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How To Get Rid Of Acne Caused By Hormones
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
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
Scientific Rx: Enjoying your body doesn't cause pimples, and whoever told you it did is either grossly ignorant or is trying to manipuate you. If two weeks of topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, get with your personal physician -- you may be a candidate for topical clindamycin, systemic tetracycline, or any of several other meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne: Hard to answer with out knowing what you have tried so far. ...Read more
Stepwise approach: Avoidance of injury, pressure, massage, silicone gel sheeting, steroid injections, 5fu (fluorouracil) injections, surgery and/or radiation therapy are used in the management of keloids (roughly in that lprogression). Laser therapy is controversial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fade cream: Fade cream is used to fade hyperpigmented areas but should be applied only on the area. If that does not work consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
Deal w underlying : Stress. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Consider ginger. ...Read more
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more
Chocolate not cause: Pimples/acne are not caused by chocolate, they are caused by excess secretion of oils from skin glands triggered by increase in androgenic hormones (esp. In adolescence) that are then blocked at the pore openings and cannot drain. Often they get infected and inflammed. ...Read more
Information: Stop waxing and the marks should disappear. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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