freckles and pimples

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    • #3125
      VeenaandNivyah
      Participant

      Hey all, πŸ˜€
      i’ve a query.
      how is that girls, and also some boys get pimples and freckles only during puberty ages? πŸ˜•
      why shouldn’t pimples be squeezed? ❓
      Thanx in advance. πŸ™‚
      From,
      VeenaandNivyah πŸ˜€

    • #36503
      MrMistery
      Participant

      you get pimples during puberty because during this time hormon levels are up. these hormones cause all glands to intensiy their secretion, including sebum secreting glands.
      If the sebum galnd’s canal gets clogged then a pimple appears. You shouldn’t squeeze it because it can get infected

    • #36523
      Poison
      Participant

      You shouldn’t squeeze it. (this is a scientific info, not the thing I’d done πŸ˜† )

    • #36526
      alison1977uk
      Participant

      Freckles are an entirely different matter.

      Melanin under the skin is in concentrated patches and so when the skin is exposed to sunlight it freckles. Children have more sensative skin and freckle more readily. They also remain a long time and take much longer to fade than regular skin pigmentation.

      Red heads for example do not have an even distribution in the skin and tend not to tan but freckle instead. It is thought those who freckle evolved in colder climates and therefore the need for protection from the sun was not as important.

    • #36543
      opuntia
      Participant

      Besides, squeezing pimples could give you a face full of scars πŸ˜‰

    • #36549
      jnkdna
      Participant

      can u inherit pimples from ur parents?

    • #36555
      opuntia
      Participant

      Some say that it does but i dunno…. πŸ˜•
      If it actually does then i’m safe πŸ˜›

    • #36558
      victor
      Participant

      Not inheritting the pimples I think…but inheritting the tendency to have an oily face..

    • #36561
      opuntia
      Participant

      πŸ˜† Yes, silly me!

      Does that mean if one’s face is oily, he gets more pimples? πŸ˜•

    • #36565
      victor
      Participant

      Me either…a lot of oil, and I’ve been thinking to use the oil for motorcycle fuel..:lol:
      sebum glands (in puber period) secretes more oil because the abnormality of hormone equilibrium state..sometimes, the oil duct can be clooged so the oil have a hard time to go out…since then, it’s a nice living place for some bacteria ( that’s why you oftenly found white liquid after you squeeze the pimples..actually that’s the collection of bacteria and phagocyte’s dead body).

    • #36568
      opuntia
      Participant
      quote victor:

      Me either…a lot of oil, and I’ve been thinking to use the oil for motorcycle fuel..:lol:

      πŸ˜† Good way to save money spent on fuel πŸ˜†

      quote victor:

      ince then, it’s a nice living place for some bacteria (

      So that means they are simply stuck in there,and can’t spread to any other parts of the body?

    • #36572
      victor
      Participant

      They actually can spread, but just think…the first place they arrived has a plenty of food and in order to spread, you have to face granulocytes….which do you prefer??
      If me, as a bacteria, I prefer the first one..:lol:

    • #36577
      opuntia
      Participant

      Since i happen to be a very lazy bacteria, i’d prefer the first one πŸ˜†

      Thanks for the explanation πŸ˜€

    • #36586
      Poison
      Participant
      quote opuntia:

      Besides, squeezing pimples could give you a face full of scars πŸ˜‰

      Not always, I may be lucky but if you do it on time and in sterile conditions, you don’t have anything on your face. At least, I don’t. πŸ˜‰

      PS: Keep in mind that mine is not a fully scientific method. πŸ™‚

    • #36594
      MrMistery
      Participant

      Lol… I sqeeze them too sometimes, and rub a little alcohol on it afterwards.

    • #36607
      Poison
      Participant

      yes, if you can’t control yourself to squeeze them -like I used to do- wash your hands, wash your face, have some alcohol on a piece cotton, rub it, then squeeze (Try to squeeze gently) and then again rub. Fully sterile. πŸ™‚
      But should only be used when you REALLY can not control yourself. πŸ˜‰

    • #36614
      opuntia
      Participant

      Oh, 😯 that’s quite tough work, i’m happy that i don’t squeeze them….. πŸ˜† only bcoz i don’t have them!!!! πŸ˜†

    • #36632
      jnkdna
      Participant

      well i have dry skin and i have pimples.
      not a bad case as 3yrs ago. my skin is getting better.

    • #36634
      VeenaandNivyah
      Participant

      so, pimples can come on oily skin.
      they can also come on dry skin. so, if ur skin is dry and oily , u have chances of gettin’ pimples πŸ˜† . i understood that .:wink:

    • #36635
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      I have acne now whoaaaa πŸ™

    • #36636
      opuntia
      Participant

      πŸ˜• How is acne formed? πŸ˜•

    • #36637
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      It is when skin pores are blocked by dust or dead cells so sweat that contains excretes and oil secretes from sebaceous glands cannot easily get out of skin. Water can be reabsorbed or diffused but solid material as salt, fat will stay there as an acne. It can be worsen by the attendance of microorganism, it is when we touch and squeze it or lazy to clean our skin e.g. facial and taken a bath. This laziness is not my problem I think, I wash my face regularly πŸ˜‰ Maybe hormonal condition, PMS πŸ™‚

    • #36756
      VeenaandNivyah
      Participant

      are freckles formed due to hormonal changes in the body (that is during puberty)?
      or are freckles totally different from pimples and acne?

    • #36775
      MrMistery
      Participant

      actully i don’t think there is a connection between them exept both are on the skin. I know people who got freckles at 40-50

    • #36826
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      They are totally different I think so. Freckles caused by the less elasticity and platicity of skin, it is all about collagen fiber… Aah fiber… reminds me of fiber disease thread ahahahahahaa πŸ˜† Acne caused by things I already mentioned above. Pimples is something else πŸ™‚

    • #36851
      chicoguardian
      Participant

      isn’t acne just a different way of saying pimples, I mwan they display is that way on commercials(which most are from the insane assylum anyhow)

    • #36908
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Acne vs pimples, they are somewhat different actually πŸ˜•

    • #36938
      chicoguardian
      Participant

      thats interesting, I always thought they were different :/ go figure

    • #36943
      victor
      Participant

      then we should form the acne dissease thread..:mrgreen:

    • #37029
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Good idea. Who will subscribe for that thread? (read: patient) πŸ˜†

    • #37223
      Sabrina
      Participant

      Dr. Stein and Victor are very witty. πŸ˜› Always glad to see a display of a sense of humor.

      My question to you Dr. Stein is if a patient is diagnosed with severe cystic acne and never responds to the treatment of months of Tetracycline, Minocycline, and Acutain, would be be a safe assumption that the patient really does not have acne to begin with? If so are you aware of any conditions that could cause an acne type reaction not from bacteria or hormones?

      One more thing please.

      If acne can produce cysts, how are these cysts formed, what causes this to happen, and what is their make up?

      Thank you for giving me this opportunity to educate myself.

      Peace,
      Sabrina

    • #37248
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      First I should tell that I am not a clinician or a pharmacian, means that I don’t have a deal with applying medical prescription for patients. All I can do is just analyze what is happening, give advices and for consultation purpose only. Here I try to answer your question, and I think it would be better if we see this as an open discussion rather than a Q&A forum because I am not an expert. I am educationg myself as well here πŸ™‚

      One more, I am sorry for my English. Mine is boring, I know πŸ˜›

      The most common things that could cause acne is bacterial infection and hormonal condition. I cannot mention something else yet.. You mentioned some antibiotics. Yes, these can clear acne caused by bacterial infection, but ONLY in appropriate dose and proper period of treatment. In your case, the patient suffers a sever cystic acne and never responds to those antibiotics. It might that the dose is less than that can elliminate the bacteria, means that the bacteria still able to survive (resistant) against your antibiotics. As far as I know, we are not suppose to apply antibiotics for long term because in addition to give a resistance for microbia, it also will destroy our body system especially the structure. So, I think it is about dose, IF the acne is caused by bacterial infection. If it is caused by hormonal condition, of course antibiotics will not play a role in this case.

      It is a good idea to analyze how that acne comes up (the cause) whether it is a bacterial infection or hormonal condition. This is even the first step before deciding to apply what kind of medicine we will apply on it. Get a little bit acne tissue sample to make a preparation to investigate if there is bacteria or their product on it. Measure the level of total androgen to observe if it is caused by hormonal condition. If both are negative, the acne could cause by something else, or it even might not be an acne. It could be pimples, mild tumor, necrotic tissues, granulomas, etc.

      Cysts could happen in two ways, provided by the microbia or by our immune system:

      (1) By the microbia, for instance, bacteria will secretes certain substance(s) to protect their ‘habitat’ from being recognized by our immune-surveillance. This results in excessive proliferation of bacteria that causes severe local disease.

