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Pimples after stopping oral contraceptives. When will this stop?

hi doctor, i was taking oral contraceptives for about 8 months for pcod . when i stopped taking them i started breaking out badly and 9 months after stopping them i am still breaking out. when will this stop?am i breaking out because my hormones are still re adjusting or its simply just acne? i have tried almost everything, benzoyl peroxide , azithral tablets, clindamycin . i am 25 i had acne right from the age of 17. will i ever be cured or i have to learn to live with this forever?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Hi, thanks for posting your query

These break outs are acne . Acne occurs due to multiple factors like hormonal imbalances(PCOD in your case), bacterial proliferation , blockage of pores, stress

In PCOD there is increased tendency to develop acne because of hormonal changes , so certain oral contraceptives benefit both acne and Pcod

There is no cure of acne . It may continue till thirties or even later (But not forever).However it can be kept under control with medications .

You may do the following:

Use a salicylic face wash twice a day
Get your black heads and white heads extracted regularly
DO not press or pick acne
You may take a few sessions of salisylic peels
Apply Retinoic acid cream at night
Noncomedogenic sunscreen during the day

Consider using isotretinoin or hormonal treatment (contracetives) by a dermatologist's advise

Hope this solves your query
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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