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A 50-year-old member asked:

Can you give me suggestions for my acne on chest please help?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Serious Rx: Acne on the chest requires both topical (perhaps benzoyl peroxide) and prescription-strength (perhaps a course of an antibiotic) oral medication. Get with your personal physician now and stop delaying. If you are offered isotretinoin, consider using it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Please give advice on how to get rid of acne on chest?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Rx: You deserve treatment. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. If it's on the chest, there's probably a systemic antibiotic that's right for you in your future. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck.
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