      (2) By the immune system, if the immune system fails to elliminate antigen(s) from our body, they will localize it to prevent the antigen(s) to spread out over our body, for example in granuloma case. This results in lymphocytes (and other immune cells) influx arround the antigen(s) on local tissues which seen as swollen things we can say as cystic acne or pimples. This is longlasting and hardly removed.

      I hope this makes sense and if you find a mistake or something not in the place from my fairy tale (hehe), let’s discuss πŸ˜‰

      P.S. Hey if I am not mistaken, you are the regular poster from Fiber Disease Thread, aren’t you? That thread is awesome, you know πŸ™‚

    • #37269
      victor
      Participant
      quote Sabrina:

      Dr. Stein and Victor are very witty. πŸ˜› Always glad to see a display of a sense of humor.

      haha…you haven’t see the real me in making jokes.. πŸ˜† I also one of the best jokers in my school.. πŸ˜†

    • #37323
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Hey it gives me an idea. Vic, let’s try a club. We can play a joke there or you rather be a clown? πŸ˜†

    • #37366
      victor
      Participant

      that’s my bad side of my psychology…I really hate clowns and feels like I wanna kick them away..it’s more like traumatic feelings I think..

    • #37401
      Sabrina
      Participant

      Dear Dr. Stein,

      Thank you for responding to all of my questions. Your modesty is refreshing and you answers most informative. 8)

      You claim not to be an expert however your brilliant suggestion of attempting to identify the cause of the acne is more than any specialists usually do and I never knew this was an option to begin with. I wonder why this is almost never done by the experts? I suspect it takes too much of their time and is not cost effective to their practice. Am I correct?

      The condition of the cysts are very discouraging. So, they are hard to remove but surly there is a way, No? How would one go about that with an invasive procedure being a last option?

      Are you aware of Flagyl being able to break up cysts? What meds or therapies are used if any, to produce such an effect?

      If the formation of cysts are the bodies way of dealing with the disease, no matter what the cause, would it be better to just leave the condition as is? Sorry if that question is stupid 😳 but I tend to trust that the human body knows better than people most of the time.

      I am sorry I have more questions than discussion in me but this subject really has me thinking and the need to know is great.

      Yes, I am the one who started the Fiber Disease thread (sorry) but, I thought the only crazy people on this board were on that thread! πŸ˜› Still don’t know if my mind is open enough to entertain the thought of this condition being a spliced and diced organism made in a lab somewhere by our government for population control!! 😯 I still have no way to rule this out, but come on, that theory is pretty far out there to say the least! Common sense will take one far in life.

      I prefer to do my research in solidly based science and that’s why I am participating on this most interesting thread. It makes sense to learn how normal skin conditions and reactions work before shooting in the dark about the how and why of something yet unidentified. Do you agree?

      Victor,

      Kicking clowns???? OMG!!! I will admit that clowns are kind of creepy but wanting to inflict harm is extreme in my opinion. Personally, Dr. Stein”s picture 😯 😯 is more disturbing than any clown could ever be.

      Your Latin is most interesting too. Lol! Laughter is the best medicine so joke away my friend.

      What kind of club do you all intend on creating and may I join?

      Thank you VeenaandNivyah for starting this thread. I am learning a lot from it.

      Peace,
      Sabrina

    • #37482
      victor
      Participant

      Dear Sabrina,
      thanks for your opinion ’bout my latin name..:lol:
      I don’t have any club to create..haha..any suggestion? actually I want a virus disseases thread..:lol:

    • #37488
      chicoguardian
      Participant

      what is the difference between acne and pimples

    • #37491
      opuntia
      Participant

      I think the answer for that is there, just go back the pages

    • #37550
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Sabrina: I am sorry not to reply yours sooner, I will make it asap ok? Well, sometimes I get some hard questions, like yours, so I need time to get the best answer 8)

    • #102424
      Rigoberto
      Participant

      For pimples you can do natural treatment…pimples home remedies are…

      *Rubbing garlic on the affected area several times in a day is one of the most effective though smelly natural home remedies for Pimples. For quicker results, garlic should also be taken internally.
      *Regularly applying the pulp of ripe tomatoes on the face for about an hour or so helps in the effective treatment of Pimples. Cucumber pulp can also be used in the same way with the same results.
      *Raw papaya juice can be applied on the Pimples to cure Pimples naturally.
      *Applying a mixture of coriander juice and some turmeric is an effective home remedy for Pimple treatment. Alternatively, if coriander juice is not available then mint juice can be used in its place.

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