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Why doctors disagree that masturbation not causes acne?My 8 yr experience proves that masturbation cause hormonal changes in body which caused acne!

Why doctors disagree that masturbation not causes acne?My 8 yr experience proves that masturbation cause hormonal changes in body which caused acne!

Faces in the clouds: People see correlations that don't exist and even find them persuasive. If a person comes in saying they believe a particular superstition, some physicians will agree with the person in order to keep that person's business. Life events may raise testosterone and in turn make you more excited. Wonder why you have not sought effective treatment for your acne in the first place. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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What causes body acne? How can I control it?

What causes body acne? How can I control it?

Clogged oil glands: Clogged oil glands just like in other spots. Wash with benzoyl peroxide to open up the pores. ...Read more

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What causes body acne and how can I prevent it?

What causes body acne and how can I prevent it?

Not preventable: It's manageable. You'll need both a topical agent such as benozyl peroxide or retinoic acid, and prescription-strength meds, probably oral, such as oral tetracycline, spironolactone, or the oral contraceptive pill. Acne is a major liability unrelated to lifestyle, diet, or anything else under your control. As an adult, you'll need to work with your physician to clear it up. Best wishes ...Read more

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Possible causes of body acne all of a sudden?

Possible causes of body acne all of a sudden?

Infection: Take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg one tablets twice daily for 3 weeks. This will helo. ...Read more

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What is the cause of body acne? I have light acne almost all over my body, but i wash normally and i even started using acne washes.

What is the cause of body acne? I have light acne almost all over my body, but i wash normally and i even started using acne washes.

Maybe hormones: In women entering menopause, an imbalance can occur: dropping levels of estrogen, & progesterone, while testosterone and androgen production continues, may allow estosterone effects to predominate and breakouts to occur. If the topical dermatologic products don't help, may try a gyn who knows about hormone balancing. ...Read more

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Is acne caused by an infection in the body?

Not necessarily: We often treat it as an infection. However the primary problem is inflammation in the sebaceous glands of the skin that may cause obstruction and/or cyst formation. This is commonly associated with bacterial colonization (not necessarily infection) that may cause the inflammation to become worse. Antibiotics may help to ease the bacterial overgrowth but treatment requires addressing the oil glands. ...Read more

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Hi! does changing birthcontrols cause acne until your body adjusts to the new hormones? And how long until it adjusts?

Hi! does changing birthcontrols cause acne until your body adjusts to the new hormones? And how long until it adjusts?

Sometimes: Depending on what birth control you which to/from you may or may not experience side effects such as acne; the mix of hormones in "the pill" can vary greatly. Wait 30-90 days between the switch to really determine if the new birth control is going to work with your body chemistry. ...Read more

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I heard that masturbation is bad for body builders and its the main cause of pimple and acne....is it true?

Wrong: I am sorry people are still telling you these flat-out lies. Masturbation doesn't cause any problems for any one with respect to physical issues. My suggestion is to tell any of those people who say such things to go away and ignore anything else such ignorant people tell you about sex and masturbation whether it be family or other people in so-called respected positions. ...Read more

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Does body spray or any other spray touches the face causes acne or pimple?

Does body spray or any other spray touches the face causes acne or pimple?

Acne: Most acne is caused by hormonal changes and any association with other factors is a loose association at best and usually doesnt help us treat patients. Retin A (tretinoin) and Benzaclin are prescriptions which help acne. ...Read more

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Can sudden excessive weight gain 30 lbs cause acne issues effecting all of body? For the first time it's not just my face. Losing the weight now.

Can sudden excessive weight gain 30 lbs cause acne issues effecting all of body? For the first time it's not just my face. Losing the weight now.

Yes: Please do your best to lose that weight. It scrambles your hormones. However, you should be able to address your acne with your physician's guidance while you are getting your health back otherwise. Acne may respond to the oral contraceptive pill or to a mix of antibiotic and topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Accutane caused me to have rosacea and i'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?

Accutane caused me to have rosacea and i'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?

