• Could I get some advice on my acne?

    Is it bad to pop your pimples? What oils can I use on them that will make them go away? Everytime I get acne in one area, it starts back up again in a different spot. I wash my face 2x everday. I know eating healthy and hydrating foods makes a major difference, as well as staying active but that's not going to... show more
    Is it bad to pop your pimples? What oils can I use on them that will make them go away? Everytime I get acne in one area, it starts back up again in a different spot. I wash my face 2x everday. I know eating healthy and hydrating foods makes a major difference, as well as staying active but that's not going to happen. Any tips for a lazy teen potato? :'(
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the best way to treat IBS?

    Best answer: Meds are the absolute worst thing to turn to. Meds mask the damage that certain carbs are doing to your body. This is why meds are dangerous for IBS - you take them because they sort of work, so you keep eating food which is inflammatory for you. This is how IBS can escalate to a disease such as inflammatory bowel... show more
    Best answer: Meds are the absolute worst thing to turn to. Meds mask the damage that certain carbs are doing to your body. This is why meds are dangerous for IBS - you take them because they sort of work, so you keep eating food which is inflammatory for you. This is how IBS can escalate to a disease such as inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s. IBS is a warning sign.

    IBS isn’t psychosomatic at all. It’s a physical condition and main symptoms are due to bacterial overgrowth but the initial cause could be any number of things. Alcoholic abuse causing damage to the intestinal lining, low level of natural digestive enzymes, intolerance to dietary lectins in antinutrients such as wheat, legumes, dairy and white potato or a combination of these things.

    Some of us like myself are more genetically susceptible to antinutrients than others - so we will be more prone to getting IBS. The best way to think of IBS is as a low-level disease.

    If you do have a bacterial overgrowth, you will find the following diet works wonders, if you have the willpower to stick with it.

    My diet:

    all unprocessed animal meats, seafood and eggs. Low FODMAP salad vegetables: carrots, lettuce, celery, olives, tomato (a nightshade but I’m OK with it), cucumber, avocado. Cooked vegetables: carrots, zucchini, green string beans, silverbeet or bok choi.

    This is because bacteria don’t eat much of insoluble fibre. (And neither do you - there’s next to no calories in insoluble fibre). Most vegetables have a mix of both soluble and insoluble fibre. The soluble fibre is the probiotic FODMAPs. The insoluble fibre tends to be the raw salads and low FODMAP vegetables, as above.

    If this diet doesn’t work - and you only need to try it for a day or so - I found it works immediately - then you can assume a bacterial imbalance isn’t applicable to you and something else is causing your IBS. The diet is meant to be temporary only. Once the symptoms diminish you then gradually add a FODMAP vegetable, one at a time.

    I believe my diet would benefit almost everyone with IBS.

    Those who can’t tolerate fibre, because they’re not used to it, should try The Specific Carbohydrate introductory diet which is simply chicken and carrot boiled for 4 hours. The fibre is still here but the long cooking means it’s less abrasive to the colon.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • What should I do about a new mole on my penis?

    A new mole began to grow about 2 months ago, should I be worried?
    A new mole began to grow about 2 months ago, should I be worried?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Feeling depressed and worthless on roaccutane?

    Does this go away? I don't know if it's the roaccutane or my life right now but I was perfectly happy before being on it I was very depressed as a teenager and I'm starting to feel how I felt then I don't want to tell my dermatologist incase she takes me off it because my skin is part of why I feel sh*t show more
    Does this go away? I don't know if it's the roaccutane or my life right now but I was perfectly happy before being on it I was very depressed as a teenager and I'm starting to feel how I felt then I don't want to tell my dermatologist incase she takes me off it because my skin is part of why I feel sh*t
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • I’m so tired of getting acne. What can I do?

