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Please help ..Suffering with face, back n chest acne for 5 years..

I am 23 years old and been suffering from acne on my chest, back and face for a long time.No medicine seemed to be effective.A homeopath prescribed Sulphur just by looking at my photo and it aggravated it more.Have been taking Kali Bromatum 30C liquid form thrice daily now for a month.Unable to decide if it really has any effect.
Would be really helpful if anyone could suggest a medicine suitable to my persistent acne.

Specifications-
1) I had a perfectly clear face and body till 18years. There was not even a single dot.

2) Hit puberty when i was 15years old and there were no sudden acne related to puberty.

3) Had tried other natural medicines like ayurveda which had cured temporarily by suppressing the problems which came out to surface later with much more aggravation.

4) I dont notice specific aggravation before menses every month.But atleast one acne pops out during menses.

5) Acne in the back are red and small and have completely covered my upper back.They heal in a week n leave behind small scars.It pains at times.Same is the case with acne on chest though they are not as frequent.

6)Used to get too much of acne on my buttocks which used to pain.But now there are one or two coming up and have left unsightly scars.

7)Used to have cystic acne in the beginning which have reduced to moderate acne now.They have stopped coming on the upper shoulders.I used to have cod liver oil for reducing them.

Any suggestions for remedy would be of great help.In urgent need of a remedy.
Waiting with great hope.. :) :)
 
  kim1906 on 2014-10-19
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I can try to find a suitable remedy for you if you can answer the below applicable questions. Before doing that, please check my profile by clicking my username to know something about me first.

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• Please reply to all that is being asked and give details.
• Short answers such as Yes/No/Normal are not helpful.
• I want answers which explain the What, When, Where, Why, Better by & Worse by.
• Example: I have a sore throat (it explains the “what”), since 3 days (it explains “when”), on the left side of my throat (explains “where”), due to eating sour food (explains “why”), the pain is better when I drink warm tea (explains “Better by”), the pain is worse when I swallow food (explains “worse by”)
• Please leave the questions in place and give your answers under each of them.
• I can’t prescribe if these directions are not fully adhered to.

QUESTIONS:
1. Your age & sex

2. Describe your appearance

• Weight

• Height

• Body type (Very thin, Thin, Medium, Chubby, Fat, Obese)

• Any significant feature (e.g. sunken cheeks, stooped shoulders, thin chest etc.)

3. Your profession

4. Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, suicidal, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)

5. How is your relationship with your parents, spouse, siblings, children etc.

6. If relationship is not ok, what’s wrong and how is it affecting you

7. Do you smoke/drink/drugs, if yes, details of why & since when

8. What is your main health problem & its symptoms

9. When did this main problem begin

10. What is the cause of this problem in your view

11. What non-medicinal actions make the main problem better (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)

12. What non-medicinal actions make it worse (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)

13. How do you feel mentally & emotionally during this problem (e.g. weepy, irritable, restless, sad, hopeless, fear of death etc.)

14. What other health problems do you have

15. List down all health problems and when did they start (approximate month & year)

16. What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems better (explain each problem)

17. What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems worse (explain each problem)

18. What animals or insects are you afraid of

19. What situations are you afraid of (e.g. loneliness, water, heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness, flying etc)

20. What occupies your mind mostly

21. How do you respond to consolation & sympathy

22. Do you want to stay alone or with people

23. How is your sleep, if not good, why

24. Do you have any recurring (repeating) dreams, if yes, what do you see

25. Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affects & how

26. Do you normally feel hot or cold

27. What foods you crave & love (not what you eat due to health or other reasons, rather what you desire)

28. Is there any food that you hate

29. What taste you crave & love (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)

30. Is there any taste which you hate

31. Do you like warm or cold food

32. Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, lead pencil, mud….)

33. How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)

34. Do you have excessively dry lips or mouth or both

35. Do you have any coating on tongue first thing in the morning, if yes

• Is coating thick

• Color of coating

• Where exactly (back, middle, sides etc)

36. Any taste in your mouth first thing in the morning (e.g. bitter, sour, metallic)

37. How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc), upload here or email me a picture of the skin problem

38. Details about your perspiration (sweat), answer all these points:

• Where mostly (head, chest, back etc)

• How much (a lot, normal, very less)

• Any strong smell (garlic, onion etc)

• Does it stain, if yes what color (yellow, green, no color)

