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Inflammation Cause Acne
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
How long does it take for a small burn or inflammation caused by acne medication to completely heal ?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. This can take weeks, sooner with gentle skin care. ...Read more
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
Yes and yes: It will irritate your skin but will clear mild acne in about two weeks if you apply it aggressively. It's the best first choice for treatment. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your physician. Acne is a serious, chronic non-lifestyle-related disease that is often a major personal and professional liability, and that can always be managed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Please see info at: Deflazacort information sheet - c;w www.Cw.Bc.Ca/library/pdf/pamphlets/bcch38. Best wishes. ...Read more
What can be potential problematic foods contributing to acne and inflammation anywhere on body? What to know and avoid please, thanks Dr!
Acne more hormonal: Acne is now thought to be more hormonal than diet related so avoiding chocolate & french fries probably doesn't help much for young people with acne. There are large categories of foods thought to promote inflammation including sugars, refined grains, transfats, dairy products, processed meats, and alcohol to name a few. Limit those, and you will be eating a low inflammatory diet! ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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