Doctor insights on: Sun causes acne
Can Sun damage/rays cause acne? How are they treated?? What is the best way to defend myself from Sun?
No it does not: No sun rays do not cause acne. You should use sunscreen to defend yourself from excessive sun. Limited sun exposure is good for Vitamin D in your body. Acne is treated with benzyl peroxide washes with antibiotic combination, to which can be added retinoids cream. And some may need oral antibiotics like doxycycline.Cystic and severe acne better be treated by dermatologist as may need acne surgery&more ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause my shoulders and back to break out in tiny blisters? I know it's not acne and not from sun. Have had for many years and hasn't cleared
See your doctor...: Have you discussed this issue you have had for years with your doctor? Without being able to see the rash/area that you are talking about it it impossible to hazard a guess as to the cause. Make an appointment with someone who can see it and actually give you a true diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
Finished Accutane 3 weeks ago. Going south usa. How can I stop the sun making acne Scats worse. Won't sunscreen cause acne? And does 4% glyco acid work
No and yes:
First you are very sensitive to UV exposure now and should be using a daily physical block your doctor should be able to recommend one. They are non comedogenic so a quality produce will not cause acne.
Second a 4% glycolic wash would be a nice daily or every few days wash and exfoliator but again speak to your doctor you are also very sensitive to peels and acids for at least the next 6 months ...Read more
Acne keeps coming and going and it's coming bad what causes it?, can stress cause it? Or smoking cigarettes? Does the sun help get rid of it?
Your changing body: I hope you welcome the changes that turn you from a child into an adult. The chemical chaos often produces an environment in which the oils and bacteria that cause acne flourish. Thankfully, all acne is manageable today, and it's wrong for anyone to deny you the cheap, effective treatments that are available. ...Read more
Excess testosterone: All women have male hormone, testosterone, in their bodies. An excess can cause acne. This is oftentreated with estrogen, commonly in oral contraceptives. In the bloodstream are compounds called sex hormone binding globulins. Estrogen increases these elements. When sex hormone binding globulin attaches to testosterone, the testosterone is inactivated, ergo less acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones.: Adult acne is often a sign of hormonal changes within the body. Medications can do it too. In general, it is more difficult to treat than simple teenage acne, so you'd best see your dermatologist, who will prescribe a treatment regimen, and if necessary, run some tests to rule out internal hormonal problems. ...Read more
No: The link between diet and acne is weak, the strongest being with dairy as a cause and even this is soft. If you have to ask, you should be taking advantage of what real science can offer for prophylaxis. Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% once a day to prevent, or 2x/day to treat; if not clear after this, your personal physician has many options. ...Read more
Each hair follicle is connected to a sebaceous gland. The sebaceous glands produce sebum, which keep the skin surface oily and protects the skin.
The importance of adequate face washing: when dead skin clogs up a pore, bacteria grows in the oily skin.
The whiteness of an acne lesion is the pus formed by the dead white cells that fight the acne bacteria. ...Read more
Same cause, alas...: ...As acne everywhere else. And it's very common, and socially very discouraging. There is nothing special (nor especially "wrong") when someone develops acne on his or her chest. It's just the bad luck of the draw. The good news (that won't seem good for a while) is that the majority of cases of acne in a young adult just go away after a few years. But you should see a dermatologist to treat it. ...Read more
Same as face acne: When person develops back acne, he/she most likely also has chest/abdomen acne. So this is truncal acne (most people only have facial acne). Its cause is the same as the one causing facial acne: male hormone, stress, hereditary factor, etc. However, hot & humidity (environment) and profuse sweating may aggravate truncal acne. Many young american soldiers in vietnam developed truncal acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There's no connection, beyond the fact that both are characteristic of most male teens. Enjoying your body in private won't harm your health; vary your technique, and think of something nice -- maybe the girl you'll marry -- rather than internet trash. If topical benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear your face in two weeks, get with your physician for prescription-strength rx. Enjoy who you are. ...Read more
See below: Acne results from oil overproduction (often due to hormones), clogged pores, p acnes bacteria, & resultant inflammation from your immune system recognizing infection. Effective acne treatments target these causes: benzoyl peroxide & antibiotics kill bacteria, retinoids decrease oil, salicyclic acid & retinoids unclog pores, oral contraceptives target hormones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers