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harryking
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   Posted 4/11/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
All,

What is the best prescription less medicine for acne relief.
I see lot of problems in the hair due to acne. white color blistters (cold sore type) comes and goes away.
What is the best Shampoo for acne relief?
i'm tired of going to docters for each and everything.

Thanks for your response

doors12
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   Posted 4/11/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Please try head and shoulders regular formula and report back.
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
(Generic Balsalazide not as effective for me)
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
I hate Ulcerative Colitis and can't wait till we eradicate it
 


harryking
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   Posted 4/11/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Currently I'm using medicated Nelson Blue Shampoo...but i'm not sure if this helps in curing ACNE kind of sores on the hair......
Please suggest..

Katmom
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   Posted 4/11/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
We have used many types of medicines to relieve acne for my daughter. The hair shampoo, Nioxin, has been helpful, as has the prescription body wash, Rosula, which is Sodium Sulfacetamide, 10%.This is a prescription, as is the Evoclin foam topical and the Differin, Tazorac and laser peels she has tried. This is a nasty disease for those predisposed for acne. The Evoclin foam has an antibiotic, so be careful with it. We think that the initial exposure, over 3 months -to an antibiotic for her face, may have set off the first UC flare. Once this disease is set in motion, it might not matter how is was set off. Treatment is the same, but we wonder if that was the "environmental" turn-on of the genes responsible. Still don't have the acne under control and the Pred was ruinous. Good luck, everyone is different.
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Previous drug sampling: Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone- 50mg to 0, 4 major flares '08.Hospital four x. Low residue diet,
6MP, Colazal , Cortifoam enemas,
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, Magnesium, Acupuncture.
Remicade 10mg per kilo@ 8wks, since 10-08. Still on 6mp and Colazal


bbc
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   Posted 4/11/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Tea Tree Oil shampoo is wonderful stuff, it's not only natural but great for dandruff and is also a natural antiseptic. Just make sure you get a good one where tea tree oil is close to the first ingredient.
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4/2)
Corti Foam p.m. 3-4X per week
Curcummin and Probiotics/Rueteri.
Bowel Soother and IntestiNew, Fish Oil, Calcium/Mag/Zinc, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Eliminated Fructose and Corn Syrup
Could never tolerate artificial sweetners
I try to excersice/swim daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
 
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PSA
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   Posted 4/12/2009 3:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you thought of Neem Soap and Betadine based shampoo. I tried Head & Shoulder too. Normally my problem used to aggravate whenever I was in need of a haircut. Neem soap is really helpful and has cured me of such acne on my whole body.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


harryking
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   Posted 4/12/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi PSA-Delhi

Do you know any product name that i can go and get it directly from the market?

Thanks in advance

PSA
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   Posted 4/12/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Harry

I hope this message of mine is not taken to be marketing, which is forbidden as per forum rules. My advice to you is to please consult your dermatologist before using Betadine Shampoo. In so far as Neem Soap is concerned, there should be no problem in using that. The cautions are mentioned herein, as also the brand name and price. You may search them online. You may also look for Turmeric Cream, if you so wish to use it for face.

Neem Soap (package of 3)




Brand : Swastik

Size : 225 gms

Number : BI864
List Price : $5.50

YOUR Price : $4.99

You Save : $0.51 (9%)

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Ingredients :

Neem Oil, Sodium Soap and Camphor


about the Product :

This face and body soap comes in a package of 3 and has anti-bacterial properties that deep cleanse skin. Neem soap has a reputation to tone and nourishes skin, keeping it healthy. Neem oils' anti-microbial properties remove viruses, bacteria’s, funguses, and parasites, from skin. This ancient therapeutic oil in a bar that is prepared according to the finest Indian traditions. For maintaining healthy and lustrous skin



Directions To Use :
Traditional Indian Uses for Neem Soap
- used when needed for pimples, rashes and poison oak.
- Neem is used for skin diseases, ulcers, sores and ringworm.
- Use for a healthy and glowing skin.
- All-natural antibiotic, your body will not build up a resistance to it like synthetics.
- Can be used to help clear up acne and heal Psoriasis.



Notes :
Margo Neem Ayurvedic Soap. The name Margo derives from Margosa, which is the English name of the Neem tree. Ayurvedic classification of neem is kandughna or 'best for skin disorders.' Neem is very astringent and antiseptic and cuts through dirt and grease, and leaves the skin squeaky clean but not dry. The first recorded use of Neem Leaf is attributed to the ancient East Indian Culture which added the plant to dozens of health and beauty aids 4500 years ago. The centuries old healing system known as Aryuvedic Medicine has utilized the timeless Neem formulations as a mainstay of the Ayurvedic pharmacy.

Betadine Shampoo

How does it work?

