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What causes acne other than hormones and what prevents it?

What causes acne other than hormones and what prevents it?

Diet, occlusion: Many factors can aggravate acne including sugar, whey, milk, .Thick occlusive pomades can clog the pores and cause acne. Sweating can also be a factor. Even medications containing high doses of iodine can occasionally bring out acne. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

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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What are sure-fire ideas that will help prevent or get rid of acne that are caused by adolescent hormones?

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

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What can you do to prevent or get rid of hormonal acne?

What can you do to prevent or get rid of hormonal acne?

Oral medications: Usually hormonal acne that is unresponsive to topical medications and antibiotics need systemic therapy with birth control pills and or spironolactone. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hormonal acne?

How can I prevent hormonal acne?

Anti-androgens: Taking anti-androgens such as Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or yazmin or spironolactone can help. Also birth control pills help to regulate hormone levels which can stabilize their influence on acne formation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some way to clear up or prevent hormonal acne?

Can you tell me some way to clear up or prevent hormonal acne?

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

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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 more

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Can a hormone imbalance be the?Cause of acne?

Can a hormone imbalance be the?Cause of acne?

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 more

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What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

What are the causes of acne? Any tips to prevent acne & oily skin?

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 more

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Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?

Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?

Acne: Acne, in general is not a hormonal imbalace except in women who have pcos. As such you should see your gynecologist or a gynecological endocrinologist for evaluation of your hormonal levels. ...Read more

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How to treat (by means of consuming natural products or herbs) acne caused by imbalanced hormones ? ( a: 21 g: male)

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

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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?

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?

Try limiting : More than five servings of dairy (milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, etc.) may increase acne breakouts in some women. Try to control your dairy intake for a few weeks and see if the acne improves. ...Read more

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What causes acne & facial hair in women in their 30's? Too many hormones or not enough and what to do about it?

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

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Which hormone causes acne in males?

Which hormone causes acne in males?

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 more

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Are my elevated hormone levels the cause of this acne?

Are my elevated hormone levels the cause of this acne?

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

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Which herbs can treat the hormonal imbalance that causes acne?

Which herbs can treat the hormonal imbalance that causes acne?

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 more

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What foods can cause acne breakouts and what could I do to prevent it?

What foods can cause acne breakouts and what could I do to prevent it?

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

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Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Does applying baby powder to your face to prevent oily shine cause any acne problems?

Not your best option: There are better otc and prescription products to help prevent oily shine. Mineral powder sunscreens and make up products are a great way to mattify and protect your skin without clogging you pores and predisposing you to acne. ...Read more

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For acne that is caused by hormonal imbalance. How do you correct the underlying cause?

For acne that is caused by hormonal imbalance. How do you correct the underlying cause?

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

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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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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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