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Can a milk allergy cause acne?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Less likely
Depending on how old someone is, a true milk allergy can cause eczema-like rash, bloody diarrhea, hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, lip swelling, etc.
Acne in young infants is due to leftover maternal hormones, and acne in preteens, teen, and young adults is due to puberty related changes in hormone levels and skin. Your doctor can see what's needed.

In brief: Less likely
Depending on how old someone is, a true milk allergy can cause eczema-like rash, bloody diarrhea, hives, vomiting, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, cough, wheeze, abdominal pain, lip swelling, etc.
Acne in young infants is due to leftover maternal hormones, and acne in preteens, teen, and young adults is due to puberty related changes in hormone levels and skin. Your doctor can see what's needed.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Cindy Juster
I usually recommend starting with a benzoyl peroxide wash (like Johnson&Johnson's Clean&Clear wash) twice daily. Give it 4-6 weeks to get through the redness,dryness,irritation,& sometimes increased acne as your skin cleans itself out before seeing if a prescription treatment from your doctor is needed. I hope to have a section on acne advice on HealthTap soon!
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unusual for this
To happen.

In brief: Unusual for this
To happen.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes possibly
You are more likely to have intestinal / stomach complaints as well as possible eczematoid rashes if you have milk allergy.

In brief: Yes possibly
You are more likely to have intestinal / stomach complaints as well as possible eczematoid rashes if you have milk allergy.
Dr. Kevin Considine
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