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Posted by: READY-TO-TEAR-OUT-HAIR MOM! | 2004/03/11

DAUGTHER'S ACNE WOES

PLEASE COULD YOU ADVISE ME IF THERE IS ANY HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT AVAILABLE FOR MILD TO MODERATE ACNE FOR MY DAUGHTER. SHE HAS EXPERIENCED THE PROBLEM FOR GOING ON 2 YEARS AND HAS BEEN ON TREATMENT OF TETRALYSAL 300 MG AND SKINOREN, SINCE OCTOBER LAST YEAR. THE TREATMENT HAS HELPED TO A DEGREE, HOWEVER, THE SKIN IS NOT CLEARING COMPLETELY AND SHE EXPERIENCES SKIN BREAKOUTS ALL THE TIME. THE ACNE IS CAUSING HER MUCH DISTRESS NOT TO MENTION TO EXHORBITANT COSTS WHICH HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN EFFORT TO CURE THE PROBLEM! I MUST MENTION THAT SHE HAS NOT HAD A PROPER PERIOD YET AND IS 16 YEARS OF AGE. ANY ASSISTANCE YOU CAN OFFER WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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Your daughter's Acne is most likely to be related to hormonal imbalance, this would require that your daughter visit your gynaecologist. Some self-care that you can use is: restrict the amount of iodine in her diet - this is in salt, kelp; stay away from tinned foods - they can contain nickle which can cause skin problems in some people; increase the amount of zinc in the diet with a zinc supplement - zinc has been found to be as effective as anti-biotics , use 20-30mg twice daily; increase the amount of vitamin B6 with a supplement - 50mg twice daily has been shown to be effective for acne related to hormonal imbalance. Lastly continue to ensure good skin care and hygiene.
(Dr Chase Webber ND)

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