A 47-year-old member asked:
which herbs can treat the hormonal imbalance that causes acne?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 46 years experience
Gugulipid: Gugulipid is one herb with documented literature in the indian journal of dermatology to help acne. It does not work on the hormones. It's effect is on the oil glands.
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Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Acne is not caused: By hormonal imbalance, but is a hormonally-related concern. There are no herbs that can treat acne. See a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis, care, and recommendations. The genetics of skin structure and type, in conjunction with hormone changes (usually at puberty, but also with pregnancy) are the "causes" of acne.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
How to treat acne because of hormonal imbalance? Any natural methods to use?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious Rx: I see you are a female in your 20's. If a treatable cause of your hormonal imbalance cannot be identified or treated, then manage as any other acne. The oral contraceptive pill, if right for you, may clear you. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend, and your physician may add an antibiotic, topical spironolacton, topical retinoic acid or any of several others.
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Last updated Dec 18, 2016
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