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Spironolactone versus placebo for acne

Spironolactone

Spironolactone versus placebo or in combination with steroids for hirsutism and/or acne Plain language summary The evidence suggests a lack of evidence to show whether spironolactone can reduce hirsutism and acne. Hirsutism in women (excessive hair growth) is most often caused by an increased production of male hormones. Spironolactone (`Aldactone’ …

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Consider Phototherapy as an Alternative Acne Treatment

phototherapy acne treatment

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Light therapy with a photosensitizing agent is an effective treatment for acne vulgaris and provides an important alternative to other approaches, Dore Gilbert, M.D., said at a meeting sponsored by the Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery. Though treatment with retin-A compounds is the front-line option for …

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