I take 6 to 7 liters of water after taking non-vegetarian foods to avoid pimples. Is it harmful?
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Q. I get pimples when I take non-vegetarian and spicy foods. Why?

Answered by  
Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N
and medically   reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J 

Education: MBBS., DLO., DNB

Professional Bio: Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N is a General Practitioner and a Family Physician specializing in Otolaryngology and treating Allergies, with ten years of clinical experience. He completed his MBBS at the Madras M... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 05, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 23, 2023
Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 21 years old. I have a pimple problem. If I do not take non-vegetarian and fast foods my pimples disappear but if I take egg, chicken, or meat it comes out again. And most important is that even after avoiding non vegetarian foods but if I do not drink six to seven liters of water even pimples come out.

Please advise me if six to seven liters of water is harmful to me. And I want to eat eggs how can I eat? If I take spicy food after a few hours I have a burning sensation in my stomach. I cannot even take spicy foods. What do I do? I want to eat everything? Please help.

Answered by  Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The pimple problem or acne is a very common issue for young men of your age. It affects morale and creates constant anxiety in the minds. The solution to this problem requires one to adhere strictly to certain diet regimens and take abundant care of their skin. Drinking so many liters of water is not harmful. Continue it. Water helps to wash off bacterial toxins and remove pimples. Make sure you do not fill your stomach with water immediately after a meal as that would distend the tummy and make you fat over time. But taking so many liters of water intermittently is beneficial.

You are advised to avoid oily foods. The yellow of the egg is completely cholesterol. While preparing non-vegetarian foods make sure minimal oil or butter is used. It is better to use meat. Fish oils are good for health and fish is the healthiest non-veg food. Red meats are not very healthy, and so is beef or pork which have a lot of fat in them.

You must use a good face wash that will remove excess oil from the skin as well as maintain adequate moisture in the skin. However, if your skin is dry type then you must use a face wash that hydrates the skin well and does not add to its dryness. Deciding on the right cosmetic product takes time and patience, but once you arrive at the right one for yourself then there is no looking back.

If you are unable to tolerate spicy food it is best to avoid it. If this problem is a recent one then you may take some anti-acid reflux medicines like Pantoprazole 40 mg twice daily for two weeks and Mucaine gel syrup two teaspoons thrice daily after meals. This will remove acidic reflux in the tummy and reduce the burning sensation after meals. You are advised to reduce the intake of coffee, tea, smoking, and alcohol.

Last, we have many anti-pimple or anti-acne creams available in the market. Clindamycin, Adapalene, Nicotinamide, Retinoic acid, and Benzoyl peroxide are all very effective. If you can send a picture of your face with clarity then I can assess the severity and recommend the cream and how to use the same. Do not use these creams on your own as indiscriminate use can worsen the condition and lead to disastrous side effects.

I hope this helps.

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