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Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Can sugary food cause breakouts?

Can sugary food cause breakouts?

It turns out: That there is limited data to suggest particular foods set off "breakouts". Like the old adage that chocolate consumption causes acne hasn't really borne out. It's is know that certain foods like high simple sugar foods can increase "internal" inflammation and sebum production which may contribute to an acne flare. But it isn't the strongest connection. ...Read more

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What easily available bar soap is least likely to cause breakouts on your back & shoulders?

What easily available bar soap is least likely to cause breakouts on your back & shoulders?

Neutragena: There are many excellent bar soaps, even the moisturizing ones such as dove, are non comedogenic. Don't scrub your back if there are pimples as that can create a more inflammatory acne. ...Read more

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Glycolic acid good for acne?

Glycolic acid good for acne?

Good exfoliant: Glycolic acid is one of the 5 alpha hydroxv acids-(AHA)
Excellent for reducing hyper pigmentation & acne marks.
Improves skin tone & texture.
Exfoliation exalts the proerty for acne.
Dr.Perricne has written a book on acne incorporating diet etc.Try to get it from the library. ...Read more

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Can petrolium in moisturizers cause breakouts?

Can petrolium in moisturizers cause breakouts?

Acne: Yes, if the petrolium blocks pores. There are much better skin moisturizers for acne-prone skin. ...Read more

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Is it true that pertolatum in moisturizers cause breakouts?

Is it true that pertolatum in moisturizers cause breakouts?

Lets review your que: Anything that applied to the skin that can block the pores, can cuase skin break outs ...Read more

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What causes a severe acne breakout on the chest?

What causes a severe acne breakout on the chest?

You may never know: Acne often flares without explanation. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least one systemic medication. If you're a female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if it's right for you. Or a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide and a systemic antibiotic for a while may be all you need to get clear. Acne's not curable but eventually remits. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does cornstarch cause breakouts?

Does cornstarch cause breakouts?

Possibly: corn starch is very safe.
some people who are allergic to corn may react to corn starch.
I recommend Vaseline petroleum jelly or baby powder for now. ...Read more

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Could sugary food cause breakouts?

Could sugary food cause breakouts?

Assume it does not: Almost everybody gets into sugar and it's cheap to blame it for a skin rash or acne eruption. If you have acne, manage it scientifically, starting with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you have some other rash, it can be serious -- get it seen and ignore "pop wisdom.". ...Read more

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Can green tea cause breakouts?

Can green tea cause breakouts?

Have not seen : Any reports or studies linking green tea to acne. ...Read more

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Could herbal teas cause breakouts?

Could herbal teas cause breakouts?

Acne: Herbal tea is an expansive and generic term. I have no idea what herbs you ingested. Was it the very first time you had this kind of tea and you broke out soon after? If you see a pattern of skin breakout with any food item, you are likely sensitive to that food and need to avoid it, but normally "herbal tea" will not cause hyperandrogen state or hyperkeratosis which lead to comedone formation. ...Read more

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Help can baby oil cause breakouts ?

Help can baby oil cause breakouts ?

Probably: Baby oil is not recommended by Dermatologists if you are using it to treat acne - a common misconception.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/185379-baby-oil-acne/ ...Read more

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Is Bio-Oil non-comedegenic? Also, will it cause breakouts?

Is Bio-Oil non-comedegenic? Also, will it cause breakouts?

Depends: I would try using on a small patch of skin for 48 hours. If no allergy then try applying to face. Some people rave about the product and some people are allergic to components in the oil. ...Read more

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Started taking biotin, 3wks, 5,000 mcg. Skin looks horrible. Does biotin cause breakouts? Am I taking too much? Recommend dosage?

Started taking biotin, 3wks, 5,000 mcg. Skin looks horrible.  Does biotin cause breakouts? Am I taking too much? Recommend dosage?

Why did you do it?: Nobody knows why, but biotin seems to make acne flare. Why are you taking the stuff? Get your acne under control with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid; this should be sufficient but if you need to add prescription-strength medicine, talk with your physician. ...Read more

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Can stress cause and acne breakout?

Can stress cause and acne breakout?

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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Does levothyroxine cause acne breakouts?

Does levothyroxine cause acne breakouts?

Acne: I see of thyroid patients and can't recall any with acne. Please see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Not specifically: but soy does have some estrogen-like properties. Hormonal imbalances do play a role in acne. ...Read more

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What foods can cause acne breakouts and what could I do to prevent it?

What foods can cause acne breakouts and what could I do to prevent it?

Myth: Controlled tests show diet has little to do with acne. With today's rx's, even in a dysfunctional health care system, all acne should be manageable. If your problem is intermittent, a systemic antibiotic begun when a breakout seems imminent may be the cornerstone of effective treatment, perhaps with a topical agent. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could have caused total face acne breakout overnight!?

See a dermatologist: Having something like this appear "over night" suggests maybe exposure to something, i.e. Medication or other event that needs to be investigated. Bacteria can also be an explanation (i.e. Folliculitis) as true acne in someone 50 years old is not the most common thing to see. Have this examined. ...Read more

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Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!

Twice a day for ten: 1000 mg twice a day for 10 days. They are taken at the first sign of an outbreak. No one knows how frequent outbreaks will be. Have to play it by ear. ...Read more

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Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Chemical peels work: Chemical peels, including glycolic acid, can be effective in treating the hyperpigmentation from acne. Depending on your skin tone, laser and ipl (intense pulsed light) are effective as well. However it's important that your acne breakouts are under control, otherwise you'll be chasing the problem. ...Read more

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How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

How does salicylic acid prevent acne breakouts?

Peels: Salicylic acid is kerarolyic. It peels the top layer of skin and loosens blackheads and whiteheads before they have a chance to form into inflammatory lesion such as pimples or cysts. ...Read more

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Does eating Nutella the hazelnut spread, cause acne/pimples/breakouts?

Does eating Nutella the hazelnut spread, cause acne/pimples/breakouts?

Yes: Read the label, it's mostly sugar. High sugar, high fat foods can contribute to acne. Allergies to nuts or cocoa can also contribute. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does clindamycin phosphate lotion cause breakouts?

Does clindamycin phosphate lotion cause breakouts?

No.: If you mean "breakout" as pimples/acne, no. But the lotion sometimes can cause its own irritation/reaction which looks like a "breakout". ...Read more

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Can excessively oily skin be the cause of my recent acne breakouts?

Can excessively oily skin be the cause of my recent acne breakouts?

Not the issue: The key is that you remember that acne is a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease, only marginally and unpredictably related to diet, and that you'll do much better staying on top of managing it than asking 'why' -- usually the latter question never gets answered. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking chocolate milk a lot to cause acne breakouts?

Is it possible for drinking chocolate milk a lot to cause acne breakouts?

Unlikely to be pbm: The link between any food item and acne is not supported by current research.Allergic breakouts producing hives have nothing in common with acne.In the past, many myths arose about fat in foods or other items, but again it is all myth. ...Read more