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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 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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Which food types and foods cause acne?

Which food types and foods cause acne?

Milk, simple carbs: Recent research confirms that milk ; high-glycemic (sugary ; starchy foods) significantly worsen acne: http://bit.Ly/1hbmums those following a low-glycemic diet had significant improvements in acne: http://ajcn.Nutrition.Org/content/86/1/107.Full not everyone yet accepts this; chocolate may also be a culprit. For more see http://www.Aad.Org/dw/monthly/2012/acne/diet-and-acne#.Uq12gi0-7oa. ...Read more

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Which foods can cause eczema?

Which foods can cause eczema?

Many: Many foods may aggravate eczema but not cause it. Food testing with either a blood panel or scratch testing could possibly help identify trigger foods. Allergenic foods include peanut, chocolate, strawberry, seafood, corn, milk, citrus, and soy. ...Read more

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Can sugary food cause breakouts?

Can sugary food cause breakouts?

It turns out: That there is limited data to suggest particular foods set off "breakouts". Like the old adage that chocolate consumption causes acne hasn't really borne out. It's is know that certain foods like high simple sugar foods can increase "internal" inflammation and sebum production which may contribute to an acne flare. But it isn't the strongest connection. ...Read more

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Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Could heat and spicy foods cause acne?

Maybe: A host of studies of diet and acne have produced little in the way of consistent findings; a link to dairy is weak but stronger than chocolate. You need to understand that looking for a cause of outbreaks is seldom productive and you need to manage acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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What type of foods can cause acne?

What type of foods can cause acne?

Dairy,: and now high fatty foods are being linked to acne. but i suggest staying away from high glycemic index foods (sodas, sweets... ...Read more

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Does greasy foods and chocolates cause acne?

Does greasy foods and chocolates cause acne?

No.: Despite the millions of patients with acne who love chocolate and greasy foods there is no evidence of a relationship. There is a potential but weak relationship with milk consumption. ...Read more

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Does chocolate and fried food cause acne?

Does chocolate and fried food cause acne?

No: We are all different, and react differently to foods and other things in the environment. If certain foods cause trouble for you, then your options are to either avoid them or try to reduce your sensitivity with homeopathic treatment: www.Bookonhealing.Com. ...Read more

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Could sugary food cause breakouts?

Could sugary food cause breakouts?

Assume it does not: Almost everybody gets into sugar and it's cheap to blame it for a skin rash or acne eruption. If you have acne, manage it scientifically, starting with topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. If you have some other rash, it can be serious -- get it seen and ignore "pop wisdom.". ...Read more

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Can tomatoes cause pimples/acne?

Can tomatoes cause pimples/acne?

No: Somebody is seeing faces in the clouds. The key is that acne is a non-lifestyle-related, chronic, incurable and serious disease that can be managed medically. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Could eating sugary foods cause acne?

Could eating sugary foods cause acne?

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

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Can bananas cause acne?

Can bananas cause acne?

acne bananas: There is little solid evidence linking diet to acne. High glycemic foods (that spike blood sugar) have shown some possible correlation at increasing the amounts of inflammation in acne. Short answer, bananas area probably safe. ...Read more

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Which foods are common to cause headaches?

Which foods are common to cause headaches?

See below:: Often, foods are triggers only when they are combined with other triggers. For example, they may act as triggers only when stress or hormonal changes are also at work. Whether you get a migraine from a food or beverage may depend on how much you consume. Chocolate, caffeine, red wine/alcohol, aminio acid-tyramine (cheese; meats, nuts, pork, chocolate, etc); & food additives-nitrites/nitrates/msg. ...Read more

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Can peanuts and chips cause acne?

Probably not: Despite much folklore, there's a dearth of real knowledge about diet and acne. Dairy is more credible as a risk. The key is that all acne is manageable; if topical benzoyl peroxide has not worked, your physician has something stronger. Being young and having acne are bad enough without giving up something as much fun as peanuts. ...Read more

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Can nonhealthy foods&pop cause acne?

