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Do certain foods really cause acne?

Do certain foods really cause acne?

ACNE & FOODS: For many years dermatologists have disagreed with the relationship between foods & acne. I am one dermatologist who believes that many foods cause & aggravate acne. These are nuts (all kinds), dairy products (milk & cheese), & high-sugar foods (chocolate & other sweets.) if you have acne, and eat these foods, stop for a few weeks and send me a thank-you note. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Do tomatoes cause acne?

No: The link between any food and acne has had supporters and detractors over the years. Most find it at the bottom of the list of contributing factors.While any person may have a food allergy or sensitivity that can show up affecting the skin, listing tomatoes as a cause in not justified. ...Read more

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Does certain kinds of food cause acne?

Does certain kinds of food cause acne?

Not clear: There have been various studies, none conclusive, that link acne to several types of foods including foods with high glycemic index that raise blood sugar, dairy foods, particularly those with hormones, gluten, and saturated fats. As the evidence is unclear, it is best to eat a healthy diet without dairy (get calcium from other sources), limit saturated fats and gluten, and avoid simple carbs. ...Read more

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What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?

What kinds of foods can cause indigestion? I havent eaten anything fried or "heavy" lately...Are certain preservatives known to cause upset stomachs?

Dyspepsia: You are correct in thinking that oily foods can cause indigestion by delaying stomach emptying. Other causes include raw harsh roughage like raw peppers,etc. Gassy things,lactose intolerance,gluten intolerance,drinking too much liquid with meals,sugar substitutes,gum chewing, can also cause distension and dyspepsia. Reflux from gerd or hiatal hernia cause indigestion. ...Read more

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Do peaches cause acne?

Do peaches cause acne?

No: Part of a healthy diet, especially when fresh. The role of diet is poorly defined; the one plausible suspect is dairy. Acne's a chronic disease but can always be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can certain foods and drink cause birth defect?

Can certain foods and drink cause birth defect?

YES, ...Some causes:: Alcohol; excessive caffeine; mercury: shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish have highest amounts of mercury, can cause brain damage). Bluefish, striped bass, salmon, pike, trout, and walleye: high contamination of polychlorinated biphenyls. Some fish used for sushi; herbicides used in vegetables (e.g. Glyphosate used in genetically modified soy bean), low Folic Acid containing food. ...Read more

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Can almonds and other nuts really cause or aggravate acne?

Can almonds and other nuts really cause or aggravate acne?

No: It is not true that any dietary things will cause or exacerbate acne. One dietary intervention that may be helpful with your acne is to increase your water intake. Improved hydration will help by keeping pores from clogging up. ...Read more

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How to treat cystic acne? Pls help any other alternative foods fruits to eat, ? Or other things to do thanks alot.!

How to treat cystic acne? Pls help any other alternative foods fruits to eat, ? Or other things to do thanks alot.!

Scientific Rx: Diet won't help. If you're a female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if you can take it. If not, you will need at least a systemic antibiotic plus appropriate topical therapy. True cystic acne usually requires Accutane or something similar from a dermatologist. It's not pleasant and has its risks, but is worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are foods that are high in protein and doesn't cause face or back acne? And how to treat acne?

What are foods that are high in protein and doesn't cause face or back acne? And how to treat acne?

Acne due to other th: Food has little or nothing to do with acne. Hormones, heredity, & some meds are usual factors. A dermatologist can help you. ...Read more

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Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Maybe: A host of studies of diet and acne have produced little in the way of consistent findings; a link to dairy is weak but stronger than chocolate. You need to understand that looking for a cause of outbreaks is seldom productive and you need to manage acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What types of foods do not cause bloating?

What types of foods do not cause bloating?

DASH diet: The dietary approach to systolic hypertension diet is quite effective. It can easily be found with a google search. Also sodium intake should be reduced to 2000 mg per day. Most foods have labels with sodium amount. ...Read more

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I believe there are foods causing cough like mango and dried fish. What other foods to avoid that cause it?

I believe there are foods causing cough like mango and dried fish. What other foods to avoid that cause it?

Depends....: Your cough is likely caused by bronchospasm related to food allergy. You should avoid any food which causes these symptoms. You could see an allergist for further testing to determine precisely what causes your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can chocolate cause you acne?

Can chocolate cause you acne?

Yes: Many foods can exacerbate acne. For many, but not everyone, chocolate is a major cause. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods I should avoid or eat more of to help control my psoriasis?

Diet & psorriasis: There are no studies showing any clear relationship between dietary consumption and psorriasis. Various commercial entities have offered 'miracle' diets for psorriasis, but they are completely unproven. Eat a normal healthy diet with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Reducing stress (ie. Taking time to relax daily) will give you more relief from psorriasis than any diet will. ...Read more

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What foods or herbs can make people lactate?

What foods or herbs can make people lactate?

Fenugreek: There have been a number of herbs, spices and foods used traditionally to stimulate milk production, including asparagus, milk thistle, brewer's yeast, and alfalfa. But fenugreek is probably the most used and has the best evidence supporting it. Working with a lactation consultant is my favorite way to increase milk supply. ...Read more

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How can I treat sinusitis and are there any foods to avoid?

How can I treat sinusitis and are there any foods to avoid?

Suggestion: Saline rinses, hydration, lemon tea with honey, sudafed, afrin 3 days on 3 days off, sleep with head elevated 30 deg, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, vitamin c, echinacea, zinc lozenges. Some think caffeine and milk thicken mucous and are to be avoided. If symptoms escalate over 7-10 days or continue > 3-4 weeks then may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are top foods that would cause bloating? Do hormones cause it?

What are top foods that would cause bloating?  Do hormones cause it?

Several...: The top gas producing foods include dairy (e.g. Milk, cheese and ice cream), beans and cruciferous vegetables. Hormones are usually unrelated to gas and bloating. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism people eat chocolates? will there be any food that hypothyroidism people should avoid?

Can hypothyroidism people eat chocolates? will there be any food that hypothyroidism people should avoid?

Dark chocolate is OK: As per the nutritional GURU, Dr.Alan Gaby, MD consumption of a high fiber diet has been reported to increase levothyroxine requirements in hypothyroid patients.This increase appeared to be due to dose dependent absorption of levothyroxine to fiber.Reduction of fiber intake was followed by a decrease in thyroid requirement.No deleterious effect on hypothyroidism ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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