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Adults should help teens with acne!

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  • Posted By: carly50
  • December 8, 2006
  • 06:34 PM

My neighbor girl is 11 and has the worst acne I have ever seen. She has been that way since she was 9. There are huge blackheads, bumps as big as dimes and oozing pus. Her mother tells me that the girl just will not take care of herself. I think she should be MADE to. That girl is going to have scars on her face and body when she gets older. The acne is not only on her face, it is on her chest, shoulders and back. I have coaxed her into letting me "pop" some by sterilizing a needle and making a small hole into the center of some of the bumps. You would not believe what come out of there!:eek: The pus also smells awful. Her body odor is also awful. She always smells like she rolled in a patch of onions!:( Could she have some type of medical condition?

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  • This poor girl should go to a dermatologist. If that can't happen, Proactiv which can be bought online without a prescription, is the best thing I've ever used for acne. But it must be used twice daily, all 3 steps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 24, 2006
    • 05:20 AM
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  • Ask if she eats a lot of chocolate.I had severe acne when I was younger, do to the massive amounts of junk I was eating.I had to go to a dermatologist, and got Retin - A, I believe it was called, and that cleared things up.Also, when you sleep, you have to make certain you don't get all hot and sweaty under a blanket(from masturbation or whatnot), since sweat plus something against the pores keeping it from pouring out properly, leads to pimples and blackheads.
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  • Moreover than just her physical appearance, it seems as though she may have some self-esteem issues going on. Esteem issues come when no one takes the time to help a young girl understand herself, appreciate herself, and show her how beautiful she is. She has to be nurtured and shown how to change. Don't just tell her she smells!!! Have a girls night in, where you have natural, good smelling body products and have a pamper party! Order ProActive or something and have her and others to try it out. If she likes it, give it to her and when she runs out, and her Mom sees the difference, she will probably ask for, and receive the products and attention she needs.Pamper from head to toe, watch a movie, have girl and health chats, and eat healthy snacks. It will be a blast for her and she will want to take care of herself.
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  • Depending on the severity of acne, normal medications and over the counter products like Proactiv may not do anything. Accutane is usually perscribed in these instances.
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  • Accutane is beyond toxic!! This should be the very last resort, and only when you understand fully the horrible side effects that can occur. Visit www.acne.org and print out their regimen. It works and is a very helpful website. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Where do you get off calling Accutane beyond toxic? It is no more toxic than any of the antibiotics prescribed to treat acne. Perhaps you need to actually read up on potential side affects of antibiotics before opening your mouth.
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  • Where do you get off calling Accutane beyond toxic? It is no more toxic than any of the antibiotics prescribed to treat acne. Perhaps you need to actually read up on potential side affects of antibiotics before opening your mouth.Perhaps YOU need to read about the highly teratogenic effects of Accutane that are far more severe than any antibiotic ever prescribed for acne. Perhaps you should read about the liver effects of Accutane, far more dangerous than any antibiotic prescribed for acne. Read about elevated cholesterol levels that can potentially result in coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke. No antibiotic for acne is that dangerous.Accutane has its place though for severe recalcitrant cystic and nodular acne, and is a godsend for those it helps. Have a nice day. :)
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  • Excuse me, but I am well versed in the precautions of Acutane. And you know what? Any patient given the drug will be as well considering that the FDA requires a consent form be signed to take the medicine and for each refil. Furthermore, monthly blood tests are required to ensure the drug isn't causing any of the problems you list. The doctor clearly explains the possible side-effects or else they can loose their license to practice. Tell me, how many doctors go over the side effects of antibiotics? Accutane is no more dangerous than a cholesterol lowering medication such as Lipitor which doctors perscribe like candy nowadays.
