infrequent (1/2 weekly) when not eating wheat or milk, but with wheat products and raw milk my BMs are daily, more healthy looking -- but would say that acne and nervousness increases.

Would you like me to take both of those together?

thanks I greatly appreciate your help
[message edited by Tomsnelling1 on Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:48:04 BST]
 
Tomsnelling1 5 years ago
I am also willing to prescribe homoeopathically for you if you would prefer that approach. In order to do so, I would need a fairly in-depth set of questions answered, which I can post for you.

If you would like to pursue a homoeopathic option, please let me know. It is important to follow only one practitioner whichever way you wish to go.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Evocationer

I have prescribed my default Arnica therapy for the patient’s 'Stubborn Chronic Acne' and would appreciate if you will give him a chance of using it for a few days, to observe if it can help him to overcome what he seems to have suffered for 8 years.

If he does not report any improvement in a week, please feel free to prescribe your own therapy with 'a fairly in-depth set of questions answered, which I can post for you.'
 
Joe De Livera 5 years ago
Just giving him the choice Mr. De Livra. He is free to choose any person he wants to guide him. I don't have any vested interest in the decision.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Evocationer,

Check your email please and okay .. Send the questions please
 
Tomsnelling1 5 years ago
Evocationer: I located your questions and did them in advanced so that we could start quicker .. please see your email. I appreciate your help:) Thank you very much
 
Tomsnelling1 5 years ago
I cannot treat you via email. Any treatment started on this forum needs to be kept here in public view. Can you post your answers here so I can work on them please.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Dear: Evocationer,
I sent image of condition via email I do not want to put it here ,, please view if necessary . thank you for your time

Age: Younger than 22; Height: 5ft9


Marital Status: Single, no children


I am a young male and would be very honored to have your help ..

I am hoping to find a suitable remedy. I have had moderately severe acne for 8 years.. - all over but not many on forehead - always center of cheeks - particularly sore on the right jawline..

chronically constipated, relieved by drinking large quantities of milk;

history of digestive trouble -- too little stomach acid

Appendix removed 3/4 years ago since it burst.. stomach pain severe 6 months after for about a year, then began to fade as it is now -- only get it now if eat large amounts of sugary indulgences like cakes ..

nervous in nature .. lifelong habits such as nail biting, head picking, spot picking, etc..

easily irritated and easily obsessed by things ..

underweight, cannot gain weight despite eating large quantities of food ..

lately also i have had lack of energy, but only recently (past week or less .. and at about 4pm exhausted and sit down watching tv) -- may be hard work for recent examinations.. i have also developed strange unable to focus sensation when looking at computer screens in past few days

I am the sort of person who likes to control every aspect- -- eg if going on a diet will plan every meal including the quantities of each ingredient spending hours on planning it ..

I was completely dairy free for about 2 years and i still had acne, also the only dairy products I touch is unpasteurised milk and unpasteurised cheese.. Some more things to add is that I have had chronic dark circles under eyes for about 10-12 years, as long as I can remember,

My bowel movements are very infrequent (1/2 weekly) when not eating wheat or milk, but with wheat products and raw milk my BMs are daily, more healthy looking -- but would say that acne and nervousness increases.

*2 years ago* had very reoccurent ear infections every couple of weeks.. but not for past 2 years since eating cleaner.. but lately (past week or less) ears prone to mild (infection) discomfort that only lasts a day or less

Family medical history:

Father’s side - History of heart problems .. + father had a hernia + Mother had hysterectomy and blood transfusion. Brother used to ‘turn blue’ “forget to breathe” as a child (called sleep apnea)

Family

When I was 2-3 years old, father left out of nowhere and was not seen for a year.. then 1 day returned.. i now see him once every 2 weeks for 1 day. This was near the time as the first event described below in the ‘past history of health’


Past history of health:

As a young child, did not talk to anyone, was a ‘selective mute’ when a young child.. had speech therapist at school, .. no longer have problems talking but still shy and like to keep to a few very close friends. also had asthma as a young child - asthma pump use - but no longer suffer anymore - however i get weezy with certain chemicals such as particularly potent chemicals in deodorants, and when burnt ‘juices’ on the bottom of the oven burn … family do not get symptoms with these but I feel like I cannot breathe and must open a window .. used to have to stick head out of window a couple years back in the evenings frequently but have no real idea why this was.
Poor diet as child.. craved processed breakfast cereals, white bread paninis, cakes, etc .. easily addicted to video games, and playing them whenever possible and not going out - usually greasy hair and didn’t like to wash..

leading this type of lifestyle led to burst appendix, so i have an appendectomy scar and a long scar vertically from 1 inch below bellybutton to about 3 inches above… at this time leading to operation my bowel movements were very bad.. once a week ..
6 months after operation i started to get what is medically known as GERD, and was prescribed lots of antacids
I have NO dental fillings, but I had an impacted wisdom tooth which I had surgically removed (general anesthetic), and impacted child molars as a child, which were removed (via local anesthetic). the ear infections mentioned above were AFTER burst appendix operations and GERD, but before the impacted wisdom teeth surgery … my acne was the worst ever after GERD+burst appendix than it was before -- was mild before but then was severe-- been severe ever since (see picture)

Have you taken medications in the past? If so, which medications have you taken?

antacids + some kind of sodium medicine to drink for GERD (I may be wrong with the sodium).. it was a white thick liquid + lots of acne medications - antibiotic creams, tetracycline, etc, etc.. (Was offered most potent drug Accutane last year, but turned it down) .. right now i take no medications ..

