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Can the Amalgm filling I am wearing be the issue?

Thank you for allowing me on board your health questions, it is quite interesting to read the comments. I have an issue with my face since 2010, doctors can't find the solution. It all started with few pimples, then itching with pus which was very painful to touch fallowing that my whole face has changed in colour and makes me look older than what I am. Had anyone knows or seen this condition before or has any information to share with me? I also have other neurological problems. Would be greatful for your input.


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A pimple is a small pustule or papule. Pimples are small skin lesions or inflammations of the skin - they develop when sebaceous glands (oil glands) become clogged and infected, leading to swollen, red lesions filled with pus.

Pimples are also known as spots or zits

The development of pimples is primarily connected to oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores and bacteria (although yeast infection can also cause pimples to develop).1,3

Sebaceous glands, which are located at the base of hair follicles, can become overactive due to hormone dysregulation, which is why acne is most commonly associated with puberty, and why breakouts occur around the time of menses.5

The most likely parts of the body to be affected by pimples are the face, back, chest and shoulders due to the proliferation of sebaceous glands in these areas of skin. Pimples are a sign of acne, especially when a breakout occurs.

Dermatologists and other experts are increasingly concerned about the long-term use of antibiotics for acne treatment, and its contribution to bacterial resistance. Experts from the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham, England, wrote in The Lancet that although pharmacies are well stocked with a wide range of acne medications, few studies have been carried out regarding their efficacy.

Several medical conditions are linked to an abnormality in sebaceous gland function, including:

Acne (pimples).

Sebaceous cysts - closed sacs or cysts below the surface of the skin.

Hyperplasia - the sebaceous glands become enlarged, producing yellow, shiny bumps on the face.

Sebaceous adenoma - a slow-growing tumor (benign, non-cancerous) usually presenting as a pink, flesh-colored, or yellow papule or nodule.

Sebaceous gland carcinoma - an aggressive (cancerous) and uncommon skin tumor.

If a breakout occurs, doctors recommend that pimples be treated promptly to prevent the risk developing severe acne. There is also the danger that untreated severe acne may result in visible scars on the skin.

The sebaceous glands, which produce sebum, exist inside the pores of our skin. The outer layers of our skin are being shed continuously.

Sometimes, dead skin cells are left behind and get stuck together by the sticky sebum, causing a blockage in the pore.

Pore blockage is more likely to occur during puberty (the process of physical changes by which a child becomes an adult capable of reproduction) as the sebaceous glands produce more sebum at this time.

People prone to acne have been found to have skin that is especially sensitive to normal blood levels of testosterone - a natural hormone found in both males and females. In such people, testosterone can trigger the sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum, increasing the likelihood of clogged pores.

Despite being related to bacterial infection, pimples are not contagious. You cannot catch pimples from another person.

Researchers from New York University reported in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that dairy products and high glycemic index foods are linked to pimples. The researchers found that people who eat a lot of high glycemic index foods and dairy products are more likely to have acne. They also suggested that using medical nutrition therapy may help in the treatment of acne.

In addition to following a low-Glycemic Index, dairy-free diet, it is also helpful to ensure a good intake of healthy polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Despite pimples being caused by blocked pores due to excess sebum production, fat-free or very low-fat diets are not recommended for acne as too little fat in the diet can actually dry out the skin and prompt the body to ramp up sebum production.

A good intake of fats from nuts, seeds, and olive oil appears to help by keeping inflammation in check; supporting the body in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels; and maintaining good skin moisture levels so as to provide an effective barrier and immune response to prevent bacterial infection.2

Source medical news roday

Written by Christian NordqvistReviewed by Dr Helen Webberley

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Asafoetida solid grounded apply small quantify Wii reduce pus


Thank you, is this pharmaceutical or herbal?


Thank you Christian for you iput


I had all my amalgams removed and I felt much better, could think clearer and health is improving - takes time to get the amalgam out of the system.


Thanks Cann, at least, I am left with some hope, I have being experiencing neurological problems and others including skin problem, I am 57 years old and I thought, if this is what menopause does to me, my GP's cannot figure my symptoms out, so this is the next step forward, thank you for sharing.


Yes, we seem to have to sort ourselves out, as doctors have been of little help to me.


That is true Cann, I visited my dentist today, he said many people have this silver filling for years and not complaining, it is pure speculation, no guarantee that it will make any difference. I told him I still need to remove it.


It is worth a try to see if it helps.

My dentist was extremely careful and used all the recommended precautions. Ensure your dentist does, too.

I read up on them before hand.

The problem is some people have health issues that could be linked, but there is no way to prove it other than having it removed and see how they are afterwards.

It also takes time to recover and I went with an experienced therapist to help me.


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