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A 35-year-old male asked:

Is there a successful treatment for acne caused by trt therapy? i am a mid 30s male with horrible back acne caused by the testosterone therapy.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Acne: There are many treatments for acne . I also wonder if your testosterone treatment is perhaps on the high side. Please make an appointment to be seen and discuss this with your physician.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Testosterone/Acne: Male testosterone replacement therapy may cause new or worsening acne. Testosterone stimulates the production of oil, or sebum, from the sebaceous glands of the skin which causes acne production. Treatment includes oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or Doryx and topicals such as epiduo and benzefoam. For severe cases there is accutane. See your dermatologist for therapy.

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