Povidone iodine belongs to a class of antiseptics known as iodophores. These chemicals exert their antiseptic effect by slowly releasing iodine. Antiseptics (sometimes called germicides) are chemicals that kill or prevent the growth of micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa and bacterial spores. Povidone iodine shampoo is used for the treatment of seborrhoeic conditions of the scalp associated with excessive dandruff, pruritus, scaling, exudation and erythema of the scalp, pityriasis capitis. infected lesions of the scalp (including recurrent furunculosis, infective folliculitis and impetigo). The activity is maintained in the presence of exfoliative debris and infected scalp lesions whilst the colour persists. It does not stain the skin.
What is it used for?



- Infected lesions of the scalp including recurrent furunculosis, infective folliculitis, impetigo
- Seborrhoeic conditions of the scalp associated with excessive dandruff, pruritus, scaling, exudation and erythema (redness) of the scalp; pityriasis capitis.


Use with caution in



- Decreased kidney function


Not to be used in



- Allergy to iodine
- Children under 2 years of age
- Regular use should be avoided when taking lithium.
- This medicine should not be used regularly by pregnant or breast-feeding women.
- Thyroid disorders such as nodular colloidal goitre, endemic goitre or Hashimoto's thyroiditis (do not use regularly in these conditions)
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


PSA
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   Posted 4/12/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I use Margo Neem Soap. It has really helped me a lot. Infact I suggested this to one of my nephews, who had tried everything and he also found it helpful.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


bookworm21
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   Posted 4/12/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
A dermatologist prescribed me some sort of steroid liquid to put on my scalp. I haven't tried it since I want avoid the whole steroid thing. I've read that you can use acne astringent cleaners on your scalp as long as it only contains salicylic acid (and NOT benzyl peroxide--it can change your hair color).

mudua
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   Posted 4/12/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   

 

Zinc tablets work great for acne. Most IBD sufferers are zinc deficient.

Take 200 mg of Zinc for the 1st week and thereafter 100 mg of zinc per day and within 2 weeks acne should be a thing of the past


Hobo
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   Posted 4/12/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
mudua said...
Zinc tablets work great for acne. Most IBD sufferers are zinc deficient.

Take 200 mg of Zinc for the 1st week and thereafter 100 mg of zinc per day and within 2 weeks acne should be a thing of the past


I had acne for many years. I tried all kinds of meds. I finally got rid of it with Zinc supplements and multi vitamins.

Ouchie2
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   Posted 4/13/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I take doxycycline with my meds ....stops the cyst like acne i get on my neck...i now have fantastic skin
38 year old female
UC - Diagnosed 2006
HLA-B27 Gene
Iritis 2008
4 x Asacol
100mg Mercaptopurine (6MP)
Doxycycline


PSA
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   Posted 4/16/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish I had known earlier about Zinc supplements as suggested by our friends Mudua and Hobo. I used to have lots of acne in my younger days. How to turn back the clock. But I am going to suggest this Zinc to my nephew, who is a chronic acne guy. Thanks
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


Freakzilla154L
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   Posted 4/16/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all, I just took four 50mg zinc capsules. This will not hurt me, right? HAHA....I was alittle nervous about it, but said to myself, that if I feel ill or not myself, I would just go to the ER.

Anyways, I took them about 5 hours ago and I feel fine....

I have these awful plugs or seb derm as my dermatologist says.... I'll give it a shot.

Thanks!!!!

Peety
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   Posted 4/17/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have also heard good things about tea tree oil shampoo
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). 
Bad flare in March, seasonal? Back on prednisone, 40-30-25-20-15... Humira denied, started Remicade 4/12. 


subdued
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   Posted 4/17/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Tea tree oil never worked for me. I think it is because it's too oily.

I'm glad it works for others.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)


Freakzilla154L
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   Posted 4/22/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Everyone,


I am on day 7 of taking 200mg of Zinc. It definitely has made a difference with my skin and the plugs. It has decreased by at least 50%.

By the third day, it seemed like it was 90% gone, but within the last few days it's come back alittle bit, but it's still better.

So, after today, I'm suppose to go down to 100mg, right? Or can I stay at 200mg or even go higher? I feel like I may need more. It's strange, but not only does my skin look and feel better, but I feel better and I had eye problems for awhile, and that has gotten much better.....


Thanks!!!

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 4/22/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   

I have to take birth control pills to control my hormonal acne.

Has anyone tried MetroGel for their skin?
http://www.metrogel.com/

Seems interesting.

I would give it a try but I am on the pill and I only get a pimple here and there when my hormones are balanced.

oops, just noticed you said prescription-LESS. I have never found anything that helps my skin besides the pill, prescription or non-prescription. People do swear by AHA.

Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
December 08 - Began treating with Asacol 400mg (9 a day)

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