So I’m browsing the Web for any interesting articles on acne and come across this piece of misinformation and bold faced lies.
The article claims to offer 5 tips from doctors on how to get rid of cystic acne…then proceeds to lay out how to NOT actually get rid of it, but suppress external symptoms and make it worse.
I’m telling you now guys, this is one of the worst articles I’ve read on the subject because some of the advice given is downright dangerous and irresponsible. That may sound harsh until you see the individuals making these comments are board certified doctors.
Individuals we trust with our health, time and money.
Ironically, the article opens up with this headline:
“These Doctor Recommended Tips For Getting Rid Of Cystic Acne Are Crucial Knowledge”
My Rambling: Let us see what crucial knowledge is being shared. Doctors are giving tips for getting rid of cystic acne are they? Getting rid of it as in – cure it, for good? Great! let’s see what they have to say…
While hormones, bacteria, and genetics all contribute to cystic acne, there are still plenty of waves to control and treat the condition. I’d advise you speak with a dermatologist in person, who can customize a treatment plan for your specific skin woes. Until you have time to make that appointment, here are some doctor recommended tips for successfully treating cystic acne.
My Rambling: *Sigh*. You cannot treat cystic acne (or anything) and expect it to heal. The entire mindset of treating this acne problem or treating that skin condition is in of itself a problem! It’s an endless cycle of utter crap! They are looking at cystic acne as an isolated and individual problem, not at the body as a whole. This type of acne which is characterized by large pus-filled cysts is a symptom of a much deeper disturbance in The Force (I had to).
Successful treatment = successful suppression. Lose the term. Hit the problem at it’s root Dr.
“Choosing a product with glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid is something people with cystic acne should look out for,” Dr Banks says through email. “The alpha hydroxy acid helps open up the pores as it sloughs off dead skin cells, while also moisturizing the skin.”
My Rambling: Dear God, no! Does this face look like it needs more acids? If you already have an acidic problem, how is putting more acid on it going to heal it? Putting this stuff on your cystic acne will only cause more swelling, more inflammation and more pain (as you can see yourself). What on earth are they smoking in those schools?
If you have a termite infested house, putting the most expensive coat of designer paint over it won’t fix it which is precisely what’s being suggested here. Complete and total unawareness.
There are two somewhat sound points the article makes which are:
- Use a neutral/base product which reduces external inflammation and
- “tweak your diet”
It advises to “cut down on high glycemic foods as well as dairy”. <— HOORAY! The most sensible comment in the entire article by a country mile.
While medications are generally the most effective type of treatment, changing your diet may play a crucial role in managing your cystic acne symptoms as well.
My Rambling: No – changing your diet won’t manage any cystic acne symptoms, it will attack the anarchy at it’s source and clean the body right up. It helps the body dump the toxic waste inside that’s the source of this problem. Absolutely no idea. Medications are the most effective types of suppressants. Call it treatment to make people think it’s actually a good thing but ultimately, it pushes the problem deeper.
Now prepare yourselves for the Grand Finale of utter stupidity:
While it may be tempting to look up handy holistic approaches online, it’s best to always seek the assistance of a skincare professional, as I mentioned before. Cystic acne can lead to scarring, explains Dr. Schweiger, so it’s best to seek professional help before trying any new remedies you’re not familiar with.
…“Oral antibiotics, hormonal therapies like spironolactone and Accutane can all be used in cystic acne treatment,” says Dr. Schweiger. “But, it is best to see a dermatologist to determine the right treatment for you.”
My (Fury of 1,000 Suns Induced) Rambling: Are you out of your ^$#** mind Dr?!? Accutane?!?!
Would you put Accutane into your body Dr? I don’t care how many degrees you have or what school you went to or how long you’ve studied – advising people to look into Accutane is complete madness!
If you want to know just how dangerous Accutane is and the oxygen thieves behind it, see my other Rambling (The Accutane Acne Treatment Disgrace).
Basically, it ceased being produced in 2009 and has had thousands of lawsuits against it due to numerous deaths and injuries suffered by folks who took it.
This unleashed hell on the population for over 40 years until sanity prevailed.
However it’s still available to buy so long as idiots like this encourage people to buy it.
It should be banned and responsible doctors would tell their
customers patients to stay as far away from it as they can.
As for telling people to seek the assistance of a skincare professional before looking into holistic approaches – are these “skincare professionals” trained in healing or are they just misinformed, drug-prescribing doctors with massive egos who don’t have a clue about curing anything?
Or perhaps they are young girls at the mall wearing lab coats working on commission?
Screw your advice.
Clean your bodies up guys, heal from within and live free of these experts.
I need some tea.