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A 18-year-old female asked:

I started taking fish oil, biotin for skin/hair&nails, a women's daily vitamin, and birth control pills and now i'm breaking outreally bad. why? is this forever?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 45 years experience
Could be: It could be that your hormonal balance is upset. See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.
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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 39 years experience
The pill or oil: Either the fish oil or the pill could be contributing to your break outs. The pill changes your natural hormone balance so that you may become more testosterone dominant. And some people react to omegas plus hormones by breaking out. I would not stop the omegas altogether but try changing your dose. Or adding lecithin to help your body absorb it.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
Could be..: Most likely related to the hormones in the bcp. However, the other stuff might play some role as well. Talk to your doc re: bcp- other dosages/formulations available. Acne may be unrelated to the supplements-if in doubt, stop them and see effect.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Family Medicine 40 years experience
Breaking out?: By this do u mean you're getting acne? If so, most likely cause of meds/supplements u list is birth control. May have too strong a Progesterone component. See prescribing doc to discuss options. Should also be checked for polycystic ovary syndrome & diabetes.
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