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Illustration: Allergy?

Good afternoon, I’m a 19 year old teenager, I want to ask you this, I have acne on my face and was advised by the doctor to take medicine and avoid foods such as poultry, seafood, nuts, etc. After I took the drug, when there was a little I When I was exposed to food such as poultry, my body immediately developed a red, painful rash when I touched it. I want to ask what caused the allergy to me? Whereas before I had no history of allergies to food. Thank you…

1 Answer:

Hi Sabiel,

Thank you for asking

Certain types of food are known to trigger or worsen acne. Some examples of this food include:

Refined carbohydrates and grains, such as bread, cereals, pasta, white rice, noodles, soda, soft drinks, processed honey Dairy products, for example cheese, yogurt Fast food, including burgers, nuggets, hot dogs, french fries Foods that are contains lots of omega 3 fats, for example fish, walnuts Chocolate Whey protein Foods that cause you to be allergic when you eat them, including for example seafood or nuts. In fact, there is no specific relationship between consumption of foods that trigger allergies with acne. However, many experts suspect that inflammation in the body that increases due to allergic reactions, including due to food allergies, can also cause inflammation in the skin that triggers acne. The cause of this allergy is because your body mistakenly thinks a food is a substance that is harmful to the body, when in fact it is not. As a result, the body will react by releasing antibodies (IgE) which play a role in neutralizing these allergens. For this reason, you will experience a variety of complaints, often in the form of itching, bumps, red rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, dizziness, tightness, palpitations, and so on. Allergies can occur in people who previously did not show typical symptoms. This is also influenced by how many allergens enter your body.

Apart from food allergies, several other factors that can worsen acne are bacterial infections, increased oil production, blockage of hair solicles by oil and dead skin cells, increased activity of androgen hormones, side effects of drugs, stress, and so on.

In order to get adequate treatment, you should consult directly with a skin specialist. The doctor can perform several tests, including food sensitivity testing to identify which foods often trigger your allergies and acne. In addition, several types of topical drugs, oral medications, or maybe certain medical measures, for example dermabrasion, chemical peels, photodynamic therapy, etc. can also be done by doctors to deal with complaints on your skin.

Right now, you should focus on avoiding foods that often trigger your recurring complaints. Drink plenty of water to neutralize allergic skin reactions, including food allergies. Always maintain good skin hygiene, including by regularly bathing and wearing the right skin care products. Avoid your skin from excessive exposure to pollution and sunlight. Live a good diet, rich in vegetables and fruits, avoid stress, and sleep regularly.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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