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Can Car Accident Cause Acne
Why do you ask?: Today, having visible acne is a sign of poor self-care. It's not just a social liability, it can cause you to fail a job interview. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. The distracted driver is as dangerous as a drunk driver, and a person upset over acne or picking it (and this is often compulsive) puts you at risk. ...Read more
Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more
Could a slightly swollen lymph node at the base of the ear be caused by mild acne in the area, or by a lip that I keep biting on accident? Worried.
Acne medication: Stop the betamethasone (steroid cream)- this can increase acne. Instead, use products containing benzoyl peroxide (5-10%) and adapalene. Use benzoyl peroxide in am, adapalene at night. Apply medication to acne lesions only. Use a mild cleanser to wash face before applying medication. Use water based moisturizer for skin after applying medication. ...Read more
I have an indented 0.6cm box-car looking acne pitted scar in length and around 0.2cm in depth next to my brows. Treatment to recommend? Ty!
Laser genesis: I would recommend a laser genesis treatment. We offer this at TLC aesthetics in tampa florida. See our website at botoxfun. Com. The laser genesis treatment sends heat to the area to help with collagen stimulation and scar reduction. A series of laser genesis treatments weekly would help significantly with scar reduction. ...Read more
I put an acne cream that included Salicylic acid and some came into my eye by accident. I rinsed my eye with cold water. Should I do anything else?
Can ponds flawless white day creme cause acne to appear? I already have acne, don't want to have more. I'm using it to reduce dark spots
At 31 i still get significant acne on my chest and shoulders. What causes this and how can I treat it when regular acne solutions don't seem to work?
What are foods that are high in protein and doesn't cause face or back acne? And how to treat 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
Various causes: Acne is based in hair follicles. Secretion of oil glands, dead skin cells and a bacterium(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
Hormones, diet?: Androgens ("male hormones" such as testosterone) are clearly implicated in causing acne. There is good circumstantial evidence that high glycemic index diet plays a role, too. Hunter/gatherer people rarely have problems with acne until adopting high glycemic index "western" diets. Hormones in dairy may be another source. ...Read more
Hormones: Despite pop claims, cleanliness, diet, and fitness have little real impact. Around puberty, hormones thicken the outermost layer of the skin, enlarge the sebaceous glands, and invite the acne bacteria to live and cause trouble there. All acne can be controlled nowadays; one possibility for an 18-year-old lady is the oral contraceptive pill if you can take and want it. ...Read more
Mostly no: Smoking generally does not affect acne, though it does cause early aging. However, there is some controversy, as there is in much of medicine. There is some research that shows smokers have less acne than nonsmokers (http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16645586), and some that shows worsening of a certain type of acne in adults who smoke (not teens) (http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20619486). ...Read more
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p. Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read more
Yes: Yes there is a strong correlationj between stress and acne. Emotional stress increases many hormones particularly testosterone which accelerates sebum(oil) production in the skin which can leead to blocked pores and acne. Physical stress or exertion also can increase these hormones but also accelerates sweat production which can sometimes aggravate acne eruptions. ...Read more
Your changing body: I hope you welcome the changes that turn you from a child into an adult. The chemical chaos often produces an environment in which the oils and bacteria that cause acne flourish. Thankfully, all acne is manageable today, and it's wrong for anyone to deny you the cheap, effective treatments that are available. ...Read more
Humidity and Acne: Humidity itself shouldn't cause acne. However, humidity couple with sweating and soiling of your skin more than usual certainly could worsen acne if you are already acne-prone. Cleansing with an appropriate agent that will avoid over-cleansing and stripping your skin of the correct amount of oils is important to do twice daily. ...Read more
Excess testosterone: All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies. An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne. ...Read more
Hormones.: Adult acne is often a sign of hormonal changes within the body. Medications can do it too. In general, it is more difficult to treat than simple teenage acne, so you'd best see your dermatologist, who will prescribe a treatment regimen, and if necessary, run some tests to rule out internal hormonal problems. ...Read more
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