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Why my acnes only come out around the cheek n chin? And there are none in the t-zone. Is it because of hormonal changes or anything else?

Why my acnes only come out around the cheek n chin? And there are none in the t-zone. Is it because of hormonal changes or anything else?

Sometimes: Sometimes you only have abnormal oil glands on certain areas of your face. I have patients who have acne on one cheek. Hormones are part of the problem. ...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 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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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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How to treat hormonal acne?

How to treat hormonal acne?

Rx: The two ways to approach this are with a medicine called spironolactone which has antiandrogenic effects or with certain oral contraceptive pills like ortho-tricyclen. Spironolactone is often the better choice for adult women. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hormonal acne?

How can I prevent hormonal acne?

Anti-androgens: Taking anti-androgens such as Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or yazmin or spironolactone can help. Also birth control pills help to regulate hormone levels which can stabilize their influence on acne formation. ...Read more

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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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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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Has anyone taken spirolactone for hormonal acne?

Has anyone taken spirolactone for hormonal acne?

Androgen blocker : Spironolactone blocks androgen effects on certain receptor cells. If your acne is due to excess testosterone, and you're a female, then it may help. ...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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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