39. Any problems with eyes/vision, if yes, since when

40. Any problems with ears, nose, throat (e.g. nose always blocked, runny, color of discharge)

41. How is your stool, answer all these points: how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.

42. How is your urine, answer all these points: color, smell, any blood etc.

43. How is your sex desire (e.g. no desire, low, moderate, high, very high)

44. Are you satisfied with your sex life, if no, why not

45. Males genitals (any problems with erection, any pain, any itching, warts etc.)

46. Female genitals (any pain, itching, warts etc)

47. Females menses details (reply to all these points)

• Regularity (early, late, irregular, duration of cycle)

• Flow (low, moderate, high)

• Clots (none, some, a lot, huge clots, bright color, dark color)

• Any discharge (color, consistency, smell)

48. What illnesses are running in your family

• Mother’s side

• Father’s side

• Siblings (brother/sister)

49. Are you taking any medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, supplements, acupuncture etc.)

50. Have you had any surgeries or implants, if yes, give details

51. Have you had any long term treatment (physical or psychological), if yes, give details (what, when, where, why, the list of medicines used)

52. What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
 
fitness 7 years ago
QUESTIONS:
1.Your age & sex
23yrs Female

2.Describe your appearance

•Weight- 58kgs

•Height- 5'3

•Body type (Very thin, Thin, Medium, Chubby, Fat, Obese)
- Medium

•Any significant feature (e.g. sunken cheeks, stooped shoulders, thin chest etc.)
-I have got a bit broad shoulders

-Always tend to put on weight in thighs and waist

3.Your profession
- Final year student of Chartered Accountancy course

4.Describe your personality in at least 20 words (e.g. stubborn, lazy, suicidal, don’t want to work, always in a hurry etc.)

-Too lazy, Easily irritated, Very insecure, Sexually excited,Hold on to my emotions and never reveal them easily,weep alone at night.

5.How is your relationship with your parents, spouse, siblings, children etc.

-Got pampered by parents from childhood being the only child.Very loving parents but i and mom have completely different attitudes which leads to major fights at times.

-Had a boyfriend for 4yrs in
a serious relationship but could not still gel well with him.Now i am in a serious relationship with my best friend whom i had crush on and planning to marry.

6.If relationship is not ok, what’s wrong and how is it affecting you

- Mom has a very orthodox nature and i am completely modern in my thinking.Feels really bad when i shout and scream at her.I later go and apologise feeling guilty though i know i was not wrong.

-I know my boyfriend loves me truly and he has done every possible thing to prove it but i still get really insecure at times.

7.Do you smoke/drink/drugs, if yes, details of why & since when
-I have never had any of these habits.Strictly against them.

8.What is your main health problem & its symptoms
-Had perfectly clear skin till 19yrs which people used to envy.

- Had mild acne in the beginning with some in back,chest and face which turned to cystic acne on face though back and chest remained the same.

-Now i have moderate acne on back, chest,buttocks,face.Acne from past and recurring ones now have left behind unsightly scars in all the areas affected.

-I am more to the fairer side but the scars have made me look darker all over.

-The acne on face pains and immediately pus forms and in a day mostly the pus is relieved and dark scars are left behind with uneven skin.

-Acne on chest,back,buttocks and thighs are small red ones which pain when they erupt and the pain reduces in two days.There is no pus in them and leave behind scars.They bleed if accidentally scratched.

9.When did this main problem begin
-My skin has been affected with acne from when i was 19yrs old.

10.What is the cause of this problem in your view
-I think its hormonal imbalance because of its chronic and not so easily cured with time nature.Though i am not sure because i never had any problems related to menses and i hit puberty at 15 and got acne only at 19.

-My body is always heated up.In summers i feel burning heat inside body.May be thats one reason.

11.What non-medicinal actions make the main problem better (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
- Cold climate makes me feel better.

- Sleeping calms down my skin the best.Even inflammations and pains are reduced after a good sleep.

-Taking bath at times makes me feel better.

12.What non-medicinal actions make it worse (e.g. massage, warmth, cold, lying down, sitting etc.)
-Hot climates and sweating make me feel the worse.

-Application of any sticky greasy thing like oil on skin.

-Wearing completely covered, full hand clothes.

13.How do you feel mentally & emotionally during this problem (e.g. weepy, irritable, restless, sad, hopeless, fear of death etc.)

-Very insecure,irritated,sad and weepy,desperation to come out of it,body heated up,Cannot tolerate sunlight,envious of others with clear skin and at times hopeless, i dream of having a clear skin like before and become happy instantly.

14.What other health problems do you have
-Had always had low haemoglobin.

-Get headaches whenever i go out in the hot sun.

