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Can Zoloft Cause Acne
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
I was weaned off Effexor and simultaneously started on zoloft. At the same time i developed back acne for the first time ever. Is this a side effect?
Started taking Zoloft a few weeks ago having acne problems .. Doctor gave me a medrol dose pack! Home remedies? When will I notice results? Itching!
See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multifactorial: The cause of acne flare is multifactorial, but can be roughly categorized into 3 components: excessive oil gland production, excessive inflammation, and hormonal fluctuation. We use topical drying agents to reduce oil gland production; topical or oral antibiotics to reduce inflammation; oral contraceptives in women to control hormonal fluctuation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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