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Does poor hygiene cause acne?

Does poor hygiene cause acne?

Usually not a cause: Acne occurs when skin glands produce more oil, but the openings of the glands are blocked by little plugs of dead skin cells (comedones). Skin oils leak sideways into the skin, causing inflammation that brings in lots of white blood cells, forming a pustule. Not washing enough usually doesn't cause acne. Causes include hormonal changes, emotional stress, certain medicines, skin rubbing, etc... ...Read more

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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 poor hygiene cause acne in teen boys?

Does poor hygiene cause acne in teen boys?

Probably: Poor hygiene contributes to clogged pores and high bacteria loads both of which are major contributors to development of acne. ...Read more

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Can poor hygiene cause acne?

Can poor hygiene cause acne?

Yes: Acne is caused by many things (multifactorial) but one factor which can exacerbate acne is hygiene. Excess oiliness especially around the hairline (ie: sweating, long hair, using lots of hair products, etc.) can cause acne on the face, neck, shoulders, and back. Pulling the hair back, washing hair of oil and hair products before going to bed, washing immediately after working out can all help. ...Read more

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Is acne due to poor hygiene?

Is acne due to poor hygiene?

Acne cause: Acne is not due to poor hygiene. It is generally accepted that acne develops due to build up of skin cells, oil (sebum) and bacteria in pores, which become infected. Cleansing skin too aggressively with harsh soaps and abrasives can irritate and inflame the skin making acne worse. Combination therapy includes gentle cleansing, topical or oral antibacterial therapy, moisturizing, sun protection, . ...Read more

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Can poor hygiene cause BV?

Can poor hygiene cause BV?

Good question: because no one is 100% certain. Common sense would suggest "yes", but I am unaware of any study that has proven this. Since BV/VB is not an "outside" infection, but an overgrowth or imbalance of "normal" vaginal flora, it is still mysterious what brings it on. Poor hygiene seems logical, but "excessive" hygiene - douching, for example may cause it too. Hope this helps you. ...Read more

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What causes poor hygiene? Is it depression or something else?

Poor hygiene: People who are depressed may stop caring about themselves and motivation levels may drop so low that they stop taking care of basics like hygiene. When this occurs, it is usually a red flag that medical intervention really is needed. ...Read more

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I am wondering why poor hygiene causes diseases?

Common sense: Would tell you that poor hygiene can cause bacteria and viruses to grow where they should not good hygiene involves keeping your self clean , and brushing your teeth, etc. Who would not want to do that ! ...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