Can nonhealthy foods&pop cause acne?

Probably not: The relationship between diet and acne has always been controversial. Many patients are convinced that certain foods make their acne worse. Nevertheless, despite occasional studies suggesting otherwise, the consensus among dermatologists is that diet is causally unrelated to acne. ...Read more

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Can chocolate cause you acne?

Yes: Many foods can exacerbate acne. For many, but not everyone, chocolate is a major cause. ...Read more

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Could eating chocolate or greasy foods cause acne?

Could eating chocolate or greasy foods cause acne?

No: It is a common misconception that "fatty foods" and chocolate causes acne. In most cases, food plays a very small role in acne. Studies have shown that soda, chips, caffeine, fried foods, and chocolate do not cause acne. So why the link? Stress may aggravate acne, and it may simply be that we eat certain comfort foods (like chocolate) when we are stressed hence the link. ...Read more

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Can whole grain bread cause inflammation in whiteheads acne or agrevate those whiteheads?

Can whole grain bread cause inflammation in whiteheads acne or agrevate those whiteheads?

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

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Can eating chocolate or greasy food really cause acne?

Can eating chocolate or greasy food really cause acne?

Not really: Acne is usually a condition caused by excess oil and gland secretion of skin along with pore buildup and plugging-often triggered by stress and increase in hormones in body. It is a myth that greasy food and chocolate cause acne but they are not that healthy anyway and should be minimized in your diet. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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What could cause little zits on my vagina?

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

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Can hair dye cause zits on my head?

Can hair dye cause zits on my head?

Possibly.: Hair dyes can lead to both skin irritation (contact dermatitis) & allergic reactions. This is largely because some dyes contain parphenylendiamine. The skin that was in contact with the dye may become dry, red, swollen, blistered, cracked or pustules are sometimes seen. An allergic reaction may lead to generalized itching, facial/ scalp swelling or in some severe cases to anaphylaxis. ...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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I have some small zits without white head around anus , sometimes it itch i think it is cause the zits, is that normal?

I have some small zits without white head around anus , sometimes it itch i think it is cause the zits, is that normal?

See your doctor ASAP: There are several conditions that can present this way. Some are caused by infections, some of which might be potentially serious. You should be seen soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a mole on my back that has a white spot on it that looks like a zit is this a cause for concern?

I have a mole on my back that has a white spot on it that looks like a zit is this a cause for concern?

See MD: Please have your primary provider or dermatologist take a look at it. If they have any reservations, they will likely perform a biopsy. ...Read more

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I've had recurring zits on my scalp for more than a decade. I haven't noticed any pattern to cause them. Any ideas? I take ro-accutane for them.

I've had recurring zits on my scalp for more than a decade. I haven't noticed any pattern to cause them. Any ideas? I take ro-accutane for them.

Need more infoi: This question is best answered by a dermatologist. I don't think that your skin problem should last so long and needs further investigation. ...Read more

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I have a small almost zit like bump just inside my anus , is this something to be concerned about. I get hemorrhoids occasionally could this be the cause?

I have a small almost zit like bump just inside my anus , is this something to be concerned about. I get hemorrhoids occasionally could this be the cause?

Not sure how you can: see inside your anus, but there are many kinds of bumps from benign and nothing to worry about, to gential warts and others of concern. See your proctologist as soon as possible just to make sure it is nothing to be worried about ...Read more

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What kind of food I should eat daily that can stop zits, blackheads nd whiteheads?

What kind of food I should eat daily that can stop zits, blackheads nd whiteheads?

Fruits & veggies: There is probably not one specific food that you can eat daily that can stop zits, blackheads, and whiteheads. If there were such a food, there would be lots more people with blemish free skin. In general, your skin will be healthier if you eat a well balanced diet including lots of fruits and vegetables and drink lots of pure water. There are a number of medical treatments available for acne. ...Read more

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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