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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Bc youre put on bcpills while on accutane. can stopping the pills after accutane treatment cause the acne to come back due to change in hormones?

Bc youre put on bcpills while on accutane. can stopping the pills after accutane treatment cause the acne to come back due to change in hormones?

Not the issue: The issue is the destructive nature of Accutane on a fetus. It is not prescribed because it helps the Accutane. It is known to produce birth defects if taken during pregnancy. That is why you are asked to avoid pregnancy. Anyone can have a flare of acne after coming off Accutane, or any other time, but it would not be directly related to the BCP. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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. Fawn Winkelman Dr. Winkelman
Family Medicine
7 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Acne on my chin and jawline. Derm prescribed Accutane on first app. Should i try hormonal treatment first?

Acne on my chin and jawline. Derm prescribed Accutane on first app. Should i try hormonal treatment first?

Yes: Acne on the chin and jawline is almost always hormonal. I don't think trying Accutane before other more conservative treatments is a wise decision. Accutane is a great drug and can really help this type of acne but has a lot of risks and side effects. It is best to try other treatment first like creams, lotions, washes, facials, antibiotics, and even birth control pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Jason Lichten Dr. Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
19 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Best acne treatment?

Best acne treatment?

Options exist: Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or dematologist to evaluate your personal options. This may include lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion or prescription skin care. There are many options and you need a regimen tailored to your specific situation and expected results. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Tips on acne treatment?

Tips on acne treatment?

Rx's best: Since you are a female, your physician may be able to identify a mild hormonal problem putting you at extra risk. Over-the-counter stuff is weak. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic if needed (erythromycin might be a good choice if you can tolerate it). Only dermatologists can use the strongest medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti Dr. Luchetti
Dermatology
31 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Acne treatment for the back?

Acne treatment for the back?

Several types: It really depends on the type of acne and severity of the acne. If is is moderate to severe, oral antibiotics with topical treatments prescribed by a dermatologist is necessary. If it is very severe, Accutane may be necessary. It is is mild, topical prescriptions may help alon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is best acne treatment?

What is best acne treatment?

Scientific: It's unfortunate if you're 25 & haven't yet been rx'd effectively. Mildest cases may respond to topical benzoyl peroxide. Next step is topical Clindamycin or something similar, retinoic acid derivative if many blackheads. If not clear in a month or so, a systemic antibiotic for a guy, maybe tetracycline 500 2x/day; for the toughest cases Accutane will clear you tho it's not pleasant. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What is the best acne treatment?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is greenstone acne treatment good ?

Is greenstone acne treatment good ?

Clindamycin: It's pretty good for relatively mild disease, but never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. It's especially good in combination with topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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I need help finding an acne treatment?

I need help finding an acne treatment?

Acne treatment: Dermatologists are experienced at acne management. Find one. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What steps should I take for acne treatment?

What steps should I take for acne treatment?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is the best recommended acne treatment?

What is the best recommended acne treatment?

Rx: If it's worrisome enough to write healthtap, you deserve a 21st century rx. I start with topical clindamycin, with a retinoic acid derivative if there are many blackheads, maybe benzoyl peroxide if not. Nastier acne or if present on the trunk usually requires an appropriate systemic antibiotic as well, and for the deep stuff, dermatologists have the big guns. Should be manageable. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Please describe a good acne treatment for me?

Please describe a good acne treatment for me?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative, topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. Manage as a chronic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Clortrmazole cream as an acne treatment?

Clortrmazole cream as an acne treatment?

Won't help: It's for fungi and won't touch the propionobacteria that cause acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you after two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

Dr. Jaron Mcmullin Dr. Mcmullin
Surgery - Plastics
14 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Is Accutane recommended for acne treatment?

Is Accutane recommended for acne treatment?

For severe cases: Accutane is a very strong but very effective drug for acne. It has potential serious side effects and requires close monitoring. That said, i know multiple patients who have had phenomenal improvements with Accutane that say they would do the treatment over. I recommend you see a local dermatologist for a consultation and more information. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Friedman Dr. Friedman
Dermatology
37 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Possibly: Most patients tolerate the topical benzoyl peroxide in proactiv. However, some may experience irritation and dryness from the active ingredient. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What are side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

What are side effects of roaccutane for acne treatment?

Isotretinoin: potential side effects may include: skin rashes or infections, nosebleeds, bone or joint pain / tenderness., dry eyes w burning, redness & itching, lip inflammation & peeling of skin. Avoiding sun exposure is needed. Less common: depression, headache, suicidal ideations / attempts, nausea/ vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, visual changes. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
26 years in practice
Gandhi Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
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What is the best acne treatment out there for oily skin?

What is the best acne treatment out there for oily skin?

Retinoids: Tretinoin is an ointment or gel that is available prescription only. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How effective is photodynamic therapy for acne treatment?

Can be very effectiv: This can be a very effective modality for short term treatment of acne but may not provide a long term solution. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Louise Andrew Dr. Andrew
Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Does accutane acne treatment cause a lot of side effect?

Does accutane acne treatment cause a lot of side effect?

Yes: and you can easily find them online or on the package insert. Always do that homework before starting any new drug please. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,147 doctors shared insights

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
2,459 doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

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