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Which foods cause zits?

Which foods cause zits?

Foods causing acne: The conventional answer is that diet does not contribute to acne. I was taught this but in real life practice I have way too many patients who say that certain foods cause them to breakout. I think there are certain foods that set certain people off, but it is very individual. You have to study yourself and see if you have any patterns, and avoid the foods that set you off. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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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Does chocolate and junk food cause acne and zits or this a myth? Some say it does some it does not? If so should I stop eating chocolate

Does chocolate and junk food cause acne and zits or this a myth? Some say it does some it does not? If so should I stop eating chocolate

Manage your acne: Forget about trying to connect diet and acne. Your photo suggests you're a fitness buff; eat sensibly to promote this side of your health. I see that you are on retin-A and that you have not gotten full clearing. Don't hesitate to get with your physician who can add something prescription-strength -- perhaps a month on a tetracycline, or if neede something even stronger. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I get zits if I don't eat any junk food?

Why do I get zits if I don't eat any junk food?

Not diet-related: The claim that eating fast food causes acne is politically correct but actually false. You need to manage your acne until it self-cures which can happen at any age. I was able to stop using medication when I was around 50. If toipcal benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Does it matter what foods i eat when trying to avoid pimples and zits?

Does it matter what foods i eat when trying to avoid pimples and zits?

Basically no: Acne is unrelated to lifestyle and hygiene and only minimally to diet. Dairy is supposed to more of a risk than chocolate. You're also approaching your problem wrong. You need to be using a topical acne-fighting agent such as a salicylic acid wash or topical benzoyl peroxide. If these do not keep you clear, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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If chocolates don't cause acne, how do I find out what is making my face full of zits?

If chocolates don't cause acne, how do I find out what is making my face full of zits?

Don't try: Nobody ever really finds out why they get acne and the next person doesn't. Manage it instead. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician who can add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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What looks like a bunch of zits on the back, treatment and cause?

What looks like a bunch of zits on the back, treatment and cause?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause little zits on my vagina?

Exactly where?: It's common to have a few infected hairs around the vulva even if your personal hygiene is the best. These require no treatment. If this does not appear to be the problem, the more worrisome entities of hidradenitis and vulvar vestibular adenitis would need to be diagnosed on physical exam. Good luck and congratulations on taking a proactive approach to your health. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more