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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Hi just wondering if excessive sweating could be maybe pcos thanks and acne I have had for 4 years ?

Hi just wondering if excessive sweating could be maybe pcos thanks and acne I have had for 4 years ?

Unclear question: If you are concerned about PCOS, please consult this site and see if it warrants consulting a gynecologist.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/basics/definition/con-20028841
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Please give me as much advice. I'm going on holiday in a hot country which means i'm gonna be sweating. And i heard sweating may cause acne. Help?

Please give me as much advice. I'm going on holiday in a hot country which means i'm gonna be sweating. And i heard sweating may cause acne. Help?

Enjoy your trip: If you are reasonably concerned with acne, based on your personal history (sweating's not really the cause but can make it flare), pack some benzoyl peroxide and use it prophylactically. ...Read more

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Does sweating on face is bad for cystic acne?

Does sweating on face is bad for cystic acne?

Yes: When you sweat on your face it further clogs your pores and your cystic acne can get worse. ...Read more

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Will mild sweating from slightly spicy food like chilli aggravate or worsen acne?

Will mild sweating from slightly spicy food like chilli aggravate or worsen acne?

Not really: Good hydration with water and sweating is good for skin with acne.
Greasy foods, although not well studied may contribute to acne, if also spicy.
Moderation in this matter is always a good idea. ...Read more

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How can an athlete such as myself treat and avoid back acne even when they are frequently sweating?

How can an athlete such as myself treat and avoid back acne even when they are frequently sweating?

Difficult: Assuming you are showering before and after activities it is a real problem on the back . You can try talc powder on the back to try to absorb the moisture. You could also try prescription drysol but that is a longshot too. Wash with benzoyl peroxide wash. That should help. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does sweating from working out cause clogged pores, resulting in acne?

No: Actually working out reduces strrss and improves circulation and aeration to the skin which should not make acne worse. ...Read more

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Is my extreme sweating causing more acne bcoz I sweat a lot all the time?What can help my sweatn to stop?Only sweat from chest up, neck n face.

Is my extreme sweating causing more acne bcoz I sweat a lot all the time?What can help my sweatn to stop?Only sweat from chest up, neck n face.

It may contribute..: Excessive sweating likely results in frequent/excessive wiping which can cause thickening of skin/hair follicles and subsequent development of ance. Otherwise, sweating by itself should not. If excessive, consult doc to make sure no thyroid, hormonal causes. There are some therapies to help reduce sweating. Some meds causes excessive sweating too, so get it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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24 yr old male suffering from excessive sweating, constant fatigue, 27 kg weight gain in less than 12 months, acne that wont clear up.

24 yr old male suffering from excessive sweating, constant fatigue, 27 kg weight gain in less than 12 months, acne that wont clear up.

Endocrinologist: See an endocrinologist. Rapid weight gain, sweating, and acne may represent an adrenal problem among other hormonal conditions. ...Read more

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Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Can constant sweating from living in a hot and humid climate cause acne to worsen, particularly on the forehead? I'm really depressed because of it.

Serious Rx: The cause isn't the issue. All acne is manageable if you're willing to take scientific treatment. Get yoruself some topical benzoyl peroxide and use it as tolerated; start with 5%. You're a 25 year old man and have a duty to yourself and others to clear something like this up before it 'makes you depressed' and ineffective in the rest of your life. See your physician if this doesn't clear you. ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o with a sudden onset of facial, chest and back acne, weight gain, dry skin and excessive sweating... What is causing this?

I am 34 y/o with a sudden onset of facial, chest and back acne, weight gain, dry skin and excessive sweating... What is causing this?

Endocrine: May be an endocrine issue: thyroid problem, pituitary tumor, polycystic ovarian syndrome etc. Ask your doctor to run a few blood tests to help figure this out. If these tests come back abnormal, see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have a lot of symptoms that i've told my dr&she blows it off. Symptoms:severe sweating from chest up only.Facial hair, acne, irregular periods, headach?

I have a lot of symptoms that i've told my dr&she blows it off. Symptoms:severe sweating from chest up only.Facial hair, acne, irregular periods, headach?

Check thyroid: It is reasonable to get a thorough evaluation, check some hormone tests like thyroid, testosterone and rule out metabolic syndrome and other disorders. Your symptoms may also be associated with stress and weight changes. ...Read more

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Can the acne on my back be caused by my night sweats?

