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A 21-year-old female asked:

do hyperthyroid cause the patient to have pimples?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Probably not: Both are common. Links between flareups of the two remain anecdotal. If you are treated with iodine for your hyperthyroidism, i've heard that it may exacerbate acne. It's really important that you get the thyroid disease treated effectively, as it's a life-ruiner otherwise. Acne's very treatable as well. Good luck.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Are my funny food cravings causing my pimples?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
No: Food cravings are really common in pregnancy. They don't cause acne, however. An increase in acne is related to the increase in hormones during pregnancy. You can use over-the-counter face washes and toners during pregnancy. As long as your food cravings are for food and not other things (chalk, paint, et cetera), they are normal.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of acne lesions?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yes: Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts). Comedonal acne responds well to topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, retina, etc), while inflammatory acne may need a combination of topicals and oral medications. Most patients with cystic acne do best with oral antibiotics or accutane.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes acne?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 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 20-year-old male asked:

How can I get rid.Of my pimple red spots?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Meds: Duac and tazorac (tazarotene) are an excellent combination if your skin can tolerate it. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Nothing seems to work on my acne. Any solution?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
See a specialist: This condition may need some close collaboration from you and your dermatologist.

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