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Avoid Pimples Encapsulate
Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?
Several measures.: Go to the following for 10 steps: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/teen-acne-13/10-tips-for-preventing-pimples?page=2. In addition, try a sauna to help produce a cleansing sweat. Note that keeping ones hair oil-free helps keep ones face oil-free. Head & Shoulders shampoo has an active ingredient which can help. ...Read more
Avoid pimples: Eat healthy diet low in sugars (read about low glycemic foods). Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Many doctors believe some foods trigger acne e.g. Cows milk products, nuts, chocolate, although many other doctors think food does not cause acne flare. Eat high omega 3 foods e.g. Wild salmon or take supplements. Apply benzyol peroxide low strength to pimple area. Do not scrub face as it irritates. ...Read more
Basically no: Acne is unrelated to lifestyle and hygiene and only minimally to diet. Dairy is supposed to more of a risk than chocolate. You're also approaching your problem wrong. You need to be using a topical acne-fighting agent such as a salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide. If these do not keep you clear, get with your personal physician. ...Read more