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Can hormonal acne only be cured by using birth control?

Can hormonal acne only be cured by using birth control?

No: There a many ways to control acne. Hormonal acne is best treated with oral hormonal therapy like oral contraceptives or spironolactone. To this (or if patient dose not wish use of OC), we add the use of a topical retinoid like adapalene, tazarotene or tretinoin, +/- an oral antibiotic. Talk to your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist specializing in acne treatment to review the best options for you. ...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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Can Accutane cure hormonal acne? im not sure what kind of acne i have but my derm put me on accutane. i always had acne but got worst during menses

Can Accutane cure hormonal acne? im not sure what kind of acne i have but my derm put me on accutane. i always had acne but  got worst during menses

Yes.: Accutane is an effective treatment for acne that hasn't responded to the usual treatments. Just make sure you don't get pregnant while you're taking it, and keep your followup appointments with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Yes acne, ? scars: Homeopathy can work remarkably well for curing acne. As for the "little holes, " that is scar tissue; depending on the type of scarring homeopathy might help but may not help all acne scars; but it's worth a try. There are many other options as well: http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/clearing-embarrassing-acne-scars. ...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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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more