Comedy, I don't know.
But whatever I had didn't seem to respond to any of the standard zit creams (ie proactive), or for that matter, to washing my face. I used to get it a lot around the area where I shaved, around the eyebrows, between them, and later, smaller bumps on my forehead, as well as large painful ones on my scalp.
I went to a dermatologist and he prescribed differin and duac - i tried the differin for a few days and got really large cysts on my cheek, so i stopped following his advice. (He didn't bother to culture anything). He told me to use neutrogena T-gel shampoo, i guess it has coal tar in it. Well, that did seem to help the scalp thing out - but it didn't seem to prevent anything.
The head and shoulders shampoo has worked quite well - I do have to admit just recently I got a couple of these darned things on my face again - but at least it's somewhat under control now. My uneducated guess is that I have some kind of fungal folliculitis. I wish I knew more, as I have other skin problems elsewhere and would also like to apply the knowledge of what is going on to my UC if that's possible. I never had anything like this before UC, so obviously different from run of the mill zits.
If anyone reads this thread and has ideas about why head and shoulders would work, or alternative formulations better for skin vs hair, please chime in.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
~Interested in finding a cure/making sense out of U.C. and philosophical and psychological aspects of UC and "Stress" and Personal Development issues with Chronic Illnesses.