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Old 03-18-2010, 10:13 PM   #1
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Pus bumps on face after stopping Antibiotics

I have these very stubborn rashes on my face. They are actually more
like a bunch of pus bumps that located very close to each other around
my mouth, chin and below both of my eyes (top of my cheeks). Now the
pus bumps around my mouth are spreading outward towards the cheeks.
The pus bumps on top of the cheeks are also spreading. They do not
itch at all, and there is no pain. Other areas of my body are fine.
I also have a moderate level of brain fog that stays 24/7 which I
think might be related to the pus bumps. My abilities to organize and
multitask have been greatly reduced. My physical strength is fine as

I have had this condition since I stopped taking very high doses of
antibiotics for 1.5 years for Lyme disease. I was being seen by a
naturopathic doctor who diagnosed me with Lyme, and for that year and
a half, she prescribed me a whole bunch of high strength antibiotics
that are usual for Lyme disease patients. I felt great and my skin
was perfect while on these things. After she declared me lyme-free,
she told me to wean off the meds. About 3 weeks after this, the first
rash/pus bumps started to appear below my mouth and under my eyes.
Now it is all over my face. I have been fighting these pus bumps for
about 8 months so far, and it is definitely only getting worse and

Most pus bumps are about 0.25 to 0.75 cm in diameter, and they are
slightly deep in the skin, not on the very surface of the skin. Some
of them will eventually reach the surface and drain this bloody pus
and lots of it, and will refill very quickly. The bumps make my skin
red. The skins around these areas are also cracking and peeling. I
can push these pus bumps with my finger and can feel the pus inside
squishing around.

I have tried the following (I would say I gave each of these at least
1-2 weeks worth of try):
apple cider vinegar (internally and externally),
baking soda internally,
fucidal ointment ,
clotrimazole 1% ,
ketoconazole 2% cream,
Protopic ointment 0.1%,
hydrogen peroxide 3%,
food grade hydrogen peroxide taken internally,
epsom salts,
coconut oil (internally and externally),
turmeric powder (internally and externally),
chlorhexidine gluconate 4.0%,
aloe gel,

Iím very tired of fighting this and I feel like Iím losing this
battle. Iím at the point where I will try anything now. Please let me
know anything I could do that might help me with this.

Thank you very much

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Old 03-19-2010, 07:41 AM   #2
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Re: Pus bumps on face after stopping Antibiotics

Have you tried an acne gel with benzoyl peroxide 5% (Oxy5 is a common brand name)

You apply it twice a day after washing the skin with soap and water.

It will take 3 or 4 weeks to produce a significant improvement.

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