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Causes Acne Other Hormones Prevents
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
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 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
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
Acne: Nobody is completely sure what causes acne. Experts believe the primary cause is a rise in androgen levels - androgen is a type of hormone. Androgen levels rise when a human becomes an adolescent. Rising androgen levels make the oil glands under your skin grow; the enlarged gland produces more oil. Excessive sebum can break down cellular walls in your pores, causing bacteria to grow. ...Read more
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
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