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What is the best birth control for treating acne?

What is the best birth control for treating acne?

Helps acne: Birth conrol pills are helpful for acne only while you are taking them.They do not clear acne completely and the response is variable. Ortho tricyclen is a traditional choice. Other birth control can be used. Topical medications will still be necessary and if it is severe Accutane may need to be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

Low androgen pill: Androgens are a group of hormones associated with "male traits", acne, hormone-related scalp hair loss, & hair growth in unwanted areas (e.g. facial) in women. Birth control pills contain a Progesterone (androgen) & often estrogen component. Pills with a low or anti- androgen Progesterone component (e.g. Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Yasmin, etc) are often helpful for hormone-related acne. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is used for the best birth control?

What is used for the best birth control?

IUD/Implant is best!: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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What is the best birth control (most effective)?

What is the best birth control (most effective)?

Birth Control: 1) abstinence - but fails a lot 2) hysterectomy - but a little invasie 3) the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud - with a failure rate of about 1/2000 its even better than having your tubes tied, which still fails at a rate of 1/200 (true!). ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method for teens?

What  is the best birth control method for teens?

The one u will use: The best control is the one you will use. Different people will make different choices. There are lots of options. I prefer options where teens don't have to remember something daily. Mirena (levonorgestrel) or paragard iuds are great. Implanon is a small insert that goes in your arm that can last up to 3 yrs. The depoprovera shot is once every 3 months. The pill, patch and NuvaRing are other options. ...Read more

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What are the best birth control pills for acne?

What are the best birth control pills for acne?

Depends on your acne: Topical tretinoin, oe adapalene are good for black comedones. Topical antibiotics are good for white comedones. If the combination of topicals are not effective and adding an oral antibiotic does not help either, consider Accutane which is oral isotretinoin ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill that can treat pcos?

What is the best birth control pill that can treat pcos?

Varies: Almost any birth control pill will regulate the cycle in women with pcos. For many women, the very low dose pills are more likely to result in spotting and breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method for a teen?

Abstinence is 100%: Technically, the best birth control method is abstinence, because it is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. However, if you are sexually active, then a combination of oral contraceptives and barrier protection (e.g., condoms) is the best method of preventing pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about which oral contraceptives would work best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best natural method for treating acne?

What is the best natural method for treating acne?

Adjuncts only: "pop" remedies such as lemon juice, tea tree oil (an estrogen that can give a teenaged boy breasts), apple cider vinegar or sleeping with your face smeared with honey won't help nearly as much as topical benzyol peroxide or the prescription-strength rx's a physician can use if it fails. If a teen doesn't get effective rx because of somebody's superstition, he/she is being done a grave disservice. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill used for women with depression?

What is the best birth control pill used for women with depression?

Progesterone: The one with least Progesterone . This hormone is the most related with depression. If you consider the Progesterone containing iud, Mirena (levonorgestrel) , then you get the least Progesterone in your body. Also, this device has no cumulative drug effect and can be quickly removed if it worsens your depression. Remember, an unwanted pregnancy can be depressing ...Read more

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What birth control is best for me.?

What birth control is best for me.?

Birth control. : The best method is the one that's right for you. There is no best method. Do you smoke? If so, you cannot use the birth control pill or the nuvaring. Is a long acting method a possibility? If so, then Implanon or Mirena (levonorgestrel) might be good. Are you ready for something permament? If so, then essure is an excellent option. It all depends what's important to you. Talk to your obgyn. ...Read more

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What is the next best birth control option, besides for the pills?

What is the next best birth control option, besides for the pills?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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Active. What is the best birth control method for a teen?

BCP : The pill is simple and easy to use and most of them have low incidence of breakthrough bleeding. The maturity of the teenager and how willing is she to take a pill daily has a lot to do as well. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for someone with PCOS and a penicillin alergy?

What is the best birth control pill for someone with PCOS and a penicillin alergy?

Birth control: Oral contraceptives with minimum 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol ( higher doses may be needed in some )and a progestin like desogesterel/drosperinone are used after discussing risks and benefits with patients. Discuss it more with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best options treating for acne scarring?

What is the best options treating  for acne scarring?

Depends on the type: Scar excision, subcision, fillers/fat grafting, tca cross, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels are options for acne scars. These options have various ranges of improvement. For best results, it is better to get the skin surface relatively smooth before using the skin resurfacing procedures. If acne scars are depressed, skin resurfacing may improve the texture, but not the flatness. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...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