Acne on face

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I was diagnosed with B12 deffinancy last October and currently self prescribe as found 12 weeks far two long. I inject about every 3 to 4 weeks. I developed acne on my back due to early menopause about a year ago and currently long term antibiotic for it and has really helped. However now I have severe acne on my face and not only unsightly but sore. I think it may be the injections as old posts have indicated but wondered if anyone can recommend a good moisturizer to use for adult acne.


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    The pimples/acne, is likely to be caused by microbes on your skin reacting to the additional B12 by producing substances that your skin is then reacting to. In theory this could be resolved by use of a good skin wash.

    You might have better luck talking to your pharmacist and seeing what they can recommend prior to your next maintenance shot - though there is always a chance that it was something that won't recur.

    I am not a medically trained person but I've had Pernicious Anaemia (a form of B12 deficiency) for more than 46 years.

    I wish you well.

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    Thanks for your reply. The pharmacist has recommended a facial wash which I have just started to use. It's just my face is tight at the moment so wondered if there was a suitable moisturizer that may offer relief.

    Thanks again

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