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How do you get rid of acne caused by hormonal imbalance.?

How do you get rid of acne caused by hormonal imbalance.?

As for other acne: Excess androgens in a woman, and extra cortisol in a man, can both produce acne. While you're being worked up and treated, topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day is often plenty. For hyperandrogen in women, eating sensibly, weight reduction and especially aerobic fitness are often very helpful. ...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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What are sure-fire ideas that will help prevent or get rid of acne that are caused by adolescent hormones?

What are sure-fire ideas that will help prevent or get rid of acne that are caused by adolescent hormones?

Scientific Rx: All acne can be managed scientifically. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared things up after two weeks, it's time for a physician office visit. Topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative are likely to be next; systemic rx such as tetracycline 500 2x/day may be required. For tough cases, a dermatology consult is in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent or get rid of hormonal acne?

What can you do to prevent or get rid of hormonal acne?

Oral medications: Usually hormonal acne that is unresponsive to topical medications and antibiotics need systemic therapy with birth control pills and or spironolactone. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hormonal acne- the kind that won't respond to face washing and creams?

How do I get rid of hormonal acne- the kind that won't respond to face washing and creams?

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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How to get rid of cystic acne & getting pimples on face due to hormones.

How to get rid of cystic acne & getting pimples on face due to hormones.

See a dermatologist: How do you know it is hormonal? Pcos? Menstrual history? Meds? Some birth control pills make acne better, some make it worse. The hormone on iud and the injection birth control make it worse. Your dr needs to know these different hormones. Typically spironolactone is best. Some people just need to change their birth control. ...Read more

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Is diane-35 birth control an effective way to get rid of adult hormonal acne?

Is diane-35 birth control an effective way to get rid of adult hormonal acne?

Yes: I prefer ortho-tricyclen, but diane 35 works for acne. Diane-35, however, is being looked at for increased blood clot risk and might not be the ideal choice because of that. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples during your teen years where you produce a lot of hormones?

How to get rid of pimples during your teen years where you produce a lot of hormones?

No way: To get rid of them, but a good dermatologist can treat them. Various treatments like skin cleansing, topical or oral antibiotics, bcp's are used depending upon the particular situation. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of acne caused by the depo shot?

How can i get rid of acne caused by the depo shot?

Acne: Hard to answer with out knowing what you have tried so far. ...Read more

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Does masterbaution cause acne ? What is the best/fastest way to get rid of acne ?

Does masterbaution cause acne ?  What is the best/fastest way to get rid of acne ?

No: Masturbation in no way causes acne. At your age it has a lot to do with hormones and hygiene. Keep your face clean. Benzoyl peroxide face wash is great but can dry your skin out if you don't moisturize enough. If that does not work seek care from your physician for prescription meds. ...Read more

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How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

How to get rid of acne forever? Benzyol peroxide or retin-a can't help n cause my skin to peel off, and acne will come out from the same place again!

Not curable: Dr. Ferguson has given you good advice. You need to accept that acne is not a curable disease but will remit at some unknown time. I was able to stop using meds when i was 50. If you can't tolerate the meds you listed, perhaps a combination of a salicylic acid wash and a topical or systemic antibiotic chosen by your physician, or spironolactone or the oral contraceptive pill will clear you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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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