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Asking my PCP about my face

#1

I’ll be going to the doctor later today and I’m going to ask her about my facial skin. Ever since my surgery my face has been super dry and red with these bumpy patches. I’m also breaking out a lot around my jawline(hormonal). She was assigned to me through Medicaid and this will be my first visit. She likes trying natural approaches before prescription which has me a bit weary because that can go wrong but I figure it can’t hurt to go just once. I’ll update after the appointment.

#2

I hope the appointment and whatever treatment is suggested works out for you. Did you have any changes in the products you use to clean your face?

#3

She’s from India and has a lot experience with ayurvedic medicine. She gave me the option between the natural and traditional route so I decided to just try natural. She gave me two blends of spices; one to mix with honey and apply to my face for an hour every day and one to mix with hot water and drink. She also told me to quit drinking soda, cut back on sugar as much as possible and eat more fruits and vegetables. Drink lemon water every day and just more water in general. I think the mixtures have helped a lot with the inflammation. We’ll see how it goes, I have a follow-up in two weeks. I’ve started using oils and honey to cleanse my face. It doesn’t dry me out or irritate my skin. I also made rice water to apply to my face afterwards. Hoping this all works out as I’d rather not take more medicine than I need.

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#4

Well,your appointment sounds like it went well as the doctor is open to both natural methods and pharmeutical options. Sometimes diet can play a key role in skin flare ups. Hopefully the changes you make over the next 2 weeks will show a positive effect in your skin’s health. I’m glad to hear the doctor seems to be working with you and not forcing prescriptions on you without accounting for how lifestyle and diet can affect the skin & body.

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#5

Update:
It worked for the first few days but then stopped. My follow up is on Friday so I’ll have to see if we can figure out something else😕