A dermatologist appointment and the rest of my day

@shaggin (37309)
United States
January 18, 2018 5:44pm CST
This morning I brewed my coffee and it tasted so super sweet I couldn’t drink it. When I dumped it out all the powdered creamer hadn’t dissolved. I think I had accidentally put double the amount in and the coffee had cooled to much when I put the powdered creamer in. I also think some of the vinegar I dumped in to clean the machine didn’t rinse out well enough. At 11am my daughter had an appointment with a dermatologist. I should have taken her years ago but I kept assuming the acne would clear up if she would wash her face more routinely instead of being so forgetful. The dermatologist said not to use a washcloth and to wash her face with Dove soap. He gave her a prescription for Doxycycline to take daily. At 2:30 I had an appointment with my family doctor to refill my antidepressants. I was in the office about an hour because they were so backed up and busy. We stopped at the library and picked up 6 movies to borrow. Unfortunately they didn’t have Steel Magnolias which I’ve been wanting to see. We had leftovers for dinner and my dad stopped over after to visit and watched the rest of the Elf movie that was on with my daughter. Photo is one I edited of my puppy’s paw just to add something to this boring post
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@JudyEv (129740)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan
I didn't find your post boring at all but that's a fun photo! I have a photo of Herc's teeth. I wanted to show people how sheep have a hard pad on the top jaw but no teeth - at least not in the front.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Aww thank you. Most the time I think people will be bored to tears with my posts and I choose not to write to many for that reason especially. I think I recall you tell before about their teeth but I don't recall if I saw a photo. That's so interesting and seems so odd. I think there is more that I recall such as them losing teeth too as they get older?
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@JudyEv (129740)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan
@shaggin Yes, they lose their teeth in pairs and grow a second set - much like humans I guess.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
@JudyEv that is absolutely adorable! I love my puppies tiny little teeth. The one day I saw her little teeth in the front on the bottom were missing then a few days later she had slightly bigger ones there.
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
19 Jan
Sorry the coffee wasn't good .. No matter how often I do or don't wash my face, i always get acne. Especially when the weather changes. I hate it.. Glad you got it refilled! I don't like elf. And never saw the othet movie. But glad your dad stopped by must have been nice.
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
19 Jan
@shaggin my mom never got acne til she was 45.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
@Courtlynn ahh must be once she started into premenopause. The doctor told me to look up adult acne for mine but I've never stopped having it since I was small so I don't consider mine adult onset acne.
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@Courtlynn (57475)
• United States
19 Jan
@shaggin yeah probably isnt
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@andriaperry (56049)
• United States
19 Jan
Puppy feet will break up the boring!
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Hopefully a little anyway. I like pictures so even a boring post I at least enjoy a photo
@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
19 Jan
I was wondering why the pupp'y paw photo, now I know. This post is not boring at all. I had an acne problem when I was around 13 years old. The doctor prescribed something to clean the skin in the evening and in the morning and the acne disappeared.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Aww I'm glad you didn't find it boring. I have battled with acne since I was very small. I was about 7 like my daughter when my face started breaking out. She is 13 and starting to care more how her skin looks. That's amazing yours cleared up overnight with whatever you used!
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@LadyDuck (170050)
• Switzerland
19 Jan
@shaggin I did not cleared up overnight, it took several weeks, with morning and night treatments.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
@LadyDuck oh okay I misunderstood what you meant then sorry
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@Srbageldog (8273)
• United States
19 Jan
Whoever told me my acne would go away once I was an adult LIED! I will be 34 in a couple weeks and still have breakouts. It drives me nuts. Nothing I've ever used has helped. I get acne on my chest, upper arms, shoulders, and back too. I'm beginning to think I'm just doomed to have acne for the rest of my life.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Same here. I'm 34 and usually have at least a few pimples on my face. My mother is in her late 50s and still gets them all these years. My aunt had to take acutain and my late husbands brother had to take it as well so my poor daughters doomed from both sides. I'll try the dove soap. None of the medicines they gave me to treat it ever helped. The past two years I've had it on my body which I never had to deal with before I really hate it!
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• United States
21 Jan
@shaggin Hopefully the Dove soap helps. That is what I use to wash with too (everything else makes me break out more.) I guess some of us are just doomed to have adult acne!
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
21 Jan
@Srbageldog my daughter washed with Dove tonight for the first time and I will be in a few minutes. I don’t know why but I’m really excited to see if this helps.
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@KristenH (24736)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
19 Jan
That movie is one of my favorites, though I didn't see the Lifetime remake of it, a couple of years ago. I've used Neutrogena to wash my face, though I haven't done it in years. I might have to go back to it next month. Hope you have a good night. Cute paw print!
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
I want to watch both but nothing has it. I will have to ask my library to get them for me from another library. I used Neutrogena stuff when I was young and it burned my face. Same thing with Olay. My skin is so sensitive!
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@KristenH (24736)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
19 Jan
@shaggin Oh my! That's terrible. Dove is a great soap. Maybe you can try Netflix?
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
@KristenH I'm going to buy some Dove soap Saturday while we are out getting groceries. I checked Netflix first then Amazon then the library
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@ilocosboy (35568)
• Philippines
19 Jan
When Itold our doctor my wife have cough he gave doxycycline, we check in internet but said it was not so dedicated for cough, my wife don't want to use it.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
I've never heard of it being used for a cough either. There is one that starts with a D that worked great when my daughter was little but I don't recall the name although I know for sure it was not doxycycline.
