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    Old 08-29-2003, 04:38 PM   #1
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    Has anyone tried this? The doctor just prescribed it for my 12 year old daughter. Wondering about good/bad side effects.

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    Old 08-29-2003, 05:39 PM   #2
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    I have moderate acne and have just started using Skinoren (another name for Azelex) about two weeks ago. So far the results are fabulous, but that time of the month has not come, so we will see. I did not have an initial breakout, peeling, or anything. It does get a teeny bit greasy, so during the day, I dilute it with moisturizer. Good luck!

     
    Old 08-29-2003, 05:49 PM   #3
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    can you get skinoren without a prescription?

     
    Old 08-29-2003, 09:58 PM   #4
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    Thanks for the response GRRRRRRR....

    So you didn't have any of the redness or stinging that comes with some of the other products?

    Also, how long before you noticed a difference?

    Thanks so much for the info



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    Old 08-30-2003, 10:04 AM   #5
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    Azelaic Acid is fantastic for getting acne under control. I still don't think it is an acne cure becaus it never completely cleared me up, but my face had gone from horrible to good while using Skinoren which is the same as Azelex. I had stinging almost the whole time I used it, but for me, it wasn't unpleasant, because that stinging let me know it was working. It;s very gentle and will not dry you out or anything. I did feel that it was somewhat aggravating to the skin because I would start to get small white bumps that would reside in a few days...nothing I couldn't handle...thy were more like irritant bumps. I started using Skinoren to get my acne under control adn after about 4 months switched to Klaron to stay maintained and the results were as good as anything I've ever done. Too many products is the reason why people have acne for a prolonged period of time in adulthood. People need to by things that are hypo allergenic and non irritating...Azelaic Acid is the best start.

     
    Old 08-30-2003, 11:11 AM   #6
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    Hey!
    I just started using Skinoren (20% azelaic acid) this morning and I got very slight redness/irritation for about 20 minutes after I applied it but since then I've hardly noticed I have it on!

    And I was actually surprised because I have very red/sensitive skin but I haven't had any burning or extra redness (apart from blotches on my forehead for 15 mins). If anything, it has reduced the redness on the rest of my face! I think I used a lot too (being a new tube it was all coming out when I first opened it so I used it all).

    I hope it works!!

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    Old 08-30-2003, 11:39 AM   #7
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    Jitter Girl,
    Hi, my 9 year old daughter has used this in the past with mixed results. The only complaint while she was using it that she had was that it stings a little right after applying it.

    By mixed results I mean at first we saw an improvement. Her worst times of course seeemed to be around a certain time of month even though she has not started her peorid. (THANK GOD!!!!) How long has your dauther been battling acne? We have been on a steady incline since was 6! My heart just breaks for her. I myself just finished a 6 month course of accutane and am amazed with the results. I definately see that in her future.

    Right now she is using something called Proacne that we found at Walmart. It is the same as Proactiv and much cheaper. So far she has gotten the best results with that over anyting. She has her firt Derm appt in October so I can't wait to see what he has to say.

    Good luck, I know how hard it is.

     
    Old 08-30-2003, 12:17 PM   #8
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    Hey Shutterbug!

    It started about a year or so ago. It has subsided some since she started having her period, which started about 5 mos ago. But she was still having what I would call clusters of acne, especially on her cheekbones and forehead. The doctor told her to start out using the Azelex every other day in order to avoid some of the irritation. On top of all this she's getting braces put on next month..

    I'm so sorry your baby is going thru this at such a young age! Bless her heart. At least she has a caring mommy that is trying to do everything she can to help. Did they check her for food intolerances? Although, if you've noticed it at the same time every month, despite the fact that she's so young, I suspect you've pinpointed the culprit.

    Good luck to you and your daughter and pls keep in touch!

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    Old 08-30-2003, 07:25 PM   #9
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    In answer to your question, yes, you can get skinoren online without a prescription. I think it's the European version (mine came from Australia) of Azelex. I did not have any of the stinging or itching, thank goodness, but I know some people on this board have. Good luck!

     
    Old 08-30-2003, 09:08 PM   #10
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    I wonder if it's as expensive online. Our insurance wouldn't cover it and one small tube was 50 bux....ACK!

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    Old 08-31-2003, 03:33 AM   #11
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    Hey,
    I ordered Skinoren without a prescription the other day and it was about $24 from 'inhousepharmacy'. Apparently you can get it delievered to the US from the site too...

    Dave

     
    Old 08-31-2003, 11:28 AM   #12
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    Thanks, Dave!

    I'll look into it.

    And thank u to everyone that responded!



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    Old 11-13-2003, 12:46 AM   #13
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    Hi, I was just wondering how the azelaic acid was working?

     
    Old 11-13-2003, 07:12 PM   #14
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    Read post Finally Beautiful Skin without Oral Medication, find any patinceandreward threads, alot of good info. It help me clear up my kids. Also read The Acne Cure and The Beauty Bible.
    Wash with Cetahil
    Use Paula's Choice 2% BHA Solution (not lotion) -THIS STUFF IS GREAT
    Neutrogena On -The -Spot (vanishing formula)

    Still trying to improve routine ,This is the clearest my kids have been

     
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