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What causes acne other than hormones and what prevents it?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Diet, occlusion

Many factors can aggravate acne including sugar, whey, milk, .
Thick occlusive pomades can clog the pores and cause acne. Sweating can also be a factor. Even medications containing high doses of iodine can occasionally bring out acne.

In brief: Diet, occlusion

Many factors can aggravate acne including sugar, whey, milk, .
Thick occlusive pomades can clog the pores and cause acne. Sweating can also be a factor. Even medications containing high doses of iodine can occasionally bring out acne.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Sebaceous glands

Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy.

In brief: Sebaceous glands

Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy.
Dr. James Newman
Dr. James Newman
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