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N=1 of re-introducing Dairy has failed. How to detox quicker

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Created July 20, 2012 at 1:40 AM

I've had three blissful days of greek yogurt and cottage cheese.

The price: My face, back and even my derriere are covered in fresh break-out. Any way to recover my healthy complexion in a few days? Should I drink a lot of green tea and try to sweat it out? Are there any ways to speed the healing process?

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I think so too, especially vitamin A deficiency seems to be a very common cause for acne that is related to milk products.

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on July 20, 2012
at 03:13 AM

Your butt is pimply, too?? Wow

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:44 AM

Acne pimply kind.

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Is it the itchy red rash kind of break-out, or the acne pimply kind of breakout?

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:59 AM

It's usually not the detox time you have to worry about. Your body is pretty quick at cleaning itself out. Probably 18-24 hours for most things. What you're most likely experiencing is your body's autoimmune reaction to the "toxin". That can take a long time, and there's really not much you can do to speed it up. You just want to be super clean and let your body stop reacting.

I've read that with a gluten exposure that it's possible to measure an autoimmune reaction anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months (!) after a single exposure. If you're having a similar autoimmune reaction to the dairy, you may be in the same category. I don't know, but keep track and see how it goes so you know for next time.

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on July 20, 2012
at 05:30 AM

It's not a detox reaction or anything like that. Detox is mostly just nonsense propagates by alt-med practitioners.

Most likely you experience the consequences of the hormonal effect of dairy products. Or possibly an allergic reaction.

There's not much you can do about an inflamed pimple once it has popped up. Before it inflames there's more you can do, but I wouldn't mess with an inflamed pimple. You'll just add to the irritation. You can try some anti-inflammatory creams (like aloe vera or green tea), but I doubt they'll help much at this stage. Sorry.

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Stop eating dairy. Take a zinc supplement.

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on July 20, 2012
at 11:29 AM

You could try eating anti-inflammatory foods like these spices: red peppers, ginger, turmeric, and fatty fish. There are other anti-inflammatory foods out there as well. Fish oil supplements should help too.

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:22 PM

Dairy doesn't make me break out.

To be honest, I think it's a detox reaction from the sulfur containing amino acids combined with not enough other vitamins and minerals. A/D/K2/Zinc, etc.

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on July 20, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I think so too, especially vitamin A deficiency seems to be a very common cause for acne that is related to milk products.

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on July 20, 2012
at 11:28 AM

Great question, I recently had the same thing occur and am paying for it with 4 cysts on my face that are taking a LONG time to heal.

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on July 20, 2012
at 03:50 AM

I agree that it may take a bit for your body to stop reacting, but in the meantime, I'd recommend lots of exfoliation. I have an exfoliating towel that I love and would might be helpful for you. This: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=5503167&productId=prod5503167&navAction=push&navCount=1&subdoc=13625offbathwk2611&categoryId=cat110010#details is the one I have, but I'm sure there are more out there. Put on whatever kind of soap you generally use, and scrubscrubscrub the back and other affected areas, and if you use any kind of anti-acne soap, that's all for the better. The scrubby towel is probably a bit harsh for your face, but you can use an acne exfoliator (like St Ives Apricot Scrub or Green Tea scrub, or whatever kind you usually like).

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