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Acne Is Not Due to Accutane Deficiency

4/6/2010  Acne - Candida - The Horror of Antibiotics

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Acne, Candida - Antibiotics...disastrous for your Health

 

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A son with terrible Acne

"My son is nearly 16 years old. He has had acne since he was 13 years. Initially it was mild, but it became severe and "cystic" when he was 14.

For one year he was on antibiotics. Tetracycline seem to work for approximately 4 to 5 months. My son's face became worse again. He was then placed on Minocycline.

He was on and off on different antibiotics. Nothing seem to make any difference.

Then his doctor proposed that my son take Accutane. I was required to sign a release form. When I read the potential side effects, I finally said "NO MORE".

He has been off antibiotics for about 10 months. He has tried all kinds of topical creams and blue light treatment. His face looks terrible. I know this affects my son's self esteem. I really did not know where to turn or what else I could do to help him when a friend recommended Dr. Z. who had helped her son with his acne problems in some rather unconventional ways. Without much further thought I made an appointment.

The examination was very extensive. It made a lot of sense. Dr. Z explained in detail his findings: My son tested allergic to many, if not all, his favorite foods: waffle and syrup, box cereals, oatmeal squares, peanut butter and jelly on white bread, etc. He pointed out, that this type of "diet" was not useful for resolving his skin condition.

He suggested that due to his past heavy and prolonged antibiotic use, there was a high probability that his intestinal flora was quite damaged and that he most likely suffered from
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