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Can birth control be used to treat acne?

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Because acne is linked to hormones, some oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may help. But not all birth control pills stop acne, and some make it worse.

From: Teens and Acne WebMD Medical Reference

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Kaminer, M. , 1995. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Chiu, A. . Archives of Dermatology

Bergfeld, W. 1996. Clinician,

Harper, J. July 2004. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

American Academy of Dermatology web site.

NCE Health Care Sites.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Kaminer, M. , 1995. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Chiu, A. . Archives of Dermatology

Bergfeld, W. 1996. Clinician,

Harper, J. July 2004. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

American Academy of Dermatology web site.

NCE Health Care Sites.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

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