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Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Unlikely: This is not one of the problems for which acupuncture is usually useful.
Dr. James Gagne
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Probably not: Acupuncture is proven helpful for many aches and pains and might be helpful for a handful of other illnesses. Unless you're very lucky, it won't do a thing for acne.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to treat my hormonal acne?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Birth control: Birth control pills or antibiotics can both work on hormonal acne. Either are to be used in combination with topical medications which decrease bacteria and unclog pores where acne forms.Antibiotics are not used at the same time as oral contraceptives because they may decrease the effectiveness of the ocs.

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