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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about the best treatment for acne on the back and chest?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Systemic Rx: When it's on your trunk, you'll usually need systemic treatment. Topical benzoyl peroxide will help, and your physician will decide the right medication for you to take as a supplement. Often a month or two on an antibiotic like tetracycline will clear you. If not, a referral for Isotretinoin may be the key to a much better life.

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Can you tell me what is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

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Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, you will need to add prescription-strength rx from your physician.
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What is the best medication and treatment for acne?

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Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician.

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