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Severe acne problem. Not cured by medicine. Could it be due to hormonal imbalance? Any cure?

Hi, just want to ask about hormonal imbalance. I am 20yrs old and have a severe acne . I had been treating them for 7yrs now by using antiacne creams, facial washes, etc and none of them worked. So i think hormonal imbalance is the reason why i am experiencing this kind of disease. How can i cure them? Do i have to see an OBgyn here in my place?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Severe acne could be due to hormonal derangement. In such cases, usually there are complaints of coarse hair growth, irregular menses, oily coarse skin, dandruff and hair fall along with cystic nodular acne.
To diagnose the same, you might need to to undergo few tests and a pelvic ultrasonography. So consult a gynaecologist or dermatologist for the same as acne treatment depends upon severity and cause of the lesion.
To treat the same, you might require a course of oral and topical anti acne drugs, hormonal pills etc.
Hope that answers your query. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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