Monday, November 12, 2012

My Skin is going NUTS right now: Rosacea or Acne??

derma e Tea Tree & E Antiseptic CremeAbout two weeks ago, my face started breaking out with little tiny whiteheads.  I would wake up to find 10 on my chin, and now it's gotten worst.  I wake up to about 30 tiny white pus-filled pimples on my face everyday. Yes, gross, I KNOW!  (I haven't changed any facial cleaners, makeup, detergent, hairspray, etc).  My husband also noticed that my neck and chest constantly looked red and sunburned.

I went to my primary care doctor who said it was probably a bacterial acne, and he prescribed Tetracyclicne antibiotics.  But they gave me heart palpitations/flutters, so I only took them for 4 days.

I am not sure if I have adult acne (maybe hormonal), Rosacea, or an allergic rash! I have been searching online to self-dx but can't seem to find an exact answer.  (And I can't see dermatologist for another two weeks!) I did get some relief from Hydro-Cortisone cream over the weekend, but I know I can't use that long term, so this morning I ran to Whole Foods and found this great homeopathic cream, derma e's Tea Tree and E Antiseptic Creme

Immediately out of the store, I put some on my chest and neck...and WOW, it's so soothing and my skin is looking better already.  The only downside is that for the first few minutes, I smelled like a medicine chest (ha). 

Anyhow, I am pleased to find something "natural" and sure hope it continues to give me relief! I had not heard of this brand (Derma e) but definitely plan to buy more of their products.

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