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Acne Allergy Or Both
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Easy call: Allergy can usually be suspected by the history; a contact allergy has a distribution depending on the cause. Acne will produce blackheads and/or pustules; pus is unlikely with a contact dermatitis / allergy. You need to be aware that all acne is manageable though the disease is chronic and must remit on its own. If two weeks of benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, get with your physician. ...Read more
Have cystic like acne on back ever since getting allergy prick test done 2yrs ago? What could this be? How to cure? Thanks!
Keloids: You may have developed keloids. Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. ...Read more
Its possible: It depends on (a) which acne medication (b) what the symptoms were (c) when the symptoms occured in proximity to starting the medication and to administering the medication. Best to see a doctor that will ask you more specific questions and help you determine if you had an allergic reaction. ...Read more
No: I agree that acne is a hormonal problem but there are some studies to suggest that certain foods such as chocolate and fattier foods can exacerbate symptoms. However, this is an adverse food reaction that is not immunologically mediated like the food allergy. Proper hygeine and consultation with a dermatologist is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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