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Does Drinking A Lot Of Water Help 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
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
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
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
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
Skin is way too much dry. Lips remain chapped. Skin is sensetive to tan. I drink lot of water and use face wash, but no change. Got dark under eyes n acne?
Moisturizer: Use amoisturizer on your skin virgin coconut oil works very well and you can be used as often as you like. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
No: But too much lemon can errode the teeth. ...Read more
Yes: It will help detoxify. But please do not over hydrate either. They recommend an average of 8 - 12 cups per day. ...Read more
NO: If you want effective therapy, see a dermatologist. If you wish to experiment you will get nowhere. ...Read more
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
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
Gained 2-3 lbs after stopping spironolactone for acne. Could this be water weight? What can I do to get rid of this? Already drinking 90 oz of water.
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
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
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?
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