Lactose intolerance and acne

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Has anyone else noticed a connection between breaking out in cystic acne and their lactose intolerance

I also get itching and severe diarrhoea

Have the lactase enzymes helped those who took them?


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    Well , I replied to your question about lactose intolerance but I see its still waiting to be released. I find the cystic acne is more of a problem when I eat chocolate, so you might like to think about that.

    Severe diarrhoea only if I eat/drink anything containing lactose. Yes, the enzymes help but I try to do without , simply because they are expensive. They also come in different strengths and the high strength ones are the best, but the most expensive. As I explained I try to only eat things that dont contain milk or milk products.

    Its a long learning curve and you will have set backs, but you do get used to eating the non dairy alternatives. it may help as well to take a probiotic once per day.

    Itching , yes again. I use Cerave body cream as much as possible. Its not a steroid so you can use as much and as often as you like. Non greasy, it doesnt stain clothes.

    Just out of interest, have you had your gall bladder removed?

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      Thank you so much for your reply madam. I appreciate it

      No I haven't had my gall bladder removed.

      I have noticed the connection with chocolate too.

      I am the same with lactose I then get severe diarrhoea and it's so debilitating and makes it hard to travel or go anywhere.

      Is there a particular brand of lactose enzyme you found to be best in your opinion. I'm currently using Milkaid and it seems OK so far. I take it we can't get them on prescription?

      Thanks in advance

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