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Acne Along Jaw Line
Swollen nodes in neck 4 days then cystic acne onset along jaw line that progress to the point of rupture within 24hrs. No cold symptoms no injuries?
I have had a hysterectomy dec 2013. I have constant "ovary" pain and sore breasts. I also have acne along my jaw line and back. Would blood tests help?
Hormone fluctuations can occur normally with age. Testing specific female hormones is not very accurate due to normal changes of levels daily.
Pelvic pain can have many possible causes including ovarian cysts, bowel or bladder infections or issues, muscle or nerve pain, back pathology. An evaluation and exam by an obgyn is a good place to start for both issues ...Read more
I'm over 30 and I have acne only on my jaw line what can I do for it and could my husbands whiskers irritate and cause acne?
Hormonal likely: Typically, when I see a woman over 25 with tender, long-lasting deep cysts around the jaw, it is hormonal. There is a medication called spironolactone that works well as an rx after some blood tests. The blood tests are usually normal but your skin can bee too sensitive causing the acne. I also recommend organic foods free from hormones and avoiding foods high in sugar (high glycemic). ...Read more
Acne: Acne can be treated effectively by a dermatologist. Both topical and systemic medications are used depending on the severity of your condition. Acne can leave scarring so it is important to treat it. It is much more expensive to treat acne scarring for cosmetic improvement later than to prevent it from occurring with effective medical therapy. ...Read more
Skin bump looks like acne near my jaw area. Slight pain but no itch. Been ther for months. Scratched n it bled yesterday. Don't hav acne issue b4.Wats it?
Hard to say/depends,: This is hard to determine as to the cause. It could be the food you eat, like sweets and cakes, or possibly hormones especially in teenage years. If treatment with any of the simple topical agents that you can get from the pharmacy do not work, a visit to your doctor, or dermatologist would be the best course of action. Best of luck. ...Read more
The 13 month old baby grows a pea sized bumps beneath his left jaw line, like a acne, for 2 months already.
Be safe see Doc.: This could be nothing but... Be safe, see a health care provider. ...Read more
I'm 53 yrs old and have acne on my face, mostly the jaw line and neck and nothing seems to help get rid of it, any recommendations?
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Acne taking time to go. Yesterday, a 'pimple' size of a dime start to grow, near my jaw on the right side. Swelling and redness and little numbness?
See a dermatologist: You do not list any acne med. Once you begin acne therapy you will improve. There are several different treatments, often used in combinations. It may take a few months to reach your goal and meds may need adjustments along the way. There are different treatments for different people, so you need to be seen. ...Read more
Immediately following a severe jaw pain bout, I have had a large acne breakout localized over that section of my jaw. Outer sign of inner infection?
What is the cause for a sudden onset of acne around the cheeks and jaw line? What can be done as a method of prevention and quick treatment?
Would increasing the potency of my dose of spironolactone help rid me of chronic jaw line acne? I know the med is an androgen blocker...
Maybe: I trust you are also using a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid, or salicylic acid. Spironolactone is an excellent choice for acne in a female patient but it's potent stuff and it would be a mistake to increase the dose without your physician's okay. Topical clindamycin to the affected areas with the other topical agent might also be enough to clear you. ...Read more
Suffering from nodular cystic acne. On 7th week of isotroin 30 mg medi. Suddenly painful pimple kind bumps hv brokeout in my jaw line n lil below. Hlp?
Recurring lump where jaw n ear meet always thought it was just cystic acne Since the skin would thin n pop. Recently it has become black w/o touching.
See dermatologist: It may be a cyst in which bleeding has occurred. In any case, see your dermatologist. It may need to be excised. ...Read more
I have keloids (jaw line, chest, shoulders,) all from acne related abrasions. Could I get a tattoo?
Keloid hx vs tattoo: NO! Injuring the skin will only exacerbate the potential of keloidal scars! ...Read more
How to get rid of acne (on chin, lower parts of my cheeks and jaw), and blackheads (on my nose and cheeks. I would appreciate some natural treatment?
Started as an acne cyst is now a purple rectangle shaped bump that leaks clear fluid followed by large amounts of blood under ear (jaw line)?
Get seen: You will probably need this cultured and/or injected. ...Read more
Suffering from hormonal acne back of neck, jaw, chest, and cheeks. Best non-Rx treatment? Currently using shea butter and tea tree oil, mild relief.
