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what could cause my acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Your changing body: I hope you welcome the changes that turn you from a child into an adult. The chemical chaos often produces an environment in which the oils and bacteria that cause acne flourish. Thankfully, all acne is manageable today, and it's wrong for anyone to deny you the cheap, effective treatments that are available.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What causes acne?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 years experience
See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Tobacco can cause acne?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Mostly no: Smoking generally does not affect acne, though it does cause early aging. However, there is some controversy, as there is in much of medicine. There is some research that shows smokers have less acne than nonsmokers (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16645586), and some that shows worsening of a certain type of acne in adults who smoke (not teens) (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20619486).
A 38-year-old female asked:

Can weaning cause acne?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: It's not really the weaning but the hormonal changes that start after birth that can cause acne at any time.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does humidity cause acne?

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Humidity and Acne: Humidity itself shouldn't cause acne. However, humidity couple with sweating and soiling of your skin more than usual certainly could worsen acne if you are already acne-prone. Cleansing with an appropriate agent that will avoid over-cleansing and stripping your skin of the correct amount of oils is important to do twice daily.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Does chilli cause acne?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: The most likely dietary link is dairy, and even this isn't especially powerful. All acne is manageable. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician.

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