A member asked:

Can dairy give me acne? i use it for protien shakes chocolate milk. but i eat real healthy and drink lots of water. but i still get bad acne.

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Dr. Michael Fisher answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Studies from new zealand show a correlation of acne with dairy products. The authors postulate that the hormones from the cattle can affect acne in humans. There is a simple test you can do. Stop the dairy products for two weeks. Then add the dairy back and if you have an acne flare there is a correlation.

Answered Dec 29, 2022



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Dr. Krishna Narayanan answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Acne can also be due to stress and hormonal changes.

Answered Sep 12, 2013



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