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Common Causes Of Acne
This is a common myth and I am very confused. Are their any types of food that causes acne? Also, any obvious myth that you can reject?
It's Controversial: Historically, the relationship between diet and acne has been highly controversial. Recent research has provided evidence that high glycemic load diets (eg, carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, sugars) can worsen acne. Dairy ingestion (eg, milk, yogurt, cheese) is also weakly associated with acne, perhaps due to hormones in milk products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Ive started ginet-84 for acne as a last resort. I just read it can cause increased breast size?! I dont want that!! How common is it??
Pretty rare: It is pretty rare but if you notice a change see your prescribing provider right away. ...Read more
I'm in perimenopause, attempting to prevent future lines and wrinkles in my oily skin with mild moisturizers, but glycerin seems to cause acne. Is that common, or is it an allergy?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Expect it: Most teens will get some acne. It's unrelated to hygiene, touching, lifestyle, diet, sexuality, or much else. It can be managed but not cured until it goes away on its own. I was able to stop using medicine when I was 50. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
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