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Kelp and Gin Seng
Ed : I'm a 31 year old
English girl and I've had P since I was 11. Having only just got access to
WWW through work I didn't know there was so many of us out there. I
certainly didn't know how much help you could get through one of these web
just want to say thank you for giving the lighter side of P. I know it's
not much to laugh about but still I'd rather laugh than cry.
can't honestly say I've ever really let it bother me, I've had the odd
comments and questions but I try to answer honestly and explain. At the
moment I'm in the midst of a breakout on my chin and I feel the need to
talk. (As this is very
painful at the moment I thought I'd type instead). One guy at work said,
“That must really make you feel self conscious.” My reply (or should
that be mumble because I can't open my mouth properly), “Only when
people mention it.” I'm trying to give it a chance to heal on its own. I
don't like putting the creams on my face. Hopes of a good hot summer to
help alleviate it are shrinking fast, but living in Yorkshire I should
know to expect this weather. I've decided I must have been a snake in my
previous life and just got too attached to the shedding habit.
... main reason for writing: I've been taking vitamins and supplements for
the last 4 months and have noticed a real improvement in my P on elbows
legs and one patch on my stomach has completely cleared, I thought I'd
share this. I know some things work for one and not others — but hell
it's worth a go. I take:
don't know which one’s working as I'm taking them all for different
reasons and I ain't gonna try stopping one to find out.
Ed, thanks again for your site. It’s
made me laugh. -Vix
Response: You’re welcome,
Vix. You are one of a
significant population of flakers who have found some relief in dietary
supplements. I don’t blame
you for not “experimenting” with your winning combination to learn
which ingredient has most to do with your improvement.
(I was one of those incorrigible boys who tore everything apart to
learn how it worked. Can’t
begin to count the number of toys and appliances I ruined before I learned
the value of faith-based appreciation!)
has had quite a history as a P palliative (a little of which you can read
about here by searching on “zinc”).
While I haven’t read nearly as much about kelp and gin seng
related to P, everybody has heard of them as food supplements.
I hope your improvement continues. Let us know. -Ed