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Can drinking a lot of water help clear my acne?

Can drinking a lot of water help clear my acne?

No: That's a foolish folk remedy basic on the subscientific notion that "water washes out poisons." this is 21st century and all acne is manageable. Benzoyl peroxide is the only otc remedy that works. I add topical Clindamycin plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. A systemic antibiotic, or the oral contraceptive pill if a woman can take it, can clear, dermatologists have strong rx. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Does drinking a lot of water good for your skin, and against acne?

Does drinking a lot of water good for your skin, and against acne?

No: It won't help. As before, your best remedy by far is the topical benzoyl peroxide. If you can't tolerate it, a salicylic acid wash or a retinoic acid derivative may be an alternative. ...Read more

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Can by drinking a lot of water reduce acne and eczema?

Can by drinking a lot of water reduce acne and eczema?

No: That is too simple. Skin is the largest organ in the body and needs the same nourishment as the other organs. You need to check diet, particularly all the sugary stuff and get a supplement of gla (primrose oil) and epa (fish oil). ...Read more

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I frequently get a lot of acne on my face which leave scar behind. I've tried drinking a lot of water and keeping skin dry. Please help...

I frequently get a lot of acne on my face which leave scar behind. I've tried drinking a lot of water and keeping skin dry. Please help...

Get a real Rx: Drinking water and keeping your skin dry will not help with your acne. It's a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that can be a major personal and professional handicap. Get with your personal physician now. Topical and "folk / home" remedies will probably not clear your disease. If a systemic antibiotic and spironolactone don't clear you, please consider isotretinoin. Do what you must. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard it's good if you drink lots of water for acne, why?

What to do if I heard it's good if you drink lots of water for acne, why?

Myth: This is the prescientific idea that you will "wash toxins out of your body" by your kidneys or through the back door. Being a kid with acne is difficult without having to put up with advice from ignorant people. Get a scientific rx -- your physician can clear you if you and those around you can get over the "natural is better" or "acne is your fault" mentality. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I drink nothing but water and a lot of it, will it help my acne?

I'm wondering if I drink nothing but water and a lot of it, will it help my acne?

No: The development of acne lesions is not related to water intake whether it is too little or too much. Heredity, hormones and stress are more likely culprits. ...Read more

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I have lots of acne and black spots all over the face. I do drink lots water and doing homemade facials to reduce acne&marks but no result. Plz helpdoc?

Acne: This is a case where the first response should be to see a dermatologist. This is one of the major things that we treat so you need to see one of us to get a good plan for lifetime of facial care. Your general practitioner can help you but the dermatologist has it his or her specialty. There are so many remedies that there's no way to even begin to discuss them even partially here. That's why you. ...Read more

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Can dairy give me acne? I use it for protien shakes chocolate milk. But I eat real healthy and drink lots of water. But I still get bad acne.

Can dairy give me acne? I use it for protien shakes chocolate milk. But I eat real healthy and drink lots of water. But I still get bad acne.

Acne and dairy: Studies from new zealand show a correlation of acne with dairy products. The authors postulate that the hormones from the cattle can affect acne in humans. There is a simple test you can do. Stop the dairy products for two weeks. Then add the dairy back and if you have an acne flare there is a correlation. ...Read more

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I don't drink a lot of water. I also see increase in acne on face and increase stomach pain and less hunger. I want to drink more but not thirsty. Help?

I don't drink a lot of water. I also see increase in acne on face and increase stomach pain and less hunger. I want to drink more but not thirsty. Help?

Address the acne: Nobody here is going to tell you how much water is right for you. You are almost grown up, and you need to address your acne, which is a serious social and professional liability now. If topical benzoyl peroxide and/or isotretinoin have not cleared you in two weeks, see your physician for prescription strength Rx. ...Read more

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How much water should a person suffering from acne should drink?

Acne and Water: It is recommended that persons drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day. There is no special recommendation for persons with acne. However, if you are prone to acne, I advise cutting down or cutting out carbonated soft drinks and cut down on sugary juices. ...Read more

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What can I eat or drink to reduce my acne... Some say water is good for acne?

What can I eat or drink to reduce my acne... Some say water is good for acne?

Acne care: Good hydration is good for the skin. It takes more than that to prevent acne from getting worse. Here is a general guideline to take care or acne. Hope it helps: https://www. Evernote. Com/shard/s5/nl/432446/5c8209b5-de70-4b87-b1d9-c3476ca3be3d/ ...Read more

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What exactly does drinking water do for acne?

Nothing: This is a prescientic superstition. It's the kind of nonsense that keeps people from getting effective treatment. The idea that "natural is better" or "acne is your fault" does a terrible disservice to teens and young adults everywhere. Your physician is the one to help. ...Read more

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Can drinking more water clear up spots/acne?