-Very slow hair growth and at more hair loss.Always had very thin and silky hairs.

-Stomach gets upset when i eat spicy things though i love spicy food.

-Severe motion sickness has been a problem from when i was 7-8yrs old.I vomit whenever i travel for long distances in cars,buses,jeeps,vans.Used to vomit in flights which has been cured by itself now.

-Feeling of severe heat inside body during summers and moderate heat in other seasons.

15.List down all health problems and when did they start (approximate month & year)
-Acne on face and body: April 2010
-Low haemoglobin: June 2009
-Hair fall and dryness: April 2010
-Headaches: Jan 2012 approx
-Motion sickness: May 1998 approx
-Heated body: May 2003 approx

16.What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems better (explain each problem)
-Acne: Had cod liver oil capsules and zinc picolinate powder as supplements which cured the acne on upper shoulders upto 95%.

-Stomach upset: Reduced the frequency of having strong and spicy food which reduced the problem of upset stomach to an extent.

-Hairs: Hair seemed to be shinier initially while taking cod liver oil.

-Headache: Pulling of hairs backward tightly relieves headache for a while though doesn't stop it.

-Motion sickness: Keeping the windows of the car open and inhaling fresh air reduces the vomitting sensation greatly.

-Heated body: Feels relieved when i sit in an air conditioned room or a dark room with fresh air.Taking bath with cold water.Specially after pouring the water on head.

17.What non-medicinal actions make these other health problems worse (explain each problem)
- Hairs: Continued use of 2 cod liver oil capsules a day may be caused sudden great hair loss from last 1 month.

-Motion sickness:Travelling in cars,jeeps,van or buses during hot climate especially summers.

Heated body: Worse during summers.Cannot tolerate sunlight in any time of the year.Feel a burning sensation inside the body.Cannot sleep on the bed as back burns with heat.Even sleeping on the floor with back is difficult.Cannot be in a room without fresh air.

18.What animals or insects are you afraid of
-Dreadfully afraid of big cockroaches
-Spiders,big black ants.

19.What situations are you afraid of (e.g. loneliness, water, heights, closed spaces, ocean, darkness, flying etc)

-Very badly afraid of being cheated by my boyfriend to the extent that i start thinking crazy things about what all wud i do then.

-Heights especially coming down from height in a slide with speed.

- Phobia of being suffocated in small spaces where i wont get fresh air.


20.What occupies your mind mostly
-My skin being clear like before and i am walking happily.

- Spending happy time with my boyfriend making food for him,playing,roaming,laughing and making love.

21.How do you respond to consolation & sympathy
-I want to be consoled for few min after something happens,i cry trying to control,hug the person who consoles.

-After a few minutes i feel strong and relieved and tell myself to be stronger because there are many more worse problems that may come.

22.Do you want to stay alone or with people
-With people but want to be alone when i am upset so that nobody sees me crying.

23.How is your sleep, if not good, why
- I have a sound sleep for minimum 6 hours everyday.

24.Do you have any recurring (repeating) dreams, if yes, what do you see
-Yes i do have recurring dreams.

-Snakes either single or in groups have been recurring in my dreams.Sometimes they just hiss at me or at times there are many snakes wriggling around me.

-A dream that i enter the elevator and press the 4th floor it being the last floor but the lift goes up above 4th floor to some other world.In the same way i press ground floor button and the lift goes below the earth to another world.

-Recently i have seen recurring dreams of death of my loved ones and other present day prominent politicians.

25.Is your complaint affected by weather, if so, which weather affects & how
-Yes.My acne is worse during hot climates especially summers with sweating and itching.

-Too cold a climate also makes my skin go dry and dark but i feel comfortable with cold feeling.

26.Do you normally feel hot or cold
-I always feel hot.People who touch me also say that my skin is hot all the time.

27.What foods you crave & love (not what you eat due to health or other reasons, rather what you desire)

-Plain and flavoured cheese, Paani puri(indian dish),subway sandwiches,fresh vegetable salad and juicy apples and litchies.

28.Is there any food that you hate
-Food with low salt,peanut butter,cashew nuts,walnuts.

29.What taste you crave & love (e.g. sweet, salty, sour, bitter)
-I desire to eat Spicy,Sour and salty foods.

30.Is there any taste which you hate
- Sour raw mangoes.

31.Do you like warm or cold food
-Mostly warm food.

32.Do you want to eat indigestible foods (chalk, lead pencil, mud….)
-I used to eat chalks,slate pencils and dust when i was a child.I dont feel like eating them now.

