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Facial acne. On loestrine 24 fe birth control. Acne aggravated due to birth control?

I have been taking loestrine 24 fe for nearly 5 months and my acne has worsened over time. It is always in the same place (on the sides of my face closer to my chin ). I noticed last month that my acne cleared significantly when I was on my placebo pills for the four days. Is this a good indicator that the birth control is aggravating my acne?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Hi ,

Thanks for writing in.

Acne is a hormonal disorder.

Birth control pills can aggravate acne.

When untreated or improperly treated acne can cause pigmentation and ugly scars on face.

Acne on chin are due to hormonal imbalance.

You should apply antibiotic like clindamycin in morning for 2 hours.

Adapalene should be applied at night time.

Washing your face with Himalaya neem face wash would be helpful.

Oral drugs should be taken along with creams.

Please visit a good dermatologist or physician for proper examination and treatment with prescription drugs for acne.

Hope this helps.


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