Posts Tagged "autoimmune progesterone dermatitis"


Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in hormone allergy | Comments Off

Do you treat hormonal acne? Dear J.C.: We do treat hormonal acne. In fact, I think all acne is hormonal. Teen age boys with acne are having an allergic reaction to the testosterone that comes out in larger quantities through the skin on the face, chest and across the top of their shoulders. It is much more obvious in girls who can react in the same areas, but more on the chin and the bridge of the nose and cheeks. I say it is more obvious that there is a hormone connection because most girls note that their acne gets worse the week before their period. Most didn’t have skin problems...

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autoimmune progesterone dermatitis

Posted by on Jul 29, 2010 in hormone allergy | Comments Off

Hi Dr Roby I am 39 yrs old and live in Orlando FL. I came across your web site while reading info on autoimmune progesterone dermatitis. I have suffered with a skin rash on my extremities for 5 years now. No doctor has been able to properly diagnose me. In the end they all just think it is stress related. For years I’ve been telling all the conventional and holistic doctors my condition is worse before my period. No one saw this as a red flag. I always thought there was a hormone connection. I always have the rash through out the month but for about 10 days before my period it is...

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Rash, Hormone Allergy

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in hormone allergy | Comments Off

To: Russell Roby Subject: Kentucky doctors I have an allergy to progesterone. I have not been diagnosed. Nobody I’ve found in KY knows how to test for it. Do you know of anyone in KY that can? The itching under my chin is driving me nuts. It all started after my fiancé has a vasectomy and I quit using birth control pills. I look hideous two weeks a month because I break out just under my chin the week before my period and it is healing the week after. Nobody should have to live like this, but I can’t find help. I am 31 years old so I’m not sure that removing my ovaries would be the best...

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Progesterone Dermatitis

Posted by on Jul 19, 2010 in hormone allergy | Comments Off

Hi Dr. Roby, I have had dermatitis my whole life (I am 27) and over the past few years I have noticed that prior to my period (about 5 days prior) I become incredibly itchy and my face will often “break out”. Acne medication doesn’t’t help but cortisone creams do somewhat reduce inflammation. I have self diagnosed myself with autoimmune progesterone intolerance, which I know would need to be confirmed, but my question is in regards to treatment – would this be treated with such things as prednisone or Armour thyroid ( 2 gr) and testosterone levels between 25 or 30?...

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Hives, Weight Gain, Hormone Imbalance

Posted by on May 13, 2010 in hormone allergy | Comments Off

location: Lincoln park Your Question: Finding your web site sounds like an answer to a prayer! About seven years ago I had my first outbreak of hives and from then till now I haven’t been diagnosed with anything. I have said many times it is like I am allergic to myself!!! I am 56 and have had 3 periods in months, don’t miss them!! But I still have hives everyday sometimes mild sometimes severe I try and control with Benadryl because I always got the same thing. At the hospital I must have came into contact with something I’m allergic to!! But I also have foggy thinking,...

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Hormone Allergy, PMS, Rash and Hives

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in hormone allergy | Comments Off

Location: Round Rock, Texas Your Question: I started Jolivette (birth control pill) in January, give to me as a way to help with mood swings during my cycle (my husband had a vasectomy, so not worried about contraception) PMS I had breast augmentation 2/3/2010, with saline breast implants, placed under the muscle via TUBA (thru the belly button). Starting sometime around starting the pill and after the surgery (I can’t remember exactly when), my ears would itch terribly. I chalked it up to allergies due to the molds and pollen, etc. I have never suffered in the past, but I knew they...

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