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Can my adult acne be due to hormones?

Can my adult acne be due to hormones?

Maybe: It's moot. If you're a woman and your periods are irregular, or if you are either gender and have strong evidence of Cushingism, I'll give you a definite maybe that you have a hormonal disturbance. Most adults with acne have no demonstrable hormonal troubles -- I was able to stop taking Rx at age 50 -- and you'd do best to manage it just as a teen would. Benzoyl peroxide and maybe prescription Rx. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Is it possible to have adult acne due to flucuating hormone levels?

Is it possible to have adult acne due to flucuating hormone levels?

Absolutely: This is true whether you are a man or a woman, and there's no predicting when a flareup make take place, though for some women it is monthly. Anything from sunlight to a meal rich in iodine can trigger acne as well. Fortunately, it's almost always manageable. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get cystic acne every month before my period. Other than taking birth control pills, what is the best treatment for painful cystic acne due hormone

I get cystic acne every month before my period. Other than taking birth control pills, what is the best treatment for painful cystic acne due  hormone

"Aggravated by": Hello, The reason your skin loses control during your period is because the fire is smoldering under the radar all month. When the hormones kick up, it's like gasoline on the fire. This video may help you get organized with this very emotional situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjdCSMnjqlY hope it helps. -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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Does chocolate & other junk foods increase acne? M 18 yrs old & i want 2 know that is my acne only due to of hormonals or is there any other reasons?

Not a major factor: The impact of diet, if any, on acne is probably small; there's more to implicate diary than chocolate, which surprised me. Acne is also not caused by lifestyle or your enjoying your body -- the latter is good for you. Your acne can be managed by topical benzoyl peroxide for starters; if you're not clear in two weeks, your physician can give you prescription-strength rx to clear you. ...Read more

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What can be done about cystic acne in adults. Likely due to hormones. Would botox help?

Retin a (tretinoin) : A retin a (tretinoin) creme like tazarotene (tazorac) is a good idea in combination with an antibiotic to reduce the acne bacteria that contribute. Unfortunately Botox won't help this situation. We are happy to assist with a prime consult! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is acne hormonal?

Is acne hormonal?

Yes: Ignore anything you read online about acne physiology, alleged subtypes, guessing underlying causes. All acne is manageable today. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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How to treat hormonal acne?

How to treat hormonal acne?

Rx: The two ways to approach this are with a medicine called spironolactone which has antiandrogenic effects or with certain oral contraceptive pills like ortho-tricyclen. Spironolactone is often the better choice for adult women. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hormonal acne?

How can I prevent hormonal acne?

Anti-androgens: Taking anti-androgens such as Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or yazmin or spironolactone can help. Also birth control pills help to regulate hormone levels which can stabilize their influence on acne formation. ...Read more

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Which hormone causes acne in males?

Which hormone causes acne in males?

Testosterone and dhe: Acne can be seen in men of all ages due to hormonal fluctuations. Improving the acne is good skin care, improving your diet (eat low glycemic, more fruits and veggies rather than refined foods, decreasing dairy) and the use of peels or lasers depending on how severe it is. You have Accutane as an option but only for severe acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more