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Can food allergies cause acne?

Many often associate acne with raging hormones and excessive sebum production; however there are lots of other things that can cause acne.  Did you know that food allergies are the number one cause of acne ? Swelling and inflammation of the skin is one of the symptoms of allergies; acne is simply another kind of inflammation . If you notice acne appearing after you eat a particular food, you may have a   food allergy.  Allergy symptoms may show up hours or even a day later.  Besides, acne doesn’t come and go quickly enough to be associated with food.   Other, more common food allergy symptoms include swelling, hives, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Food allergies are caused by a hypersensitivity of the immune system to the proteins found in particular foods.  The allergic reaction occurs because the immune system mistakes the proteins as an invading substance, such as a virus or bacteria. Common food allergens:    Dairy produc