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rash on back looks like acne

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't tell: you need to be seen, either your doctor or a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis, a virtual consult on HealthTap may be an option too, good luck

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Why not cystic acne?: It could be folliculitis, and that could be colonized with MRSA given his risk factor, but cannot say for sure via internet. Needs antibacterial ; dry ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor ASAP: Sounds like something serious and she needs to see a doctor asap and get treated.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Rash : The rash sounds like you have acne. Try using benzyol peroxide for two weeks to see your response
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dermatologist: If these issues have been present for more than 3 or 4 days and are not improving, you need to consult your doctor (preferably a dermatologist). If y ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: Many women have vaginal discharge, but some types of discharge are not normal. A woman may see normal changes in discharge before or after her period. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
See a derm if stays: This is interesting because its only on your sides and back an allergy would be all over the body itch and develop hives. Acne can be regional but al ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Hormones: When present in a young lady, it may be worthwhile checking for excess androgens. All acne can be managed nowadays. When it's on the trunk, a systemic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Quite a few options: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel or cream is quite helpful. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stronger Rx: Acne on the trunk almost always requires systemic treatment, for example with tetracycline 500 2x/day for starters, in addition to the topical rx. If ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
OTCs help some: The best you can do with over the counter products is a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Acne ... Read More
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