How to get rid of spots on my face.

Patient

Q: When i am due to start my period each month my face flares up with large spots on my face. They are painful due to having loads come up in the same place. I've tried loads of things over the past couple of years to clear them but nothing has even come close to working. I've changed my diet completely, I've spent well over £100 on different products and tried creams that the pharmacist says work. (I've even tried home remedies) I don't usually get too worried about it but lately they are starting to scar my face or the spots will stay a very long time! HELP!

Symptoms:  Large sore spots on my face, pain due to how many come in one place.
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. Based on your description we are unable to determine what the etiology of these 'spots' are. If these spots are consistent with acne then it is possible the hormonal changes surrounding your monthly period results in a 'break out' of acne. It may be wise to consult a dermatologist regarding your symptoms as acne left untreated can result in unpleasant scarring.
Varying severities of acne breakouts around the time of one's menstrual period affects between 60-65% of women, and has been associated with the decrease in circulating reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone) prior to menstruation.

Thank you for choosing askthedoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: I have a zit like feature on the side of my penis, I squeezed it an white stuff came out an blood but didn't hurt, sh...

Q: I Got A lot Of Red Bumps And Like One Popped And Now It's Like A Dent And A lot Of Red Spots On My Chest.

Q: Hello, I am having issues with my lymph nodes. Two specifically have been enlarged for a month- the first one on the ...

Q: I have a eczema on my hands that recently appeared and used to itch me but the doctor gave me a cream for it. Now rec...

Q: I applied elocom cream to my irritated spots on my face, and now i've seen that it has bleached/lightened the areas i...

MOST DOCTOR RECOMMENDATIONS
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews