Acne after starting treatment? I found something that works!

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   Posted 1/14/2010 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, this is probably the least of anyone's problems, but I'm going to post about it anyway.

Before I started taking antibiotics, I never had acne...about 4 months into treatment BAM. My face blew up - nodular cysts, regular pimples, blackheads, everything. Also my shoulders and back were horrible too. I hated it. I was trying everything to fix it...and nothing worked.

But I have finally found something that works!!! Nizoral. It's an antidandruff shampoo with the active ingredient ketoconazole. There is a 1% and a 2% formula, but the 1% is what I have used. (You can only get the 2% w/ a prescription.) I buy it at walmart for about $15 for the large bottle. Anyway, thought I would post it here in case other people were having the same problem. I have no more acne at did take about 1 month to get completely clear since I had so much, but I could definitely tell it was stopping any new pimples after the first week.

Also, just a tip, I still wash my face w/ my normal cleanser which is Proactiv, and then I put the Nizoral on my face and let it sit about 5 minutes before washing it off, I do this with my body as well. I also suggest using a moisturizer afterward so your face doesn't get too dried out.

It's amazing my face is no longer sand paper, yea!

Here's info on ketoconazole

Post Edited (Thea_ls) : 1/14/2010 5:12:02 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/14/2010 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for this. I have the same problem and found Selsun Blue to also work.

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   Posted 1/14/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the info! Happy you found relief! Best wishes, bablymers mom
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