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Blackhead on palm of hand, why?

Blackhead on palm of hand, why?

Means nothing: There's plenty of keratin and enough sebaceous glands to produce this occasionally. ...Read more

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I drink more than 2 litres of water and do not eat junk food. Still I have blackheads, scars, acne, and dull and ugly skin. I want the skin on my face to be like it is on my hands. Should I take proteins?

I drink more than 2 litres of water and do not eat junk food. Still I have blackheads, scars, acne, and dull and ugly skin. I want the skin on my face to be like it is on my hands. Should I take proteins?

Scientific Rx: You're a grown man now and you need a competent physician not just for this but for your other health issues. Your gilbert's is a non-problem and it's a mistake to be taking 'milk thistle' for it. Enjoying your body and sexuality in private is not a 'condition'. You've gotten scars from your acne being neglected. You'll need prescription-strength rx for it. This is the 21st century. Take charge. ...Read more

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Advice? Would moisturising my hands help prevent acne.?

Advice? Would moisturising my hands help prevent acne.?

No: If acne's a problem for you, you need to manage it. Often something as simple as topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is enough. ...Read more

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Will moisturising my hands often help prevent acne?

Will moisturising my hands often help prevent acne?

No: The "pop" claim that the principal cause of acne is touching your face is silly. Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related, serious disease for which you deserve effective treatment. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day has not worked after 2 weeks, get on the phone with your personal physician. Prescription-strength rx of some sort will control it until it eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Could second hand smoke cause acne?

Could second hand smoke cause acne?

No: Nobody's showed a link. That doesn't mean you have to tolerate it. Don't try to figure out what's causing your acne; simply treat it. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help! Need to know if there's a correlation to second hand smoke and acne?

Help! Need to know if there's a correlation to second hand smoke and acne?

There is: Tobacco smoke, whether primary or second-hand increases acne. Far greater with the individual smoking, but if second hand smoke exposure is intense enough, can do it too. ...Read more

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What can I use for acne on face. I have buttons on back and hands that leave black marks what can u recommend for it agent.?

What can I use for acne on face. I have buttons on back and hands that leave black marks what can u recommend for it agent.?

Serious Rx: If your acne had recently involved your trunk, you will need both topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and something prescription strength. Spironolactone is an idea since you are a she. There are others. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do people say that touching your face causes acne? My hands are always clean and washed, but still how can I get rid o my habit?

Why do people say that touching your face causes acne? My hands are always clean and washed, but still how can I get rid o my habit?

Oils: Even though your hands are clean, they can transfer oils, chemicals and dirt to your face. It is difficult to NOT touch our faces, but with vigilance you will eventually break the habit. ...Read more

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Minocycline has made my face, hands and my overall complexion dark and left me with acne on my side worst than it was before I went on. What to do?

Minocycline has made my face, hands and my overall complexion dark and left me with acne on my side worst than it was before I went on. What to do?

Minocycline: Minocycline can cause hyperpigmentatation of the skin. Acne can also get worse before it gets better. However, because of the hyperpigmentation I would strongly suggest that you return to your doctor or dermatologist for a different antibiotic usage ...Read more

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On my feets and hands there are small black spots which becomes like acne and after that it burst. What is the reason. How can I get rid of this?

On my feets and hands there are small black spots which becomes like acne and after that it burst. What is the reason. How can I get rid of this?

See doctor: Although this suggests the presence of an infection, you need to consult your doctor to find out what the cause may be. ...Read more

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What are the skin colored bumps on my face but it doesn't look like acne. I get these flare ups when I rest my face on my hand mostly. Even w/stress?

What are the skin colored bumps on my face but it doesn't look like acne. I get these flare ups when I rest my face on my hand mostly. Even w/stress?

Hard to know: It's hard to know what a skin rash is without seeing it. Please visit your primary care doctor or a dermatologist in person, so that they can give you a better idea of what you're dealing with. ...Read more

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I have acne, sometimes I stand on my hand and I do the pushup someday when I was standing on my hands my face start bleeding that can cause acne scar?

I have acne, sometimes I stand on my hand and I do the pushup someday when I was standing on my hands my face start bleeding that can cause acne scar?

