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    Hi group,

    I have tried Nizoral, Loprox, Elidel, Protopic, Steroid.... and
    Minocycline. All not working well for me. Nizoral cream made
    it worse. Now I am trying Pau D'Arco? Anyone has
    experience with it?
    :P Winnie

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    Hi Winnie - I totally understand your frustrations with SD. I've tried all those treatments as well - with minimal success. Currently my regimen of 10mgs per day Accutane, daily Ovace facial wash in SD areas, and spot treatment with Elidel is keeping me almost 98% clear. Once every week or two I can see a tiny spot or to trying to crop up - and I immediately use Elidel on it and it'll go away by the next morning.

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    Winnie,

    Do you have Seb Derm on your scalp? The first time I used Nizoral I felt that it wasn't working so I stopped. About a month ago I tried it again, and I realized it needed time to work. After about 3 weeks on it, it cleared it up about 80%.

    These medicated shampoos need time .. they don't work very quicly, but when they do .. they do.
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    3 IPL and tried Accutane. Accutane stopped the oil flow but caused other problems. Now just using a mix of Sea Kelp and EGF every night.

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    I had used Olux Foam on the SD on my scalp for a long time. I quit using it about two months ago and my scalp has improved a lot! The next time I see a doc I'll have to ask for a prescription for Nizoral shampoo and see if that helps.

    Tamara

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    Winnie, I would strongly suggest going to here:

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group...titis-support/

    and read about it and give it a thought.

    I have sd + rosacea and this helped my skin very very much, even now that im not on the regimen.

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    Hi Ian,

    Thanks a lot for your response!! I am glad you have found something working well for you. I used Elidel before, it somewhat helped but
    could not clear it up. Now I am living in Canada, my derm refused to prescribe Accutane and he doesn't know about Ovace wash, what a
    moron! I asked the pharmacists and they also know nothing about
    it. I learned it from Dr. Nase's post long time ago.

    Best wishes

    Quote Originally Posted by ian
    Hi Winnie - I totally understand your frustrations with SD. I've tried all those treatments as well - with minimal success. Currently my regimen of 10mgs per day Accutane, daily Ovace facial wash in SD areas, and spot treatment with Elidel is keeping me almost 98% clear. Once every week or two I can see a tiny spot or to trying to crop up - and I immediately use Elidel on it and it'll go away by the next morning.

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    Hi RedHotCanuck,

    Thanks a lot for your response!! Yes, I have seb derm on my scalp.
    I had used Nizoral shampoo for a long time and it helped about 30%.
    I like its smell, anyway. Loprox shampoo helped about 60%, it's too
    expensive (needs prescription) and it only worths if 100% clear-up.
    I am taking Pau D'Arco and it seems helping my scalp; no result on
    my face yet, too early to tell.

    Best wishes



    Quote Originally Posted by RedHotCanuck
    Winnie,

    Do you have Seb Derm on your scalp? The first time I used Nizoral I felt that it wasn't working so I stopped. About a month ago I tried it again, and I realized it needed time to work. After about 3 weeks on it, it cleared it up about 80%.

    These medicated shampoos need time .. they don't work very quicly, but when they do .. they do.

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    Hi Tamara,

    Olux is a topical corticosteroid. According to the info' I got, "treatment
    with OLUX has caused reversible adrenal suppression. Therefore, treatment with OLUX beyond two weeks is not recommended and
    total dosage should not exceed 50g per week." You did the right
    thing not sticking to it forever :P . Yes, you can try Nizoral shampoo
    or other non-steroid anti-fungal shampoo.

    Best wishes


    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara
    I had used Olux Foam on the SD on my scalp for a long time. I quit using it about two months ago and my scalp has improved a lot! The next time I see a doc I'll have to ask for a prescription for Nizoral shampoo and see if that helps.

    Tamara

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    Hi Winnie,

    Thanks for the info. I definitely used Olux foam longer than two weeks...I hope any possible damage has been reversed by now.

    Tamara

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    Hi Jordan,

    Thanks a lot for your suggestion!! I am glad it fits you well.

    A friend gave me the vinegar treatment instructions and I tried it,
    needed to put the acvwm on the hair and face for the whole day,
    without rinse. I could not stand the smell. That time I went
    out, my neighbour put her hand on the nose, "What stuff do you
    wear on your body, such a strong unpleasant smell? What's wrong
    with you?" The smell of acvwm is much stronger than regular vinegar.
    I have to go out for work, I can't stay at home all day. I was forced
    to quit after 2 days, the strong smell on the hair stayed there for at
    least 4 days even I shampooed hard every day afterwards.
    I definitely like to soak myself into acvwm if I don't need to go out
    for work.

    Best wishes


    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan
    Winnie, I would strongly suggest going to here:

    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group...titis-support/

    and read about it and give it a thought.

    I have sd + rosacea and this helped my skin very very much, even now that im not on the regimen.

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