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somuchpain , 05 Feb 2017


I've been lurking on the site for a while now and finally decided to join. I can't take the pain and embarrassment anymore! Just got done squeezing and digging at what was probably a nonexistent acne cyst on my face. I know I need to stop doing this. The deep scars are embarrassing and I can't deal with another skin infection. Now I'm just icing my forehead down. Not much else i can do. Any tips on how to stop. I'm too embarrassed to tell the doctor I'm creating these infections myself. But I'm also tired of hiding. It's been a year from hell trying to hide this disorder. I need to stop!!

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April 23, 2017

Just an update....finally cut my hair. My chin is about 80 percent healed or so. It's just a pink puffy indent at this point. The skin keeps flaking off as it heals. Not perfect but feeling so much better. I actually left the house all weekend with no bangs down to cover my forehead and no make up trying to cover my chin. It feels amazing! I think i can finally say I'm done picking at my face. Don't want to mess up this wonderful feeling!

April 24, 2017

I love those no makeup, hair in a ponytail kind of days. So liberating. :) :)

April 24, 2017

Very! I know my skin isn't perfect but it looks way better without scabs on it. Feeling pretty positive at this point. Getting my confidence back too. I'm tired of hiding away and beating myself up all the time. It's time to enjoy my life and not be all upset because I've got a blemish or a scar. I don't want my kids to feel that way either!

April 24, 2017

Sounds like a great step in the right direction of confidence. Be well!

August 06, 2017

Im dealing with the same thing. Tinactin acually worked for me. Dont be embaressed. I talked to my dr. Could be lots of things like stress anxiety. I pik too. Dont pik they spread.i look horribke . Im embarresed to go out in public. Im a momny of 3. Dont drink smoke or do drugs. Im clean person. Ive been to mexico. Im stumped on these woubds and stretchy white plugs that can only be removed w tweezers. Then leave pin like craters. And qounds that wont heal. My advise. I went to derm after a year of daeling with this....I get results 1 week I clean my face with hibiclense. Wash or dab leave 10 min then rinse. Dont pik plugs leave them. . I use tinactin. At night or 2x a day. The plugs magically come out. Just wipe away. Drink plenty of water. Doxyciclin works for infections. And amocycillian. But what works best for cystic acne aka stretchy white plugs.....spironolactone or spirnolactine. Claravis, isotretinoin, amnesteem, sotret , myorison, absorica, medsfor acne, 2xs dailey for 3 to 5 months drink lots of water flush ur body of tbose toxins, low glycemic diet. Less sugery no processed foods, couyld be hormonal changes stress. Just dont pick theyll spread, read my story mystery wounds white plugs at steady health. Seriously try hibiclense and tinactin. Best of luck. N dont be embarresed talk to ur dr hun. It took me a year like yu. They cant help u if u dont ask. :)

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