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About 2 weeks ago, a small cluster of pimples popped up on my left jaw area. I treated them as I usually treat pimples - wash my face and stick an acne patch on it. However, this time, the pimples kept doing the pop, bleed, regrow thing :P I'm pretty good about not picking zits so I got worried when I noticed they weren't healing and appeared to be spreading down to my lower jaw :\ Also, these pimples/zits/demon pustules were so damn itchy!
I wasn't planning on taking anything for it (I'm a bit of a hippie when it comes to taking antibiotics), but when I went to my doctor for a checkup, she pounced on my face and insisted I try Clindamycin. She actually thought what I had was an infection, not pimples, but either way she said it should help. Thank goodness insurance covered it because that tube originally cost $500!
Anyway, I've been using Clindamycin for 2 days now and I think it's working! On the first day, all the scabs you see in the pic above came off cleanly and the pimples don't itch quite as much :) Also, I think it stopped spreading. The Clindamycin gel feels very mild and so far, no irritation or even dry skin. My skin tingles a little now and then, but it's much better than the incessant itching from before!
I'll post another picture at the end of the week for comparison's sake, but yeah, so glad it's going away. I was worried this would turn into another Skin Fiasco of 2009 :\