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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can i treat back acne naturally?

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Dr. Monte Elgarten
General Practice 40 years experience
Natural acne therapy: There are ways to naturally resolve acne -- one way is to use special clays or muds to pull toxins from the skin and lymph channels in the face, neck and chest but to truly resolve acne you need to improve liver detox and bile clearance, improve overall GI function, lymph clearance and decrease adrenal stress which can be done in a simple stepwise program along with a change in diet.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Good hygiene: Keeping your skin clean is re single most important approach to minimize clogging if pores and further aggravation of acne. However excessive cleansing can also be bad. Fruit acid peels may help but depend on the condition of your skin. Vitamin a derivatives may also be useful. There are few standardized regimens.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I effectively treat back acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic rx in addition to the topical agent(s) normally used. Tetracycline 500 2x/day is one of many options. More severe acne may require isotretinoin. All acne can be managed nowadays.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some tips for how to treat back acne?

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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.
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A 16-year-old member asked:

How can I treat back acne?

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Dr. Daniel Behroozan
Dermatology 21 years experience
Acne is Acne: Treating back acne is no different than treating acne on any other part of your body. The difficulty with back acne is being able to apply the topical medication to the entire affected area. Because most people have a hard time reaching their backs, many doctors are more likely to start a patient on an oral medication to treat back acne in order to get results.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

How to treat chest and back acne?

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Dr. Stuart Kanter
Geriatrics 21 years experience
OTC medications: I would suggest nsaids like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Short course of 3-5 days. May also try acetaminophen.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can there be a sure way to treat back acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Hard stuff: Acne on the trunk responds poorly to topicals. A systemic antibiotic is worth trying; if this fails, Isotretinoin may be required. Acne's not lifestyle or hygiene related, and it's treatable. Good luck.

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