Accutane treatment: Accutane is a vitamin a derivative used to treat acne. It is fda approved but has siginificant potential side effect and should only be used in stubborn to clear acne or widespread pustular acne which does not respond to more traditional topical and oral medications. Rosacea should be a temporary side effect from the Accutane and should clear once you are off the medicine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can i get demodex in my pubic area because what's in my hair is in my pubic area, my eyelashes, and my nasel hair, its causeing acne on my body /bad sikn?

Can i get demodex in my pubic  area because what's in my hair is in my pubic area, my eyelashes, and my nasel hair, its causeing acne on my body /bad sikn?

Tea Tree Oil: Consider a course of treatment with tea tree oil. It can be very powerful, so make sure you dilute it, specially around the eyes. My patients tell me that a single drop in a small cup of water is all they can tolerate! i recommend you also see an ophthalmologist to help you in the proper course of treatment for the eyes. ...Read more

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Baby acne on her cheeks behInd her ears & all over her head normal? Not spreadIng to body but seems worse somedays could my dIet be cause? Fast food?

Baby acne on her cheeks behInd her ears & all over her head normal? Not spreadIng to body but seems worse somedays could my dIet be cause? Fast food?

Seborrheic derm: Not baby acne, more likely seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap). Use aquaphor to all affected areas and gently scrape out the crust. Probably not an allergic reaction. The good news is that they grow out of it. Attach a pic if you can :) ...Read more

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What is a vitamin that a teen could take that wouldn't cause acne or body hair growth and weight gain or anything at all but needing 2b healthy ?

What is a vitamin that a teen could take that wouldn't cause acne or body hair growth and weight gain or anything at all but needing 2b healthy ?

Multivitamins: Multivitamins do not cause weight gain , or acne or abnormal hair growth , they are supplements to help since most of the time our diet is deficient in vitamins and minerals . ...Read more

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Does masturbation is cause of hair loss or skinny body or acne?

Nope: In short, no to all the above. Sadly, in some cultures these scare tactics commonly are used to discourage this completely normal human act. ...Read more

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What are the health risks when vit D is only 4.9ng in the body?can it cause joint swelling, acne outburst and weight gain? what's the treatment?

What are the health risks when vit D is only 4.9ng in the body?can it cause joint swelling, acne outburst and weight gain? what's the treatment?

Low Vit D: A level of 4 ng is very low. Would go for supplementation consider and discuss with MD 1000-2000 mg Vit D a day. See if your symptoms resolve. For the joint swelling would follow up this week with doctor /urgent care to assess if it is autoimmune or other pathology. ...Read more

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Do estrogen-free birth control pills cause or just exacerbate acne and body hair growth?

Do estrogen-free birth control pills cause or just exacerbate acne and body hair growth?

PROGESTERONE ONLY OC: Yes it may happen because the body could metabolize the progestin in the birth control pills into an androgen, a male like hormone, which in turn can show the symptoms u mention. ...Read more

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I have livedo reticularis, bulging veins, non-healing body acne, off/on fever, GI bleeds, diarrhea ALT w/constip, migraines, shocks of pain neck lymph nodes. No ibd, ANA negative. Any common cause?

I have livedo reticularis, bulging veins, non-healing body acne, off/on fever, GI bleeds, diarrhea ALT w/constip, migraines, shocks of pain neck lymph nodes. No ibd, ANA negative. Any common cause?

complicated question: Pika this is not one for the internet these can be caused by a variety if illnesses. Autoimmune problems come to mind. First you need a good internist, consultation with rheumatologist as well. These persons must be board certified in their fields as well. I would be surprised if your illnesses were not related to a central cause of either an immune nature, or lymptatic system disturbances. ...Read more

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What causes acne?

See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones. ...Read more

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What causes acne?

What causes acne?

Various causes: Acne is based in hair follicles. Secretion of oil glands, dead skin cells and a bacteria( proprionobacterium acnes) within a hair follicle trigger a cascade of signals in your body that leads to inflammation: ie. The red bumps and pus bumps of acne. Hormone levels and stress can contribute to acne and possibly dairy, but greasy foods and chocolate have not been proven to make acne worse. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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