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acne on shoulders and back

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's you: Acne is a complex, non-lifestyle-related, chronic, serious illness and why one person gets it and another doesn't is 90% mysterious. Trunk acne is unl ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Real Rx: You can't do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't touch it. Your physician can probably clear you in about tw ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Dermatology consult: I'm really sorry you weren't treated when you should have been. A dermatologist can make these less visible if it is important to you. Options include ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acne: You may try antibacterial wipes to see if they help prevent it from happening.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
See a dermatologist.: I would recommend you see a dermatologist. They would be the best source of proper diagnosis and treatment and are up on the latest treatments. At 52, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get serious: You're going to need your physician's prescription-strength medication, as topical treatment is almost never sufficient when it's on your trunk. A com ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is serious: You're going to need prescription-strength Rx. No 'pop' or over-the-counter medications will work adequately. Get with your personal physician. And it ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Medications: See your dermatologist. He/she can use several medications simultaneously, if necessary, to help you.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
None: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a shampoo with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alterna ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Acne: Especially at your age, acne is likely to resolve with some postinflammatory pigment that can stay around for months. You may try topical benzoyl pero ... Read More
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