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Monday, December 22, 2014
Skin Care and Diseases
Sweat and pimples
Hi, i train at the gym about 3 times a week and my pimples started to increase the same time i started this routine. i was wondering whether sweat can be a cause of my pimples and wat can i do about it? my skin has become quite oily on my nose.
Many people experience a mild miliaria which can be pustular under the stress of high temperature, severe physical exertion and the like. These are often misdiagnosed as pimples. With increased physical activity and a warm environment your normal sebum is more fluid giving the sense of oily skin. I would suggest that you try to keep the environment a little cooler and shower after your work out at the gym. If this does not relieve the problem I would urge you to see a board certified dermatologist who can accurately diagnose the kinds of pustules you are experiencing and treat them appropriately.
Charles L Heaton, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati