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Hormonal acne around cheeks, jaw line since insertion of copper IUD. Taking DIM estrogen metabolism supplement. Permanent relief?

i am suffering from hormonal acne around the lower cheeks and jaw line that seems to come and go with my cycle. it started, i believe, with a copper IUD device that was in for a year. I had it removed because the breakouts where so bad, and started taking zinc to try and expel the excess copper from my body. i m also taking DIM estrogen metabolism supplement and using natural progesterone cream . how can i get rid of these breakouts??
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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hi..Thanks for your query..
Pimples have a very direct relation with hormonal changes in the body..they might be due to physiological hormonal changes in the body,like during puberty,or due to external/internal hormonal therapies.Since Copper T's release hormones ito bloodstream,you might have the acne mentioned due to it.. Also the other hormonal therapies mentioned, can very well lead to the same cause.
To start with, you should do the necessary investigations and Ultrasonogram of pelvis to find the exact cause of the eruptions.
You can start with Salicylic acid 2% cleansers and use it twice a day to wash your face.Start application of topical clindamycin gels once daily on face.YOu might add on a mild retinoic acid on alternate nights.TMost anti acne therapies dry the skin especially in winter.take care not to make your face very dry and also use oil free gel based moisturizers.
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