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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,097 doctors shared insights

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 chocolate and junk food cause acne and zits or this a myth? Some say it does some it does not? If so should I stop eating chocolate

Does chocolate and junk food cause acne and zits or this a myth? Some say it does some it does not? If so should I stop eating chocolate

Manage your acne: Forget about trying to connect diet and acne. Your photo suggests you're a fitness buff; eat sensibly to promote this side of your health. I see that you are on retin-A and that you have not gotten full clearing. Don't hesitate to get with your physician who can add something prescription-strength -- perhaps a month on a tetracycline, or if neede something even stronger. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have acne and mostly they are whiteheads i stop eating chocolate and junk food and i still get them but mostly the affect area are the cheecks .

Start simple: If you have no issues with medications, I would start with a simple benzoyl peroxide solution to treat your acne. More often the acne is a result of your hormones and how your skin reacts to them, not as much food related. ...Read more

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Is a food good for acne?

Is a food good for acne?

No Association: Many studies have been conducted to determine an association between diet and acne. At this time there does not appear to be a correlation. Thus, no food has been identified via studies to clear acne. ...Read more

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What food causes of acne?

What food causes of acne?

Sugars: Too many carbohydrates change the chemistry in your body and can lead to acne. Another food problem is food allergy, and toxins in food (for instance bromine in proceeded foods can cause acne). ...Read more

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What foods can worsen my acne?

What foods can worsen my acne?

Glycemic index: There are no clear associations with any food and acne, but some data suggests that high glycemic foods might be associated to acne. Avoiding these foods is good for your overall health, too! ...Read more

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What are the best foods for acne?

What are the best foods for acne?

Foods and acne: It's better to ask what foods are best to avoid for acne. These include foods with a high glycemic index (think processed carbs like white flour and white sugar) and dairy (a higher association with skim milk). Some believe gluten and processed vegetable oils can also make it worse. I recommend filling your diet with a variety of nutrients from plants, high quality fats, and fermented foods. ...Read more

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What type of foods can cause acne?

What type of foods can cause acne?

Dairy,: and now high fatty foods are being linked to acne. but i suggest staying away from high glycemic index foods (sodas, sweets... ...Read more

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Do certain foods really cause acne?

Do certain foods really cause acne?

ACNE & FOODS: For many years dermatologists have disagreed with the relationship between foods & acne. I am one dermatologist who believes that many foods cause & aggravate acne. These are nuts (all kinds), dairy products (milk & cheese), & high-sugar foods (chocolate & other sweets.) if you have acne, and eat these foods, stop for a few weeks and send me a thank-you note. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...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