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Ive been dealing with acne my whole life, i have a strict vegan diet, only use natural products and nothing works. how can i deal with hormonal acne?

Ive been dealing with acne my whole life, i have a strict vegan diet, only use natural products and nothing works. how can i deal with hormonal acne?

Acne: Acne peaks at 15-16 so luckily your hormonal acne shouldn't be around after young adult years! You can continue a great lifestyle and add Benzoyl peroxide 10 % at night. If it gets severe, you can be referred to a dermatology MD for scripted meds to manage. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Is acne hormonal?

Is acne hormonal?

Yes: Ignore anything you read online about acne physiology, alleged subtypes, guessing underlying causes. All acne is manageable today. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is my adult acne be hormonal?

Is my adult acne be hormonal?

Yes: Most acne is actually tied up with the hormones. The real question is, "if i'm a woman, do I show other signs of too many male hormones? Male or female, do I show other signs of cushingism?" if yet, get worked up. In any case, acne's manageble with scientific rx. Good luck. ...Read more

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Some good ways to treat hormonal acne?

Some good ways to treat hormonal acne?

Scientific Rx: All acne is hormonal in spite of what anyone else may tell you. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need prescription-strength rx from your physician. It's a chronic disease you'll need to manage until it self-cures. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat my hormonal acne?

Is there a way to treat my hormonal acne?

Birth control: Birth control pills or antibiotics can both work on hormonal acne. Either are to be used in combination with topical medications which decrease bacteria and unclog pores where acne forms.Antibiotics are not used at the same time as oral contraceptives because they may decrease the effectiveness of the ocs. ...Read more

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What are good hormonal acne home remedies?

What are good hormonal acne home remedies?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is your mainstay over-the-counter remedy. You'd be wise to use it when you expect or have a flare. If you must use a "pop"/"holistic" treatment, try cider vinegar. Tea tree oil is a moderately strong estrogen and can make acne regress; some men have grown breasts using it. Lemons, honey etc. Will disappoint you. ...Read more

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How do you tell if acne is hormonal or diet related?

How do you tell if acne is hormonal or diet related?

Keep a diary: Hormonal acne is often associated with acne lesions along the jawline & sides of face, hormonal changes (e.g. Menstrual cycle, abnormal periods, etc), & sometimes unwanted hair growth. Few dietary causes of acne are substantiated by research studies. Dairy is one of the few research-supported causes of acne. Keep a diary of your breakouts, menstrual cycle, & diet. Consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can be done to determine if you have hormonal acne?

See endocrinologist: If you think acne is hormonal certain hormones can be checked so consider seeing endocrinologist for eval. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medication is prescribed in case of severe hormonal acne?

Please answer! what medication is prescribed in case of severe hormonal acne?

The hard stuff: All acne is tied up with hormones. For severe acne, if you are offered isotretinoin, consider accepting it, though it's not for the faint-hearted. If you're a woman, even severe acne may clear on the oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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Is acne all hormonal? Ever since i started a new bc I have acne for a year now. What can I do to resolve this?

Is acne all hormonal? Ever since i started a new bc I have acne for a year now. What can I do to resolve this?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Why my acnes only come out around the cheek n chin? And there are none in the t-zone. Is it because of hormonal changes or anything else?

Why my acnes only come out around the cheek n chin? And there are none in the t-zone. Is it because of hormonal changes or anything else?

Sometimes: Sometimes you only have abnormal oil glands on certain areas of your face. I have patients who have acne on one cheek. Hormones are part of the problem. ...Read more

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How to treat hormonal acne?

How to treat hormonal acne?

Rx: The two ways to approach this are with a medicine called spironolactone which has antiandrogenic effects or with certain oral contraceptive pills like ortho-tricyclen. Spironolactone is often the better choice for adult women. ...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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Has anyone taken spirolactone for hormonal acne?

Has anyone taken spirolactone for hormonal acne?

Androgen blocker : Spironolactone blocks androgen effects on certain receptor cells. If your acne is due to excess testosterone, and you're a female, then it may help. ...Read more

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I have hormonal chin acne and nothing works, help?

I have hormonal chin acne and nothing works, help?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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When will hormonal acne stop? Right after puberty is over?

When will hormonal acne stop? Right after puberty is over?

Probably, but see MD: Normally it decreases pretty soon after puberty, but can continue well into age 20 and above. In the modern era, no teen should put up with untreated acne, especially if there are more or less continuous lesions or if there are any pits or scarring as a result. Easy treatment, such as a daily antibiotic pill, usally is effective. Don't wait for end of puberty -- discuss with your doctor now. ...Read more

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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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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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