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I have some back/chest acne. Was wondering if long, hot showers contribute to it. Thanks?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acne: Yes. Increasing exposure of existing acne to heat and humidity will increase irritation and inflammation of the acne lesions. The hot water will not cause acne but it can aggravate it.
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
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