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Doctor insights on: Foods For Hormonal Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...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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Can diet modifications help treat regular headaches due to spironolactone? Current dosage of spironolactone- 150mg per day for hormonal acne.

Can diet modifications help treat regular headaches due to spironolactone? Current dosage of spironolactone- 150mg per day for hormonal acne.

Not so much: It depends if your headaches are due to BP decreasing when taking you spironolactone as you are young and likely have low bp. I can't say this for sure without knowing your blood pressure readings. So diet wouldn't help unless you increased you sodium intake to increase you blood pressure, which i would never ever recommend. I would consider discontinuing the your spironolatone if this continued. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal teas for female hormonal acne?

Are there any effective herbal teas for female hormonal acne?

Get a real Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength treatment. If you are offered the oral contraceptive pill, consider using it despite the modest risks -- there are also other health benefits. ...Read more

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Is their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?

Is their a treatment for harmonal acne and irregular menses (very late) other than birthcontrol pills?

See derm: There are definitely treatments for acne other than birth control pills. A dermatologist has the best and latest information on treatment for acne. Birth control doesn't work for everyone as far as preventing acne. Don't live with it, as there are successful treatments if it's truly bothering you! ...Read more

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Is there any natural way (except for taking hormone pills )to produce more female hormones and treat hormonal imbalance?

Is there any natural way (except for taking hormone pills )to produce more female hormones and treat hormonal imbalance?

Negative "feedback": Well, this answer may qualify as "negative feedback", but actually that is what happens when one takes exogenous hormones, the endocrine system actually shuts down production of the natural hormone. So, no there is no good way to make more hormones except weight gain in which fat actually converts androstenedione to estrone an active estrogen which is NOT recommended. ...Read more

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Any other treatment for correcting irregular menses (late) plus acne other than bc pills. Dont tellme Accutane as its only for acne not for menses?

Any other treatment for correcting irregular menses (late) plus acne other than bc pills. Dont tellme Accutane as its only for acne not for menses?

Spironolactone: Some women produce more androgen hormones than needed. Anti-androgens like spironolactone block androgen receptors in the body, preventing cells from absorbing androgen hormones. Simply, spironolactone limits hormonal fluctuations that can contribute to acne breakouts. Hormones, specifically androgens, have been linked to the development of acne. ...Read more

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Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

Could honey work for clearing acne and acne scarring?

No: This is a cruel internet hoax. Acne severe enough to cause scarring needs to be seen, and should have been managed, by your personal physician. Make the phone call now. ...Read more

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Is it possible for aloe vera to work for acne and acne scars?

Is it possible for aloe vera to work for acne and acne scars?

No: Please forgive my frankness. If you continue to explore worthless internet / 'pop' remedies, you'll just end up with more scars that you'll have for life. Acne sufficient to produce scarring is a problem that will require your physician's intervention. It's not related to your lifestyle or diet. Make the phone call to your doctor now. A few specialists can help some with deep scars. ...Read more

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Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

Would Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Accutane be better to treat hormone related morderate-severe acne? Its mainly all pimples and black marks.

See your MD: Consider Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) trial for two months if your doctor approves. If you go on accutane, you must use some dependable method of birth control (pregnancy prevention) as Accutane may cause birth defects if you get pregnant...Please see your doctor for the best advice... ...Read more

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Can there be a natural treatment for seborriac dermatitis, vitamins, diet etc?

Can there be a natural treatment for seborriac dermatitis, vitamins, diet etc?

Natural IS best here: If you are responsible for the health of someone with seborrheic dermatitis, you have a duty to make scientific, evidence-based medicine available. Ironically, the stuff that works (topical zinc, sulfur, and/or selenium) are all offered as "holistic alternative" remedies for other illnesses. Often with a bit of a mild glucocorticoid, this is manageable. All else is adjuncts. ...Read more

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Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Not the key: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. You're wasting your time if you try to clear yourself with 'pop' experiments. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your physician for something to add. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins that promote healthy skin for men with acne and acne marks?

Vitamins for Acne.: Zinc. But most importantly, work on diet to reduce acne. Avoid sugar, grains, vegetable oils, legumes, and dairy. ...Read more

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Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Which are the best medical creams for removing acne and acne spots?

Benzoyl peroxide: This or retinoic acid are the mainstay of acne treatment. If they do not clear you, as happens maybe 50% of the time, your physician can add something that will. ...Read more

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Hi Can men's use yugurt and turmeric paste mask for acne..?

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Can men's use yugurt and turmeric paste mask for acne..?

Acne mask: no promises on effectiveness but your gender does not preclude you from doing it ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more