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Can my boyfriend get acne if he kisses my face while I have an acne breakout?

Can my boyfriend get acne if he kisses my face while I have an acne breakout?

No: Not typically. Acne is a combination of changes in your skin which leads to gland plugging, combined with an infection by a bacterium. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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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Are regular acne breakouts more common among men then women?

Are regular acne breakouts more common among men then women?

Usually men: Due to the presence of testosterone but the incidence is comparable. Women may experience cyclical breakouts due to menstrual cycle hormone variations. ...Read more

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What could have caused total face acne breakout overnight!?

What could have caused total face acne breakout overnight!?

See a dermatologist: Having something like this appear "over night" suggests maybe exposure to something, i.e. Medication or other event that needs to be investigated. Bacteria can also be an explanation (i.e. Folliculitis) as true acne in someone 50 years old is not the most common thing to see. Have this examined. ...Read more

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What triggers acne breakout in women?

What triggers acne breakout in women?

Testosterone + ?: Acne in adolescents is caused by increased testosterone production as they enter puberty (both males and females). Ditto for pregnant women. The testosterone causes increased oil production, which overwhelms the oil duct, leading to clogging, and then acne. Other hormones are probably involved as well; the exact hormonal combination has not yet been worked out. ...Read more

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What is causing my acne breakout?

See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Not the key: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. You're wasting your time if you try to clear yourself with 'pop' experiments. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your physician for something to add. ...Read more

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If I quit bp after 6 months of using it, will I have more acne breakouts ?

If I quit bp after 6 months of using it, will I have more acne breakouts ?

Maybe: Acne self-cures but there in so telling when. Try it. I was able to stop using the stuff when I was 50. I am glad you have stayed with it for this time and got a good result. ...Read more

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What should I do about severe facial acne breakouts?

What should I do about severe facial acne breakouts?

See doctor: Severe facial acne breakout can affect your body and soul. See the doctor before it leave a permanent scarring on your face and heart. ...Read more

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I'm 45 and been having acne breakouts...Tried many things, still suffering.

Accutane: Accutane is a form of vitamin a. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne. It is usually given after other acne medicines or antibiotics have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. ...Read more

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I have acne breakouts in winter only .Why?

I have acne breakouts in winter only .Why?

Acne breakouts: Acne breakouts are a complex source of patient frustration. There are many potential inciting factors some of which are controversial. In winter, most issues acne issues lead to drier skin. Drier air (creating drier skin) due to a lack of humidity is a common problem. Some patients don't exercise as much as well as drink enough water during this time. Speak with an acne specialist in person. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more