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What can cause acne, in other words what causes it?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not lifestyle: Acne is a combination of poorly-understood genetics, male hormones that make the sebaceous glands undergo hyperplasia, a bacterium, and extra keratin on the skin. The key is that you know it is not a lifestyle or hygiene related problem, and diet and fitness have little impact. All acne can be managed today as a chronic disease.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Does taking vitamins cause you to have acne?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
No: No, vitamins do not cause acne.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What types of vitamins can cause acne?

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Dr. Harry Greenberg
Dermatology 27 years experience
None?: Vitamin a is used to treat acne- topical vitamin a is tretinoin; oral vitamin a is accutane. I have never heard of vitamins causing acne.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

Masturbation is causing my acne to grow. What do I do?

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Dr. Henry Dorn
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Relax: Puberty and excess male hormone is causing your acne, not masturbation. Have fun!
A 33-year-old member asked:

What causes naturally rid of acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Outgrow it: Acne regresses sometime during adult life. The "natural" remedies (vinegar, tea tree oil) aren't strong enough when acne's a serious problem as it often is. It's not lifestyle-related or caused by bad hygiene. Benzoyl peroxide is the best home remedy. Beyond this, a physician can manage tough cases. Good luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does biocell collagen cause acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Probably not: Acne is a chronic disease with exacerbations and remissions. The key isn't to look to what might trigger it, but to learn how to use today's medications to keep it at bay. If benzoyl peroxide isn't sufficient, form a therapeutic alliance with a competent primary care physician.

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