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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have loads of little spots coming out of my back some are even pimple mostly the top just below my neck what does this mean and how can i prevent it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 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 lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration.
Last updated Mar 9, 2014

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