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A 23-year-old male asked:

Acne formation and red rashes forming on the back behind arms and shoulders ?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Associated with dry skin. Not serious. A dermatologist will diagnose and treat you.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Manage it: This is often seen in strong guys who do bench presses. See if topical benzoyl peroxide and perhaps a topical antibiotic like clindamycin is enough to manage it.
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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