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Causes Acne Other Hormones Prevents
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
What are sure-fire ideas that will help prevent or get rid of acne that are caused by adolescent hormones?
Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared things up after two weeks, it's time for a physician office visit. Topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative are likely to be next; systemic rx such as tetracycline 500 2x/day may be required. For tough cases, a dermatology consult is in order. Good luck. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: Apply as tolerated. This will control the less severe cases; your physician may have something else to add that's right for you if it is not sufficient. ...Read more
Does hormonal acne ever go away? Ways to prevent it? The only time i ever get acne is right before my time of the month. It is usually only one or two pimples. It is always in the same general area - chin/mouth and it is really frustrating how it always
What hormone(s) cause acne in males? Please indicate what prescription drugs help, since no topical medications have worked these last 4 years.
Many options.: There are many prescription options for acne - too many to summarize here in 400 characters. A dermatologist will evaluate you and determine which ones will work best in your particular situation. That's why they require a prescription - because a professional has to prescribe them for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If a woman has much acne, it is likely to be due to extra androgens, especially if her periods are not quite normal; this is very common and your family physician or gynecologist has already considered it. A man's acne is usually just from him having plenty of testosterone, which is a good thing; acne is easy to treat with real medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
hormones: Whether you are a male or female, acne usually begins in puberty secondary to hormonal changes in the body. (newborns can get acne from maternal hormones that pass through the placenta). The hormones cause an increase in oil production which traps bacteria and gives rise to acne. Foods also high in glycemic content (sugar) can increase acne. Avoid such foods in your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?
How to treat (by means of consuming natural products or herbs) acne caused by imbalanced hormones ? ( a: 21 g: male)
Get real Rx, man: Forgive my frankness. Being a twenty-year-old man is difficult enough without acne. If somebody has told you "natural is better" & this is why you still have acne, you have my sympathy & you should be angry. Benzoyl peroxide, prescribed rx's like retinoic acid derivative, topical / systemic antibiotics & dermatologist's strong rx's can manage all acne nowadays. Get yourself treated effectively. ...Read more
I'm 41 with acne. It's mostly hormonal, but i noticed it gets really bad when I have a lot of milk in my diet. Can milk cause breakouts?
What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?
Masculinization: Hair pattern is at times hereditary. There could also be hormonal imbalances from normal tissues or abnormal production. You should see your doctor and voice these concerns so it can be diagnosed and corrected. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No way to tell: If you're a female, acne in adult life or severe acne as a teen may tell of a hormonal problem especially if your periods aren't quite right. Most men are maxed-out on testosterone between the ages of 13 and old age, and there's no explaining why one guy gets acne and the next guy doesn't. I was able to stop taking meds for acne at age 50. You can stay clear using meds as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Acne is not caused: By hormonal imbalance, but is a hormonally-related concern. There are no herbs that can treat acne. See a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis, care, and recommendations. The genetics of skin structure and type, in conjunction with hormone changes (usually at puberty, but also with pregnancy) are the "causes" of acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myth: Controlled tests show diet has little to do with acne. With today's rx's, even in a dysfunctional health care system, all acne should be manageable. If your problem is intermittent, a systemic antibiotic begun when a breakout seems imminent may be the cornerstone of effective treatment, perhaps with a topical agent. Good luck. ...Read more
Birth control pills: If the acne is caused by hormone imbalance, the first thing to do is make sure there are no hormonal issues such as thyroid problems that need to be corrected first. Usually, the first line is use birth control pills and add other drugs to block testosterone if the problem is not improved. ...Read more
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