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Doctor insights on: Severe Acne Causes

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I'm wondering can the medicine minocycline for severe acne cause dry mouth?

I'm wondering can the medicine minocycline for severe acne cause dry mouth?

Definitely, yes: Dry Mouth is a known side effect of Minocycline. Talk to your prescribing physician about side effects and medication adjustment. Good luck.

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Can severe acne be caused by cymbalta (duloxetine)? Stopped med 5 days ago. How long will it take to improve?

Can severe acne be caused by cymbalta (duloxetine)? Stopped med 5 days ago. How long will it take to improve?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): I understand your discomfort. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a medication for treatment of depression, it can cause dermatological side effects. Acne is an infrequent side effect of this medication. Please see your psychiatrist for treatment of depression and side effects of Cymbalta (duloxetine) soon.

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Does estrogen dominance cause severe acne?

Does estrogen dominance cause severe acne?

Estrogen and Acne: Acne happens when androgens such as testosterone gets turned into its more potent form called Dht through the action of the enzyme called 5 Alpha retuctase. Dht in the skin then cause sebum production to increase, leading to more oily skin, which clogs pores and results in acne. When your Progesterone levels are normal, this will help to keep your Dht levels down.

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Does lupron (leuprolide) depot cause severe acne?

Does lupron (leuprolide) depot cause severe acne?

No: Lupron (leuprolide) disconnects the association of the brain with the ovaries or the brain to the testicles. This in turn suppresses fsh/lh levels. Subsequently lowering estrogen and testosterone levels.

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Out of Zoloft lamictal and Geodon, which one is most likely to cause severe acne like eruptions?

Out of Zoloft lamictal and Geodon, which one is most likely to cause severe acne like eruptions?

My Guess: Lamictal is associated with severe rash BUT all the meds you asked about can cause rash. Check with the doctor who prescribed the drugs to determine the culprit. Good luck.

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What causes random patches of severe acne?

Infection: Take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg, one tablet twice a day for 3 weeks. It will help.

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What causes a severe acne breakout on the chest?

What causes a severe acne breakout on the chest?

You may never know: Acne often flares without explanation. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least one systemic medication. If you're a female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if it's right for you. Or a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide and a systemic antibiotic for a while may be all you need to get clear. Acne's not curable but eventually remits. Best wishes.

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I watch porn a lot and mastubrates the problem is iam suffering with severe acne from 3years is mastubration causes acne? Is watching porn causes acne?

I watch porn a lot and mastubrates the problem is iam suffering with severe acne from 3years is mastubration causes acne? Is watching porn causes acne?

No relation: If you've got an obsession with erotica that's interfering with the things you need to be doing in the process of becoming an adult, then your physician can be your guide. If dad's a reasonable guy, maybe you can talk with him. Your acne's not caused by your entertaining yourself, and you also owe it to yourself / your family has a duty to have your acne managed scientifically.

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What is the best way to get rid of facial scars caused by severe acne?

What is the best way to get rid of facial scars caused by severe acne?

Facial scars: You can improve the scars with facial resurfacing using laser. I don't think you can get rid of scars completely.

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Can dermablend foundation cause acne? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems

Can dermablend foundation cause acne? It is made for sensitive skin and severe acne and skin problems

Your meds will: The steroids you are on causes worsening acne. See a medspa doctor to help you with clearing this problem. She will start you on laser skin care with prescriptions and products to take between visits.

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I have had pretty severe acne for four years now (I'm 21). Have tried all antibiotics and topical treatments but nothing helps. Possible causes?

I have had pretty severe acne for four years now (I'm 21). Have tried all antibiotics and topical treatments but nothing helps. Possible causes?

Big guns: I'm going to assume your periods are normal and there's not a major hormonal problem. Antibiotics should never be used alone for acne, and even combined with topical Rx are not always effective. You will never find the cause. The disease eventually remits (mine did at age 50) but until then, you must manage it. If spironolactone and the oral contraceptive pill fail, it's isotretinoin. Be brave.

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Can a lot of sugar cause acne, or is there more to it, like your hormones and all? I don't have severe acne, but I get a few pimples now and then. Help

Can a lot of sugar cause acne, or is there more to it, like your hormones and all? I don't have severe acne, but I get a few pimples now and then. Help

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods. You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne.

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I poop once every 3 days. Is that normal? And could that have an indirect impact on the cause of my severe acne? By the way I'm 17 years old

I poop once every 3 days. Is that normal? And could that have an indirect impact on the cause of my severe acne? By the way I'm 17 years old

See dermatologist: Having poop every 3 days is not normal, you should poop once a day. Change in your diet like eating more vegetable, fruits and drinking enough fluids will normalize your poop pattern. It does not have any impact on your acne. consult a dermatologist for your acne.

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I rarely break out but I just got severe acne all over my nose and nowhere else. The internet says it is heart related. Are there other causes? 28/F

I rarely break out but I just got severe acne all over my nose and nowhere else. The internet says it is heart related. Are there other causes? 28/F

Not heart related: Acne on the nose are not due to heart disease. Consult this site for home treatment of acne. If that does not help, you may wish to see a dermatologist. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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Is Doxycycline x4m normally prescribed for a 12 yr. Old boy who has mild to severe acne? Doesn't prolong use of abx cause immunity/resistance later?

Is Doxycycline x4m normally prescribed for a 12 yr. Old boy who has mild to severe acne? Doesn't prolong use of abx cause immunity/resistance later?

Yes and no: This is a pretty standard approach to a kid who has reached a stage where oral meds are considered. Some docs use this continuously and some will alternate this med with another, month on/off for both to prevent emergence of resistant strains. This treatment is never done in a vacuum & I suspect the doc has scheduled follow up to decide when /if modifications to the plan are needed.

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Will pantothenic acid help with my severe cystic acne? Will it effect my burthcontrol or cause me to lose weight? Those are two concerns for me.

Will pantothenic acid help with my severe cystic acne? Will it effect my burthcontrol or cause me to lose weight? Those are two concerns for me.

No need for it: It is very unlikely that you are deficient in pantothenic acids and taking it will not help acne. Please consult this site for home treatment for acne. Http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment

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Is hormonal imbalance possible with partial hysterectomy having only both overies that can cause severe blackheah/, acne issues, oily hair and skin a?

Is hormonal imbalance possible with partial hysterectomy having only both overies that can cause severe blackheah/, acne issues, oily hair and skin a?

Not usually: Unless the remaining ovaries are pathologically producing excess androgens (male hormone) from an enclosed tumor, then no. The ovaries will continue to function post op the same as pre-op unless their vascular connection is compromised during surgery. If there is a hormonal imbalance, the source could be with other endocrine organs such as the adrenal gland.

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