Please consult this site for effective home remedies for Acne:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
I am taking sulfamethoxazole and spironolactone for acne, but still have active jaw line acne. Could Synthroid (thyroxine) help in balancing my hormones too?
Absolutely not: Synthroid (thyroxine) should only be taken in cases of hypothyroidism and under the care of a physician, NP, or PA Taking it would increase metabolism; I doubt that this would have an effect on your acne (it's a different hormone pathway entirely) and might make it worse. See your doc or dermatologist if still having probes w/ur acne. Best of luck! ...Read more
Sudden acne on upper back, back of neck, jaw, cheek. Resistant to natural treatments. Depression, anxiety, fatigue. Could I have a hormonal problem?
Sudden acne: Likely unless you have had problem before. You need to see your local Dr. ...Read more
Sharp pain under my right jaw line. No lump or swelling. Saw a dentist, nothing wrong with my teeth. Have acne breakouts around mouth area.
Facial pain: Hard to say when there is so little information. Acne or another skin lesion is suspect. Sometimes an examination of the oral cavity and perioral regions is limited by the dentist to the teeth only. A panoramic xray is a good screening tool to use to look for other sources of pain, and many times things like "cracked" teeth are completely overlooked or dismissed. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Tryin to conceive. Stopped takin birth control pill, i.E.Ginette, but now have big red pimples/acne in neck, on jaw & my back. What can I do?
PCOS: You may have polycystic ovary syndrome. This may also cause some changes in hormone levels that may cause irregular cycles, some male type hormones that cause abnormal hair growth, acne, or other abnormal patterns with your period. Some people report weight changes and other symptoms. You should monitor your cycles for a couple of months to see if there is a pattern. ...Read more
I had spotting reddish with uterine cramping & lower back pain for one day mid cycle. After this I tried to be intimate & I had cramping & lower back pain again for a day. 4 days later I have some acne around my jaw line. Could this be hormonal?
PI IBS-D after 6mos. Cdiff infect. Eat lttle; nausea, lots of D/pain. On Levsin (hyoscyamine) etc. Hair fall out \cystic acne on jaw/neck- is it related?
Irritable bowel: IBS or irritable bowel syndrome can be a miserable illness. Hopefully you have a GI doc who can help guide you along. You may be malnourished from all the diarrhea/pain/malabsorption you've suffered through. That could certainly affect hair growth and affect the immune system (weakening it) allowing acne to form. Raw almonds are good for healthy hair. Keep hands away from face to reduce acne. ...Read more
I'm trying to fall pregnant and since stopping the pill I've broken out in acne around my jaw line, mouth & it is getting worse. It's been over 12 months and I thought my hormones would have settled by now. I understand erythromycin is typically perscribe
You are correct: You have typical hormonal acne. The most effective control is with the antiandrogen spironolactone. However you will not want to take any oral therapy until you are no longer pregnant or nursing. Be sure you take enough Folic Acid while you are hoping to get pregnant. Topicals such as Erythromycin or benzoyl peroxide can be tried but may not do much. ...Read more
OTC and prescription: For treatment of acne, if over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is not helping, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of OTC benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. If severe, a dermatologist may use Accutane. (Birth control pills can help women.) ...Read more
Acne: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
You are probably referring to so called: scalp acne.
Doxycycline has been used with some success only.
It happens usualy in males and might resolve after age 40 spontaneously.
It could be frustrating especially with males losing hair and acne lesions easily visible.
Treatment need few months for effect. ...Read more
Retinoids are the: Best but prescription onlyGet a more detailed answer ›
Sorry, can't examine: The lumps on your head. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis is through one on one evaluation with your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more
Dear sir, I have some acne on my head actually under my hairs, which type of medicine is the best for treat it?
My husband has acne in his head for many years and his hair fell down he is 43 years took all antibiotec and reacotan but no use?
Epiduo, ziana: There are many prescription creams which could help including tazorac, (tazarotene) epiduo, ziana, etc. See dermatologist to find cream which does work for him. ...Read more
I have had light acne from the age of 14 and I am now 24. It is always getting better but now I am getting most of my spots with no head under skin?
I have adult acne and a white head popped while was hinging my face how should I treat the area and decrease redness? Also reduce chance of returning
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
Easy Rx: There's a few home remedies such as vinegar and tea-tree oil but i'd urge you to go directly to the mainstream stuff. If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't do the trick, a physician's office visit is in order. If it's relatively mild disease and confined to your face, adding topical Clindamycin might be your best option; your physician may suggest others. ...Read more
Different options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more