Posted by Lenore
on November 11, 2000 at 18:34:59:
I read on the medical information site that I found out about on this board, "www.dermnet.org.nz/index.html", that some doctors (at least in New Zealand) use non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofin or naproxen to help inflamed acne. I have never heard of this before. The interesting thing though is that before my face had the sudden clearing (although I've got a bump coming up on my cheek now), I was laid up in bed with my back, and I took Advil (which has ibuprofin in it) to help the pain and inflammation. Could there be some possible connection? Anyone hear anything about this? I also took a homeopathic remedy for aches and pains called Traumed, although that didn't seem to help my back at all. Just trying to do some detective work here.