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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

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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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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Baby is 7mo old & i have acne like a teenager. When do hormone levels finally even out postpartum?

Baby is 7mo old & i have acne like a teenager. When do hormone levels finally even out postpartum?

Acne postpartum: Postpartum acne has variable outcome. See your doctor for active treatment. Options for treatment are greater once breast feeding has been discontinued ...Read more

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Ever since on klonopin (clonazepam) developed cystic acne. Hormone levels all normal. Side effect of klonopin (clonazepam)?

Ever since on klonopin (clonazepam) developed cystic acne.  Hormone levels all normal.  Side effect of klonopin (clonazepam)?

Unlikely: Klonopin (clonazepam) is not known to cause acne. If anything, by decreasing anxiety, Klonopin (clonazepam) would help any stress factor that might play a role in physical health. Best to see a dermatologist for acne treatment. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Developed adult acne related to hormone replacement. Testosterone estrogen levels low. Use clindamycin 1% and not helping. What can I use?

Developed adult acne related to hormone replacement. Testosterone estrogen levels low. Use clindamycin 1% and not helping. What can I use?

Ideas: 1st of all-your hormone levels may not b checked accurately. Blood levels don't work for topicals. Sounds like u need hormones adjusted. If that doesn't help sometimes a course of antibiotics (doxycycline or Minocycline ) can help treat acne. It really sounds like you are getting too much hormone. ...Read more

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What are the direct cause of high testosterone & hormonal changes which is causing me bad acne. How to control the levels, should I stop masturbating!?

What are the direct cause of high testosterone & hormonal changes which is causing me bad acne. How to control the levels, should I stop masturbating!?

Scientific Rx: At age 25, you won't be able to go without enjoying your body -- you won't be able to focus or get to sleep. And it has nothing to do with your acne. It's regreettable that your acne has been neglected this long. If it's severe, start topical benzoyl peroxide and phone your physician like a man. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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