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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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Does biotin causes acne & constipation?

Does biotin causes acne & constipation?

biotin: According to a number of sources, when used orally in doses of up to 10 mg per day, biotin (or vitamin b7) does not cause side effects. Biotin helps to metabolize fat, carbs ; proteins. ...Read more

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Ihave chronic constipation and acne all over my body.Are they related?And how can I treat it.Im 25 years old female .50 kg weight.

Ihave chronic constipation and acne all over my body.Are they related?And how can I treat it.Im 25 years old female .50 kg weight.

Possibly: Think of your system as a delivery service that is too slow.The slower the delivery, the harder, drier the stool.Start by clearing out the outlet.Take a good dump or do an enema once to clear the exit. Avoid constipating foods & add fiber or a wetting agent like mirilax. Mark efforts on a calendar.Teach your body to empty no< 2x /d & keep up the efforts for 6m. It should reset your system. ...Read more

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Ever since I got really bad bloating and constipation my acne has also gotten worse specially in forehead , what can I do to make it go away?

Ever since I got really bad bloating and constipation my acne has also gotten worse specially in forehead , what can I do to make it go away?

Fix GI problem: Gut health seems more important than ever these days. Increase fiber and water intake, consider some probiotic yogurt, and start a walking or exercise program every day. It is a miserable and uncomfortable feeling being constipated. Then tackle the acne. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm suffering from acnes for a long period.It hasl left scars.I also suffered from constipation that aggravated them.I want to remove the scars?

Hi, i'm suffering from acnes for a long period.It hasl left scars.I also suffered from constipation that aggravated them.I want to remove the scars?

Forgive my frankness: Constipation doesn't cause acne. Whoever told you this is wrong and did you a deep disservice, as did whoever prevented you from getting proper treatment for you acne when you were a teenaged girl. "pop" treatments won't touch the kind of acne that you have. Pick up the phone and call a competent physician; use topical benzoyl peroxide until you can get seen. Get a thyroid check while you're there. ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 months for acne but now am suffering from constipation. Does it get better over time? Is it safe to use laxatives every 2 days

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)  for 3 months for acne but now am suffering from constipation. Does it get better over time? Is it safe to use laxatives every 2 days

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not Problem: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is not the problem. The cause of constipation is usually the Standard American Diet (SAD)--which is notoriously devoid of fiber. We need adequate fiber and adequate fluids (i.e., water). Try 1-2 tablespoons of psyllium husks every day--with 2 glasses of water per tablespoon. If that doesn't get you going, add 500-1500 mg of magnesium. You can't OD on magnesium, it will give you diarrhea. ...Read more

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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more