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A 29-year-old male asked:

How can i get rid of sever body acne?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Very tough question.: Simple question, but not easy to answer. It is easier to prevent acne than treating severe acne because severe/cystic acnes will cause scars which are permanent. Inflammatory acne are often treated with topical benzoy/antibiotic combo or oral antibiotics. If severe, acutane is what you will likely need..It is best to consult doc for individualized treatment. Good luck.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of body acne quickly?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Strong Rx: Acne on the trunk usually won't respond well to topicals, though you may continue to use benzoyl peroxide and perhaps topical clindamycin. If you have not yet been offered it, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day may do the trick. Dermatologists have the strong stuff.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do to get rid of body acne permanently?

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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 42 years experience
Isotretinoin: Although no product is perfect for treating acne and Isotretinoin doesn't always work, it's the most likely product to 'cure' acne.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of body acne fast?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No quick fix: Acne on your trunk will require systemic medication. Start applying topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerable and make an appointment with your physician. An antibiotic may be enough, spironolacctone or the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if you're female, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get rid of body acne in 1 week?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Possibly: If you are taking your medication, applying your topical prescription medications, are on a laser skin care regiman, use salicylic acid wash with a brush, avoid the sun, decrease your stress, get more sleep, and balance your hormones, your doctor can work with you to get it under control as quickly as your body will allow.
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