(Closed) I have a serious case of the uglies….

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

lol you have me both giggling and revolting away from the screen right now!  No way you look that bad.  I dont have any experience with fever blisters, but can you try calling a dermatologist?  They may be able to inject you with something at the site for quicker healing.  If all else fails, look into tattoo cover up makeup for the wedding.  you have 4 weeks to go (!!!!) try not to stress over it – it will take longer to heal =o)

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Dermatologist dermatologist!

It sounds like you have cystic acne. Those guys are the ones that are deep and NEVER pop, and just seem to fester. Your derm can fix them and shoot them with cortisone (I think? Can’t remember) and it heals them in like, 3 seconds. (Or 3 days. Take your pick).

Oh, and drink water! And don’t touch your face!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

http://www.atlantadermatology.com/

P.S. My dermatologisties. I go mainly to Dr. Casey. He’s boring, but really good.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Try drinking white teas to calm your skin! I agree that a trip to the derm is in order. Get a prescription such as minocycline (sp?) and it will clear you up. =)

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mario Badescu has a drying formula that is great for taking care of last minute zits.  It’s a lotion you dab onto them.  That works great and I used to use it back when I had this issue.  That is one thing about being 40..not as many zits so that’s one of the few bonuses.

You’re pretty no matter what though.  Zits or none. 

And at the doc (derma) office, you can get cortizone shots that will take care of things quickly. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

For some reason antibiotics always zap all of my zits. That is really weird. 🙁

And of course, you’re gorgeous regardless of zits! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee

See a derm and don’t touch your face.  Also, ask the doctor about a prescription for fever blisters (or cold sores).  The medicine they can prescribe is much much more effective in preventing those little buggers from appearing. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I find that vinegar works good for cold sores! It burns SOOOOO bad and basically takes off some skin, but i’ve done tests on myself where I do it, then 3 days later it’s healed, and i leave the other one alone, and it festers for over 2 weeks.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sounds like you are VERY stressed out! You need to try and relax and I would also suggest seeing a dermatologist. Don’t worry, you still have plenty of time to get your skin under control. Just breathe!

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

apple cider doesn’t work as well (i tried it once and it did nothing for mine!)…it has to be the white vinegar. I don’t know why! But it’s known to be a disinfectant, so maybe that’s why it’s so effective. your lip will feel very burnt afterwards and the skin comes off. It’s basically an acid peel! ha! Totally gross =]. Let me know if it works for you!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@ Fiftyfootbride – you just explained for me why my skin is clear all of a sudden – antibiotics! Too bad it’s dangerous to be on the darn things all the time (and penicillin does not taste very delicious).

Laylabelle, the ladies here have given you great suggestions – the dermatologist is definitely the way to go! Get your butt an appointment! And try to relax lady – four weeks is plenty of time  … so it’ll be okay!

And that picture? I have to scroll down ever so quickly to prevent a case of the “I sh*t my panties.”

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