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Spironolactone For Oily Skin

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Hi everyone...I have suffered with acne and Extremely oily skin since I was 10 (I'm 47 now). The only thing that I've found that truly decreases the oiliness, except for those few months I was on Accutane, is Spironolactone. It's actually a prescription drug used for fluid retention, high blood pressure, etc. But, some doctors are starting to use it for oil. It's amazing! I've been on it several years and tried to go off it once a couple years ago. Within a few days, my face was as greasy as ever. So, I went back on it and noticed the improvement within a week or two. So, Im going to stay with it...probably forever. My mom died at 87 and her skin was still oily, so not a lot of hope for mine decreasing anytime soon on its own! Anyway, you may ask your doc about it if you're really oily. You won't regret it.

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Hi everyone...I have suffered with acne and Extremely oily skin since I was 10 (I'm 47 now). The only thing that I've found that truly decreases the oiliness, except for those few months I was on Accutane, is Spironolactone. It's actually a prescription drug used for fluid retention, high blood pressure, etc. But, some doctors are starting to use it for oil. It's amazing! I've been on it several years and tried to go off it once a couple years ago. Within a few days, my face was as greasy as ever. So, I went back on it and noticed the improvement within a week or two. So, Im going to stay with it...probably forever. My mom died at 87 and her skin was still oily, so not a lot of hope for mine decreasing anytime soon on its own! Anyway, you may ask your doc about it if you're really oily. You won't regret it.

Interesting.

I have not heard of ANY doctors doing this specifically for oily skin. Was it a family doctor or a specialist?

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My dermatologist at the time prescribed it. I've stopped going to him, but my regular physician still prescribes it because it's so effective. I really can't imagine not taking it. My face would be oily within an hour of washing it before. Topical things may work a little, but the oil production needs to be slowed from the inside to really be effective.

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this sounds great. i also have a problem with fluid retention heh. i am going to ask my derm to prescribe it for me

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I haven't heard of it only being prescribed for oily skin, but I can tell you that it happens to reduce oily skin in nearly everyone who takes it. It definitely reduced my own oil production. I barely produce any sebum anymore.

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I haven't heard of it only being prescribed for oily skin, but I can tell you that it happens to reduce oily skin in nearly everyone who takes it. It definitely reduced my own oil production. I barely produce any sebum anymore.

May i ask for how long you have been taking spiro?

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I haven't heard of it only being prescribed for oily skin, but I can tell you that it happens to reduce oily skin in nearly everyone who takes it. It definitely reduced my own oil production. I barely produce any sebum anymore.

May i ask for how long you have been taking spiro?

About 2 years now. It cleared my skin after 8 months, and I stay on it because hormonal acne comes back once you stop the hormonal treatment.

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