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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the TOP best birth control pill for Acne ? Just as effective as Diane35? I'm on Bellara is this one very effective?
Many option: There may be several good options for you to use as an alternative to your curent method of contraception. It would be important to know your medical history, your future goals pertaining to fertility, and what you have used in the past. Your doctor can review these things with you and help you make a good decision. ...Read more
Acne: The birth control pills most probably helped to keep your hormonal balance and prevented the acne. You could go back to the birth control pills. Also decrease the use of moisturizers in your skin. If you can buy witch hazel, this will work as an astringent and dry your face a little more. Consult also with a dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Is Valette very similar to Diane35 birth control pill? Are both equally effective to treat mild acne?
Depends on person: Acne treatment varies with the individual, no two are alike (this applies to almost any disease and treatment for a disease or condition, otherwise every disease would only have one treatment option). Try and see if the one you have works. It may take a few months. Then consider trying the other if you are not happy with the result. Neither will work as well without good skin care ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to it. Could you recommend a safe birth control pill that will also help treat my acne?
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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