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  • That girl sounds like she has PCOS. She should have her androgen levels tested, and have a glucose tolerance test and insulin analysis.Before jumping directly to Accutane (retinoid), perhaps it would be best to try a natural retinol source, like cod liver oil. I think it works BETTER than Accutane because it cleared my skin without giving me "fire lips." Retinol is converted to retinoid in the body. Since retinol has worked so well for me, I wonder sometimes if acne sufferers do not properly convert beta-carotene to retinol. Of course, retinol can be toxic in large quantities, but I talked to my doctor and she thinks it is safe to get it from a natural source, provided I am not getting dramatically more than the RDA.
    celtzcastle 16 Replies
    • September 2, 2007
    • 02:18 AM
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  • I first got acne problems less than 30 years ago. I still get acne & wash gently with warm soapy water. Wash every day at least, after exercise, & before bed. Keep clean, exercise gently. Avoid rubbing or touch skin & avoid excess skin product such as moisturizer. Small amounts of products such as benzoil peroxide - over counter acne cream is big help. Probably also helps to keep active. When I gain weight acne seems to get worse. Get tested to find out why you get it.-----------------Creative Guide On Surviving Male Menopause Publish For Man And Womanwww.malemenopausehelp.com
    ritchela 1 Replies
    • September 3, 2007
    • 08:29 AM
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  • Moreover than just her physical appearance, it seems as though she may have some self-esteem issues going on. Esteem issues come when no one takes the time to help a young girl understand herself, appreciate herself, and show her how beautiful she is. She has to be nurtured and shown how to change. Don't just tell her she smells!!! Have a girls night in, where you have natural, good smelling body products and have a pamper party! Order ProActive or something and have her and others to try it out. If she likes it, give it to her and when she runs out, and her Mom sees the difference, she will probably ask for, and receive the products and attention she needs.Pamper from head to toe, watch a movie, have girl and health chats, and eat healthy snacks. It will be a blast for her and she will want to take care of herself.I totally agree. Her mother isn't doing her job of helping her daughter to learn how to take care of herself. The mother should have her head examined and realize that this girl probably has some kind of other health issue going on, as someone else already pointed out on another post. I also had a mother who did not explain anything to me growing up..."girl things", how to take care of my skin, etc. I had to learn it all on my own and I wasn't a "girly girl" who read magazines at that age so I went through some trying times. It's really a shame and I always feel so badly when I see other teens going through what I did. Just isn't fair. The neighbor should have the girl over and try to be her mentor and help her with things, because this poor little girl needs a trusted adult that won't make her feel bad about herself and who will show her and explain to her how to take care of herself without making the girl feel more embarressed.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2008
    • 11:17 PM
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  • Accutane does wonders for the skin. It may not completely get rid of every pimple but it's way better than any antibiotics or proactive.
    doobio 29 Replies Flag this Response
  • Accutane does wonders for the skin. It may not completely get rid of every pimple but it's way better than any antibiotics or proactive. Side effects of accutane:Special warnings about this medication:When you first start taking Accutane, it is possible that your acne will get worse before it starts to get better. If you are a woman of childbearing age and you are considering taking Accutane, you will be given both spoken and written warnings about the importance of avoiding pregnancy during the treatment. You will be asked to sign a consent form noting that: - Accutane is a powerful, "last resort'' medication for severe acne;- You must not take Accutane if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during treatment; - If you get pregnant while taking Accutane, your baby will be at high risk for birth defects; - If you take Accutane, you must use effective birth control from 1 month before the start of treatment through 1 month after the end of treatment; - You must test negative for pregnancy within 2 weeks before starting Accutane, and you must start Accutane on the second or third day of your menstrual period; - You may participate in a program that includes an initial free pregnancy test and birth control counseling session; - If you become pregnant, you must immediately stop taking Accutane and see your doctor; - You have read and understood the Accutane patient brochure and asked your doctor any questions you had; - You are not currently pregnant and do not plan to become pregnant for at least 30 days after you finish taking Accutane; |- You have been invited to participate in a survey of women being treated with Accutane.Some people taking Accutane, including some who simultaneously took tetracycline, have experienced headache, nausea, and visual disturbances caused by increased pressure within the skull. See a doctor immediately if you have these symptoms; if the doctor finds swelling of the optic nerve at the back of your eye, you must stop taking Accutane at once and see a