Testosterone and oily skin

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1068689 tn?1325827206 I am no expert with the therapy as I have never been on it before however I do believe oily skin is related to higher T levels. My total T is at the high end and i have, always had oily skin. Not to mention body builders who take steroids and such to boost their T levels often deal with acne and breakouts in those areas. I would think that if the only change you made recently was going on the injections, it would be related to the new things you are seeing.
Avatar n tn You could have your levels or testosterone and progesterone checked. If your Progesterone is spilling into Testosterone - boils and oily skin are very common in the senerio. I was too high on Progesterone and zits were out of control and painful for me. Until I dropped that level it was a problem Low levels of hypothyroidism can sometimes off balance these other hormones and cause issues.
Avatar m tn Increased testosterone can also lead to liver damage, hair loss and increased acne due to oily skin, as well as an enlarged prostate. Can I have an honest scientific answer besides the typical "drugs are bad mmmkay." ? I also always see the response " as a younger athlete, hormone levels are already high enough" This may be true, being hearing about people gaining 10 lb's of muscle while simultaneously losing body fat makes these compounds desirable to teenagers.
Avatar m tn I therefore believe there may be a connection to inositol and the improvement of acne and oily skin.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am 15 years old and last year I had a bit of acne at the start of the year and then went to a derm. and got rid of it after taking minocycline and benz, and differin, and my skin was completley clear.
Avatar n tn You need to have your total testosterone and your free testosterone checked. You might be able to get a regular doctor to check these or you might want to go see an endocrinologist (a hormone doctor). You are too young to be losing hair. It's definitely worth getting checked out. They might check other bloodwork too. Give it a try.
Avatar f tn I would have all of your pituitary hormones tested, especially a female hormone panel (which includes some adrenal hormones, too)--have your FSH, LH, testosterone, free testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone checked. It sounds like you could have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which is the most common female endocrine disorder and one of the top ten most commonly undiagnosed diseases.
Avatar m tn 1. Oily Skin. Started about 1 1/2 years ago. Skin is very oily 2-3 hours after shower. Has begun to cause acne 2. Waking in the middle of the night (typically either 3am or 4am) 3. Cramps in feet (mostly left) 4. Heat intolerance. 5. Muscle twitching (legs, feet fingers) 6. Elevated blood pressure. 25+ years of around 105/65. Consistently 125/75 now. 7. Sinuses regularly clogged 8. Weight gain (abdomen area) 9. Joint pain (back, knees, thumbs) 10. Muscle twitching 11.
1155893 tn?1263018015 Some people (especially teenagers) have high levels of androgens such as testosterone. When the sebaceous glands are stimulated, the skin becomes oily and bacteria feeds off this oil leading to spots. The best way to combat this is with a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline or Doxycycline and a topical retinoid such as Differin. Ask your doctor about these. Drinking 8 bottles of water will not kill the bacteria or reduce the amount of oil on your skin. Eloise.
Avatar n tn ) and excess body hair in general and extremely oily skin. I know that there is definitely an underlying problem with this acne and facial hair and feel that hormones must be in play. I am on birth control, but even when I was off of it I have very regular periods so I don't think that I have PCOS. I am wondering if the hypothyroidism has anything to do with it? Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn My face and hair have become so oily. I can't stand it. It make me feel dirty. Does anyone else have this problem? What did you use to make it stop?
Avatar n tn Could my T naturally fluctuate this much (67%) as my libido does ebb and flow (high sex drive) Also, I do occasionally get oily skin on my face and a pimple or two. I was informed that extremely high T can indicate tumors of adrenals and/or pituitary, thyroid problems so this has me wondering. I also have no basis to understand the significance of the size of my gonads.
Avatar f tn my soon like soda and young kids love soda, you need only juice, drink tea, and use natural sugar...if you have oily skin try to keep a small bottle with some alcohol and cotton balls with you to keep your face less oily..if you use too many product on your face that wouldnt work..to much chemicles...eat yougert too..and bannanas..kids sometime forget how important your diet is and keep your hands out your face always wash them, and keep your fingers out your mouth..
Avatar f tn When I wake up my skin is so oily and my hair is also. Why?? Anyone else having this problem and if u are, what's the sex of the baby? I read oily skin and hair means boy! Is it true?
Avatar f tn Most importantly listen to your skin. If it feels tight, it is dry and needs more moisture. If it looks super oily mid-day, wash with warm water. Always use noncomedogenic, oil-free makeup. All the best on your pregnancy!
Avatar f tn Since you have oily skin you might want to try loose powder foundation (any brand) like bare mineral because it absorb the natural oil from your skin and it doesn't give you the shine or oily face by the end of the day. Liquid foundation only good for natural to dry skin only.
Avatar f tn Second baby was a boy. Had no greasy hair nor oily skin. My third was a boy and had no greasy hair nor oily skin. Im thinking im having a girl because her hormones and mine are raging. I feel so ugly. Ive never had greasy hair nor oily skin or acne when I was a teenager or pregnant except with my first girl. I dont know what to use. My face is sensitive already so I use minimal product. I also usually have beautiful natural skin so I dont use makeup except a little bronze.
Avatar m tn Androgens stimulate the sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin. Bacteria on the skin feed off this oil (called sebum) blocking the pores and resulting in spots. You cannot wash all the bacteria away because they multiply too quickly. First try over the counter acne remedies containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide (Clean & Clean, Clearasil etc).
Avatar f tn Mine was totally fine until I started my third trimester....now it's extremely oily and I have patches of flaky skin that are raw red itchy and very oily....does anyone have some clue as to what causes this and what will make it go away!!??
Avatar n tn I have been off the drug for 2 years and made skin has cleared up great. But now my skin is very dry and including a very dry scalp. My hair was very oily and thick before i sued accutane and now it feels very dry and thin. I've heard that my sebacuous glands will come back to there pre-accutane levels, is this true? I really hope so b/c i want my oily hair back.
Avatar m tn It can be caused by heredity, diet, hormone levels, pregnancy, birth control pills and hot and humid weather. Oily skin needs special cleansing with plenty of hot water and soap to prevent the pores from being clogged. Avoid harsh products that strip your skin of oil and encourage flakiness. They can cause a reaction known as reactive seborrhoea, where the oil glands work overtime to compensate for the loss of natural oils.
Avatar f tn i have extremely oily skin and i think its because i use my acne medications such as differin and duac but even though i wash my face 3 times a daii it is still oily and its worse during parties because i cant wash my face then..? wat should i doo..any herbal remedies as well?
Avatar f tn It purifies your skin and absorbs all of the oil. It helps to exfoliate before you use it and use a water based lotion after. Saved my skin. Even from stretch marks! Use daily though.
Avatar f tn My 16 year old son completed one full course of accutane (he had acne conglobata on his shoulders, back and chest). Became oily after, so went on a low dose for about 4 months. After being off of the drug for less than two months, he is again getting very oily on his face. What else can he do?
Avatar f tn I noticed my normal/dry skin starting to become very oily. Now I have clusters of zits? Im 28 weeks now and 28 years old....anything anyone can recommend for skin care?
Avatar f tn Does your skin tend towards oily or dry? Black skin is usually more resistant to wrinkles as it ages than white skin, but other than that, the color matters less than the oily/dry question in terms of treatment (except about the elbows, where it is a good idea to exfoliate often if the skin tends to look "ashy" there). If your skin tends towards oily, you can use stronger and more astringent soaps (made for the face) and if it breaks out, some of the vitamin A-based products.
470885 tn?1326329037 yes my skin is changing bad i normally have oily skin but now i have very bad oily skin and i break out bad zits like crazy the many joys of pregnancy