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Acne - FAQs

I have irregular menses and acne. I have taken lots and lots of treatment for acne with no results. Please guide.

Your case needs to be investigated to rule out polycystic ovaries, which may be the cause of your acne and irregular menses. To treat your acne successfully, it is important to find out the cause and treat it from the root. Homeopathy can be a good option to treat your acne and irregular menses, without any side effects.
Acne is known to occur in almost all age groups, including people at the age of 40.

Is acne hereditary?

Acne can run in families, but most cases are sporadic and occur for unknown reasons.

Can homeopathy cure acne?

Homeopathy medicines can be very effective in treating acne. Homeopathy not only controls the excessive sebum secretion that causes acne, it also treats the underlying causes such as polycystic ovary disorder, etc. Homeopathic medicines have no side-effects, and they can treat acne very effectively.

I have lot of acne on my upper back and forehead. Please help.

Because you have acne precisely on your upper back and forehead, you may be having a condition known as seborrhoeic dermatitis. You need to get treated first for your acne for best results.

I hate to see acne on my face, and hence, I prick it. But that makes it worse. Please help.

You must absolutely avoid touching or pricking your acne, except at the time of applying medicines, else you may end up scarring your skin permanently.

Myths and facts

  1. Acne is caused by constipation.
    Acne has nothing to do with constipation.
  2. Acne is caused due to digestion problems.
    Acne has nothing to do with digestion problems.
  3. Parlour procedures can reduce acne.
    Parlour procedures do not reduce acne. In fact, they can aggravate acne.
  4. Acne is normal, and should not be treated.
    Mild acne at puberty is a part of growing up, but if severe and persistent, it needs treatment in order to avoid consequences like dark pigmentation marks and scarring.
  5. Acne always goes away with age.
    Acne does not go away with age in all patients.
  6. Squeezing the bumps makes them go away.
    Squeezing the bumps does not make them go way. In fact, it aggravates them.
  7. Home remedies will make the acne go away.
    Some home remedies may help in reducing the acne, but they do not make acne go away.
  8. The more you wash the face, less acne you will have.
    Excessive washing of the face leads to irritation of skin, thus worsening the condition of acne.

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