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Doctor insights on: How Can I Determine If A Food Allergy Is Worsening My Acne

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,095 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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Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

No: It is very well established now that acne is not due to food allergies, but certain bacteria on the skin. There is no need to alter your diet to treat acne. Instead, see a dermatologist for the best advice; this may includes antibiotic creams, other lotions, etc. Enjoy your meals! ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have food allergy acne/eczema?

I need help! How do I know if I have food allergy acne/eczema?

Suspect / test: There are a variety of blood tests your physician can obtain on blood that can provide evidence for or against a food allergy. Allergists also employ skin tests which provide a different but helpful set of information. ...Read more

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Will treating my food allergies fix my acne?

Will treating my food allergies fix my acne?

No: I agree that acne is a hormonal problem but there are some studies to suggest that certain foods such as chocolate and fattier foods can exacerbate symptoms. However, this is an adverse food reaction that is not immunologically mediated like the food allergy. Proper hygeine and consultation with a dermatologist is recommended. ...Read more

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I heard that vitamin A is good for acne? I had hormone testing, came back normal, changed my diet due to food allergies. Nothing seems to help.

I heard that vitamin A is good for acne? 
I had hormone testing, came back normal, changed my diet due to food allergies. Nothing seems to help.

Retinoid: You are likely referring to a derivative of vit A called retinoids which works for many people with acne. Topical or oral vitamin A would not do the job however. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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I think im having food allergy after eating im feeling dizzy, trouble breathing and loose bowel feeling. How will i determine what food im allergic?

I think im having food allergy after eating im feeling dizzy, trouble  breathing and loose bowel feeling. How will i determine what food im allergic?

Food allergy: Hello, an allergic reaction may be the root of your ailments. Your doctor can perform a complete evaluation as well as order a blood test (rast) checking the foods you are questioning. Write down the foods you are suspicious of as we'll as keeping a 2 week food diary. This will help him/her to complete the evaluation. ...Read more

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Can i outgrow a food allergy by a certain age?

Can i outgrow a food allergy by a certain age?

Varies: Some people will lose certain food allergies over time and others will not. That is why it is important to be evaluated by a board certified allergist with experience in food allergies. Once evaluated some people are candidates for an in-office food challenge to determine if the sensitivity has disappeared. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more