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Which allergies cause acne?

Which allergies cause acne?

Not allergy: Allergy never caused acne. Acne mainly caused by a burst of male hormone and its subsequent chain reaction. Sometimes, irritant (not allergic) materials/topicals can cuase acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Can allergies to cats cause acne ?

Can allergies to cats cause acne ?

NO: Allergy to cats cause other symptoms like coughing, itchy rash but not acne, sob and other allergic manifestations. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

No: It is very well established now that acne is not due to food allergies, but certain bacteria on the skin. There is no need to alter your diet to treat acne. Instead, see a dermatologist for the best advice; this may includes antibiotic creams, other lotions, etc. Enjoy your meals! ...Read more

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Could I have I developed an allergy to acne medication?

Could I have I developed an allergy to acne medication?

Its possible: It depends on (a) which acne medication (b) what the symptoms were (c) when the symptoms occured in proximity to starting the medication and to administering the medication. Best to see a doctor that will ask you more specific questions and help you determine if you had an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How will i know if it is acne on my face or facial allergy?

How will i know if it is acne on my face or facial allergy?

Easy call: Allergy can usually be suspected by the history; a contact allergy has a distribution depending on the cause. Acne will produce blackheads and/or pustules; pus is unlikely with a contact dermatitis / allergy. You need to be aware that all acne is manageable though the disease is chronic and must remit on its own. If two weeks of benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, get with your physician. ...Read more

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I read something about acne being caused by dairy and sugar allergies. Is it true?

I read something about acne being caused by dairy and sugar allergies. Is it true?

Not true: It has been well established that acne is related to superficial skin bacteria and not related to diet including allergies. Enjoy your sugar and milk! ...Read more

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Have cystic like acne on back ever since getting allergy prick test done 2yrs ago? What could this be? How to cure? Thanks!

Have cystic like acne on back ever since getting allergy prick test done 2yrs ago? What could this be? How to cure? Thanks!

Keloids: You may have developed keloids. Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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