A 21-year-old member asked:
Can i get acne anywhere else on my body besides my face?
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
On oily skin areas: Acne occurs on the oily skin areas (where the sebaceous oil glands are), which includes the entire head and neck, the upper back, and the upper chest.
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Facial Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin.
Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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