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Are regular acne breakouts more common among men then women?

Are regular acne breakouts more common among men then women?

Usually men: Due to the presence of testosterone but the incidence is comparable. Women may experience cyclical breakouts due to menstrual cycle hormone variations. ...Read more

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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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Iam 38y single female still lhave acne .l recive isotretenoin 6month after thate still thereis acne .whate is treatment for me .still regular menses?

Iam 38y single female still lhave acne .l recive  isotretenoin 6month after thate still thereis acne .whate is treatment  for me .still regular menses?

Adult acne: We cannot diagnose or prescribe on Health Tap, but many adult women get good results for acne using spironolactone. You must talk with a live doctor to see if it's appropriate for you. ...Read more

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I'm female,have excessive hair, lots of acne always for 9 years, should I see a dermatologist or endocrinologist? I do not have a regular doc nor ins.

I'm female,have excessive hair, lots of acne always for 9 years, should I see a dermatologist or endocrinologist? I do not have a regular doc nor ins.

Primary care: This suggests polycystic ovarian syndrome which is characterized by irregular periods, excess hair growth and acne. Basic lab tests and an ultrasound study are very useful in making this diagnosis, however if you're unable to afford these, a trial of birth control pills may be helpful. A local family physician or planned parenthood clinic may be able to provide this for you affordably. ...Read more

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What age does teenage acne typically resolve for men? Also why is skin oilier in the summer months?

What age does teenage acne typically resolve for men? Also why is skin oilier in the summer months?

Why do you ask?: it varies tremendously. I was able to stop taking medication for my acne when I was around 50. Acne is a huge social and professional liability and you deserve to be treated scientifically, now. Nothing you did caused your illness and you should not have to endure it any longer. ...Read more

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Is men's sperm really good for skin ? Could it be used as anti blemish and is it really effective on acne problems ? Thanks in advance..

Semen and Skin: Nope. Not at all. I do not know where you got this myth but it is indeed a doozy. Warm water and a gentle soap is the best for your acne. You family doctor based upon your exam may add a medicated wash. But, semen will not be one to use. ...Read more

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Hi Can men's use yugurt and turmeric paste mask for acne..?

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Can men's use yugurt and turmeric paste mask for acne..?

Acne mask: no promises on effectiveness but your gender does not preclude you from doing it ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good skin vitamins for men with acne and acne marks?

Get real Rx: This physician thinks a cheap daily vitamin-and-mineral supplement is a good idea for overall health, especially nowadays. However, acne isn't a nutritional, lifestyle, or hygiene-related disease. It's chronic, serious, and worthy of being cared for by a scientific physician. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest me a good day cream for dry skins (men)? My skin gets itchy after shaving n i'v also some acne and dark circles.Thank you

Can you please suggest me a good day cream for dry skins (men)? My skin gets itchy after shaving n i'v also some acne and dark circles.Thank you

shaving breakouts: All the signs and symptoms you are describing, itching and acne bumps after shaving that are leaving dark marks on your face sound like a condition called psuedofolliculitis barbae. A moisturizer is not going to help much but try something gentle like cetaphil. This condition is stubborn and sometimes difficult to treat. I would recommend you consult a dermatologist to help control the problem. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Can hypothyroidism cause cystic acne in men?

Most likely not: Hypothyroidism causes hair loss, cold intolerance, loose stools but the skin changes are not that dramatic so the risk of causing acne is likely to be low. I would see an endocrinologist an start taking synthriod to become euthyrid. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...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