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Can prenatal vitamins be used to cure acne?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

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.

In brief: No

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.
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dr. Katherine Brown
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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
I would also recommend a diet rich in fruits and veggies (antioxidants), omega three fish oils and probiotics.
Dr. Archibald Miller
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vitamin deficiency

Various deficiencies can result in some skin changes, but they are not usually related to normal vitamin intake.

In brief: Vitamin deficiency

Various deficiencies can result in some skin changes, but they are not usually related to normal vitamin intake.
Dr. Archibald Miller
Dr. Archibald Miller
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