No: Increased blood supply tothe head due tomveniusnconfestion is causing the bleeding from existing lesions. This does not cause acne. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks and noticed my acne getting out of hand and it looked infected so I put a bit of hydrogen peroxide on my face, and noticed white spots?

I'm 38 weeks and noticed my acne getting out of hand and it looked infected so I put a bit of hydrogen peroxide on my face, and noticed white spots?

Acne: The hormones in pregnancy make acne much worse for a lot of women. There are many over the counter acne facial washes and topical medications that may help. Hydrogen peroxide is not one of them that will help. After delivery you should see improvement as the hormones return to normal levels. A dermatologist post partum can offer other treatments as well. ...Read more

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Mark rippetoe (a well known coach) says isotretinoin (acne pill) and weightlifting don't go hand in hand as it hurts the joints and makes skin dry? True?

Mark rippetoe (a well known coach) says isotretinoin (acne pill) and weightlifting don't go hand in hand as it hurts the joints and makes skin dry? True?

Manageable SE's: Isotretinoin, a very powerful acne medication, is a derivative of vitamin a. One of the ways that it works is by shrinking oil glands, thereby making the skin and lips very dry. It has many other potential side effects, one of which is that it can cause joint pain, especially of the large joints. This is a dose related side effect, and dose adjustments can be made to ease symptoms, as needed. ...Read more

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Sulfacetamide 10% sulfur is prescribed for acne, usually… But can this formulation be used as an antibiotic cream for ulcerative skin lesion as a result of falling off of a bicycle and… I have three lesions and have this on hand. Any recommendations?

Sulfacetamide 10% sulfur is prescribed for acne, usually… But can this formulation be used as an antibiotic cream for ulcerative skin lesion as a result of falling off of a bicycle and… I have three lesions and have this on hand. Any recommendations?

No no no!: Acne medications can be very irritating to open wounds. A better option (in addition to a mild soap & warm water) is an antibiotic ointment that's specifically used to treat open wounds along with daily wound care and protective bandaging until the wounds heal. I'm glad you asked! Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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What can anxiety cause? Can it cause. Muscle spasms. Vision change. Acne and tingling in the hands and feet. Ibs even?

What can anxiety cause? Can it cause. Muscle spasms. Vision change. Acne and tingling in the hands and feet. Ibs even?

Possible: Short term physical effects of anxiety can be insomnia, change in appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, sweating, muscle tension, distorted vision, headaches, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. High stress and anxiety over the long term can put one at a higher risk for medical illnesses such as heart disease. See your dr. To rule out any underlying medical causes to your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node at the back of my ear due to the infection of acne. I use my hand to prod it a lot. Will this action be harmful?

I have a swollen lymph node at the back of my ear due to the infection of acne. I use my hand to prod it a lot. Will this action be harmful?

Probably not harmful: However, the more you prod the lymph node, the more tender it will become. It's best to leave your lymph nodes alone. Try "worrying" a different part of your body if you have a nervous habit of pressing the lymph node area. You could touch your earlobe, for instance, if you absolutely must fiddle with something in the area. See your doctor to make sure the lymph nodes are really acne related. ...Read more

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Symptoms: abdominal obesity, palpitations, cold hands/feet, irregular periods, adult acne, reactive hypoglycemia, sugar cravings. Hormone issue?

Symptoms: abdominal obesity, palpitations, cold hands/feet, irregular periods, adult acne, reactive hypoglycemia, sugar cravings. Hormone issue?

I'll bet so: You need to be under the care of a competent physician who can manage the complex of hyperandrogenism, obesity, Insulin resistance, menstrual problems, and hyperandrogenism that is so common today. Equally important -- forgive me, but you know it's true -- you'll be far happier and healthier if you get back to a lifestyle of intense aerobic exercise. Be brave and get better. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take skin, hair, and nail vitamins (5000 mcg of biotin) with doxycycline (for acne)?

Is it safe to take skin, hair, and nail vitamins (5000 mcg of biotin) with doxycycline (for acne)?

Not recommended: Because biotin will decrease the level or effect of doxycycline. Always talk with your doctor if you have any questions regarding a drug's side effects and interactions. ...Read more