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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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Hi! Some people say that eating eggs makes ur body temp high which increases pimples. Is it true? If yes, is it the egg yolk or the egg whites fault?

Hi! Some people say that eating eggs makes ur body temp high which increases pimples. Is it true? If yes, is it the egg yolk or the egg whites fault?

That's baloney: Acne is unrelated to diet, lifestyle, or body temperature. You're a grown woman, Zuleika, and you owe it to yourself both to be discerning (as you are) and to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Can a whole grain bread that's made with nofat milk and eggs cause acne?

Not really: Acne is caused by a confluence of hormonal activity (increasing oil production) & skin bacteria infecting oil glands. Certain foods have been thought to exacerbate acne, but really it's all about decreasing bacteria and oil production. ...Read more

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Boiled eggs everyday acne, what could this be?

Boiled eggs everyday acne, what could this be?

Egg acne: Your question makes very little if any sense. Try it again and explain yourself better. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of acne scar with lemon or egg?

I am wondering how to get rid of acne scar with lemon or egg?

Acne scar: Me too. If you can actually "get rid of " acne scars with some lemon and eggs, please let us know. That would make all the LASERs useless. Obviously you have have very mature acne scars at 43 and you would only be able to improve them after a consultation with your cosmetic dermatologist and determine what type of scar you have to begin with and then prescribe a treatment. ...Read more

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Hi! I have skin prone to breakouts, which leave acne and pimple scars. What can I possibly eat to get glowing skin? I am vegetarian & No eggs. Thanks!

Hi! I have skin prone to breakouts, which leave acne and pimple scars. What can I possibly eat to get glowing skin? I am vegetarian & No eggs. Thanks!

A dermatologist: Which is a skin doctor, is a the best person to see for this. Beyond that, consider applying Vitamin E oil directly on the skin to help w/scars and adding good oil to your diet to lubricate the skin, e.g., coconut oil, olive oil. Avoid transfats. Vegetarians can reach for junk food easily. Please don't. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If I put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

If I put salicylic acid (acne medication) on my head, will that kill all the lice and their eggs?

Not appropriate: Lice medication is over the counter and has multiple names. See your drugstore. If you are uncertain about the diagnosis see your doctor and she will prescribe medication for you with detailed instructions regarding your clothing, sheets, towels, and laundry in general as well as your household. It is infectious and contagious. ...Read more

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Can you get pimples just from eating eggs?

Can you get pimples just from eating eggs?

No: The role of diet in causing acne seems to be minor; the best-attested link isn't to chocolate but to dairy and even this seems only modest. If you're prone to pimples, you can generally keep them at bay with daily topical benzoyl peroxide. Your physician can also help if this isn't sufficient. ...Read more

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Hey is it safe to put egg white on the face overnight if your a teen and have a few pimples?

Hey is it safe to put egg white on the face overnight if your a teen and have a few pimples?

Yes: Yes, it is safe. Unless you are allergic to egg white! How well it works is another matter. ...Read more

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How to prevent black spots and pimples on face? Does eating 6 eggs in a day is result of pimples and black spots?

Scientific Rx: Sounds like common acne. Forget everything folks say about diet and acne. With many blackheads, your physician may start you on a retinoic acid derivative, perhaps also with topical Clindamycin and maybe also benzoyl peroxide. There are stronger remedies available if these don't work well. Good luck. ...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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Could acne last forever cause I'm a woman?

Could acne last forever cause I'm a woman?

Because you're human: I was able to stop taking my acne meds at around age 50. Hang in there. You'll recover eventually and it can be managed. ...Read more

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Do beards cause acne?

Do beards cause acne?

Not usually: If your ingrown hairs are causing folliculitis see your medspa doctor for help with this. Often time there are products and laser treatments for this. ...Read more

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What causes baby acne?

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What causes baby acne?

Baby: Baby acne is usually caused by hormones that babies receive from their mother at the end of pregnancy. Some products can also rarely promote baby acne. ...Read more

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What causes baby acne?

What causes baby acne?

Maternal Hormones: Baby acne is the result of maternal hormones passed onto your baby during pregnancy. These hormones stimulate the oil glands and cause those red, sometimes white bumps on your baby's cheeks and forehead. Baby acne typically makes its appearance at 3-4 weeks of age. It is very common and unfortunately, cannot be prevented. Take heart though, it will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Does beef causes acne?

Does beef causes acne?

Never Heard of it: In general, foods do not cause acne. For individuals, certain foods may cause eruptions. For example people with gluten sensitivity can have dermatitis herpetiformis. ...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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Does stress cause acne?

Does stress cause acne?

Stress acne: The cause of acne is clogged pores due to sebum, dead cells, and bacteria. But stress can aggregate the condition due to increased release of chemicals such as adrenaline and testosterone. So in addition to practicing good skin hygiene, releaving stress is also beneficial for the complexion of your life in general. ...Read more

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Does chilli cause acne?

Does chilli cause acne?

No: The most likely dietary link is dairy, and even this isn't especially powerful. All acne is manageable. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause acne?

Can alcohol cause acne?

Alcohol: Alcohol is a diuretic, excess of which causes fluid loss & dry skin, and along with effect on liver leading to nutritional & vitamin deficiencies, it can cause acne & other skin conditions such as psoriasis. ...Read more

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What causes chest acne?

Same cause, alas...: ...As acne everywhere else. And it's very common, and socially very discouraging. There is nothing special (nor especially "wrong") when someone develops acne on his or her chest. It's just the bad luck of the draw. The good news (that won't seem good for a while) is that the majority of cases of acne in a young adult just go away after a few years. But you should see a dermatologist to treat it. ...Read more

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Can glasses cause acne?

Can glasses cause acne?

No: I am sorry that anyone told you something so foolish. If you need guidance managing the acne, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Do tomatoes cause acne?

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 Suboxone cause acne?

Does Suboxone cause acne?

Suboxone: People have reported having trouble with acne. It is not a major side effect. ...Read more

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Can glycerine cause acne?

Can glycerine cause acne?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods. You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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Does clomifene cause acne?

Sometimes: Clomiphene is used to stimulate your ovaries to ovulate. During that process, your levels of testosterone and other male hormone levels will rise and this may cause or worsen acne. ...Read more

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Which allergies cause acne?

Which allergies cause acne?

Not allergy: Allergy never caused acne. Acne mainly caused by a burst of male hormone and its subsequent chain reaction. Sometimes, irritant (not allergic) materials/topicals can cuase acne. ...Read more

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Could cosmetics cause acne?

Yes: Use non-comedogenic products that won't cause clogged pores. ...Read more

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Does beard cause hard acne?

Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae (pfb) or shaving bumps is a foreign body inflammatory reaction involving papules and pustules. It primarily affects curly haired males who shave. Pseudofolliculitis barbae can also affect some white men and hirsute black women. Pseudofolliculitis pubis is a similar condition occurring after pubic hair is shaved. ...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


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