What was your response to the medication?

“sodium” medicine gave some relief short term but antacids did not, and acne medications helped a little bit back then but problem never went.


Acne, Give the precise location.

Worst on right side .. left side is pretty clear.. my impacted wisdom tooth and child molars removed were the right side also -- i used to get a sharp pain in my right shoulder at the round ball part that sticks up at the top --- i am very skinny and described as ‘looking like a skeleton’ despite eating a very very large amount of food -- I can easily eat 4 eggs for breakfast and a whole packet of cheese or plain natural yogurt in 1 sitting…

I suffer from congestion quite a lot -- it is common for me to wake up with congestion -- I cannot really smell food since i always have congestion to some degree --- as a kid used to be chronically congested 24/7 very thick and family members would complain about constantly ‘moving’ flem up throat so it was more comfortable and so it could be spat out ..I cannot really put my finger on when my symptoms are worst.. but i really do not like getting into hot baths.. and when the sun is hot or i am exercising and sweating, my scalp gets very itchy all over. i don’t like being in crowded places. i fidget a lot, and i tend to not like standing still and so pace up and down slowly.. I sleep on my sides.. i don’t mind which side.. but it is generally my right side ( which is away from the door) .. at certain times, I would say particularly in the evening before bed mostly ( but not sure on this ) I can feel my heart beating pretty intensely, without having to put my hand on it.. it beats very heavily.. fast and irregular at certain times but it is beating regularly and at a good pace right now (3pm) while I type this .. my symptoms are not too bad right now.. I ate a piece of cheese on its own which gave a ‘weird’ feeling about 2 inches above my belly button like a very very very mild GERD pain (compared to what I used to have where I would walk up and down for a long time to stop pain, and lay on sofa with the top of chest leaning back off the edge to relieve the GERD pain) .. this mild pain right now only lasted about 20 minutes.. when I was walking home on an empty stomach (I do an hour walk from university every day before lunch) i had a similar feeling in the same place, but was a bit of a ‘heavier’ feeling, like something was there.. (hard to explain) [excuse red font could not figure out how to change it :) ]

I would much rather walk in the rain then walk in burning hot sun.. I sweat very easy under the arms also .. It is easy for me to smell despite washing a couple hours prior.

I cannot concentrate if there is a sound -- eg cannot do work if people are talking loudly, or if theres a noise outside.. irritated very easily by small things.. generally critical of things - eg with girlfriends i am prone to complain about their behaviour over a message when they are not with me after the event, and about small stupid things.. I also have mild sexual fetish but this is probably unrelated .. just thought I would mention it. I am always hungry .. eat a tonne.

Raw fruits appear to disagree … eating a raw apple on its own will trigger mild GERD type feelings (as described 2in above the belly button), but having a 2 hour cooked apple in the oven (baked apple), after a meal, does not give the same problem.

When cooking I tend to fancy lots of butter.. I constantly add more .. If I am not being lazy and get salt out of the cupboard .. I tend to put on a large amount that other people may not be able to tolerate the taste of .. I do not have any alcohol beverages really .. I tend to avoid breads, pasteurized milk, processed wheat products (pasta, cereal, etc) …

I tend to ‘forget’ to drink.. I eat lots but rarely drink .. My urine is sometimes ‘orange’ colour to reflect this.. I only remember to drink when I start feeling ‘funny’ and ‘dehydrated’ .. (right now I could do with a drink … )

I dislike heavy weight lifting/ intense exercise .. I also like to ‘be right’ and appear ‘intelligent’ compared to peers..

If I indulge and let myself by a ‘processed’ wheat product such as a cake, my preference is the cake (usually a scone, or welsh cake with sugary raisins in) with a large amount of jersey cream (jersey milk is very high in fat) .. I also love very sugary fruits … especially prunes! very very sugary .. I can eat a whole packet in one sitting -- but next day my skin will be covered in spots .. particularly the right side .. (i don’t indulge often, twice a month?) .. I am prone to skin picking acne other nervous habits such as nail biting, ear picking, repetitive swallowing (very occasionally) when no food is in mouth. these processed sweet cake/sweet fruits in excess seem to cause the ‘biggest’ breakouts/effects on my skin .. recently I have become addicted to sex and masturation.. needing it everyday .. used to be once or twice a week.. I generally don’t like being touched. and I hate heights - eg I would never do abseiling or bungee jumping .. I sometimes can get depressed -- especially when looking at my skin in the mirror -- and occasionally get suicidal thoughts which are short lived .. I tend to ‘cling’ and be ‘needy’ of people, especially past girlfriends always wanting more and more in a ‘certain’ way.

I am fairly forgetful with things. and anxious. I shout when I am agitated by my mother (I live with just my mother right now), or by my brother or sister when they visit .. but nobody else, never. I don’t really like attention, especially when I was at school .. I hated speaking in front of a group and delivering presentations also ..

