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Does interferon cause acne?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No : But it does cause hair loss!

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What causes acne?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 17 years experience
See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What could cause my acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Your changing body: I hope you welcome the changes that turn you from a child into an adult. The chemical chaos often produces an environment in which the oils and bacteria that cause acne flourish. Thankfully, all acne is manageable today, and it's wrong for anyone to deny you the cheap, effective treatments that are available.

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