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Why is my forehead breaking out with acne suddenly? Is it diet? Is it stress?

Why is my forehead breaking out with acne suddenly?  Is it diet?  Is it stress?

FOREHEAD ACNE: Forehead acne can be due to a number of things: greasy, oily conditioners; oily shampoos; hats and caps, not shamooing often enough, hairsprays, gels, other new hair cosmetics. Some medications also. Eating nuts and chocolate. Anything new in your diet? If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Why am I breaking out on the top corners of my forehead near my hairline? There are brown marks from them too. I get acne here & there but not like th

Why am I breaking out on the top corners of my forehead near my hairline? There are brown marks from them too. I get acne here & there but not like th

Contact allergy: I suspect the ingrdient in your hair care product/s is causing a chemical allergy or irritation. Have you recently added a new hair care treatment? I would start there. The brow spots are consistent with post inflamatory hyperpigmentation, ...Read more

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I hv nodular cystic acne on face n currently on 6th week of isotroin medication 30 mg. Lately hv started breaking out on forehead. Its itchy.Help pls.

under dosed?: See your dermatologist and ask him if the 30 mg dose is sufficient. It is usually based on weight. The standard is 1mg/kg/d so a 130 pound person should be on 60 mg per day. Also, it is not unusual for people to get a little worse on Isotretinoin before they get better- so don't panic! ...Read more

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I recently discontinued isotretinoin for painful cystic acne. Now i'm breaking out on my forehead with little itchy bumps with long whiteheads. ?

I recently discontinued isotretinoin for painful cystic acne. Now i'm breaking out on my forehead with little itchy bumps with long whiteheads.  ?

See Your Derm: See your dermatologist. You may need a mild retinoid (tretinoin) to keep you from breaking out, at least for a few months. This will likley pass uneventfully. However, there could be another cause for this type of breakout. Your dermatologist can help you with this frustrating flare. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old and have been breaking out a lot lateely , what is a good way to keep acne and blackheads under control? I know being less stressed.

I am 27 years old and have been breaking out a lot lateely , what is a good way to keep acne and blackheads under control? I know being less stressed.

Hygiene and gentle c: Wash your face. Two or three times a day and apply skin appropriate for your skin with toner and spot treatments, consider a facial for deep cleansing. ...Read more

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Best solution for acne & acne scars?usually bad around my period & when I'm stressed on my cheeks, chin & forehead. Proactive doesn't help much

Best solution for acne & acne scars?usually bad around my period & when I'm stressed on my cheeks, chin & forehead. Proactive doesn't help much

Acne: Hormones, genetics, diet affects acne: consider seeing dermatologist if have not already for laser to remove scars (if not pregnant or on hormones); certain foods can make acne worse: keep diary to see if gluten, greasy foods, or chocolate, etc make acne worse. If from rosacea, OTC tea tree oil helps. ...Read more

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I cant get rid of my forehead acne! I have tried alot of acne spot treatments, toothpaste, cinammon with honey, and black soap. Im 18 yeard old, female. Please help, im stressing out, i never had acne till i turn 17 but it wasnt bad and it would go away b

Toothpaste: I don't know who starts this hoax, but toothpaste can badly damage your skin. As you have experienced, OTC's, off label applications (like using toothpaste on forehead instead of teeth), and Internet "solutions" are at best worthless, at worst harmful. For best treatment please see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. They treat problems like yours all day every day. See a Pro. ...Read more

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I'm 37 and suddenly breaking out with cystic acne all over my face( norm 1-2 a month on chin). No change in diet or lifestyle. Why now? How to treat?

I'm 37 and suddenly breaking out with cystic acne all over my face( norm 1-2 a month on chin). No change in diet or lifestyle. Why now? How to treat?

Hormonal, stress: Acne is one of those things that is always waiting there to attack if you give it a chance. So depending on hormonal changes in some, stress in others, it can erupt. Often times it is self limited and will improve with some time. Now, if you do not want to wait there are always skin care products and medications to help. See your physician or specialist for more info. ...Read more

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I dont get bad acne and i started to have break outs on my forehead and chest. I was taking oxicondone and amoxicillin but im done is this the reason?

I dont get bad acne and i started to have break outs on my forehead and chest. I was taking oxicondone and amoxicillin but im done is this the reason?