I would say that my sleep is normal .. in a double bed on my own i prefer to be in the middle, I don’t like laying on the sides of a bed.. always have to be in the middle of it .. I do not have recurring dreams I do not think .. I tend not to remember my dreams , I do not even think i have dreams.. the only dream I really remember is a plane crashing into my house which occurred once.. but I always remember it.. no idea why?

I DO not suffer from premature ejaculation, pain, infertility, etc .. but I usually want ‘more’, so out of the choices:

excessive sexual appetite __ premature ejaculation __ pain during sexual activity __ problems with orgasm __ impotence __ infertility __ vaginal dryness __ sexual dysfunction __ difficult coition __ repulsion for sex __ sexually dissatisfied __ painful erections __

given by this questionnaire, I would have to say excessive sexual appetite and sexually dissatisfied occasionally.

I like being in the house and sit down or work.. I don’t like going out with friends or going to parties .. my hobby as a teenager (15-16) was website designing, and making computer games.. however right now I am at university studying a medical related course - funnily enough, first year allopathic medicine in England --- however been interested in trying hahnemannian traditional homeopathy using 1 remedy hence why I am talking to you for advice.

I have very thin wrists.. I struggle to feel my pulse (so does my mother?).. my skin is very pale .. I usually do not smile very often , with a straight face ..

When I washed my face with supermarket skin care products, was very oily and looked shiny -- however currently I do not put anything on it (this reduces breakouts by about 10-20%) and skin is no longer as oily as back when I was younger .. I have fordyce spots on the penis if this is relevant.. the lymph node in my neck/ throat is swollen, feels like a large ‘pea’ .. occasionally nodes on sides of groin are swollen and can be felt like a ‘pea’ ..

I tend to become obsessed with things easy … such as learning everything about food, .. or web design.. etc. etc. My hair colour is black, which goes dark dark brown in the summer.. my family say that there are random ginger strands and other colours in my hair also .. I am prone to dandruff when using any shampoo .. I have it a little right now.. used to have it very bad back at school ..

It is hard to describe my eye colour.. they are sort of a combination of hazel and blue.. I have chronic dark circles under my eyes all my life.. and my eyes are sensitive to looking at a bright monitor for more than a couple of hours.. (probably same with most people?) .. my eyebrows are pretty thick, and my eyelashes are long , described as ‘camel’s eyelashes’ :) .. I have a random ‘dip’ like a little random bit of my ear missing on the edge, my family calls it a ‘pixie’ bite .. me and my mother have it .. and my toes are also slightly curled , which comes from my dads side of the family.. my skin is sensitive and for example, getting a little bit of washing up liquid on my arm will turn it a bit red … I seem to bruise easy and have lots of minor red bits on my hands and wrists right now which are taking a while to go ..
I sometimes each my eyes and they become red and sore .. people have commented saying that I have red sore looking eyes like an ‘infection’ after I’ve itched them, but it does not feel too painful for me .. it usually completely goes again if not touched for 5 minutes or so ..

I very occasionally get ringing in the ears.. and have the urge to read a sentence from a book or electronic article I am reading ‘out loud’ to myself when nobody is around.

My nose is fairly long, and if I poke my tongue out downwards, it is long. when eating lots of the ‘indulgences’ mentioned earlier, i develop ulcers of the mouth easily.. when I had my wisdom tooth removed, i developed a very sore canker sore on the side of my tongue on the right side (same side as wisdom tooth removed) which took 1-2 weeks to heal and couldn’t talk as was quite large. .. as mentioned earlier.. i have ‘loss of smell’ - to foods particularly.

My lips are normal .. but I used to pick them, as another nervous habit. They are perfectly healthy right now. Friends used to say I ‘breathed’ loudly (I am not sure whether through my nose or through my mouth ). .. as a child of ages 8-12 approximately, i had a very very chesty cough every year for a couple months the same time each year.. (i think roughly around this time till september/october)

I have irregular bowel movements.. sometimes as few as once per week.. but large quantities of milk ‘make me go’ but acne appears worst when drinking this large amount of raw milk .. i have been constipated for as long as I can remember :( I have tried castor oils pack and enemas to relieve this. When I am particularly constipated, there is undigested food in the stool but I cannot ‘put my finger’ on what foods it is yet. the eliminations are generally pretty small balls -- with the raw milk it all comes out in one and looks much healthier? -- the unhealthy looking stool is dark brown… (but do not confuse this as black.. it is mid to dark brown).. I remember at Christmas last year, after eating a large quantity of beetroot, my urine had a ‘red’ tinge to it. Sometimes when I bend down for an extended period.. , I get pain in my lower back.the skin around my fingernails is peeled to some extent.. but probably due to biting! My feet tend to go numb easily by leaning on them for an extended period ..

I am easily offended by ‘insults’ or ‘so called’ jokes. I am shy, anxious, sensitive to noise.. generally worse with heat.. can’t stand heat as described early, and the ‘itchy’ scalp occurs with heat as described earlier.

Location and climate: England
 
Tomsnelling1 5 years ago

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