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A 22-year-old male asked:

Paleness, excma, acne, chapped lips, bags under eyes all go away after living on a diet of just soy milk and water for 3+ days. allergy related?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Most likely: But you cannot survive for long on this diet and thus should consider adding back other foods individually at weekly intervals to find out the actual culprit . I suspect that milk is the most likely culprit and thus should be added at the tailend of the diet. Consult an allergist if you need any help
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Not allergy: None of it. "Paleness" is not related to food or allergy of any kind. Acne is not allergy nor is it caused by food, and it never clears in 3 days. Chapped lips are due to cold wind, mouth breathing, and saliva. Bags under eyes are usually a result of sleep deprivation. My diagnosis is that your powers of observation and reasoning are weak and in need of professional guidance. If you need help see

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