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How is acne treated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Acne caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is treated in several ways. PCOS is a condition that causes hormonal changes such as an increase in the production of testosterone in women of reproductive age. A woman's sensitivity to the extra testosterone causes acne to develop. Treatment options for acne with PCOS include creams, antibiotics, medications, and birth-control pills. Your specific treatment will depend on your skin type, the severity of your acne, and other problems associated with PCOS. If you have PCOS, talk to a dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in skin, nails, and hair conditions) about your acne outbreaks and how these can be treated effectively.

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