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I am using birth control diane for acne. Will using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) cream help?

I am using birth control diane for acne. Will using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) cream help?

Probably: If you still have acne with the contraceptive the cream will probably help. Each person is different. Also if you have been on that particular pill for 3 months with no effect, you might consider changing to a different pill! not all pills are as effective as others in treating acne and one that works for one person might not work for the next person. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Chateal birth control to treat acne?

Good choice: If this medicine is right for you otherwise, it is a very good choice for a trial for acne control. Results with all oral contraceptive pills are variable from person to person. ...Read more

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Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Doctors! what acne skincare product/skin care system keeps your acne under control?

Individualized: It really depends on what kind of acne you have. I would recommend you have your doctor take a look at it and classify what kind of acne it is which will make it much easier for him/her to advise which medications and products would benefit you the most. Some therapies include topical retinoids or antibiotics, and oral antibiotics among other more intensive therapies if those don't work. ...Read more

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What products work on facial acne scars?

What products work on facial acne scars?

Acne scars: It is a very difficult thing to treat. Please do not expect any miracles. A two prong approach to fix it from outside and inside should be used. You can try the following; dermabrasion or fraxel on the skin. Sculptra or fat injections under the skin. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills help acne?

Can birth control pills help acne?

Yes, some do: Please look up the name of the drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginformation.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py). ...Read more

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Best birth control pill for acne?

Best birth control pill for acne?

Trial and error: There is no one best bcp for acne. It used to once be considered orthotricycline and it was recommended for this purpose but many other bcp's have this effect. Spironolactone is also occasionally used for hormone responsive acne. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills help with acne?

Do birth control pills help with acne?

Often times they can: You need a work up of the acne, at your age you should usually not be having that problem, more common in younger pts, you need blood work to check testosterone nad dheas levels and other tests, but teh pill can bind much if the free circulkating testosterone so it doesn't egt to teh skin to help cause acne and at your age u should be on loloestrin the lowest dose pill 10 mcg estrogen- safer. ...Read more

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Can birth control help tame my oily skin?

Can birth control help tame my oily skin?

You can always try..: Cetaphil oil control soap, if that doesn't work try a brand called "boots" this can be found at target. If that doesn't work contact me again and i will recommend stronger washes :]. ...Read more

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Will reclipsen birth control pills help with acne. I have moderate (annoying) acne. Yay.....

Will reclipsen birth control pills help with acne. I have moderate (annoying) acne. Yay.....

Yes: Birth control use is effective at reducing and in some cases eliminating acne. Desogestryl, the progestin component in your pill is one of the preferred, low androgenic drugs that one would see the best response with. Using it continuously without breaks or cycles is the most effective mode of treatment. ...Read more

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Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more

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Home remedies to control cystic acne?

See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Do acne medications contain hormones?

Depends: Some women see improvement in acne when they take hormonal contraceptives.That said, none of the topically applied creams contain hormones. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills help treat acne?

Can birth control pills help treat acne?

Yes: Birth control pills help lower the amount of circulating male hormones called androgens. Decreasing the amount of androgen can help improve acne especially when combined with other acne treatments. ...Read more

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Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Could birth control pills help treat acne?

Yes: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. Of course there are benefits and risks of all medications that you should discuss with your clinician. ...Read more

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Will benzoyl peroxide reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Will benzoyl peroxide reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?

No: The pill doesn't lose it's effectiveness while using most other medications, including almost all antibiotics. An exception is the antibiotic Rifampin or some seizure medications, for ex. ...Read more

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Any products for acne redness & acne?

Any products for acne redness & acne?

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

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Can using generic birth control cause acne?

Can using generic birth control cause acne?

Not likely: Most combine birth control pills (containing both an estrogen and a progestin) improve acne for most women. Some hormonal birth control options (progestin-only options like the shot, the implant, and occasionally, the hormonal iud) can make acne worse. General drugs are chemically the same as brand names, and thus are no more or less likely to cause acne. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more