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Changing birth control pill use due to acne. Can you tell me what to use?

Changing birth control pill use due to acne. Can you tell me what to use?

Many option: There may be several good options for you to use as an alternative to your curent method of contraception. It would be important to know your medical history, your future goals pertaining to fertility, and what you have used in the past. Your doctor can review these things with you and help you make a good decision. ...Read more

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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Best birth control pill for acne?

Best birth control pill for acne?

Trial and error: There is no one best bcp for acne. It used to once be considered orthotricycline and it was recommended for this purpose but many other bcp's have this effect. Spironolactone is also occasionally used for hormone responsive acne. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

Low androgen pill: Androgens are a group of hormones associated with "male traits", acne, hormone-related scalp hair loss, & hair growth in unwanted areas (e.g. facial) in women. Birth control pills contain a Progesterone (androgen) & often estrogen component. Pills with a low or anti- androgen Progesterone component (e.g. Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Yasmin, etc) are often helpful for hormone-related acne. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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After getting off my birth control pill, my acne is exploding. How can I mitigate this ?

After getting off my birth control pill, my acne is exploding. How can I mitigate this ?

Acne: The birth control pills most probably helped to keep your hormonal balance and prevented the acne. You could go back to the birth control pills. Also decrease the use of moisturizers in your skin. If you can buy witch hazel, this will work as an astringent and dry your face a little more. Consult also with a dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ever since I stopped taking my birth control pill, my acne has become really bad. Why is this??

Ever since I stopped taking my birth control pill, my acne has become really bad. Why is this??

Acne: Many birth control pills are Utilized to improve acne. It is a side effect of the pills. Since stopping the pills you have lost this beneficial side effect. ...Read more

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Is Valette very similar to Diane35 birth control pill? Are both equally effective to treat mild acne?

Is Valette very similar to Diane35 birth control pill? Are both equally effective to treat mild acne?

Depends on person: Acne treatment varies with the individual, no two are alike (this applies to almost any disease and treatment for a disease or condition, otherwise every disease would only have one treatment option). Try and see if the one you have works. It may take a few months. Then consider trying the other if you are not happy with the result. Neither will work as well without good skin care ...Read more

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What is the TOP best birth control pill for Acne ? Just as effective as Diane35? I'm on Bellara is this one very effective?

Acne indication: I like Ortho Tricyclen for my patients with acne. It has an FDA indication for mild cystic acne. 2 generic equivalents include tri-sprintec and tri-previfem ...Read more

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Would the birth control pill work to treat heavy flow and acne?

Would the birth control pill work to treat heavy flow and acne?

Yes: The pills are great for cycle control, preventing cramps, decreasing acne, preventing anemia from blood loss, and long term decreasing the risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to it. Could you recommend a safe birth control pill that will also help treat my acne?

I had an allergic reaction to it. Could you recommend a safe birth control pill that will also help treat my acne?

What kind: You will need to describe the time it took after taking the bcp before the onset of your allergic reaction and exactly what kind of symptoms did you experience from the bcp. For example is it an itchy skin or something else? ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more