Dermatologist told me to cut out meat and gluten- why?

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I’ve been seeing a dermatologist acne and after having no response to treatments she told me to change my diet.

I was expecting to be told to cut out dairy as that’s what people usually suggest for acne but she’s told me to go vegetarian and gluten free and I’m a bit confused why? She just said ‘to reduce inflammation’ but aren’t good quality lean meats like chicken and turkey meant to be good for you? I’ve not been tested for food allergies or intolerances but I don’t think I’ve ever had a problem with gluten so I don’t see why cutting it out would be beneficial.

I did a quick google but the stuff I found seems to say there’s no link between gluten and acne and no benefit to cutting it out if you have no intolerance to it. I tried asking the dermatologist to expand but she didn’t so I’m a bit wary of her advice but was wondering if anyone knew the logic behind this? Am I missing something?
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Sounds like pseudo-science.
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"Thanks for the advice, but no"
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Sounds like pseudo-science.
Yeah I thought it sounded a bit suspect. Like the medication isn’t working how she expected so she’s coming up with random stuff just to have something else to try😂😂
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I’ve been seeing a dermatologist acne and after having no response to treatments she told me to change my diet.

I was expecting to be told to cut out dairy as that’s what people usually suggest for acne but she’s told me to go vegetarian and gluten free and I’m a bit confused why? She just said ‘to reduce inflammation’ but aren’t good quality lean meats like chicken and turkey meant to be good for you? I’ve not been tested for food allergies or intolerances but I don’t think I’ve ever had a problem with gluten so I don’t see why cutting it out would be beneficial.

I did a quick google but the stuff I found seems to say there’s no link between gluten and acne and no benefit to cutting it out if you have no intolerance to it. I tried asking the dermatologist to expand but she didn’t so I’m a bit wary of her advice but was wondering if anyone knew the logic behind this? Am I missing something?
Is this a dermatologist you are seeing based in an NHS hospital after having been referred by your GP? Or is she a 'private' dermatologist?
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