    I’ve struggled with acne since I was in 7th grade. Now I am 19 and graduated from high school. I still suffer from acne. For a year or so it was pretty good, I wasn’t breaking out except for around my period. I’ve never suffered from terrible acne, but my pimples are always the large pus filled ones, especially on... show more
    I’ve struggled with acne since I was in 7th grade. Now I am 19 and graduated from high school. I still suffer from acne. For a year or so it was pretty good, I wasn’t breaking out except for around my period. I’ve never suffered from terrible acne, but my pimples are always the large pus filled ones, especially on my chin. I get them the worst on my chin and forehead. Never anywhere else on my face. I’m taking birth control and I’m still breaking out. I don’t understand what could be the cause of it. I’m so tired of getting acne.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Ever have jock itch? How did you treat it?

    Does it ever really go away? How did you get it. Is it okay to have sex with my lover if I have it?
    Does it ever really go away? How did you get it. Is it okay to have sex with my lover if I have it?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • My nuts are itchy and I don't see anything on them?

    Best answer: Fordyce spots perhaps? Maybe you should see a professional doctor
    Best answer: Fordyce spots perhaps? Maybe you should see a professional doctor
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • STRESS/ HORMONAL ACNE??? dance this weekend?

    Best answer: First, stop the clay mask- it irritates your skin, and lets infection take hold. Get a ProActiv kit and follow the directions- it is recommended by good dermatologists, and is the right thing to apply. DO NOT apply anything else.No makeup or lotions, or anything. And wash your hands with some good soap like Dial... show more
    Best answer: First, stop the clay mask- it irritates your skin, and lets infection take hold.
    Get a ProActiv kit and follow the directions- it is recommended by good dermatologists, and is the right thing to apply. DO NOT apply anything else.No makeup or lotions, or anything. And wash your hands with some good soap like Dial OFTEN, to keep the germs away. You'd be shocked at how many times you touch your face without knowing it.

    Get as much rest as you can- but just as importantly, take about three or four 15 minute (no less) brisk walks outdoors with your earbuds in, and listen to something that doesn't jazz you up- something happy. The time you invest in doing this will help you far more in being much more efficient, so you;ll get more out of it than the time you spend doing it. It will also help change your metabolism.

    Get some almonds and some orange flavored dried cranberries, and mix them to make a really good munch mix. This will keep you from wanting other stuff that isn't good for you - and it will help your immune system. A fish oil capsule will also help a lot - the omega-3's in fish oil help to keep down inflammation, and strengthen the walls of your cells. They're also cheap, and will help with the stress.

    Dances are generally not well lit, or have flashing lights. Go with a big smile, and have FUN, no matter what's going on with your face. If you can smile and forget about it, other people will too. The worst thing you can do is dwell over something that you can't do anything more about.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why is my acne so bad? I’ve tried everything?

    I have cystic acne on each cheek, now on my chin, some regular stuff on my forehead, under my ears and occasionally on my neck and chest. I used to have bacne buts completely cleared up on its own somehow. I’ve tried various medicated creams and pills perscribed by doctors, I’ve tried many face cleansers even... show more
    I have cystic acne on each cheek, now on my chin, some regular stuff on my forehead, under my ears and occasionally on my neck and chest. I used to have bacne buts completely cleared up on its own somehow. I’ve tried various medicated creams and pills perscribed by doctors, I’ve tried many face cleansers even baking soda, and toners such as witchhazel, I recently switched to hypoallergenic makeup and sleeping on a coper oxide pillow case and drinking lactose free milk. I only wash twice a day and I make sure to moisturize with a medicated lotion I feel like I do everything right! I’m so lost nothings working why is my skin like this??? I’ve never tried proactive is it really worth the hype? The area around my cheeks are probably the worst they are always dry, reddish purple, and peeling skin, itchy, and several large lumps that have never gone down in almost two years
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to get rid of acne?

    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Help diagnose my acne?

    I just had a baby a month ago, and while my skin was pretty bad while I was pregnant, it’s never been worse than it is right now. I’m wondering if I may be developing cystic acne? It’s very tender and sore feeling and also gets quite itchy at times! Thanks in advance for your input...
    I just had a baby a month ago, and while my skin was pretty bad while I was pregnant, it’s never been worse than it is right now. I’m wondering if I may be developing cystic acne? It’s very tender and sore feeling and also gets quite itchy at times! Thanks in advance for your input...
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Will picking your nose cause acne/pimples to form?

    Can picking my nose cause acne/pimples to form on my face? What if I do it 1 session everyday?
    Can picking my nose cause acne/pimples to form on my face? What if I do it 1 session everyday?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I cure a scar from road rash?

    I fell off my longboard over the summer and obviously let it heal improperly; I just left the bandage off. Now there s a scar the size larger than a quarter on my elbow. Is there any way to fade this scar or cure it completely? I have been putting coconut oil on it everyday but it doesn t seem to be helping.
    I fell off my longboard over the summer and obviously let it heal improperly; I just left the bandage off. Now there s a scar the size larger than a quarter on my elbow. Is there any way to fade this scar or cure it completely? I have been putting coconut oil on it everyday but it doesn t seem to be helping.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I get beautiful and healthy skin? And how to age good and not looks so old as I get older?

    Is there a diet that I need to put into my eating habits? Drinking more water and less sugary drinks? Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, covering up, and spending less time out in the sun? Continue on washing face and then put lotion on? Is washing the face bad for the skin? What can I do to get the dead skin... show more
    Is there a diet that I need to put into my eating habits? Drinking more water and less sugary drinks? Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, covering up, and spending less time out in the sun? Continue on washing face and then put lotion on? Is washing the face bad for the skin? What can I do to get the dead skin cells on from skin?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is betadine an ok remedy for a dry scalp?

    My dad put betadine on my scalp because the patches of white can easily be seen. he said that it will work
    My dad put betadine on my scalp because the patches of white can easily be seen. he said that it will work
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to get rid of a head cold fast?

    Best answer: A cold is caused by a viral infection. A virus will stay present in your body for several weeks regardless of what you do. An anti-biotic will cure only bacterial infections and has no effect on viral infections. But do take ibuprofen, stay hydrated, get lots of sleep and eat right and you will at least be more... show more
    Best answer: A cold is caused by a viral infection. A virus will stay present in your body for several weeks regardless of what you do. An anti-biotic will cure only bacterial infections and has no effect on viral infections.

    But do take ibuprofen, stay hydrated, get lots of sleep and eat right and you will at least be more comfortable than if you did nothing for your symptoms.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to fix my damaged hands?

    Best answer: It will take time, and you need to be extra gentle with them. My ex had OCD which resulted in him having hands so dry from constant washing that they'd crack and bleed (but he couldn't wear hand cream due to the OCD), one really good tip that worked with him was having him switch to using Aqueous Cream... show more
    Best answer: It will take time, and you need to be extra gentle with them.

    My ex had OCD which resulted in him having hands so dry from constant washing that they'd crack and bleed (but he couldn't wear hand cream due to the OCD), one really good tip that worked with him was having him switch to using Aqueous Cream instead of soap when he washed his hands, it works as a cleanser but not as drying. Although if your hands are really dirty then apply this cream before then using soap - the cream will still offer some protection against the soap drying your skin.

    Get yourself some O'keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream, don't use just any lotion as you need something to really help repair the damage done to your hands - also remember lotions with scent etc. could cause irritation too so make your hands even more sore, thus all the more reason to buy a decent heavy-duty hand cream meant for this purpose.

    Wear gloves when doing chores, especially things like washing dishes, and wear gloves in cold weather. If up for it you can get gloves you wear on your hands overnight, you apply a thick layer of lotion or petroleum jelly then wear those gloves overnight while you sleep so the lotion doesn't get all over your bedding, the gloves also help to really get the moisturizer into your skin.
    7 answers · 5 days ago