severe acne

Gilda - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 14 and has very bad cystic acne. We tried antibiotic for 3 months, we tried proactive and lately dermatologist put him on accutaine and he had severe reaction to it; his face was swollen and the whole shape of his face changed. Doctor stopped it for 2 weeks and I really dont want to put him back on accutaine due to side effects I'm reading. What can I do? He is suffering and I'm more stressed and sad for him.

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Lori - posted on 08/25/2012

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My son had severe cystic acne also. Our dermatologist put him on tetrocycline - and he used Aczone in the AM on his skin and epiduo in the PM he used a prescription benzole peroxide cleaner. He also had to change his eating habits. Hope it helps I know how hard it is for a mom to see their child suffer thru this. Good Luck.

Lori

Kristin - posted on 08/22/2012

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Try the product skincerity look for it on google it is awesome for acne, wrinkles, scars and tons more. It is a breathable, invisible mask that you put on at night and take off in the morning. Most people see results within the first week.

Vicki - posted on 08/22/2012

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Hi Gilda,

Im not a doctor but I would say that its probably food and puberty. Im not surprised that you cant get him to eat right most adults dont and have trouble doing so. It does have to be something you want for yoursef in order to stick to it. Maybe do some reasearch online or the library and see what you can find out such as causes ways to prevent and see if they do sugest certain foods to eat or not.If things your trying on the outside maybe start looking at hw it can be treated on the inside? Suplements, lots of water etc etc....I find sometimes when we learn as much a we can about something we then can find a way to treat it

Good luck!

Gilda - posted on 08/22/2012

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Vicki,



Thank you for your reply. My son is very bad eater and no matter how we try (family and doctors) we can't seem to make him eat healthy food. So you think this has to do with nutrition and not puberty since it started two years ego?

Vicki - posted on 08/21/2012

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Hi Gilda,
I have no quick solutions unfortunately, but my first thought was treating it from the outside doesnt apear to be working have you considered trying to aproach it from the inside? Diet and supplements? Would definately recomend seeing a naturalpathic dr. or maybe a holistic nutrtionist? Worth every penny!
Good luck,

Vicki

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