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    I was wondering... but if someone has the following on their forehead:

    http://acner.org/img/care_and_preven...ads_2_4655.jpg


    If you rub that area (forehead) really hard, can it cause permanent scarring (rub hard with your fingers, not with your nails).

    I am talking about rubbing like this: (http://acner.org/img/care_and_preven...ads_2_4655.jpg) starting from 2 seconds onward........... but rubbing like that for 5-6 minutes... and only with your fingers (not your palms).

    Could that cause permanent scars if the skin is similar to what i shown in the photo?

    what about these kind of bumps?

    http://www.acneskincareblog.com/2009...-its-not-acne/



    What i have is very similar to the following:

    http://www.skincaretalk.com/basic-sk...ermatitis.html (Except mine also consists of mild acne).

    Could rubbing hard with fingers cause these things to leave scars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tests View Post
    I was wondering... but if someone has the following on their forehead:

    http://acner.org/img/care_and_preven...ads_2_4655.jpg


    If you rub that area (forehead) really hard, can it cause permanent scarring (rub hard with your fingers, not with your nails).

    I am talking about rubbing like this: (http://acner.org/img/care_and_preven...ads_2_4655.jpg) starting from 2 seconds onward........... but rubbing like that for 5-6 minutes... and only with your fingers (not your palms).

    Could that cause permanent scars if the skin is similar to what i shown in the photo?

    what about these kind of bumps?

    http://www.acneskincareblog.com/2009...-its-not-acne/



    What i have is very similar to the following:

    http://www.skincaretalk.com/basic-sk...ermatitis.html (Except mine also consists of mild acne).

    Could rubbing hard with fingers cause these things to leave scars?
    I don't think rubbing hard with your fingers would be a good thing. It seems to me that would just irritate the heck out of your skin. Are you hoping to exfoliate to help remove the bumps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying_er View Post
    I don't think rubbing hard with your fingers would be a good thing. It seems to me that would just irritate the heck out of your skin. Are you hoping to exfoliate to help remove the bumps?

    -Dave-

    well, my main purpose is not the remove the bumps, but mainly i have seborrheic dermatitis ON TOP of the bumps. The seb derm consists of massive dead skin, i am talking about layers and layers of sebumish dead skin that just layers on top of each other. If i do not rub it off, it just stays there and cakes on itself. Thus i have to rub it to remove it. Sometimes i have to keep rubbing (sometimes hard) to get the dead skin off.

    I know it won't do any good for the bumps, but could it scar the bumps? My dermatologist told me that it is impossible for rubbing to cause the bumps to scar because rubbing is superficial.

    Here is a video showing of how hard i rub sometimes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NthURa9grrM (starting from 2 seconds onward).

    I rub like this sometimes, but only using one or two fingers (not all fingers like he does or all of the hand), and i do it for 5-6 minutes. When i do this, i see layers and layers of dead skin come off (the dead skin at first turns yellow and than white). It just keeps coming off when i do this (feels as if i could rub for an hour and the dead skin would continue coming out).

    I am just worried that i might be harming these bumps and scarring them (and if i am scarirng them, its hard for me to tell because the dead skin could be hiding these scars, as they might be shallow)

    thanks

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    Sorry Tests, I honestly don't know if that will cause damage. Have you thought about seeking advice from a different dermatologist? I went to 3 before I found one who had an actual interest in helping me, the others just wanted to give me some pills and get me out the door ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying_er View Post
    Sorry Tests, I honestly don't know if that will cause damage. Have you thought about seeking advice from a different dermatologist? I went to 3 before I found one who had an actual interest in helping me, the others just wanted to give me some pills and get me out the door ASAP.

    -Dave-
    which pills?

    Yes i have seen 2-3 dermatolgoists. They all said rubbing won't cause damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by tests View Post
    which pills?

    Yes i have seen 2-3 dermatolgoists. They all said rubbing won't cause damage
    I've been given just about all the standard pills for Rosacea - Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Minocycline, Accutane etc......

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying_er View Post
    I've been given just about all the standard pills for Rosacea - Tetracycline, Doxycycline, Minocycline, Accutane etc......

    -Dave-
    Dave, how long were you on these pills for? And how much dosage

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    Quote Originally Posted by tests View Post
    Dave, how long were you on these pills for? And how much dosage
    20+ years ago I was on a steady diet of just about every antibiotic for over 5 years while battling acne. Eventually the acne subsided and my skin was fine for the next 20 years until I started breaking out with Acne Rosacea a few years ago. Over the last few years I've been on 100mgs per day of doxy for 6 months, that didn't help at all. I was on 100mgs of Minocycline per day for 6 months, that did help but not totally. And I was on a varying does of accutane from 5mgs - 10mgs per day for 20 months, that helped quite a bit. The only problem with the accutane is it eventually brought on flushing especially of my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying_er View Post
    20+ years ago I was on a steady diet of just about every antibiotic for over 5 years while battling acne. Eventually the acne subsided and my skin was fine for the next 20 years until I started breaking out with Acne Rosacea a few years ago. Over the last few years I've been on 100mgs per day of doxy for 6 months, that didn't help at all. I was on 100mgs of Minocycline per day for 6 months, that did help but not totally. And I was on a varying does of accutane from 5mgs - 10mgs per day for 20 months, that helped quite a bit. The only problem with the accutane is it eventually brought on flushing especially of my ears.

    -Dave-
    Holy crap! So many antibiotics for such a long time

    Did you do any research before taking the plunge and using antibiotics? Did you develop any side effects while on the antibiotics? Any new skin conditions?

    I took doxy for 5 months 100mg 2x a day (but tapered it to 100mg 1x a day and every other after 3 and half to 4 months)


    Did the accutane help the acne? Did any of your acne leave you with any scars?

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