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Very red inflamed skin w endless acne cysts for 15 yrs. Sometimes 20+ cysts in face at once.finally clearing. Could this be from bigger health issues?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: See a dermatologist

Your acne is hormonal.
Do you have normal menstrual cycles? Birth control? Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone at 100mg a day is probably where you should be. If not responding after a few months, isotretinoin orally for 20 weeks will rescue you. No acne pills should be used if you are pregnant.

In brief: See a dermatologist

Your acne is hormonal.
Do you have normal menstrual cycles? Birth control? Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone at 100mg a day is probably where you should be. If not responding after a few months, isotretinoin orally for 20 weeks will rescue you. No acne pills should be used if you are pregnant.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Acne and acne type rashes can because by many systemic illnesses and other problems most the time acne is isolated issue

In brief: Yes

Acne and acne type rashes can because by many systemic illnesses and other problems most the time acne is isolated issue
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Dr. Frank Kuitems
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