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Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Can a dairy-free diet reduce acne breakouts/acne severity?

Not the key: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. You're wasting your time if you try to clear yourself with 'pop' experiments. Get some topical benzoyl peroxide, in a strength and frequency that you can tolerate. If you're not clear in two weeks, phone your physician for something to add. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Cystic acne... How to prevent?

Cystic acne... How to prevent?

Wish it were easy...: Even in dermatology, we struggle with cystic acne. Genetics, hormones and bacteria all seem to play a role. Eating a healthy diet, low in sugary, processed foods and eliminating dairy can help some, but may not cure it. Topical and oral antibiotics are often necessary, and Isotretinoin may be needed as well. Sometimes hormonal therapies like spironolactone work wonders. ...Read more

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How to prevent acne?

How to prevent acne?

Treat it: We do not "prevent" acne. But we are very good at treating and controlling it. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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What diet will help prevent versicolor?

What diet will help prevent versicolor?

What to avoid: yeast that leads to the tinea versicolor skin condition are caused by the Malassezia mold species. . Foods that are moldy in character or provide a substrate for yeast growth can negatively affect this condition.. Avoid processed sugar as well. Sugar increases the growth of yeast ...Read more

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Can eating Apple's prevent acne?

Can eating Apple's prevent acne?

Acne: No. Unfortunately you are on Accutane which means you have severe, deforming nodulocystic Acne. There are no foods that will "prevent" Acne, otherwise, Proactive would not be a 10 billion dollars a year product. Be sure not to use any Retin A (tretinoin) or vitamine A product while you are on Accutane. ...Read more

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Can a good diet really help prevent acne?

No: I was surprised too, but the controlled studies all seem to agree over the past decades. All acne's treatable nowadays by scientific methods. ...Read more

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Can you recomend me some diet that helps you to prevent acne?

Can you recomend me some diet that helps you to prevent acne?

Nobody can: I was surprised too, but the best controlled studies are consistent -- acne's not a diet-related or diet-responsive illness. However, it's quite manageable by any competent physician, and you do a disservice if you delay treatment in the hope of a "natural" cure. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples or acne (facial)? What are the remedies to be used in order to prevent pimples /acne?

How to prevent pimples or acne (facial)? What are the remedies to be used in order to prevent pimples /acne?

Easy to Rx: For maintenance while you're pimple-free, often an oral antibiotic such as tetracycline or Erythromycin in a low dose is sufficient. Personal hygiene has nothing to do with acne, and no home remedy works. Your physician may offer you a topical medication instead or in addition. ...Read more

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Any way to prevent dry face from acne medication?

Any way to prevent dry face from acne medication?

Moisturize: I have patients use cera ve cream. Get it at walmart . Also sometimes i will have patients use 1%hydrocortisone ointment ...Read more

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How to remove acne naturally and prevent from occuring?

How to remove acne naturally and prevent from occuring?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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How to prevent acne on a teenager?

How to prevent acne on a teenager?

ACNE: Acne is very common among teens due to increase hormones. If inflammatory, use local antibiotics cream or oral.. ...Read more

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How to avoid acne?

How to avoid acne?

Get older: Forgive my frankness. Nobody understands why one person gets acne and the other doesn't. Looking for a cause is almost never helpful. It's not diet (the link with milk is weak, others even weaker), touching your face, or enjoying your body. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need to add prescription-strength Rx with your physician, don't hesitate. ...Read more

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How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

How should I help prevent acne and acne scars?

Prescription meds: The maintenance routine use of prescription medications, such as differin, (adapalene) epiduo or ziana are the best ways to prevent acne and thus prevent acne scarring. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to avoid acne?

What is the best diet to avoid acne?

Avoid diet hormones: The connections between diet & acne are controversial. The strongest associations in the scientific literature are with cow's milk - thought to be from hormones. Consider choosing organic (or no hormones used) milk and meat products. (most us meat made with hormones) otherwise, no strong evidence that fatty foods or chocolate influence acne. Bon appetit! and track yourself. Each of us different. ...Read more

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Is there surgery to prevent oily, acne prone skin?

Is there surgery to prevent oily, acne prone skin?

Not really: One option that can help is a more agressive prescription-strength skin care regimen. You can get recommendations from a local cosmetic dermotologist for a specific line. Another option is "microbotox." this involves injecting the skin with very small amounts of Botox in the area affected, spacing the injections about 1cm apart. The Botox targets the muscle of certain glands and can help. ...Read more

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Does oily food contribute to acne/pimples?

Does oily food contribute to acne/pimples?

Foods and acne: So far two food groups that have been shown to contribute to acne are dairy products and high glycemic index carbs. In men, chocolate has been shown to worsen acne as well. So far there is no evidence for oily foods contributing to acne. ...Read more

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Can getting more vitamin b5 prevent acne outbreaks?

Can getting more vitamin b5 prevent acne outbreaks?

No: See a dermatologist. No vitamin is useful for acne. Oral Isotretinoin & topical tretinoin are in the same family as vitamina but are not vitamins. ...Read more

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


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