U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A male asked:

I use small detergent packets to wash my wash cloths in the washing machine. is there a certain ingredient that cause acne?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Eguiguren
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Not likely: Acne is caused by the excessive inflammatory response that your immune system mounts to get rid of a bacteria that normally lives in our skin and to which other people's immune system does not overreact. It is also influenced by hormonal changes such as the ones that occur during a female's menstrual cycle.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 28, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.