Hanzze wrote:Dear Ven. Thanavuddho,
Form my experiances, its mostly the food. Special in SEAasia, we easily tend to sweets (even Coke, red Bull and such things) because the clima is very power privative. Maybe you might find some solutions in regard of this.
Over the years I have heard many, many different theories about the cause of acne. Theories ranging from different kinds of food to kilesas in my mind.
Most of the time in my adult days I have been able to keep the acne under control. But when I came to Thailand and ordained, it flared up on me. I started taking Isotretinoin
. Then I moved to stay with people who are into herbal medicine, so discontinued the drug.
And the acne flared up again. I had to put up a fight. I did research in the Internet about acne and used that knowledge to treat the disease. I used information from acne.org
website, but not the products they sell.
By this regimen I was able to make the disease abate most of the time. One day I found some abandoned antibiotics
for treating malaria. I discovered that they can be used to treat acne and rosacea as well. Taking 100mg once a day, for only 2-3 days, cleared the acne almost 100%.
Whenever the acne got out of control, I administered 2-3 days of Doxycycline. That is, until I discovered Aloe Vera. I have been Doxycycline free ever since.
This is beginning to sound like commercial. I don't mind doing it for stuff like Aloe Vera...