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Can chicken cause acne?

Answered on August 28, 2017
Created February 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I recently made a roasted chicken (pasture organic) and have been eating it for the past few days. Well I just started breaking out--could it be from the chicken? I am racking my brain trying to think of something else I have been eating differently --maybe cultured cream or kombucha. But I have eaten these items before and I didnt break out?

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on February 12, 2012
at 08:05 PM

Is high Omega-6 really the problem? Or high oxidized omega-6s?

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on February 12, 2012
at 08:56 AM

It sure does, TrynAgain. Omega 6 is the cause, probably. This is one of the reasons why raw vegan with only fruits and veggies works well against acne. Lots of people improve their skin by cutting out pork and chicken. If you can, replace it with beef, lamb and fish.

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on February 12, 2012
at 08:55 AM

I think this is not TrynAgain's problem. He/she definitely didn't stress out about the chicken, he/she only started thinking about it when the breakout occured.

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on February 12, 2012
at 02:54 AM

I get teeny tiny zits when I eat ham or birdies in any great quantity.

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on February 12, 2012
at 02:20 AM

when i get chicken grease all over my face, i breakout :-( on the more serious note though - high omega 6 content causing inflammation?

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on February 12, 2012
at 01:31 AM

It could be, because chickens are fed grains, even if they're pastured, and the grain toxins can get into their tissues. If grains cause it, grain-fed animals can. However before you restrict things that you like and have no real reason to give up other than they trigger acne, I think you should try pantethine. It isn't proven to help but it has eliminated acne for me and 2 other people no matter what we eat

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It could be, because chickens are fed grains, even if they're pastured, and the grains can get into their tissues. If grains cause it, grain-fed animals can. However before you restrict things that you like and have no real reason to give up other than they trigger acne, I think you should try pantethine. It isn't proven to help but it has eliminated acne for me and 2 other people no matter what we eat http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Pantethine-450-60-Softgels/121?at=0

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 12, 2012
at 01:21 AM

Stressing about paleo causes acne.

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on February 12, 2012
at 08:55 AM

I think this is not TrynAgain's problem. He/she definitely didn't stress out about the chicken, he/she only started thinking about it when the breakout occured.

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on August 28, 2017
at 09:58 AM

Everybody has its own skin type, everything we eat has its own reaction and it entirely depends upon person to person. Some persons are allergic to chicken and some are not. Generally, it is very uncommon. Some people may get acne after having chicken. May be you are one of them or you may be allergic of chicken. The food with large amount of saturated and trans fat may cause acne because some people are prone to fatty acids. The stale food or food preserved from a long time may also be the reason of acnes. To overcome this problem you need to drink plenty of water, eat fresh food, dont touch face again and again, limit your triggered food, Consider nutritional supplements, exercise and stay hydrated. If you are specifically prone to chicken infection, consider some measures and if they are not working then call a doctor. Good luck.

 

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on September 02, 2016
at 04:48 PM

 I get spots on my cheek, neck, jaw line, chin and forehead, also mouth sores appear on the roof, base and tonuge within seconds of putting a piece of cold chicken leg in my mouth, minutes if it's freshly cooked. The only chicken I consume is Organic Free Range as well. The breast isn't as bad but the skin and fattier meat is an almost instant reaction. It's been like that since I was a teen.

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on January 01, 2014
at 12:29 PM

EDIT: line 1: kept reappearing

line 2: tend to be concentrated

line 3: a late teen

You wouldn't think I'm a writer!!

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on January 01, 2014
at 12:26 PM

I am a male of almost sixty and about four years ago I broke out in spots which reappearing. They tend to concentrated around and on the nose and look disgusting. I used to have much worse acne as a later teen and early twenties but I grew out of them by and large. Then one day a few months ago I suddenly remembered that around the time of the spots starting again I'd stopped having the chicken skin removed from the breasts by the butcher. Since I've stopped eating chicken skins my skin has cleared up. I still get the odd spot and suspect that vegetable oil plays a role here, so that's out. I am also going to suspend eating eggs for a while then build them back into my diet (a superb source of lutein) to see if they have an effect. I hope they don't as I like a hard boiled egg six times a week.

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on June 16, 2013
at 10:59 AM

I think I may have a chicken allergy too. I don't "add" grease so it should theoretically be no greasier than a burger, but I have only noticed back "backne" getting very bad when I eat lots of chicken.

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on September 24, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Chicken broth that I make from scratch does it for me... the fluoride stored in the chicken's bones leaches out and concentrates in the stock. So each time I drink the stock I get a pretty big hit and it causes cystic acne for me (on the neck, jaw, around the mouth)

I figured it out when I was all clear (eating primal) and had great skin all Summer, then the cool weather hit, started making stock and drinking it daily, and BAM! Breakout! :(

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on September 03, 2012
at 04:01 PM

YES, YES, YES!!! I cannot express how amazing it feels to finally hear of others who break out from eating chicken. Before this moment, I thought I must have been completely out of my mind; I mean, people post on here about random allergies all the time, but I've never seen anyone mention chicken even once. Now I know I'm not crazy!!

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on September 03, 2012
at 06:10 AM

Fatty pieces of chicken (skin, dark meat) cause acne for me 100% of the time. Breasts do not. I have tried all different types of chickens, except for heritage breeds, and this is always the result. I assume it is the high omega 6 content, but have not experimented with other sources of omega 6, so I can't be sure.

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on September 03, 2012
at 05:23 AM

I have tried everything (including Accutane) and finally tried the diet route by going straight to vegan for 2 months. My face was never better. I mean, not one pimple. I finally felt normal. I started adding in one thing at a time. So far eggs and chicken appear to be the culprit to my devastating break outs. Cheese seems to be ok and beef so far... I guess I have an "Intolerance" to poultry. I am 100% sure of it. Honestly, I have gotten used to eating Vegan and would continue forever just not to have to deal with the torture I have gone through with my adult acne. Finally...Im normal.

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