Can the acne on my back be caused by my night sweats?

No, but...: I am more concerned about why you are having night sweats in the first place; this is something you will want to talk about with your physician. If the acne is in fact miliaria (a different skin disease that may feature little putules), this is caused by dampness, and acne can get slightly worse on such skin. Today's rx's can handle almost all acne -- again, your physician can help. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 year old female and within the last month i've been having unusual amounts of hair loss, body acne and just in the last week, body sweats....?

I'm a 26 year old female and within the last month i've been having unusual amounts of hair loss, body acne and just in the last week, body sweats....?

Check in with yourMD: Y our symptoms can be from many different conditions.You need a detailed history.Physical examination, and blood test to rule out underlying thyroid and other problems
so make an aoppointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I just started cabergoline for elevated prolactin, but im on bc pills, so how will this effect my hormones? I suffer from anxiety, night sweats, acne.

I just started cabergoline for elevated prolactin, but im on
bc pills, so how will this effect my hormones? I suffer from
anxiety, night sweats, acne.

It won't: Cabergoline will decrease prolactin levels but will not affect you estrogen and Progesterone because of the birth control you take. If you are having sx of night sweats, anxiety or acne there may be some other problem. Often birthcontrol will help adult acne in women depending on the formulation. ...Read more

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Im on bc pills, ( 6 months) 0.35 mcg of estrogen in pills, so why am i still having night sweats, acne and insomnia? All blood work and thyroid normal

Im on bc pills, ( 6 months) 0.35 mcg of estrogen in pills, so
why am i still having night sweats, acne and insomnia?
All blood work and thyroid normal

BCPs: Most bcps help acne by increasing a protein that binds to testosterone and in effect hides it from the body. You may need a less androgenic Progesterone bcp to better control this. The night sweats should not occur if caused by perimenopause because the estrogen in bcps replaces the deficiency associated with this. If night sweats only occur during your menses week, then only take active pills. ...Read more

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My menses cycle only 3day. I have nite sweats, hirsutism, hair loss, back pain, acne vulgaris with rhynophyma, greasy skin. Is it due to high androgen?

My menses cycle only 3day. I have nite sweats, hirsutism, hair loss, back pain, acne vulgaris with rhynophyma, greasy skin. Is it due to high androgen?

Likely: You should consult your gynecologist as your symptoms suggest poly-cystic ovarian syndrome. There may be effective treatment for the disorder, however, it is prudent that you get an in-person evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I squeezed a blackhead and it’s a red and brown small bruise, how do I get it to go away?

I squeezed a blackhead and it’s a red and brown small bruise, how do I get it to go away?

Time: You created a small bruise by squeezing the “black head”. That small bruise will go away in a few days like other bruises .
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How can you stop getting blackheads?

How can you stop getting blackheads?

Wash your face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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Why don't my blackheads ever go away?

Why don't my blackheads ever go away?

Normal: Blackheads are a normal and common skin finding. It is near impossible to make them "go away". There are treatments to minimize the look of blackheads, but those pores are always there. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my blackheads?

What can I do to treat my blackheads?

Blackheads: Tea tree oil kills the propionibacterium acnes, or p. Acnes, bacteria that can cause blemishes. Acne is the result of hair follicles on the skin clogged by overproduction of oil or dead skin cells. Tea tree oil unclogs the follicles and sloughs off dead skin cells.
Conventional therapy includes prescription epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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Can blackheads falls off on their own?

Can blackheads falls off on their own?

I squeeze mine: They are blocked oil glands with a plug which can be squeezed out. Salicylic acid and tretinoin (retinoic acid) are very effective. See a dermatologist if they are large or numerous. They are not dirt. Of course they may often come out without any treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure blackheads?

Pore strip/ comedone: Extractor. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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Good products to use to treat blackheads?

Retinoic acid: Derivatives of this compound are often very helpful applied topically, whether you have coexisting acne or not. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a blackhead fast ?

What could I do to cure a blackhead fast ?

Comedone extractor : Or pore strip. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strip, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads fast!?

Dermatologist eval: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day. Use oil free products on face. No heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples / blackheads. Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (w salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more

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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more