J-rap Posted June 28, 2012 Share Posted June 28, 2012 Several people have posted threads this past year on zinc for acne. I'm always skeptical about a simple supplement solving a health problem -- :) -- but decided to give it a try. My daughter has had acne problems for years, gradually getting worse, and we finally went to see a dermatologist about it a year and a half ago. After going on two different types of antibiotics and numerous prescription creams, the doctor felt her last -- and only -- option was to go on Accutane, which also by law required her to go on birth control pills. I told the doctor we wanted to take a couple of months to think about it, and instead we cut her antibiotics in half (taking them just once/day instead of twice), and went on 50 mg. zinc. Yesterday was the follow-up appointment. My daughter's skin is beautiful. Not quite flawless, but so much better. The doctor was confused at first and admitted she thought she must have been on the Accutane already. When I told her it was the zinc supplements, she was not quite believing that that's what helped, but she jotted it in her notes and said my daughter didn't need to be doing anything else. So, thank you, thank you!!! I feel so good about this. My daughter's acne was the more severe, cystic kind, too, so we feel really fortunate. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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