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Do All Birth Control Combined Pills Make My Face To Have Pimples
Acne: Several can help yoour face. See your doc. ...Read more
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
Does taking birth control pills help clear up your skin...Especially acne of the face? Im currently on a low hormone birth control?
Yes: Birth control pills will increase a protein in your blood wich wil bind up the free testosterone in your blood. This decrease in free testosterone decreases acne. Certain pills also contain the abillity to block the conversion of testosterone to its active form in the skin further enhancing the anti-acne effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Came off birth control after 10 years due to migraine aura, now have bad acne/spots on face - how can I stop them w/o going back on progest only pill?
Dermatologist : It is true that combined oral contraceptive pills can provide some benefit for acne. The best treatment though for our prescribed by dermatologist. These medications are even more effective than oral contraceptives. Consider seeing a dermatologist to evaluate your options ...Read more
Hx cystic acne on face. Well controlled with birth control pills, but comes back if i go off/switch types. Any other tx options if planning pregnancy?
How long does it take for birth control to start clearing acne? It's been 4 months and no change in my face. I take Mono-Linyah.
Acne: have your primary doctor give you some strong benzoyl peroxide. Or use the 10% over the counter products. Wash your face with this. You also need to use clindamycin wipes or cream to the area. You should have seen some changes in four months and you can't rely on the hormonal therapy to control the process. You can always try proactiv. This works is many folks. ...Read more
Often: It's unpredictable. Keep your physician informed. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm om birth control pills for a yr now.but i still have to use differin (adapalene) xp bcoz my pimple still keep appearing.why is that?it should dissapppear now.
How do you get rid of red/purple blotchy marks on face from acne? I havent had acne in years, but marks still there. Could birth control be the cause?
What causes acne to cause parts of the face to swell up? (Like whole cheek, lips, and forehead)
Birth control is not completely preventing it.
I clean my face every morn and night,use clean makeup brushes,wash bedsheets, but still have breakouts weekly.Could birth control help hormones &zits?
30, pcos, always having acne on face do I have sensitivity of target cells to androgens or other hormones ?Tried antibiotics, birth control, no relief.
Metformin: Glucophase/ metfomin will help......Get a more detailed answer ›
Tryin to conceive. Stopped takin birth control pill, i.E.Ginette, but now have big red pimples/acne in neck, on jaw & my back.What can I do?
PCOS: You may have polycystic ovary syndrome. This may also cause some changes in hormone levels that may cause irregular cycles, some male type hormones that cause abnormal hair growth, acne, or other abnormal patterns with your period. Some people report weight changes and other symptoms. You should monitor your cycles for a couple of months to see if there is a pattern. ...Read more
I am experiencing excess vellus hair growth, worsened acne, easy bruising and scarring, spider veins nearly from head to toe with new ones appearing daily. I am constantly tired. I am on birth control and spironolactone(only recently).
What does it mean i get a pimple in the same spot twice or in the same area multiple times?My dr. Rec. Birth control for my out of control breakouts.
I have a pimple in my armpit. It's red, tender & hurts when I touch it. I use birth control so idk if it's causing it & what should I do if it has pus?
Common: Pimple/abscess in armpit is common. Moisture, warmth & abundant hair follicles make the area more susceptible. U shd use Advil (ibuprofen) and keep the area clean and dry. Avoid using deodorants and do not cause further trauma by shaving etc. if pain increasing and infection spreading u may need antibiotics- see ur doc. Topical antibiotic like polysporin (OTC) may prevent spread. OCs do not cause this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have herpes? I had oral and vaginal sex sunday then monday i noticed a red bump right on the edge of my lip. It was really sore (as most of my pimples have been since i went on birth control). I tried to pop it the other day and very little puss came
Yes, some do: Please look up the name of the drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginformation.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py). ...Read more
Often times they can: You need a work up of the acne, at your age you should usually not be having that problem, more common in younger pts, you need blood work to check testosterone nad dheas levels and other tests, but teh pill can bind much if the free circulkating testosterone so it doesn't egt to teh skin to help cause acne and at your age u should be on loloestrin the lowest dose pill 10 mcg estrogen- safer. ...Read more
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