neurologist for further care. Be careful driving at night. Some people have experienced a sudden decrease in night vision. Some people taking Accutane have had problems regulating their blood sugar level. You may not be able to tolerate your contact lenses during and after your therapy with Accutane. You should stop taking Accutane immediately if you have abdominal pain, bleeding from the rectum, or severe diarrhea. You may have an inflammatory disease of the bowel. You should not donate blood during your therapy with Accutane and for a month after you stop taking it. All meds have side effects. Please just be informed of them. DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Side effects of accutane:Special warnings about this medication:When you first start taking Accutane, it is possible that your acne will get worse before it starts to get better. If you are a woman of childbearing age and you are considering taking Accutane, you will be given both spoken and written warnings about the importance of avoiding pregnancy during the treatment. You will be asked to sign a consent form noting that: - Accutane is a powerful, "last resort'' medication for severe acne;- You must not take Accutane if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during treatment; - If you get pregnant while taking Accutane, your baby will be at high risk for birth defects; - If you take Accutane, you must use effective birth control from 1 month before the start of treatment through 1 month after the end of treatment; - You must test negative for pregnancy within 2 weeks before starting Accutane, and you must start Accutane on the second or third day of your menstrual period; - You may participate in a program that includes an initial free pregnancy test and birth control counseling session; - If you become pregnant, you must immediately stop taking Accutane and see your doctor; - You have read and understood the Accutane patient brochure and asked your doctor any questions you had; - You are not currently pregnant and do not plan to become pregnant for at least 30 days after you finish taking Accutane; |- You have been invited to participate in a survey of women being treated with Accutane.Some people taking Accutane, including some who simultaneously took tetracycline, have experienced headache, nausea, and visual disturbances caused by increased pressure within the skull. See a doctor immediately if you have these symptoms; if the doctor finds swelling of the optic nerve at the back of your eye, you must stop taking Accutane at once and see a neurologist for further care. Be careful driving at night. Some people have experienced a sudden decrease in night vision. Some people taking Accutane have had problems regulating their blood sugar level. You may not be able to tolerate your contact lenses during and after your therapy with Accutane. You should stop taking Accutane immediately if you have abdominal pain, bleeding from the rectum, or severe diarrhea. You may have an inflammatory disease of the bowel. You should not donate blood during your therapy with Accutane and for a month after you stop taking it. All meds have side effects. Please just be informed of them. DOMI know what the side effects are and quite frankly if you're suffering from Acne real bad you really don't care. But yes, my dermatologist briefed me very well and I did research before deciding to take it. I went through the trials and tribulations of everything and nothing has made more of a difference than this medication. Just my experience.
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  • I just wanted to say how nice it is that your taking an interest in helping your neighbor. She probably already know has bad acne ect. So be careful of her feelings. I think the girls night out is a great idea. You might talk to her mom about taking her to dermatologist and mention the possibility of having hormone disorder. Artificial hormones in milk can cause bad acne. Switching to hormone-free milk might fix the problem. Also, adults should helps teen with acne! Acne is horrible and can really be damaging to self esteem. Thanks for taking an interest in helping her. It's good to know there are people like you there!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2010
    • 11:28 PM
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  • I think that the poor girl should go see a derma to be thoroughly checked....if she has acne, body odor and other skin problems then it should be treated professionally because we dont know her regimen and how she cares (or not care) for herself...:D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, The basic skin care and remedy should be taught at home from young age. This will educate the teens not to take for granted their skin conditions.
    acnetreatment3 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes it is absolutely right that Accutane, is a Vitamin A derivative, and is used exclusively in the treatment of severe inflammatory or nodular-cystic acne. Accutane shouldn't be regarded as a permanent cure for acne, although if you suffer from teenage acne, it will often buy you sufficient time while you grow out of it.
    SecretB5StopsAcne 1 Replies
    • January 29, 2011
    • 10:37 AM
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  • well you are right when i was a teen ager i was very disturbed with acne i hesitate to go to parties i was low in confidence i used this product which help me alot may be this will help some other teens here you go.. http://www.quickacneremedy.com/
    helenhunt 1 Replies
    • February 22, 2011
    • 08:02 AM
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