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How do you control acne breakouts for a 40 year old adult?

How do you control acne breakouts for a 40 year old adult?

As for anyone: Probably your physician will offer you a systemic antibiotic, unless you're a lady who can and wants to take the oral contraceptive ill i was finally able to stop taking tetracycline altogether in my late 40's. These are effective for all but the nastiest cases. ...Read more

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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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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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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What could have caused total face acne breakout overnight!?

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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I did not have acne until recently as an adult (27). My breakouts tend to occur in the same spots and seem to stick around forever! what's the deal?

I did not have acne until recently as an adult (27). My breakouts tend to occur in the same spots and seem to stick around forever! what's the deal?

Rosacea - adult acne: Acne starting as an adult is a bit different than acne in childhood: it is called rosacea and is treated a bit differently. Your treatment may be for many months or even years; a visit with your doctor seems to be appropriate. ...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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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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I'm 41 with acne. It's mostly hormonal, but i noticed it gets really bad when I have a lot of milk in my diet. Can milk cause breakouts?

I'm 41 with acne. It's mostly hormonal, but i noticed it gets really bad when I have a lot of milk in my diet. Can milk cause breakouts?

Try limiting : More than five servings of dairy (milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, etc.) may increase acne breakouts in some women. Try to control your dairy intake for a few weeks and see if the acne improves. ...Read more

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Does dairy cause acne? I still breakout when i don't take dairy for a week? Do I have to leave greek yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese to see results.

Does dairy cause acne? I still breakout when i don't take dairy for a week? Do I have to leave greek yogurt, cottage cheese, cheese to see results.

In some people: Many people find dairy does aggravate their acne. To find out how it affects you, you need to stop all dairy including yogurt and cheese for a few weeks. Limiting sweets (including sodas) may have an even greater benefit- see http://bit.Ly/16mehiy. ...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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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

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Does solodyn (minocycline) for acne cause an initial breakout? I keep hearing yes and no. I'd like a right answer

Does solodyn (minocycline) for acne cause an initial breakout? I keep hearing yes and no. I'd like a right answer

Patient dependent: It depends on the patient. Most likely the initial breakout is from tretinoin (retin-a) or another retinoid product like epiduo or differin (adapalene) that you are using at night. This would be a cream. I would discuss this with your physician who prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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How collagen supplement treat acne? somepeople take collagen and get breakoutshould they continue? rebuild inside out is that why it caused breakout?

How collagen supplement treat acne? somepeople take collagen and get breakoutshould they continue? rebuild inside out is that why it caused breakout?

No proof for this: Collagen, a natural protein, has not been shown to increase by take it orally vs. a healthy diet with protein rich food. Gastric enzymes digest collagen to amino acids. Take care of your skin: avoid sun & 2nd hand smoke & pollutants, don't smoke, and get plenty of sleep on a regular cycle. Skin care should exfolliate, hydrate, & nourish with Vit C. HA fillers stimulate collagen to help scars. ...Read more

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20 year old woman with sudden acne breakouts on chin. Pimples have been popping up and persisting for months with no obvious causes (Esp not topical)?

20 year old woman with sudden acne breakouts on chin. Pimples have been popping up and persisting for months with no obvious causes (Esp not topical)?

See below: Please consult this site for effective home care for acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment If the treatments given above do not result in resolution of the problem in a month or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies ?

Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies ?

Many causes: Acne is not usually associated with itching. Since there are many potential causes, a dermatology consult would be your best bet . ...Read more

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Does an acne breakout sometimes cause swollen lymph nodes?

Does an acne breakout sometimes cause swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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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. 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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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