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Which allergies cause acne?

Which allergies cause acne?

Not allergy: Allergy never caused acne. Acne mainly caused by a burst of male hormone and its subsequent chain reaction. Sometimes, irritant (not allergic) materials/topicals can cuase acne. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Could rosacea be caused by acne?

Could rosacea be caused by acne?

No: These are two separate disease processes but do share some common pathways such as inflammation which causes redness and induration(thickening) of the skin, so a treating inflammation could help both conditions. In medicine as in war, however, smart bombs are better than non-specific bombs, so in the case of acne, we target the bacteria p. Acnes and sebum overproduction, not just inflammation. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Could my skin problems be caused by seasonal allergies?

Could my skin problems be caused by seasonal allergies?

Possibly: While it is much more common for seasonal allergies to trigger eye, nose and lung symptoms such as allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis and asthma, it is possible for a skin rash to also develop. This is called end-organ sensitivity. The skin has similar allergy cells called mast cells, the difference would be allergen (pollen) presentation to the skin. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by allergies?

Can eczema be caused by allergies?

May be: Some people have identifiable allergens causing eczema but lots do not. ...Read more

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Does dust allergies cause sinusitis? Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Does dust allergies cause sinusitis?         Can sinusitis be caused by allergy to dust?

Yes: Sinuses have tiny openings into the nasal cavity allowing air exchange. When the nasal cavities are "congested" either from allergies (any cause), or a prolonged cold, these openings are blocked. The oxygen in the sinuses then slowly disappear and thus allows excessive growth of bacteria and consequently may cause sinus infections. ...Read more

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Can cosmetics cause acne or clogged pores on forehead, nose?

Can cosmetics cause acne or clogged pores on forehead, nose?

Absolutely yes: Try to find oil free products and be certain to clean the products off thoroughly daily. Clogged pores is one huge case of adult acne. ...Read more

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Could cosmetics cause acne?

Could cosmetics cause acne?

Yes: Use non-comedogenic products that won't cause clogged pores. ...Read more

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I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

See a physician: Acne is normal fro your age. Infected acne may be responsible for these diagnoses . Please see a physician, all these conditions are manageable ...Read more

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Could a wheat allergy cause horrible acne?

Could a wheat allergy cause horrible acne?

Unlikely: Wheat allergy would manifest as symptoms of hives, swelling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea or less likely anaphylaxis. Acne should not be an allergic reaction and new onset acne in a 47 year old would be an indication to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could rosacea treatment cure redness from acne?

Could rosacea treatment cure redness from acne?

Maybe: Most of the treatments for rosacea are for the pimples that occur with it. They usually don't help the redness. There is a new drug, Mirvaso, that constricts blood vessels and helps the redness of rosacea. Although not approved for acne, it might help the redness there also. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

No: It is very well established now that acne is not due to food allergies, but certain bacteria on the skin. There is no need to alter your diet to treat acne. Instead, see a dermatologist for the best advice; this may includes antibiotic creams, other lotions, etc. Enjoy your meals! ...Read more

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Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Less likely: Depending on how old someone is, a true milk allergy can cause eczema-like rash, bloody diarrhea, hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, lip swelling, etc. Acne in young infants is due to leftover maternal hormones, and acne in preteens, teen, and young adults is due to puberty related changes in hormone levels and skin. Your doctor can see what's needed. ...Read more

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Can hormone deficiencies/imbalances cause chronic , severe eczema and asthma?

Can hormone deficiencies/imbalances cause chronic , severe eczema and asthma?

No: Hormone deficiencies/imbalances do not play a big role in causing asthma, but they can affect its severity. For instance, asthma in some women can worsen during pregnancy and that could be related to the hormonal changes creating a more pro-inflammatory state, but its not directly linked to its causation in the first place. Because asthma is multifactorial, both genes & environment play a big role. ...Read more

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Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Could homeopathy help to cure acne and little holes caused by acne if the acne was caused by both causes hormonal and bacteria?

Yes acne, ? scars: Homeopathy can work remarkably well for curing acne. As for the "little holes, " that is scar tissue; depending on the type of scarring homeopathy might help but may not help all acne scars; but it's worth a try. There are many other options as well: http://www.Doctoroz.Com/videos/clearing-embarrassing-acne-scars. ...Read more

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Can allergies to cats cause acne ?

NO: Allergy to cats cause other symptoms like coughing, itchy rash but not acne, sob and other allergic manifestations. ...Read more

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Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Hit it HARD: Acne on the trunk won't respond well just to topical agents though they may be useful. You'll probably end up on a systemic antibiotic for a while &/or be offered tretinoin. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease and a serious personal and professional liability that requires 21st century medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

No: It is very well established now that acne is not due to food allergies, but certain bacteria on the skin. There is no need to alter your diet to treat acne. Instead, see a dermatologist for the best advice; this may includes antibiotic creams, other lotions, etc. Enjoy your meals! ...Read more

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Which allergies cause acne?

Not allergy: Allergy never caused acne. Acne mainly caused by a burst of male hormone and its subsequent chain reaction. Sometimes, irritant (not allergic) materials/topicals can cuase acne. ...Read more

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Can allergies to cats cause acne ?

NO: Allergy to cats cause other symptoms like coughing, itchy rash but not acne, sob and other allergic manifestations. ...Read more

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I read something about acne being caused by dairy and sugar allergies. Is it true?

I read something about acne being caused by dairy and sugar allergies. Is it true?

Not true: It has been well established that acne is related to superficial skin bacteria and not related to diet including allergies. Enjoy your sugar and milk! ...Read more

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Can a milk allergy cause acne?

Less likely: Depending on how old someone is, a true milk allergy can cause eczema-like rash, bloody diarrhea, hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, lip swelling, etc. Acne in young infants is due to leftover maternal hormones, and acne in preteens, teen, and young adults is due to puberty related changes in hormone levels and skin. Your doctor can see what's needed. ...Read more

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Could a wheat allergy cause horrible acne?

Unlikely: Wheat allergy would manifest as symptoms of hives, swelling, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea or less likely anaphylaxis. Acne should not be an allergic reaction and new onset acne in a 47 year old would be an indication to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies ?

Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies ?

Many causes: Acne is not usually associated with itching. Since there are many potential causes, a dermatology consult would be your best bet . ...Read more

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How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause

Rashes common: I'm assuming your baby is fairly new Rashes need to be seen for correct identification Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms as well such as gas, irritability. rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read more

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Could I have I developed an allergy to acne medication?

Could I have I developed an allergy to acne medication?

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

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Have cystic like acne on back ever since getting allergy prick test done 2yrs ago? What could this be? How to cure? Thanks!

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

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Will treating my food allergies fix my acne?

Will treating my food allergies fix my acne?

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 more

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How will i know if it is acne on my face or facial allergy?

How will i know if it is acne on my face or facial allergy?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more