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sudden acne breakout on back

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many causes: Acne is not usually associated with itching. Since there are many potential causes, a dermatology consult would be your best bet .

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Testosterone + ?: Acne in adolescents is caused by increased testosterone production as they enter puberty (both males and females). Ditto for pregnant women. The testo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
You: May be stress or change in diet. See a dermatologist.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You may never know: Acne often flares without explanation. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least one systemic medication. If you're a female, the oral contraceptive ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not by itself: Stress is good when it pushes you to do things that are good for you and others, bad only when you're helpless or don't know how to cope. Serum corti ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Having something like this appear "over night" suggests maybe exposure to something, i.e. Medication or other event that needs to be investigated. Bac ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Huggins
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes..: You may need to stay on the minocycline chronically ( on adaily basis) to prevent the outbreaks. Some people need to do this for several months to ye ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician who may be able to add something to arrest the breakout. You're ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I do not belilive so: If you taking normal diet.

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