A 34-year-old male asked:
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i am on testosterone cypionate injections 2 ml weekly. what can i do to help with the back and body acne?

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Dr. Glenn Skow
11 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration.
Answered on Nov 8, 2013
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Test 400 mg/week!!!!: Changing to a different non-injectable testosterone replacement product that more closely mimics the body's circadian physiology may help prevent body acne. While certain medical conditions may rarely dictate the need for a male in his 30's be on 1600 milligrams of t per month (i.e. 2 ml per week), misuse of the product should be highly suspected in this instance. The body acne is the other clue.
Answered on Apr 19, 2013

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