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does facial hair cause acne

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
No. Folliculitis?: It is unlikely that fine facial hair is a cause of acne but inflammation of the oil glands associated with the hair follicle may mimic acne and may be ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Bark
49 years experience Dermatology
Facial hair and acne: In short, no. There is no relationship.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Fine hair: Fine hair may still result in dirt getting caught around follicles which can be nidus for start of localized acne infection... Or even folliculitis.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Ziboh
26 years experience Family Medicine
No: Acne is caused by inflammation of cells or glands in the skin
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Masculinization: Hair pattern is at times hereditary. There could also be hormonal imbalances from normal tissues or abnormal production. You should see your doctor an ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Hormone check: This suggests extra androgens on board -- perhaps from polycystic ovarian syndrome, glucose intolerance, or some other cause. Look for the underlying ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Can you clarify?: If you're a female with acne and masculine-type hair on your face, you probably want a good endocrine workup -- a hormonal problem probably underlies ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get workup: Being a young woman is difficult enough with a man's beard & acne! you deserve nothing less than a workup for possible masculinizing tumor or ovarian ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Polycystic ovary dis: are your periods normal?do you have excess hair below your bellbutton?you should see your gynecologist to see if you have this problem problem
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Whoa: Topical acne meds -- benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoic acid derivatives -- won't improve the facial hair situation. Especially if you're a yo ... Read More

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