Can drinking more water clear up spots/acne?

No: This is the prescientific idea that you will "wash toxins out of your body" by your kidneys or through the back door. Being a kid with acne is difficult without having to put up with advice from ignorant people. Get a scientific rx -- your physician can clear you if you and those around you can get over the "natural is better" or "acne is your fault" mentality. ...Read more

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How can drinking water help you for severe acne?

How can drinking water help you for severe acne?

It doesn't: Drinking plenty of water is a pretty good idea overall especially nowadays with people eating too much salt in the diet. The old tale that acne is caused by "poisons" to be flushed out of the kidneys by water is subscientific magic thinking. We can treat all acne effectively if you'll get with your physician. It's not your fault and we can help. ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that drinking water helps acne but let me know how does it help?

What to do if I heard that drinking water helps acne but let me know how does it help?

Myth: There's a folk idea that acne results from "poisons / toxins" that are coming out the skin, and they might be washed out in a high volume of urine. This is subscientific. All acne is manageable today with scientific techniques. Please don't keep yourself or someone under your care from getting the benefits of real treatment. ...Read more

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Approximately how much water should I drink a day to get rid of acne?

Approximately how much water should I drink a day to get rid of acne?

Don't bother: It won't work. If somebody or some superstition is denying you access to scientific treatment for acne, then you have my sympathy. Any licensed physician knows how to make it vanish. ...Read more

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Will drinking more water will help with acne / oily skin?

Will drinking more water will help with acne / oily skin?

Yes: It will help detoxify. But please do not over hydrate either. They recommend an average of 8 - 12 cups per day. ...Read more

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Can drinking water help in getting rid of acne?

Can drinking water help in getting rid of acne?

No: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, often disfiguring disease. It can be managed effectively by scientific treatment. You do a disservice to yourself and those who care about you if you try to manage it solely with the folk remedies you'll find on the internet. ...Read more

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Can drinking vitamin water get rid of acne if it contains vitamin b5?

Can drinking vitamin water get rid of acne if it contains vitamin b5?

Unlikely: There are more effective, medically sound acne treatments. See your primary doctor or dermatologist for individualized treatment. ...Read more

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Does drinking few drops of lemon in water help prevent acne?

Does drinking few drops of lemon in water help prevent acne?

NO: If you want effective therapy, see a dermatologist. If you wish to experiment you will get nowhere. ...Read more

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I have acne but not severe. I have it on my back & very little on my face & now on my chest. If I drink ONLY water & MORE healthier, will it clear up?

I have acne but not severe. I have it on my back & very little on my face & now on my chest. If I drink ONLY water & MORE healthier, will it clear up?

Maybe. Maybe not.: It won't be due to drinking more water or less water. Just drinking a normal amount of water is fine. Intentionally drinking a little more water or a little less water will not alter the acne. If the acne is altered, it would be just a coincidence that there was a change in the amount of water drunk. ...Read more

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Will drinking more water help clear acne and red pimples on face?

Will drinking more water help clear acne and red pimples on face?

No: Please forgive my frankness. Over-the-counter preparations do not work well either. I start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative. If needed after a few weeks, consider adding an oral antibiotic such as Erythromycin or tetracycline / Minocycline as suitable for the individual. Dermatologists have the big guns -- accutane, lasers. A clear face is your right. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hy, how can I improve my skin condition. I have been drinking warm water 2 cups morning and night and been eating little fruits and still have acne?

Hy, how can I improve my skin condition. I have been drinking warm water 2 cups morning and night and been eating little fruits and still have acne?

Some options. . .: Fruit in moderation, meaning a little is fine but don't overdo it. For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. For more help, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. ...Read more

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My acne scars seem to be getting much much worse in the past 4 month and its really making me depressed, can I help this by drinking more water etc?

My acne scars seem to be getting much much worse in the past 4 month and its really making me depressed, can I help this by drinking more water etc?

Manage it: I'm really sorry that your acne was neglected and that you ended up with scars. I'm even more sorry if you were prevented from getting effective help because of superstitions like "Acne is caused by not drinking enough water." At this point, Craig, you need to phone your physician about managing whatever disease you still have, and plastic surgery / specialist derm treatment for the scars. ...Read more

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Used to have acne, still abit now but mainly clogged pores no products get rid of it. If I start drinking water n cutting out coffee etc will it help?

Used to have acne, still abit now but mainly clogged pores no products get rid of it. If I start drinking water n cutting out coffee etc will it help?

Not likely: It may be good for your health to drink enough water so that your urine is watery dilute, but is not likely to affect the skin, nor is cutting coffee likely to change the appearance of skin. ...Read more

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