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why does dostinex (cabergoline) causes acne?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Very unlikely: Hi. Your gender is not stated. I've been prescribing cabergoline (Dostinex) for a long time for hyperprolactinemia, and acne's not one of the side effects I see. If you're a man, you might also be being treated with testosterone for the hypogonadism caused by high prolactin, in which case it would be the testosterone causing the acne, not the Dostinex (if you're a woman, disregard that statement).

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How can I treat baby acne?

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Dr. Julia Sundel
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Observe: Baby acne is common and should resolved within 2-3 months. You may want to use a mild soap such as cetaphil. No other treatment is necessary for mild acne.
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Is baby acne normal?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Yes: Yes - baby acne is common and normal. It is only a cosmetic issue and not truly a medical problem.
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What are the symptoms of baby acne?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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It's like acne...: It's exactly like regular acne, except blackheads are uncommon, and of course it is in a baby, under 6 months usually. There is actually another baby rash called "erythema toxicum" that looks a lot like acne, but since neither one needs any treatment and both go away on their own, the difference is not at all important.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why is acne common in pregnancy?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Progesterone: The hormone, progesterone, is very high in pregnancy and can cause acne.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for baby acne?

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Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: It can be hard to look at your adorable baby with red bumps scattered across his cheeks and not want to "do" something about it. The good news is, it will go away on its own, usually by 4-6 months old. Do not apply any oils or lotions to your baby's face as this could aggravate his baby acne. Take heart, this will resolve without leaving a trace. Enjoy your precious baby.

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