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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. PCOS. : Those are the typical symptoms of pcos, plus irregular periods and obesity. See your gyn and endocrinologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Androgen work up : You need to have a hormonal work up which can start with your gyne. Depending on what is found and your overall metabolic status, you may also need an ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Forget lab: Any birth control? Normal menses? This is genetics and hormones, often due to certain progesterones used for birth control. Spironolactone 100mg daily ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Forgive my frankness: Cystic acne is a brutal disease that gravely disfigures you now and will leave your skin permanently mutilated. You can't treat it on you own, and if ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cystic Acne: Severe acne is characterized by deep cysts, inflammation, extensive damage to the skin and scarring. It requires an aggressive treatment regimen and s ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you s ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: Treating cystic acne with home remedies may lead to permanent scarring, infection and may even lead to brain infection and blood vessel infarction. A ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
It varies: There is no single best treatment for acne. The common treatments for acne are cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics (topical and oral), retinoid c ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Hard core Rx: This will respond well only to isotretinoin. Adjunct topical antibiotics & perhaps spironolactone may help as well. Nothing else will touch it and you ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Isotretinoin: Today this is the mainstay of treatment for cystic acne. It is not for the faint-hearted and you need to follow instructions meticulously.
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