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Which hormone causes acne in males?

Which hormone causes acne in males?

Testosterone and dhe: Acne can be seen in men of all ages due to hormonal fluctuations. Improving the acne is good skin care, improving your diet (eat low glycemic, more fruits and veggies rather than refined foods, decreasing dairy) and the use of peels or lasers depending on how severe it is. You have Accutane as an option but only for severe acne. ...Read more

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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 my adult acne be due to hormones?

Can my adult acne be due to hormones?

Maybe: It's moot. If you're a woman and your periods are irregular, or if you are either gender and have strong evidence of Cushingism, I'll give you a definite maybe that you have a hormonal disturbance. Most adults with acne have no demonstrable hormonal troubles -- I was able to stop taking Rx at age 50 -- and you'd do best to manage it just as a teen would. Benzoyl peroxide and maybe prescription Rx. ...Read more

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Are my elevated hormone levels the cause of this acne?

Are my elevated hormone levels the cause of this acne?

No way to tell: If you're a female, acne in adult life or severe acne as a teen may tell of a hormonal problem especially if your periods aren't quite right. Most men are maxed-out on testosterone between the ages of 13 and old age, and there's no explaining why one guy gets acne and the next guy doesn't. I was able to stop taking meds for acne at age 50. You can stay clear using meds as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do about hormone testing for acne! please help!?

What to do about hormone testing for acne! please help!?

Limited use: In a woman, significant acne may warn of an underlying disturbance in hormones; it prompts the workup in hope of perhaps identifying an underlying cause of this and other health issues. Treat the acne as you would ordinarily, with a topical such as benzoyl peroxide and perhaps a supplemental Rx like an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is hormone responsible for acne at age 37years female?

What is hormone responsible for acne at age 37years female?

Testosterone?: You'll probably also get answers from specialists but just in case... I've heard that a slightly higher than usual relative testosterone level in women around your age can do it. Ask your doctor if a blood test can be done to decide tx if necessary. Best! ...Read more

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Can your diet affect how much acne you have or is it all hormones?

Can your diet affect how much acne you have or is it all hormones?

Diet does little: Despite "pop" ideas, diet has little or no impact on acne. I was surprised, too, but the scientific work is consistent. All acne is manageable with today's medications. If you have asked here, it's time you get treated effectively. Please get with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have adult acne due to flucuating hormone levels?

Is it possible to have adult acne due to flucuating hormone levels?

Absolutely: This is true whether you are a man or a woman, and there's no predicting when a flareup make take place, though for some women it is monthly. Anything from sunlight to a meal rich in iodine can trigger acne as well. Fortunately, it's almost always manageable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi! does changing birthcontrols cause acne until your body adjusts to the new hormones? And how long until it adjusts?

Hi! does changing birthcontrols cause acne until your body adjusts to the new hormones? And how long until it adjusts?

Sometimes: Depending on what birth control you which to/from you may or may not experience side effects such as acne; the mix of hormones in "the pill" can vary greatly. Wait 30-90 days between the switch to really determine if the new birth control is going to work with your body chemistry. ...Read more

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Ive been getting acne like cray, my diet is clean, had hormone test it was norm, what else could be causing such problem?

Ive been getting acne like cray, my diet is clean, had hormone test it was norm, what else could be causing such problem?

Genetics and hormone: What is your menstrual and pregnancy history? Family history? Meds? Supplements? Birth control? Some birth control hormones cause acne in genetically predisposed women. Adult women with acne usually respond best to oral SPIRONOLACTONE which counters androgenic [male-type] hormones. Most of these women have normal blood tests. They respond this way to hormones which cause no acne in other women. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...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