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A 38-year-old member asked:

i have acne on the back of my neck, what do i do?

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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Consult with your Dr: It is best to get a great diagnosis from your dermatologist first. There are many prescription and over the counter products to choose from. You may want to get a nice hypoallergenic cleanser like the skin clear wash from cosmo grade. Always consult with your dr. Or pharmacist prior to initiating new medications.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What can be done to treat acne on the face, chest, and shoulders?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Acne Therapy: Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing the inflammation or doing all four. With most prescription acne treatments, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. There are topicals like ziana and epiduo and oral medication like solodyn (minocycline). See your dermatologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some acne treatments for teens besides proactive?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Ones that work: Being a teen is hard enough without acne, and a teen has a right to something that works better than slick-packaged benzoyl peroxide. I start teens on topical Clindamycin with or without retinoic acid, and move to stronger stuff, including a systemic antibiotic, if it fails. For the really hard cases, dermatologist have the big guns. Junior deserves the best. Good luck.
A member asked:

My daughter just came back from haiti..She has a 1" radius of redness with a black center? Is this a spider bite? She is having pain with it.

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Could be : She needs to be seen and have that evaluated. Black center means a necrotic center and may need to be debrided. Make an appointment.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Why am i getting cystic acne on the back of neck? It also goes down to my shoulders and then stops.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Please get seen: By location, this may actually be a staph infection rather than acne.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Should i worry about a hard fixed lymph node (less than 1cm) on back of neck? I also have bad acne on neck incase tat may be related.

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Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Observe for now: Hello, This lymph node is likely reactive in nature given your history of acne. Any infection in the skin of the scalp or sinuses /ears can drain to lymph nodes of the neck. We do not usually allow hard, firm or fixed nodes to go untreated or evaluated for too long though. If you have any general symptoms of fever, chills, weight loss or feeling run down I would consult with your primary physician

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