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Doctor insights on: Foods That Trigger Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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What foods will trigger migraines?

What foods will trigger migraines?

This in individual: Food triggers vary from one migraineur to another. Common examples may include alcoholic beverages, certain aged cheeses, chocolate, yeasty breads, citrus. Creating a food diary may help identify specific triggers. ...Read more

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Foods that can worsen eczema?

Foods that can worsen eczema?

Eczema & foods: Cow's milk, chicken eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and gluten. Any food that one is allergic to will worsen eczema. Other factors that produce the same effect - smoking; wearing non-cotton fabrics, fabric softener sheets. ...Read more

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What foods and drinks shall I avoid that trigger acne?

What foods and drinks shall I avoid that trigger acne?

Sugars: Cutting back on sugars, pastas, white rice can help. Consume more whole foods, whole grains and increase omega three fatty acids (foods like walnuts, avocados, flaxseed oil, and salmon). Drink plenty of water. In short eat healthy and avoid processed foods. ...Read more

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Which foods can trigger migraines?

Which foods can trigger migraines?

Lots: Alcohol, chocolate. Aged & processed cheeses [blue cheeses, brie, cheddar, stilton, feta, gorgonzola, mozzarella, muenster, parmesan, swiss] monosodium glutamate (msg), aspartame (nutrasweet), caffeine, nuts, nitrites/nitrates [aged, canned, cured, or processed meats, smoked/dried fish]. Glad you asked. Figuring out your food triggers can be a powerful way to control your migraines. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've read in many places that refined sugars, breads and other like products can cause acne? Is this true? Can a healthy diet improve acne? Exercise?

I've read in many places that refined sugars, breads and other like products can cause acne? Is this true? Can a healthy diet improve acne? Exercise?

It's junk: You've discovered that there's a huge fantasy literature on "this food is good / bad for this / that disease." people write their subscientific observations and decide that somebody saying there's no effect must be ignorant / unspiritual. The real controlled studies show basically zero diet effect on acne. Good diet & fitness are benenficial for their own sake and general health. ...Read more

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Does oily food contribute to acne/pimples?

Does oily food contribute to acne/pimples?

Foods and acne: So far two food groups that have been shown to contribute to acne are dairy products and high glycemic index carbs. In men, chocolate has been shown to worsen acne as well. So far there is no evidence for oily foods contributing to acne. ...Read more

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Does chocolate and fried food cause acne?

Does chocolate and fried food cause acne?

No: These foods do not cause acne directly. Commonly, hormone changes cause acne which is why the teenage years are when most people get acne. Interestingly, taking probiotics and eating a healthier diet may change the skin flora (bacteria covering your entire body) composition and lead to less of the bacteria that do cause acne. This may ultimately lead to healthier appearing skin. ...Read more

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What foods trigger anxiety?

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What foods trigger anxiety?

Food & Anxiety: Food additives, coloring & dyes, sweeteners such as high fructose corn syrup, flavorings like MSG, gluten, soy, dairy, caffeine, etc. ...Read more

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Is there evidence that diet changes (minimize sugar/carbs, gluten free etc...) can help a child with adhd?

Is there evidence that diet changes (minimize sugar/carbs, gluten free etc...) can help a child with adhd?

Unless a child has: Gluten enteropathy (celiac disease) documented by specific laboratory tests, there's no medical reason to use a gluten-free diet. Likewise, removing milk/milk products is necessary only for a milk protein allergy. There's no scientific evidence of efficacy of dietary manipulation in treatment of core symptoms of adhd., except in a very few who are sensitive to food additives. ...Read more

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Can whole grain bread cause inflammation in whiteheads acne or agrevate those whiteheads?

Can whole grain bread cause inflammation in whiteheads acne or agrevate those whiteheads?

No evidence for that: Whole grain breads can be a rich source of important complex carbs that our bodies need to stay healthy. However, if you are gluten sensitive, you may want to stay away from wheat, barley, and rye breads for these can cause a variety of G.I. Symptoms. I have not seen anyone that developed worsening acne by eating whole grain breads nor have i been taught this by dermatologists. ...Read more

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What foods trigger or excerbate eczema in children?

What foods trigger or excerbate eczema in children?

Many: Milk, wheat, soy are common causes if there is a food trigger. Ige allergy testing can help identify food allergies so those foods can be limited.Oral desentisation can significantly reduce eczema over a 2 year period without allergy shots-allergy associates of lacrosse wisconsin. ...Read more

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I have ibs. I can eat dairy no problem. Only triggers is red meats. Fatty stuff. Greasy. Thought dairy was a trigger food also?

I have ibs. I can eat dairy no problem. Only triggers is red meats. Fatty stuff. Greasy. Thought dairy was a trigger food also?

Everyone's Different: Each person has different triggers for their symptoms. It's important to listen to your body. Avoid fatty meats. Choose a healthy diet rich in fiber: vegetables, fruits, legumes ; whole grains. Limit sweet drinks and alcohol. ...Read more

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What foods can trigger allergies?

What foods can trigger allergies?

A few cause most: About 90% of serious food allergies caused by immune mechanisms come from a few foods: milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Allergies to fruits and vegetables are often due to cross-reactions with pollen allergies. However, there are also reactions that are not caused by immune mechanisms (intolerances) and these can occur to a wide range of other foods. ...Read more

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Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Maybe: A host of studies of diet and acne have produced little in the way of consistent findings; a link to dairy is weak but stronger than chocolate. You need to understand that looking for a cause of outbreaks is seldom productive and you need to manage acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Could changing the way i eat like avoiding certain foods help with eczema?

Could changing the way i eat like avoiding certain foods help with eczema?

Eczema and Food: The most common foods that are related to allergies and eczema are wheat, eggs, soy, milk, peanuts and fish. ...Read more

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Is it true that acne clearing chemicals and products are dangerous?

Is it true that acne clearing chemicals and products are dangerous?

No: Life's a matter of weighing benefits and risks, and there's money to made by scaring people with quarter-truths about things they need. The acne treatments that actually work, from benzoyl peroxide to the vitamin a analogues and antibiotics, are well worth the (basically negligible) risks. If you're responsible for a young person's emotional & physical health, get them treated effectively. ...Read more

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What foods trigger and irritate migraine headaches?

What foods trigger and irritate migraine headaches?

Migraine Triggers: In approximately 10% of migraineurs, food can trigger an attack. These triggers include vasoactive substances such as cheese, alcohol (red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or tyramine, and aspartame, a sugar substitute used in Equal. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more