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Does daily use of smoking weed cause hormonal inbalance leading to acne? I'm on Accutane for 6 months, it helped, but I don't think I found the CAUSE

Does daily use of smoking weed cause hormonal inbalance leading to acne? I'm on Accutane for 6 months, it helped, but I don't think I found the CAUSE

Won't find cause: There isn't a cause to find. Acne just happens. The actual cause is in the complex interplay of a huge number factors. What we do know is that after 50 years of real science, nobody has identified a single lifestyle-related factor -- even touching the lesions or poor hygiene or eating chocolate -- that much increases risk. Anyone telling you otherwise is misleading you. ...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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I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

I am a woman in my 30's with acne.  Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period?  What hormones cause this?

Progesterone: As discussed the shift in Progesterone along with aerogels gave this effect. One treatment option is vitamin b6 which when taken one week prior to period may have positive effect on menstrual flares of acne.Another option is gugulipid, an indian herb which effects cholesterol and trigylerides and has been shown to be safe for acne. ...Read more

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I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

I am a woman in my 30's with acne.  Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period?  What hormones cause this?

Adult acne in women: Very often there is a type of adult acne that women see, especially around the neck and jaw/chin. It may be related to the ration of estrogen to Progesterone that changes during the menses. See a dermatologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes acne?

What causes acne?

See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones. ...Read more

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What causes acne?

What causes acne?

Various causes: Acne is based in hair follicles. Secretion of oil glands, dead skin cells and a bacteria( proprionobacterium acnes) within a hair follicle trigger a cascade of signals in your body that leads to inflammation: ie. The red bumps and pus bumps of acne. Hormone levels and stress can contribute to acne and possibly dairy, but greasy foods and chocolate have not been proven to make acne worse. ...Read more

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What causes acne?

What causes acne?

Hormones, diet?: Androgens ("male hormones" such as testosterone) are clearly implicated in causing acne. There is good circumstantial evidence that high glycemic index diet plays a role, too. Hunter/gatherer people rarely have problems with acne until adopting high glycemic index "western" diets. Hormones in dairy may be another source. ...Read more

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What causes acne?

What causes acne?

Hormones: Despite pop claims, cleanliness, diet, and fitness have little real impact. Around puberty, hormones thicken the outermost layer of the skin, enlarge the sebaceous glands, and invite the acne bacteria to live and cause trouble there. All acne can be controlled nowadays; one possibility for an 18 year old lady is the oral contraceptive pill if you can take and want it. ...Read more

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Does nutella cause acne?

Does nutella cause acne?

Acne: Acne is caused by a bacteria which i believe is a corynebacterium. It is predominantly caused by one bacterium. ...Read more

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What could cause my acne?

What could cause my acne?

Your changing body: I hope you welcome the changes that turn you from a child into an adult. The chemical chaos often produces an environment in which the oils and bacteria that cause acne flourish. Thankfully, all acne is manageable today, and it's wrong for anyone to deny you the cheap, effective treatments that are available. ...Read more

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What food causes of acne?

What food causes of acne?

Sugars: Too many carbohydrates change the chemistry in your body and can lead to acne. Another food problem is food allergy, and toxins in food (for instance bromine in proceeded foods can cause acne). ...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