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Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements helps prevents acne for people taking vegetarian diet.

Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements helps prevents acne for people taking vegetarian  diet.

No: The last three real human studies of omega-threes for atherosclerosis / lipid problems showed no benefit. The vegetarian / natural foods people write about this-and-that benefiting this-and-that without needing any real basis, and there's an anecdotal peer-reviewed article, but nothing solid. Acne's treatable by 21st century medicine and if you need us mainstream physicians, we're here for you. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...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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Is my vegetarianism causing my overall acne?

Is my vegetarianism causing my overall acne?

No: The definitive studies have never been done, but acne probably has little to do with diet. If you are a vegetarian, i trust you are staying clear of greasy and salty stuff for your overall health, and have a competent physician to advise on supplements. ...Read more

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Help ! do I still have to continue using proactive even if i think my acne is becoming worse?

Help ! do I still have to continue using proactive even if i think my acne is becoming worse?

Of course not: Nobody can make you do something like that if you don't want to -- if you're old enough to be using healthtap, even your parents can't. If this benzoyl-peroxide based regimen is failing, as it often does, get to your family physician for something that actually works. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im starting to take 5mg of biotin to help with my hair becoming thinner and thinner, I read 1 of the side effects of taking biotin is acne...But would this side effect occur with just taking a low dosage 5mg a day ?

Im starting to take 5mg of biotin to help with my hair becoming thinner and thinner, I read 1 of the side effects of taking biotin is acne...But would this side effect occur with just taking a low dosage 5mg a day ?

No one knows: The internet is full of accounts of folks who believe big doses of biotin help hair, cradle cap, diabetes and much else. 5 mg is 5000 micrograms, in the lowish-range. Seems safe. The online reports from users are anecdotal; anyone can have a single pimple or short acne flare at any time, and people taking huge doses don't predictably get acne. Suspect "faces in the clouds". Peace and health. ...Read more

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Hello! I have too much acnes on my back. What can I do for them? What am i suposed to use for treating them? Please help me. Thank you!

Hello! I have too much acnes on my back. What can I do for them? What am i suposed to use for treating them? Please help me. Thank you!

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more

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What types of food produce acnes on face and does eating chilli too often help in the production of acnes. In short how to avoid acnes .

What types of food produce acnes on face and does eating chilli too often help  in the production of acnes. In short how to avoid acnes .

Acne diet: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Don't pick! A dermatologist should be able to help you. Dietary modification is unlikely to be of much benefit. ...Read more

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I've got really having a hard time wtih my acne; please help?

I've got really having a hard time wtih my acne; please help?

Acne!: I understand your frustration. Seems like you have sever acne with recurrence. You are 49 years old! please see your dermatologist who has many treatment options for you plus the correct skin disorder diagnosis. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more