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Acne And Puberty
Oily back n acne since puberty but now when i scratch my back, my nails would easily build up something brown, what is that?I know Its not blood n pus
Please don't scratch: First, try as much as possible not to scratch, as it can lead to more skin irritation and scarring. Keep your nails short and use your acne care products as well as moisturizing your skin to prevent it from drying and itching. The brown material you are scratching off is likely sebum mixed with skin cells or scabs from healing acne lesions. ...Read more
Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more
Acne ever since puberty start on face, chin, forehead, back, now on other areas ; low metabolism/weight gain; oily skin ; dandruff ; help?!? thank u!!
Probably, but see MD: Normally it decreases pretty soon after puberty, but can continue well into age 20 and above. In the modern era, no teen should put up with untreated acne, especially if there are more or less continuous lesions or if there are any pits or scarring as a result. Easy treatment, such as a daily antibiotic pill, usally is effective. Don't wait for end of puberty -- discuss with your doctor now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: I was able to discontinue treatment in my early 50's. ...Read more
None are great: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than cleansers to fix acne. Combination treatments including bcp, antibiotics, diet, etc may all be required. Severe cases need more. Be patient! ...Read more
No: Acne is a problem caused by increased sebum production, bacterial infection, inflammation or accumulation of dead cells at the follicle. Puberty increases sebum production, and that is why acne is seen in puberty but adults can have acne for other reasons. Puberty usually is complete around 14 years in females and around 16 years in boys, although there are late bloomers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just turned 28 and i feel like im going through puberty still. More acne than i had when i was a teenager. When will this go away? To help it?
Rosacea: It may be rosacea, sometimes called adult acne. It occurs generally in people with more vascularized skin, appear to blush frequently, have episodic acne eruptions, etc. It is a chronic condition. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis. There may be other possible explanations, like pco, polycystic ovary disease. ...Read more
Is it normal for a male to still be in puberty at 21? That's what my dermatologist believes is causing my acne.
I ve been having a terrible acne on my face for four months now and I never had it before, not even during puberty?
Exam - lab work: Sometimes this indicates a hormonal change that results in an imbalance - too much testosterone. The reason for it might be found in exam and blood work. Changed diet and activity levels could play a role - even make-up or bathing product changes. But I'll recommend an exam. I hope it clears up easily. Best! ...Read more
At 23, almost 24 yrs old female I have broken out in cystic acne all over my back for the first time in my life. Is this puberty continuation?
I'm a 17 year old boy. When will my acne breakouts stop and my moods swings stop? How do I know where I am for puberty is there a quiz or something?
Be an adult now: You acne will subside when you start managing it scientifically, like an adult. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, pick up the phone and call your personal physician. You've survived most of adolescence and have earned the right -- and the responsibility for self-care that's been denied you to now. Mood swings will continue; they're part of life, just manage your behavior ...Read more
i started showing signs of puberty at 10 (acne), by the time I was 11 I already had pubic hairs, at the end of 11 yrs i had my spurt is this normal?
Puberty: You seem perfectly normal! Enjoy!Get a more detailed answer ›
M 32 yrs old,having acne problem from the last 3 months,not severe (6-7/cheek) they come & go,off & on.After puberty i got them now. any Rx/supplement?
Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?
My 8 yr old daughter has slight acne. Pimples here and there and yes she's going through puberty. What can I do to control it?
Acne issue since the beginning of puberty . The last few days it has gotten worse , my period is late . Instead get some white mucus . Is it normal?
Consider the pill. : It helps acne if u r in fact not pregnant, check a upt but the ovary produces testosterone which contributes to acne. The birth control pill can regulate this ANS the menses. You may have vaginitis but check a upt if applicable, if not then the pill would likely still be helpful. ...Read more