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Hey doctor! is it safe to take Accutane for the pcos patient for acne? Moreover i've read that for hormonal acne its a temporary sol. , is that so?

Hey doctor! is it safe to take Accutane for the pcos patient for acne?
Moreover i've read that for hormonal acne its a temporary sol. , is that so?

Tough question: I think that there are situations where Isotretinoin can be used safely and effectively in patients with pcos, but it should be done under the guidance of someone very familiar with using the medication as there are a host of possible side effects. And i agree that the hormonal component tends to be the overwhelming issue for pcos-related acne, so it may not be as effective as in other types. ...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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Hey doctor ! is milk thistle, saw palmetto & green tea good for pcos? & can the pcos patient take Accutane for her acne?

Hey doctor ! is milk thistle, saw palmetto & green tea good for pcos?
& can  the pcos patient take Accutane for  her acne?

There is evidence...: ...for effects of a number of herbal supplements in PCOS: http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-14-511 the specific herbs you mention don't seem to do much in PCOS, but there are others. Many PCOS patients are on Accutane for severe acne, but it's a tricky medication with lots of precautions. ...Read more

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If proactive isn't working for me, and no other acne treatment i've tried, what do I do to reduce the redness and blemmishes on my face (16 yrs old)?

If proactive isn't working for me, and no other acne treatment i've tried, what do I do to reduce the redness and blemmishes on my face (16 yrs old)?

See a dermatologist: Dermatologists have a lot of options to treat acne. Some prescriptions may work much better than proactive for you. Often antibiotics are needed. There are even laser treatments for acne now. Make an appointment! ...Read more

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Big pimple in between my eyes. It hurts a lot and its been there for a week . I already use acne treatment stuff so i don't know why its still there.

Big pimple in between my eyes. It hurts a lot and its been there for a week . I already use acne treatment stuff so i don't know why its still there.

Talk to your doctor: You may need a step up in acne treatment. I don't know what you are using currently but there are many different treatments available. Talk to your doctor since you are not getting better. . ...Read more

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I've been breaking out a lot on my cheeks. I eat healthy, wash my face and use prescribed acne treatment. I don't know why my face still breaks out?

I've been breaking out a lot on my cheeks. I eat healthy, wash my face and use prescribed acne treatment. I don't know why my face still breaks out?

Don't ask why: You're going to need stronger acne Rx until it remits on its own. Get with your personal physician. I trust you're using topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid, and some added prescription Rx. SInce you're a female (right?) you may be a candidate for adding spironolactone. ...Read more

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Is aloe vera safe to be used for acne treatment ?

Is aloe vera safe to be used for acne treatment ?

Yes: Aloe vera is extremely safe. It is often very beneficial for acne. For more on its use in acne see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027496_aloe_vera_acne.Html ; http://overnight-remedy-for-acne.Com/aloe-vera-for-acne/ for more on aloe in general see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/021858_aloe_vera_gel.Html. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a blue light acne treatment?

What type of doctor can order a blue light acne treatment?

Blue light treatment: Blue light treatment or photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne can be prescribed by a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, typically after consultation and confirmation that it is an optimal course of treatment for control of your acne and there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best acne treatment for 11 yr old girl?

Please recommend the best acne treatment for 11 yr old girl?

Get seen: If topical benzoyl peroxide or a salicylic acid wash hasn't cleared her in two weeks, she needs to get with her pediatrician to add prescription-strength Rx. This is serious and needs to be addressed. Ignore all the pop stuff you read on the internet. Acne is unrelated to lifestyle or hygiene, and is a grave social and professional liability. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...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