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Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
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I read a blog saying that Chin acne was the cause of hormonal imbalance If so how would I go about being tested for An imbalance ?
The other way around: Chin acne does not cause a hormonal imbalance, but a hormonal imbalance may cause chin acne or other locations of acne. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if blood tests are needed, to check levels of certain hormones such as cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, LH, FSH, etc... The patient should be ready to give a detailed menstrual history and describe her cycles and any symptoms. ...Read more
Yes, doxy helps: Doxycycline and Minocycline are antibiotics often used to treat acne in teen boys. They are not used as often in girls, because these antibiotics are not used during pregnancy, and teen girls may unexpectedly become pregnant. Antibiotic gels and creams are also used, and may contain Clindamycin or erthromycin antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am using differin (adapalene) gel for chin acne for nearly 2 weeks and have been on lymecycline for nearly a week, how long will it take for my acne to go?
About 2-3 months: It takes generally 2-3 months for the treatment of acne to start showing improvement, depending on their severity and degree of infection inside. Pl stay the course fir another couple of months and make sure you follow up with your doctor to suggest alternate medicine as needed. ...Read more
How can I help the redness from my chin acne? I am on Differin (adapalene) gel and lymecycline antibiotics
Acne: I think you are doing all that you should ...Read more
Missed Period for months, chin acne, hair growth, and weight gain. (No PCO and normal hormonal levels)?
Abnormal: I would see an endocrinologist for a follow up to monitor hormones something sound wrong ...Read more
Need reliable info on taking evening primrose oil and omega 3 fish oil together to combat moderate chin acne?
No reliable evidence: I don't believe there is concrete evidence! It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acne will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. blackheads acne probably better treated with some retinoid derivatives..It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment... Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I always break out on my chin with acne after going down on my girlfriend. And i know it is not herpes or canker sores. Why might this be?
I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.
Typically : Typically testosterone is going to increase not decrease your acne problems. This is why young male teenagers become acne prone during early teen years with puberty. I would suggest meeting with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for a full evaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small red dots on whole face,pains when pressed.chin filled with acne/pimples,pains a lot.please help?
These dry spots on my chin look like acne but iches like a rash? And its been there since dec. Not getting better or any worse.Could it b somethin els
May not be acne: Dry spots are usually not acne. A young person with dry spots can try some over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream for a week, and then see his primary care doctor if the spots are not going away or gone. An older person has more chance of skin cancer, so should be sure to see a dermatologist if spots don't go away easily with Hydrocortisone for a week. ...Read more