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Is there any medication for male hormonal acne?

If women have problems with hormons due to acne, they could get Spironolactone. But is there ANY medciation against hormonal related acne in males??

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If women have problems with hormons due to acne, they could get Spironolactone. But is there ANY medciation against hormonal related acne in males??

All acne is in essence hormonal whether you are male/female. The problem is when you attempt to curb male acne with anti-androgens, males tend to feel the side effects more so than women, who are less dependent on androgens. The best thing I have used to curb my minor flare-ups (and I have used everything) is Celebrex (the cox-2 inhibitor). It worked within 48 hours. Of course, do some research and present it to your prescribing doctor. Also, Spironolactone at low doses (25-50mgs daily) may work fine with few sides.

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If I were a guy I would take GLA - found in Borage oil. Look at the facemaster's website. www.facemaster.blogspot.com. It is worth a try and I have stumbled upon some research that supports the GLA connection for hormone balancing. Since I'm not a guy, I take Spironolactone, with no side effects except clear skin.

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