I'm basically in the same boat as you (to restore my intestinal flora which I believe is causing my acne. I have no diagnose of any intestinal diesas but I think that heavy use of acne antibiotics has taken it's toll. Ironic though, acne antibiotics giving me acne) and so no change to get a doctor for this procedure.
That is interesting. My daughters had outbreaks of acne, and like me, they can't take the pill, which got rid of my mother's and sister's acne. However, unlike me, my daughters never took oral antibiotics for their acne. And guess what? Unlike me, their acne went away.
I, on the other hand, took a ton of antibiotics. My acne got worse through the years. It was at its worst when I was 30 to 35.
I then started a food journal and eliminated foods that caused my acne to worsen. My acne started getting better. I stopped the antibiotics.
I haven't taken oral antibiotics for acne since then. I still have acne, but it's all old acne, acne due to having oil coming out of enlarge pores. I rarely get boils anymore, and when I do, they go away within a couple of weeks.
I'm 49 now. Some probably think that I have less acne due to being older, but what I had when I was in my 30s wasn't age related. It was some horrible skin infection that my body couldn't fight, most likely because I had been on antibiotics for too long.
Antibiotics do cure serious bacteria infections. However, they also increase the likelihood that the body will have a harder time fighting off a future, more serious bacteria infection.
I've done fecal transplantation. It helped my IBD substantially. It hasn't done anything for my acne though. I don't know why.
If anything though, even if fecal transplantation doesn't help your acne, if it works, it will help your body get back strains that were lost due to the antibiotics. That, in itself, is a good reason to do it.
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