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Acne Treatment Pcos
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
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
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
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)?
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.
How long will having blue light therapy take? I've had very little success with topical forms of acne treatment, so i'm interested in trying blue light therapy. I haven't been able to find much information on how long the actual procedure goes on. How muc
Blue light therapy: The process can extend over months.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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