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What is the most effective way to treat acne without any pills?

What is the most effective way to treat acne without any pills?

Topicals: Topical benzoyl peroxide works pretty well, topical retinoic acid derivatives and topical Clindamycin from your physician are pretty good as well. Nobody, especially not the healthtap team, wants to take oral medication or thinks health comes from a pill bottle. But if you have nasty acne & you want real results, we can offer you more than topical stuff. ...Read more

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Are acne pills safe and effective? What kind do you prefer over the counter or in stores/online?

Are acne pills safe and effective? What kind do you prefer over the counter or in stores/online?

Which ones?: It's very difficult to answer broad open ended questions. Let's assume that you're referring to prescription acne medications. By definition, all have to effective to be approved by FDA for use in States. There has to be some level of safety too. However, some are safer than others. For instance, isotretinoin is safe for female but poses significant birth defect risk. Over-the-counter non-prescrpt ...Read more

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Are creams or pills more effective for treating acne?

Are creams or pills more effective for treating acne?

Acne: It depends on many factors and what you are trying to treat. Please see your dermatologist to have an initial evaluation, especially since I don't think you are 41 and just experiencing Acne. You are likely a very young minor to whom we cannot not offer medical advice. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline 100mg pills effective in treating acne?

Is doxycycline 100mg pills effective in treating acne?

Yep.: Doxycycline is commonly used for acne, along with good skin care practices. If your doctor suggested beginning it at that dose, do it. However, sometimes lower doses can be effective. See http://tinyurl. Com/mdjm9qr ...Read more

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Is Valette very similar to Diane35 birth control pill? Are both equally effective to treat mild acne?

Is Valette very similar to Diane35 birth control pill? Are both equally effective to treat mild acne?

Depends on person: Acne treatment varies with the individual, no two are alike (this applies to almost any disease and treatment for a disease or condition, otherwise every disease would only have one treatment option). Try and see if the one you have works. It may take a few months. Then consider trying the other if you are not happy with the result. Neither will work as well without good skin care ...Read more

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What is the TOP best birth control pill for Acne? Just as effective as Diane35? I'm on Bellara is this one very effective?

What is the TOP best birth control pill for Acne? Just as effective as Diane35? I'm on Bellara is this one very effective?

Acne indication: I like Ortho Tricyclen for my patients with acne. It has an FDA indication for mild cystic acne. 2 generic equivalents include tri-sprintec and tri-previfem ...Read more

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What are the most effective pills to control acne? Is Diane35 safe? Is yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe?

What are the most effective pills to control acne? Is Diane35 safe? Is yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe?

About any: Any combination estrogen / progestin oral contraceptive pill will have about the same effect in suppressing acne. The two you note would fall into that category. If the pill does not have the desired effect then see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are birth control pills taken for acne like Estelle 35-ED/Diane 35-ED just as effective for birth control as other combination pills?

Are birth control pills taken for acne like Estelle 35-ED/Diane 35-ED just as effective for birth control as other combination pills?

Yes: It's perfectly effective as a birth control due to the estrogen. The main difference is that the other hormone is typically a Progesterone in other combination pills. The second hormone in Estelle-35ED is an anti-androgen hormone called cyproterone acetate which decreases the level of androgens you are exposed to/able to respond to and thereby decreasing oily skin and acne. ...Read more

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I'm on Aviane birth control pills and also taking doxycycline for my acne. How much less effective does doxycycline make my birth control? I'm nervous

I'm on Aviane birth control pills and also taking doxycycline for my acne. How much less effective does doxycycline make my birth control? I'm nervous

Antibiotic Guideline: Some physicians will have different opinions but if you look at the evidence and guidelines, the only antibiotic known to affect birth control efficacy is rifampin. Doxycycline should be just fine.

Evidence:
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2007/0415/p1252.html ...Read more

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What treatment should I take for acnes..... I don't wanna use pills I don't like them what should I do?

What treatment should I take for acnes..... I don't wanna use pills I don't like them what should I do?

There are topical me: It all dependson what type and hoe bad the acne is. Speak to your doctor and get evaluated and meds topical can be selected. ...Read more

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Could a acne pill stop your growth?

Could a acne pill stop your growth?

Yes: Isotretinoin is believed to be capable of stopping the growth of long bones if the patient has not achieved his/her full height. This is something to consider in prescribing it. Most acne can be managed either with topical benzoyl peroxide alone, or if more severe or on the trunk, adding a second rx such as systemic tetracycline or any of several others that won't stop growth. ...Read more

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Which pills help keep mild acne away?

Which pills help keep mild acne away?

Suggest topical Rx: If your acne is mild, and confined to your face, you'd do better with a topical such as combination benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. ...Read more

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Can I quit taking pills midcycle? Acne.

Can I quit taking pills midcycle? Acne.

Maybe.: I'm making some assumptions here - that you're talking about antibiotic (not birth control) pills, and that your acne acts up only around the time of your menstrual cycle. In those cases, some people can keep their acne under control by stopping the antibiotic midcycle; but you should only try it with the knowledge and supervision of your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are acne pills that work?

Yes: The herbals and supplements will disappoint you. Your physician has antibiotics for the milder cases and can refer you for isotretinoin; the latter is not cheap, pleasant or risk-free but is very effective. The oral contraceptive pill can end acne if you're a lady who can take it. Spironolactone is the other agent that folks sometimes forget. ...Read more

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Can more serious forms of acne be treated without pills?

Can more serious forms of acne be treated without pills?

Yes: Assuming you have good hygeine there are great topicals and regular chemical peels are very helpful. Blue light or blu/red light using ala is also helpful. Worth a try if you don't want peals but it might take the oral medications too if too far along. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 16 and have acne on my back will having the pill make them stop and go? Please help x

Not necessarily: Acne is a very complex disease and may require a complicated treatment regiment to produce any improvements and may require some time to determine the proper combo atop of treatment modalities. It would be best to meet with a dermatologist to help plan and prescribe a skin care routine with possible oral or topical prescriptions. ...Read more

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Can the pill produce acne?

Yes: In fact, this is fairly common. Get with your physician. Women respond differently to different formulations. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would the pill help clear acne?

Hi docs, would the pill help clear acne?

Often does: If the oral contraceptive pill is otherwise right for a woman, it may also clear acne. Exactly how it works is a minor mystery but is related to its reducing androgenic hormones. Occasionally some versions of "the pill" may make acne flare instead. Trial and error may be required. ...Read more

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Can there be any natural supplement (pill) for acne that works?

Can there be any natural supplement (pill) for acne that works?

Only as adjunct: The oral medications for acne that are actually effective are some of the antibiotics (famously tetracycline) and a vitamin a derivative (isotretinoin). You are welcome to explore different herbal remedies, but don't let this get in the way of treating this serious, chronic, potentially devastating illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any medications (pill type) that helps or gets rid of acne?

Yes: I prefer to start with topicals, but often we need to add oral medications, such as the oral contraceptive pill for women who can take it, and the right macrolide or tetracycline antibiotic. Dermatologists have the big guns such as accutane. Nobody should have to live with bad acne in the 21st century. ...Read more

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What pills for body acne to make it never come back?

Acne: Acne is a multivariable skin disorder. There are many antibiotic pills that help it come under control. A vitamin compound called nicomide may be of benefit. Topicals can also be used. If however, you only want one pill, the one that will give you the most predictable results, Accutane is the one. Unfortunately, it is the pill with the most likely to cause unwanted side effects. Ask your md. ...Read more

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How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

How long do the minocycline pills take to clear my acne?

DependsAnswerDepends: For some people they work and others not at all. If give them a couple of months befor giving up. You must remember the pills alone will never work if you do not have strict hygeine! ...Read more

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What pills are better if you have acne and occasional migraines?

What pills are better if you have acne and occasional migraines?

Treat separately: A host of medications are more or less effective for true migraine, which is brutal and which no one should have to suffer. I start acne treatment with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, and move to an oral antibiotic only if this fails. Good luck and keep up your proactive approach. ...Read more

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Can I take lymecyline (for acne) whislt taking cerelle (the pill)?

Can I take lymecyline (for acne) whislt taking cerelle (the pill)?

In reality: There are no real documented reasons why you can't take these together. Often you will hear doctors report that with any antibiotics you could make birth control pills less effect and use a back up form of birth control. This is really true with rifampin. There is no compelling data for lymecycline and cerelle to not be used together. Best of luck. If worried, review this with your docs ...Read more

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Can the pill Estelle 35ed take more than 3 months to clear up acne?

Can the pill Estelle 35ed take more than 3 months to clear up acne?

Acne: The severity of your acne or hirsutism will determine how long you should remain on treatment. Several months are generally required with continuation for another 3 to 4 months after the acne or hirsutism is controlled. Further treatment with Estelle -35 ED can be initiated if the conditions recur. It is likely that longer treatment will be required for treating the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. ...Read more

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Can I use oratane acne pills in combination with gentle magic facial?

Can I use oratane acne pills in combination with gentle magic facial?

Pills and topicals: The pills should not interfere with your gentle magic facial, but your skin could be more sensitive than usual. Please be careful. ...Read more

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