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Jagwarlord

Body hair and acne?

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At 21 more and more body hair is starting to appear along with ACNE. I've always had acne on my face, but my body has always been acne-free. My body skin has been tough and I could wash it with just about anything and it would stay clean and clear. Now my skin is really red and ichy and breaking out all over. I was wondering if the newly grown body hair has anything to do with my acne...?

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If you have acne and body hair, I would do some research on PCOS, or ask your doctor if you have it.

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Takarea...I doubt the poster's a chick, PCOS only applies to women...ok maybe hermaphrodites are an exception??

Jagwarlord... I asked my derm this when I started getting body hair and he said that the body hair didn't have anything to do with acne, also some of what I thought was acne was actually folliculitis, and that can get more apparent when you have more body hair. So maybe you should show your skin to a dermatologist to get a correct diagnosis.

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