Hey, so Actually... I would recommend niacin to make them go away. Lol, sorry, reallly touchy subject. But it sounds like you took way too much the first time, If you take doses of 100mg and slowly build your way up you should be fine, I don't know who you got it from the first time, but It really doesn't sound like there was a lot of
research done before. I would recommend 100mg of Niacin along with Bromelin (a pineapple extract that dissolves blood clots and sometimes red spots) and then lots of antioxidants. Niacin has some interesting bonding properties to antioxidants and their release, and if you're going to increase circulation, you want to make sure what you're circulating are things that will help your body and your skin. Detox for a week, avoid sugars, bad fats, get your daily vitamins, and lots of water vegtables w potassium like cucumber, romaine, & celery. Then try the Niacin at a VERY low dose, you'll get a slight flush, like s mild sunburn. Before you take the Niacin, spend the day drinking decaf green tea/any tea, take some tumeric (which has amazing antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties) avoid sugar! and drink plants of water/take a good multivitamin (trader joes makes a good one!) Honestly Niacin has helped me clear up my KP and my acne, and has made it loads better, as well as reducing spiderveins. You really need to take it responsibly
though. Just make sure you're not allergic, but if you use the niacin in a low dose regimen, it should help, and also helps heal past sundamage and increase ceramide production. Look at NIA24, for pharmacalogical info, it's niacin that's being marketed at a beauty drug/cosmetic additive. Anyways, try low doses of niacin, turmeric, green tea, healthy foods, any kind of antioxidants you can get, bromelin, (pineapple too!) and some collagen supplements to help aid in repairing the skin. If you're terrified of the niacin you can try all that w/o it, the turmeric will help slot on it's own, but better combined. Anyways, goodluck!
Hi, welcome to the forum, symptoms are suggestive of drug allergy and are mediated by release of histamine in the body. Your body is known to hypersensitive to Niacin. Flushing, hypotension is known adverse effect of niacin in some individuals.
The spectrum of these reactions can vary widely; reactions may present as typical allergic symptoms (eg, itching, urticaria, rash, edema) after a single dose, or may manifest as severe idiosyncratic dermatologic reaction.
As for marks are concerned, Hydroquinone cream against prescription plus sun protection can lighten existing lesions. local ointments containing tretinoin , kojic acid, azelaic acid against prescription can also be considered. Occasionally doctors may recommend chemical peels or tropical steroid creams. I suggest you to consult Dermatologist. Take care and regards.
I used a topical facial toner last night that has between 5-12% niacinamide. My face immediately started burning. I washed it off, and went to bed a little uncomfortable. When I woke up this morning the rash was still present and now around my neck (where I didn't apply the toner). I have taken benedryl and used cold compresses and yogurt (which felt great). These all seemed to have helped a little, but the rash comes back. How long until this goes away and is there anything else I should be doing?