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Old 07-09-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Brevoxyl for Body Acne

I just recieved a script for Brevoxyl from my derm since I am starting to get cystic acne on my body. In fact, he even injected a few, including one on my butt, which was so humiliating because I've had a crush on him for years now. Anyways, I was wondering how to use the Brevoxyl--he wants me to use it on my whole body. I usually put my body wash on a body puff--can I do that with this? It is the creamy Brevoxyl. Should I use a washcloth? Will it lather? I did get some samples, because I've had bad reactions before to benzoyl peroxide, so he had me test it on my wrist and wait 48 hours to judge the reaction, and there was none.

So what's the best way to wash with it? Thanks for all the advice--there's so many products out there to be aware of!

--Karyn

 
Old 07-10-2005, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: Brevoxyl for Body Acne

Just bumping this...

 
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:40 PM   #3
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Re: Brevoxyl for Body Acne

I am curious if this is working for you. I am on Retin-A .1% and on 2.5% benxyl Peroxide (Neutrogena) but am looking for something more effective. let me know if this is working!

 
Old 07-10-2005, 11:02 PM   #4
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Re: Brevoxyl for Body Acne

KarynLR, I had really bad body acne.
I dont know if I had cystic acne.
But I had pimples on my back that were the size of my pinky finger nail.
They were very large.
My body was producing alot of oil and this is what caused the body acne.
The best product for body acne is Doxycycline.
You got to get this prescribed from a derm.
Doxycycline will control the oil your body is producing and bring down the body acne and stop it from growing.
There's 2 version of doxycycline. One version costs 25 dollars and another version which is called Dorf, costs 162 dollars.
The one thats 162 dollars is the pure form version.
My pharmacist said there basically the same thing.
I get the one that's 25 dollars.
If you have health insurance, it will cost even less.

There is no shelf product you can buy that will stop the acne from growing.
Only an anti biotic will stop it.
The Doxycycline is 30 pills. Get the version thats 100 mg.
Take one pill a day

I would also recommend using Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub.
This has 2 percent Salicylic Acid and is very good for body acne.
Its the best scrub i'v used for body acne.
I tried other scrubs and body washes. None worked for me.
Leave the Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub on your body for like 2 minutes then wash off.

When your body acne goes down you might have redmarks from the body acne.
The best thing for this is an AHA product.
I would recommend the Alpha Hydrox enhanced lotion.
It has 10% AHA in it.
It costs about 13 dollars.
They sell it in Eckerd and Riteaid.
You can use it for your face and body.
This is the most amazing product.

I had really bad redmarks on my body and it got rid of all the redmarks.
I also have really blotchy skin on my nose from being sun-tanned alot.
I'm now using the Alpha Hydrox on my nose.
I'll know in a few weeks if its working.
I'm hoping it will get rid of the dead skin cells on my nose and new one's will regrow.

 
Old 07-10-2005, 11:11 PM   #5
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Re: Brevoxyl for Body Acne

KarynLR, is the body acne located in area's you cant reach with your hand.
If so, a washcloth is fine. You can also use a body spundge.

 
Old 07-11-2005, 09:56 AM   #6
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Re: Brevoxyl for Body Acne

I used Brevoxyl on my face I don't have any body acne but I didn't like it. It didn't help at all and it made my face really red all the time. I would get a prescription for Doxy if I were you. It works great.

 
Old 07-11-2005, 03:20 PM   #7
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Re: Brevoxyl for Body Acne

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Originally Posted by TKK3
I am curious if this is working for you. I am on Retin-A .1% and on 2.5% benxyl Peroxide (Neutrogena) but am looking for something more effective. let me know if this is working!

Are you using the Retin A on your body where you break out? I'm using Klaron and just got a script for Tazorac for my face, and I asked if I could use it on my body--he said no, that it was too harsh, which surprised me. Isn't facial skin more delicate? Anyways, I am *allowed* to use Klaron on the body as needed.

 
Old 07-11-2005, 03:25 PM   #8
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Re: Brevoxyl for Body Acne

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I used Brevoxyl on my face I don't have any body acne but I didn't like it. It didn't help at all and it made my face really red all the time. I would get a prescription for Doxy if I were you. It works great.

I think that is where we we are headed to. I was most recently on Accutane, stopped for surgery, but before that, was on Adoxa (Doxy). He told me that if it's still fairly active in 3 weeks, we will start some oral antibiotics again--but for now, we've been light on everything, topicals included, just so we can focus on healing my foot, which is smart, I think. I'm just letting him call the shots for now--I'm still foot-focused now; in a few months I will care more about my face and start being more interactive with him!

 
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