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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
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
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.
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
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
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?
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
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