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I have a lot of pimples on my back

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not much: Dermabrasion or other superficial treatments do not remove scars. They may smooth things out. See dermatologist for help, although there isn't too m... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pimples or Acne: Comes from overgrowth of bacteria in the hair follicles of your skin. When on your back it is usually treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Acne vulgaris: You have acne vulgaris. It is present on face , chest and back. It is caused by bacteria, abnormal sweat gland & skin plugging the pores. You can use ... Read More
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Bacne : A combination of excess oil or sebum and bacteria . As the breakouts heal the inflammation subsides leaving dark spots. See a dermatologist for treat... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
? Infection staph or: This could be infection either staph or possibly yeast. See your physician or maybe a dermatologist for clarification
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Need real Rx: You will need both a topical medication such as benzoyl peroxide and at least a month or two of prescription-strength oral meds, perhaps tetracycline.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
See dermatologist : should be evaluated by dermatologist. There are many topical and oral meds to treat acne and folliculitis on the trunk.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Doubtful: At you age, having Skin manifestations of high cholesterol (usually seen in the eye area) would be unlikely, and is probably something else. Pimples ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. K... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Will need serious Rx: Acne on the trunk for whatever reason usually does not respond well to over-the-counter remedies, and "folk" remedies will disappoint you. Benzoyl per... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Pimples: warm compress to area may either help it resolve or come to a head

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