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Adult acne what causes this?

Adult acne what causes this?

Hormones.: Adult acne is often a sign of hormonal changes within the body. Medications can do it too. In general, it is more difficult to treat than simple teenage acne, so you'd best see your dermatologist, who will prescribe a treatment regimen, and if necessary, run some tests to rule out internal hormonal problems. ...Read more

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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What causes adult sudden acne?

What causes adult sudden acne?

Hormones: Hormones are a major factor but it always has to do with oil glands working abnormally. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of adult acne in males?

What are the causes of adult acne in males?

ADULT MALE ACNE: Steroids can cause and aggravate acne. Certain medications you may be taking. Excessive milk and dairy products. Nuts! stop nuts and chocolate. Then send me a thank-you note. ...Read more

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What conditions cause acne and weight gain in adults?

What conditions cause acne and weight gain in adults?

Rule out...: Any cause of cushingism, including glucocorticoid medications. Medications including lithium, iodides and bromides. Any cause of extra androgen in a woman. ...Read more

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Can junel birth control cause adult acne?

Can junel birth control cause adult acne?

Yes.: It's a possible side effect of the progestin component of the pill, in this case, it's the norethindrone. Birth control medication containing progestins have this possible side effect because of the androgenic properties of this component. ...Read more

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Does unhealthy food cause or inflame adult acne? Resulting in pimples or anything. My dermatologist says it seems play a huge factor?

Does unhealthy food cause or inflame adult acne? Resulting in pimples or anything. My dermatologist says it seems play a huge factor?

Yes, in some people: Some people are especially reactive to dairy products -- there could be others. This is not the same as an acute allergic response, but food intolerance can show up in many kinds of symptoms, including skin manifestations. Ask your dermatologist what suggestions s/he has for you in particular. ...Read more

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Prescribed 500mg cephalexin for my adult cystic acne 4x day for 14days, then twice daily. Will this cause much side effects for me? & will this work?

Prescribed 500mg cephalexin for my adult cystic acne 4x day for 14days, then twice daily.  Will this cause much side effects for me? & will this work?

Probably No & No: It probably won't cause significant side effects. If you truly have cystic acne, its a bit of a long shot, and you would probably be better served by starting accutane. ...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?

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

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Does humidity cause acne?

Does humidity cause acne?

Humidity and Acne: Humidity itself shouldn't cause acne. However, humidity couple with sweating and soiling of your skin more than usual certainly could worsen acne if you are already acne-prone. Cleansing with an appropriate agent that will avoid over-cleansing and stripping your skin of the correct amount of oils is important to do twice daily. ...Read more

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What causes acne in women?

What causes acne in women?

Excess testosterone: All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies. An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne. ...Read more

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What can cause facial acne?

What can cause facial acne?

Facial Acne: Are you just trying to learn about Acne at 49? thats great. Here is a link below to start your education on Acne https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne ...Read more

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How can address adult acne?

How can address adult acne?

Find the cause: Adult acne results from a different combination of issues ranging from hormonal imbalances to problematic skin care routines. In females, it is often very helpful to evaluate the hormones and see if there is something that can be adjusted to help clear the acne. The acne routines for adults are often quite different than what is given for teenagers. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more