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Doctor insights on: Hormonal Acne Pregnancy

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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can Cerazette mask the pregnancy hormone?

Can Cerazette mask the pregnancy hormone?

No: If you are pregnant, HCG levels will not be suppressed by continued use of hormonal birth control. ...Read more

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Home remedies to control cystic acne?

Home remedies to control cystic acne?

See a dermatologist: Home remedies don't work too well. You can try an over the counter cleanser that contains benzoyl peroxide but that may not be enough. I suggest you see your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness and pink spotting - hormone imbalance?

Breast tenderness and pink spotting - hormone imbalance?

Many possibilities : Including pregnancy. If it continues, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Cetaphil for pregnancy acne safe?

Cetaphil for pregnancy acne safe?

It is soap: Cetaphil does nothing for acne but it is as safe as any soap would be to use. Speak with your doctor about using other types of washes for your acne. ...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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Pcos or mensrual late or harmonal imbalance?

Pcos or mensrual late or harmonal imbalance?

Sorry, can't make : That diagnostic assessment on -line. See your gynecologist to help make the distinction. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds , medical problems or pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could a woman concieve with hormonal imbalance?

Could a woman concieve with hormonal imbalance?

Yes, but it: depends upon what hormones (out of thousands of possibilities) are abnormal and by what extent. That is what your doctor is for; see your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Can different hormones affect a home pregnancy test?

Can different hormones affect a home pregnancy test?

Can I be Pregnant?: Nope. That ambiguous question without any specifics is difficult to answer. But the HCG hormone tested for pregnancy is not the common hormones used in health care for gyn concerns. ...Read more

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Is acne a PMS or early pregnancy sign before missed period?

Is acne a PMS or early pregnancy sign before missed period?

Usually can't tell: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be able to tell in hindsight that your pregnancy symptoms (including acne) were pregnancy and not pms, the distinction can be very subtle. Best wishes either way. ...Read more

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Can hormone fluctuations cause ovarian cancer? Can wild hormone fluctuations due to PMS or birth control pills cause ovarian cancer? .

Can hormone fluctuations cause ovarian cancer? Can wild hormone fluctuations due to PMS or birth control pills cause ovarian cancer?

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No: The cause of ovarian cancer is unknown. But oral contraceptives certainly do not cause it. In fact there is some degree of protection provided in women who have taken oral birth control pills. ...Read more

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Is acne common in early pregnancy?

Is acne common in  early pregnancy?

Yes...: The hormonal changes in pregnancy lead to increases in oil production and can result in acne. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

What can I do to help my pregnancy acne?

Good skin care: Concerns for your babies health trump the skin care. Avoid retinoids in the first trimester. A good skin care regiment is best and the acne may not always be preventable or treatable due to natural hormone alterations. Discuss with your gynecologist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it okey to use salyzap gel for acne during pregnancy?

Is it okey to use salyzap gel for acne during pregnancy?

General rule: Any of the over the counter skin creams or ointments you may use do not contain medicines that will enter your blood in a quantity that would affect baby. This is okay. ...Read more

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What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

What can I do to eradicate painful acne due to my pregnancy?

Acne in pregnancy: There are some tips that may help you in your pregnancy acne. Try to wash gently with a mild cleanser twice a day. Make sure to use an oil free moisturizer. Try not to squeeze or rub your pimples to avoid scarring. Use non comedogenic make up that will not clog your pores. Try to figure out what triggers your acne and avoid those triggers although it may be largely due to hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Does acne normally last for the entire course of a pregnancy?

Does acne normally last for the entire course of a pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy, acne is aggravated by hormonal change. Usually it would be subsided after delivery. ...Read more

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Can there be any home remedies for curing acne during pregnancy?

No: Your physician may offer topical clindamycin. This could be your best choice. Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck. ...Read more

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I am 36 years old. I still have problems with acne. It was much better with pregnancies and when taking the pill. What options do I have?

I am 36 years old.  I still have problems with acne. It was much better with pregnancies and when taking the pill. What options do I have?

Anti androgen, laser: Other logins are drugs which block androgens sich as aldactone, (spironolactone) a water pill or tagamet, a pill used for ulcers. Either can work for a ne, facial hair growth or female hair loss. Laser can also work if you cannot take oral contraceptives.There are many options for topical' medications. ...Read more

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Could acne be a sign of pregnancy?

Could acne be a sign of pregnancy?

Acne: Acne is not diagnostic of pregnancy. Please take a pregnancy test then consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is acne a sign of pregnancy at 6weeks?

Is acne a sign of pregnancy at 6weeks?

Probably Not: Acne is common in pregnancy and without being pregnant and is probably not a sign of pregnancy. Higher levels of androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy acne breakouts. Ask your doctor before taking any acne medication. A number of otc and prescription drugs help clear up acne, but some of the ingredients aren't safe for pregnant women or haven't been well studied in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Any advice on dealing with pregnancy acne?

Options:: If otc products havent' helped, ask your ob/gyn to prescribe a topical wash or gel like benzaclim, that has antibacterial properties, and my help with breakouts. You can try modifying your diet as well, but if nothing works, then try to take comfort in knowing that your skin will return to normal after the baby is born and that your treatment options will be much broader once the baby is born. ...Read more

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Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

Is acne a pregnancy symptom?

Pregnancy & Acne: Pregnancy can trigger acne or make existing adult acne worse. (on the other hand, some women with acne-prone skin report a decrease in breakouts during pregnancy, so you never know.) higher levels of hormones called androgens are at least partly responsible for pregnancy breakouts because they can prompt the sebaceous glands in your skin to get bigger and boost production of an oily substance. ...Read more

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Acne & itchiness on pregnancy?

Acne & itchiness on pregnancy?

Depends: Acne can be from hormones. Itchiness can be caused by several things. If it is dry skin, use moisturizer but if your skin itches especially if it affects your palms or soles of your feet talk to your doctor because it could be more serious ...Read more

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Do women get body acne as a pregnancy symptom?

Do women get body acne as a pregnancy symptom?

Yes: This is fairly common. If you are a lucky mother-to-be, you can talk about it with your obstetrician. A topical medication such as Clindamycin might be the best choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for acne during pregnancy?

Skin care : Concerns with teratogenic effects limit the use of accutane/antibiotics. Even topical medications may be absorbed and should not be used. Frequent cleansing with mild mechanical exfoliation and use of hypoallergenic non-comedogenic moisturizers . Occasional use of fruit acids peels may also help. ...Read more

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For women who have acne, does their acne go away with the hormone changes during pregnancy?

For women who have acne, does their acne go away with the hormone changes during pregnancy?

Not necessarily: In my experience, just like with oral contraceptives, some women will have acne improve during pregnancy, some will have no effect and some will have their acne worsen. ...Read more

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Cetaphil for pregnancy acne safe?

It is soap: Cetaphil does nothing for acne but it is as safe as any soap would be to use. Speak with your doctor about using other types of washes for your acne. ...Read more

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Can I get laser acne removal during pregnancy ?

Can I get laser acne removal during pregnancy ?

ACNE: If you choose to have acne removal by laser you can! but what's the use acne will be a lot during pregnancy due to hormones! ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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