@ilocosboy (35568)
• Philippines
19 Jan
Right now she's given prescription of erythromycin which more effective antibacterial for cough and throat, i think
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
@Madshadi (8924)
• Brussels, Belgium
19 Jan
I hate when something like that ruins my morning drink. The other day I made cappuccino at work and by the time I figured out that it did not come with sugar it was too late.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Something like that puts a bad start to my day!
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@snowy22315 (50877)
• United States
19 Jan
The post isn't boring at all! Glad you got your apartments done.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Aww glad you weren't' bored by it. Thank you! We both have to go back in a month.
@sharon6345 (134977)
• United States
19 Jan
I like liquid creamers. I think they are easy for me. I like cold coffee.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Liquid ones are awesome but since I only drink a thermos of coffee a day I think the creamer would spoil before I finished it all. It's also more expensive.
@DianneN (81925)
• United States
19 Jan
It took me a moment to figure out what your photo was. Lol! So cute! I never had acne, but have gotten a zit every now and then. At least you found your daughter a good dermatologist. Mine is for beauty treatments and body checks.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
We went to this guy before when my daughter had 5ths disease and one other kind of rash as well. This took me about 2 months to get her in to see him. I assume because he is so busy and only at this hospital once a week he takes the cases first that are more pressing like shingles etc whereas acne is awful but is not contagious or life threatening.
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@DianneN (81925)
• United States
20 Jan
@shaggin He must be a very busy doctor and a good one! Hope your daughter finds relief quickly.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
20 Jan
@DianneN there's only a few doctors around. I would have to drive an hour and a half to go to another dermatologist.
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@nela13 (7731)
• Portugal
21 Jan
Your post isn't boring at all and I love the puppy's paw photo. I am dealing with acne since I was a teenager, now I have a pimple every now and then.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
22 Jan
I'm glad you didn't find it boring That stinks you still have acne since a teen but only a pimple now and then isn't to bad. My daughter and I started using the dove soap last night and she started taking the doxycycline.
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@nela13 (7731)
• Portugal
22 Jan
@shaggin I didn't know Dove soap was good for acne, I think I will try It too.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
23 Jan
My face isn't as dry after using it. It doesn't leave behind a residue like other soaps. I actually watched a commerical thing about it on Crowdtap a few days before so then when the dermatologist mentioned it I knew it had to be worth a try.
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@bunnybon7 (37162)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Jan
well that was not boring at all. interesting to me. also watch out for that Steel Magnolias because you better have tissue handy. funny in parts but very sad in others.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
20 Jan
I'm glad you weren't bored by my post! Thanks for the heads up on Steel Magnolias. I will not watch that around my boyfriend then.
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@bunnybon7 (37162)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Jan
@shaggin are you talking about the one from way back with Julia Roberts right? thats the tear jerker. haven't seen the remake with the queen Latife in it
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
20 Jan
@bunnybon7 I want to see the original one first but I hope to see both eventually
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@JESSY3236 (7038)
• United States
19 Jan
My mother fusses that I don't wash my face often. I don't get acne really bad though. I now do take off my makeup when I wear it.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
My daughter just didn't care about her appearance and would forget to wash her face in the shower. Now that she started using a face wash I got her with salyic acid in it her face looks half better. We ran out of it right before her appointment though. She is starting the doxycycline tonight at dinner and I will be buying Dove soap tomorrow.
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@JESSY3236 (7038)
• United States
19 Jan
@shaggin I also don't really care about my appearance either.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
19 Jan
Quite a busy day for you. I recommend Steel Magnolias it's a brilliant film. Btw thanks for your kind words and time you took for me, I really appreciate it.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
You are more then welcome but I need no thanks I'm going to check YouTube to see if I can find it on there if not then I will have my library borrow it from another one for me.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
19 Jan
@shaggin Yes You Tube may be an option, I've found lots of little gems on there.
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@bluesa (14027)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Jan
I enjoyed the movie "Steel Magnolias" I hope you will get to see it. Also hope the Dove soap and Doxycycline will help your daughter.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Thank you. I'm hoping the Dove soap will help both of us. He said no scrubs and to treat our faces like a baby's butt lol
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@bluesa (14027)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Jan
@shaggin , I also hope the Dove soap will help you too. Oh, lol, that is good advice
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@GardenGerty (101592)
• United States
21 Jan
When my youngest brother in law wanted to join the military they would not accept him until he cleared up his acne. One of the things his dermatologist had him do was eliminate iodized salt. Hope this treatment helps your daughter as doxycycline is a strong anti biotic..
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
21 Jan
Hmm I had never heard about acne from that but I am sure what we eat can effect out skin. No matter how healthy I ate or how bad my face always broke out but this is worth thinking about the salt connection. She and I both are trying the Dove soap and my face feels less dry today after using it. I didn't know the military would keep people out due to acne that's crazy!
@Tampa_girl7 (25846)
• United States
21 Jan
Steel Magnolias is a wonderful movie
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
21 Jan
I haven't had time yet to search on YouTube for it. If they don't have it then I will have to ask my library to get it from another one for me to borrow.
• United States
20 Jan
That's a good movie. I've seen it so much that I can't watch it again, but maybe some day.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
20 Jan
There are few movies I have willingly watched more then once.
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@Kandae11 (40188)
19 Jan
Steel Magnolias starring, Julia Roberts. Sally Field and Dolly Parton - that's a good one.
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@shaggin (37309)
• United States
19 Jan
Yep and then there is a remake from 2013 I think. I want to watch both.
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