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Why doctors disagree that masturbation not causes acne?My 8 yr experience proves that masturbation cause hormonal changes in body which caused acne!

Why doctors disagree that masturbation not causes acne?My 8 yr experience proves that masturbation cause hormonal changes in body which caused acne!

Not cause and effect: Masturbation does not cause hormone changes; hormone changes cause acne. Puberty causes hormone changes, and the desire to have sex (with yourself or otherwise!) you confuse cause and effect! btw, masturbation supposedly also causes hairy palms. (equally false) trust me, there are plenty of males and females without acne who still masturbate! (and a few with acne who do not). ...Read more

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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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What causes body acne? How can I control it?

What causes body acne? How can I control it?

Clogged oil glands: Clogged oil glands just like in other spots. Wash with benzoyl peroxide to open up the pores. ...Read more

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What causes body acne and how can I prevent it?

What causes body acne and how can I prevent it?

Not preventable: It's manageable. You'll need both a topical agent such as benozyl peroxide or retinoic acid, and prescription-strength meds, probably oral, such as oral tetracycline, spironolactone, or the oral contraceptive pill. Acne is a major liability unrelated to lifestyle, diet, or anything else under your control. As an adult, you'll need to work with your physician to clear it up. Best wishes ...Read more

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Possible causes of body acne all of a sudden?

Possible causes of body acne all of a sudden?

Infection: Take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg one tablets twice daily for 3 weeks. This will helo. ...Read more

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What is the cause of body acne? I have light acne almost all over my body, but i wash normally and i even started using acne washes.

What is the cause of body acne? I have light acne almost all over my body, but i wash normally and i even started using acne washes.

Maybe hormones: In women entering menopause, an imbalance can occur: dropping levels of estrogen, & progesterone, while testosterone and androgen production continues, may allow estosterone effects to predominate and breakouts to occur. If the topical dermatologic products don't help, may try a gyn who knows about hormone balancing. ...Read more

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Is acne caused by an infection in the body?

Not necessarily: We often treat it as an infection. However the primary problem is inflammation in the sebaceous glands of the skin that may cause obstruction and/or cyst formation. This is commonly associated with bacterial colonization (not necessarily infection) that may cause the inflammation to become worse. Antibiotics may help to ease the bacterial overgrowth but treatment requires addressing the oil glands. ...Read more

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Hi! does changing birthcontrols cause acne until your body adjusts to the new hormones? And how long until it adjusts?

Hi! does changing birthcontrols cause acne until your body adjusts to the new hormones? And how long until it adjusts?

Sometimes: Depending on what birth control you which to/from you may or may not experience side effects such as acne; the mix of hormones in "the pill" can vary greatly. Wait 30-90 days between the switch to really determine if the new birth control is going to work with your body chemistry. ...Read more

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Does body spray or any other spray touches the face causes acne or pimple?

Does body spray or any other spray touches the face causes acne or pimple?

Acne: Most acne is caused by hormonal changes and any association with other factors is a loose association at best and usually doesnt help us treat patients. Retin A (tretinoin) and Benzaclin are prescriptions which help acne. ...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