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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to dermatologist: You may need oral antibiotics and specialized treatment for pustular acne.It is possible that your pcp may order this or see a skin specialist.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Keloids: You may have developed keloids. Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." a keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Same as on face: The cause is the same as on the face. Excessive oil, ski debris, bacteria and hormones. Treatment is the same as for face. All acne should be treat ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Valtrex (valacyclovir) is an antiviral used to treat herpes and does not treat bacteria associated with acne.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acne: Has no relation to allergy prick test or allergies in general, see a dermatologist.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
See Your Doctor: It may or may not be acne, however, in either case, you likely need to be on antibiotics for initial treatment and then deal with the cause (skin issu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical car ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Consider cause: Many who develop 'bacne' are sensitive to the chemicals called parabins in shampoo. Please look at the small print of your chosen product & consid ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get serious Rx: Acne is not caused by hygiene or lifestyle. Nothing you did caused you to have acne on your trunk. This is the 21st century and you need to manage it ... Read More

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