33.How is your thirst (less, moderate, excessive)
-Moderate

34.Do you have excessively dry lips or mouth or both
-I neither have excessively dry lips nor mouth now but used to have very dry lips in school days and i used to keep licking it which caused a black mark around lips till chin which i got cured with the help of a homeopath.

35.Do you have any coating on tongue first thing in the morning, if yes

•Is coating thick- No

•Color of coating- Slightly yellow

•Where exactly (back, middle, sides etc)- Mainly back with a bit in middle.

36.Any taste in your mouth first thing in the morning (e.g. bitter, sour, metallic)
-No such taste but the layer of coating is salty.

37.How is your skin (dry, oily, rough, acne, pustules, boils, psoriasis etc), upload here or email me a picture of the skin problem

-Very oily skin with acne and scars.
I will upload the pics here.

38.Details about your perspiration (sweat), answer all these points:

•Where mostly (head, chest, back etc)- Back,Head,middle of chest in the cleavage,under arms.

•How much (a lot, normal, very less)- Normal

•Any strong smell (garlic, onion etc)- No such smell

•Does it stain, if yes what color (yellow, green, no color)- Yes it does stain a bit but no colour.

39.Any problems with eyes/vision, if yes, since when
- No problems with vision.

40.Any problems with ears, nose, throat (e.g. nose always blocked, runny, color of discharge)
-Ears have a stinging pain when the flight is about to land.

41.How is your stool, answer all these points: how often, consistency, any blood, any particular smell etc.

-One time a day

-Not always solid.It is semi solid at times with slight burning sensation.

-No such particular smell but i suffer from constipation whenever i go to different places on a tour or when food habits and timings change.

42.How is your urine, answer all these points: color, smell, any blood etc.

-It is very slight yellow.
-No particular smell.Normal smell.
-No blood in urine

43.How is your sex desire (e.g. no desire, low, moderate, high, very high)
-Mostly high but very high in the night at times.

44.Are you satisfied with your sex life, if no, why not

-No.I am not able to reach orgasm for a long time even after lots of foreplay and sex.

45.Males genitals (any problems with erection, any pain, any itching, warts etc.)

46.Female genitals (any pain, itching, warts etc)
-Get a pricking pain in the middle of my genitals above the clitoris for a day after having sex.

47.Females menses details (reply to all these points)

•Regularity (early, late, irregular, duration of cycle)
-Early or late by two to three days every month.

•Flow (low, moderate, high)
-Moderate

•Clots (none, some, a lot, huge clots, bright color, dark color)
- Some which are dark red in colour.

•Any discharge (color, consistency, smell)
-No discharge

48.What illnesses are running in your family

•Mother’s side
-Daibetes,A type of Psoriasis

•Father’s side
-Diabetes,High blood pressure,Heart problems

•Siblings (brother/sister)
-No siblings

49.Are you taking any medicines (allopathic, homeopathic, supplements, acupuncture etc.)

-Have been taking cod liver capsules.
-Zinc Picolinate as skin supplement.
-Have been taking homeopathic Kali Bromatum 30C from a month.

50.Have you had any surgeries or implants, if yes, give details
-Had no surgeries or implants.

51.Have you had any long term treatment (physical or psychological), if yes, give details (what, when, where, why, the list of medicines used)

-What: Ayurveda
-When: Before a year
-Where: For acne on face,back,chest,buttocks and thighs.
-Why: Reason for acne unknown though the ayurvedic doctor said its excessive heat in the body.
-List of medicines: Patola Katurohiniyadi for stomach purification, purodil blood purifier tablets,two bottles of blood purifying syrups,Sandalwood powder for application on face with lemon curd and honey,oil for applying on the body for scar removal,saffron oil for application on face for scars.

52.What homeopathic remedies have you taken in the past (potency, dosage, approx. time frame)
- Went to a Zoroastrian homeopathic doctor before six months for acne and he gave two bottles of yellow coloured liquid with 4 ottles of pellets.He said he cannot let know the name of the medicines.

-Took those medicines as 40 drops of liquid 3 in half cup water 3 times a day.5 pellets each from 4 bottles 3 times a day half n hour after taking the liquid.

-Potency is unknown but it caused severe aggravation of acne for 2 months on entire body and face which refused to reduce till the time i stopped taking those medicines.

-No improvement was seen thereafter.

-I am taking Kali brom 30C as of now from nearly a month.Though there are new pop outs on back and thighs there are no new pop outs on chest.

-I have finished a 15ml bottle of Kali brom 30c and finished the other 15ml bottle half.Got them from the Zoroastrian pharmacy.


Thanks a lot for taking out time and helping me out in finding a remedy.
 
kim1906 7 years ago
I will mail u the pics.Unable to
upload them here as the size is more than 64k. Should i be sending them to payaftercure mail id?
 
kim1906 7 years ago
Yes, that's the email.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Sorry.Forgot to state that i also get eruptions on scalp.Though not much in numbers but they they bleed when scratched.
 
kim1906 7 years ago
Your remedy is: Calcarea Carbonica 200c.

HOW TO TAKE THE REMEDY:
Please take two doses 12 hrs apart. Just two doses. Not daily.
Report back in 7 days with changes observed.

WHAT IS A DOSE:
If remedy is Pills/Pellets:
One dose is one pill.
Dissolve the pill in your mouth.

If remedy is liquid:
Put one drop of the remedy in half glass of water, stir and take one tea spoon from it.
That’s one dose.

TIME OF DOSE:
First dose: At night before sleeping.
Second dose: 12 hrs after the first dose.
Don’t take any more dose or any other remedy unless I tell you.

PRECAUTIONS:
If there is significant worsening of symptoms (called homeopathic aggravation) after the first dose, then don’t take the second dose.
Don’t take any other homeopathic remedy during this treatment.
Give a break of at least 10 minutes before eating/drinking anything before or after taking the remedy.
During the treatment, don’t eat anything which you have never had all your life.

HOMEOPATHIC AGGRAVATION
Sometimes the symptoms for which treatment is being done can worsen after taking the homeopathic remedy. This is homeopathic aggravation and a good sign. It usually dies down within 24-48 hrs. During this time you can use any non-medicinal means to keep yourself comfortable. If the aggravation seems excessive, you can use any & all means necessary (including taking allopathic medicines) to keep yourself comfortable. Keep your homeopath fully updated if this happens.

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Use common sense in following these guidelines and ask me if unsure. Homeopathy is not magic and it can only work when all other supportive strategies are also used. To make sure you are cured as fast as possible and stay that way please change your lifestyle to include the following:

1. Start eating half cup of low fat, plain, non-flavored yogurt with live cultures daily in the morning or with lunch. If you have homemade yogurt that’s the best. Yogurt can cause increased mucus generation in some individuals, if you are like that, don’t eat yogurt. Rather start eating roasted black chick peas (also known as Bengal Gram) daily.
2. Stop all processed foods e.g. white bread, white rice, white burgers etc.
3. Eat whole foods only i.e. whole grain bread, brown rice, brown burgers etc.
4. The bread should be high in bran content & the flour should be coarse ground.
5. Start eating a small bowl of salad at least once a day e.g. it should contain cucumber, carrots, salad leaves, tomato and any vegetable you like. Put a dressing of olive oil & raw apple cider vinegar and put some salt & black pepper to your liking.
6. Eat at least 1-2 fruits per day e.g. apple, orange etc.
7. Drink enough water so that your urine is clear. Yellow colored urine is a good indication that you are dehydrated.
8. Eat only when hungry and when eating, don’t overstuff yourself.
9. Focus on food only when you eat i.e. don’t divert your attention by watching tv etc.
10. Exercise:
• Aerobic activity e.g. Start walking at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week with your spouse/friend and achieve your target heart rate.
• Strength training e.g. Start weight training at least 20 minutes 3 days a week.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Thanks. I will buy the medicine and update u about any changes after 7 days.
 
kim1906 7 years ago
Hie fitness,
I could buy the remedy only today because of the non availability of 200C potency.
Will start taking the doses and update you about any changes after 7 days.
 
kim1906 7 years ago
ok.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Hie Fitness
-I had taken Calcarea Carb 200C and its been only 4 days but i have noticed many small red bumps which had reduced before on my skin which pain and suddenly itch.

-I had stopped breaking out on my thighs and i have 4 outbreaks on my thighs and sides.

-I had 1 break out on my face next day after taking the remedy which has healed and left a scar.

-I could also see outbreaks on scalp

-There was no aggravation of symptoms immediately after the first or second dose.
Are all this happenings normal and as expected?Just a bit worried seeing the sudden break outs.
 
kim1906 7 years ago
Its fine nothing to worry about, now just observe and report back in 10 days. No more doses.
 
fitness 7 years ago
Okie..Thanks..
I will update u after 10 days.
 
uma1012 7 years ago

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