Oily Skin and Oily Hair
What are the treatments for the symptom?
Oily skin and hair are treated with the same measures that are used for
prevention, including daily shampoos and frequent facial cleansing. Birth control pills, or oral contraceptives,
may be helpful for some women in reducing the amount of oil
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Oral contraceptives may cause
nausea, stomach cramps, vaginal itching and discharge, and breast
What happens after treatment for the symptom?
For many people who are affected, stopping an effective treatment causes the
symptoms to return. Others, such as adolescents, may outgrow the condition.
Treatment is not required and can be stopped at any time. Affected people are
free to engage in normal activities before, during, and after treatment.
How is the symptom monitored?
Affected people can monitor their skin and hair to assess whether or not
treatment is working. A healthcare provider can also monitor the appearance of
the hair and skin if treatment is prescribed. Any new or worsening symptoms
should be reported to the healthcare provider.