ACNE: Unless its a rash and not actual comedones, its not related to the medication you report. Why were you taking Amox and Oxy? what are your medical conditions? how what does the acne look like? is it just non-inflammed white or black heads or red, tender nodulocysts and pustules? Not knowing anything about you or the skin condition makes it impossible to provide a relevant response. ...Read more

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Lately I've been having more acne.It's so sad.But I don't know the reason.I've had no change in diet, no stress, nothing. What can be the reason?

Lately I've been having more acne.It's so sad.But I don't know the reason.I've had no change in diet, no stress, nothing. What can be the reason?

It hapens: Many look at acne as a ritual of passage that torments teens that should fade as you enter adulthood. It doesn't, and for some it will go through periods of improvement only to worsen off and on well into their 30's.Your PCP or a dermatologist can help you with your daily routine. ...Read more

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My chest and face break out due to oil, hormonal imbalance, and high stress. What acne product do you recommend?

My chest and face break out due to oil, hormonal imbalance, and high stress. What acne product do you recommend?

Prescription Rx: It's not stress. If you're a man, it's not a hormonal imbalance. If you're a woman, consider going on the oral contraceptive pill. Acne on the trunk will require a combination of topical (benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid) and prescription systemic Rx. It's not your lifestyle; the cause is obscure. Do what you need to. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my chest and face break out due to oil, hormonal imbalance, and high stress. what acne product is best for me?

What do you suggest if my chest and face break out due to oil, hormonal imbalance, and high stress. what acne product is best for me?

Scientific Rx: Listen, Jake. Don't try to figure out why you have trunk acne. It's not a "hormonal imbalance", stress, hygiene, or anything lifestyle-related. It's you. It will eventually remit. Until then, you must manage it with a physician's help. Acne on the trunk will require a topical such as benzoyl peroxide plus usually a systemic antibiotic for a while. If you're offered isotretinoin, go for it. Cheers. ...Read more

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I rarely break out, about 2 months ago i started breaking out on my neck with acne, why couldn't this be happening? Are there any natural remedies?

I rarely break out, about 2 months ago i started breaking out on my neck with acne, why couldn't this be happening? Are there any natural remedies?

Get real Rx: Your physician may want to investigate whether you have increased androgens for some reason, and of course will want to confirm the diagnosis. The hormonal milieu is very complicated during the teenaged years. If the oral contraceptive pill is right for you, it may clear your complexion, and/or topical agents are likely to be sufficient. ...Read more

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Had a severe acne break out all over face from using mineral oil to cleanse after 1 week. Stopped using it, but how long will it take skin to heal and stop breaking out from this? Any advice on how to speed healing and stop new break outs?

Had a severe acne break out all over face from using mineral oil to cleanse after 1 week. Stopped using it, but how long will it take skin to heal and stop breaking out from this? Any advice on how to speed healing and stop new break outs?

See below: Please consult this site for effective home treatment: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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War on acne! ruled out environment and diet, working on stress. How can I heal my skin from the inside out?

War on acne! ruled out environment and diet, working on stress. How can I heal my skin from the inside out?

All is fair in...: ... Love and war. Somebody has done you a terrible disservice. It is not a diet, stress, environment, or emotionally-based disease. There is nothing "spiritual" about believing untruths. If you really want to be rid of your acne -- a chronic, serious, primarily genetic disease -- you'll get evidence-based treatment in cooperation with a competent, reality-focused physician. ...Read more

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I've been breaking out a lot on my cheeks. I eat healthy, wash my face and use prescribed acne treatment. I don't know why my face still breaks out?

I've been breaking out a lot on my cheeks. I eat healthy, wash my face and use prescribed acne treatment. I don't know why my face still breaks out?

Don't ask why: You're going to need stronger acne Rx until it remits on its own. Get with your personal physician. I trust you're using topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid, and some added prescription Rx. SInce you're a female (right?) you may be a candidate for adding spironolactone. ...Read more

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My bones hurt abit, I have a headache, panic attacks, i feel very fatigued, extreme stress feeling (chest), red pimples on head. 3 days now, worsenin

My bones hurt abit, I have a headache,  panic attacks, i feel very fatigued, extreme stress feeling (chest), red pimples on head. 3 days now, worsenin

Treat anxiety: Your sx seem to be caused by high anxiety. Medications such as ssris [prozac, lexapro, (escitalopram) zoloft, celexa] and low dose benzos [klonopin] might provide rapid relief. You also need talk therapy to identify and treat the causes of your stress. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more