U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Lebanon
A 17-year-old female asked:

What is the best treatment for body acne?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Few helpful tips: Acne forms when oil mixes with dead skin cells and clogs pores, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Cleansing your skin daily with an anti-acne type of soap. Use a soft sponge and make sure you clean every part of your body -- including hard-to-reach areas such as your back. But don't cleanse more than twice a day. Exfoliate weekly to help prevent pores from becoming clogged
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Whatever works: It depends on your definition of "best". Some people can do w/ simple face (&body) scrubs & food trigger avoidance. Others require topical lotions & prescriptions. A third type (like me) was prescribed retinoic acid, but that kept me out of the sun for more than 2 yrs & I lost my spot on the varsity team (couldn't practice). All treatments have differing potency & side effects, so talk to ur docto

Related questions

A 35-year-old female asked:
What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 18-year-old female asked:
Whats the best acne treatment in stores that you'd recommend?
3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 22-year-old member asked:
What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
What is the best recommended acne treatment?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 49-year-old male asked about a male:
What's the best treatment for a 13-year old's facial acne?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.