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Dryness Cause Acne
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: There are several patient reports of vaginal dryness while taking accutane, but none of the online medical resources i consulted specifically lists "vaginal dryness" as a side effect. However, since this drug can cause dry skin, dry lips, nasal dryness leading to nosebleeds, it seems likely that vaginal dryness is one of the drug's numerous side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Humidity and Acne: Humidity itself shouldn't cause acne. However, humidity couple with sweating and soiling of your skin more than usual certainly could worsen acne if you are already acne-prone. Cleansing with an appropriate agent that will avoid over-cleansing and stripping your skin of the correct amount of oils is important to do twice daily. ...Read more
Anxiety and acne?: No. neither anxiety nor depression cause acne. Acne can contribute to depression or anxiety (if the acne causes the sufferer to feel low about himself, or feel that he will not be socially accepted, for example). Some pts who have anxiety pick at blemishes, spreading bacteria, and worsening break-outs. If you have acne, and it affects your mood or feelings about yourself, talk to your doc for help ...Read more
No: But you may have both. All acne is manageable using today's medications. If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, get with your personal physician. If you think you have a sexually transmitted disease, please get with your physician. These can be troublesome if neglected. ...Read more
Not by itself: Stress is good when it pushes you to do things that are good for you and others, bad only when you're helpless or don't know how to cope. Serum cortisol, your best stress hormone, has a slight tendency to worsen acne. Instead of trying a pseudoscientific "stress-reliever" protocol, you owe it to yourself to get 21st century treatment for your acne. Being a young adult is stressful enough! ...Read more
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