A 36-year-old member asked:

Does benzoyl peroxide cream work for back acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Sort-of: Acne on the back usually require an antibiotic in addition to benzoyl peroxide or whatever non-antibiotic you prefer. Topical Clindamycin may help but many folks with acne on the back, and most men with bad acne on the back, will spend a few years on a systemic antibiotic that's right for them.
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