Monday, 21 March 2016

Dealing with Childhood Acne

My hubbie had a big problem with acne growing up, his back was badly scarred because he had so many spots and did not get help from the doctor in time.  Sometimes bless him he does not like going swimming without a t-shirt because it bothers him, people might stare.  I am so used to it now, I don’t even notice it anymore, but when we were first together I wondered what on earth had happened to his back.  I had never seen anything like it, after all acne can be quite mild.  I was reading this NHS article and it confirmed what hubbie had experienced, he should have been given antibiotics but he did not built up the courage to get it resolved in time.

Some spots are pretty sadly acne ones are not!  They are red and inflamed, painful even.

It must have been so tender for him when he was growing up, I mean most teenagers are used to dealing with the odd break out of spots but this was something all together different, on a much bigger scale.  When he was growing up he did not feel comfortable raising the topic with his dad and the acne got a little out of control, it’s a condition you need to deal with quite quickly to avoid permanent scarring. 

I hope our boys feel they can approach us about anything, but because hubbie was prone I will be keeping a close eye on them and fingers crossed we can tackle it before it leads to lasting scarring.  The article said acne runs in families, so its very important I get my boys to feel happy to discuss it. 

I will be getting advice from the doctor and if needed even investing in acne treatment because I know how much it can affect you growing up.  My hubbie might not have suffered so much if he had this kind of revolutionary treatment. 

The cost of treatment can be expensive so its worth first just seeing your doctor straight away to see what a difference it can make, don’t suffer on in silence, get the cream and the antibiotics, look into your other options if needed especially if it’s causing you discomfort and your worried about lasting scarring.  I know how its impacted my hubbie so I would never want my boys to have to deal with that if there is help available.

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