A female asked:
How to reduce having pimples on my face and on my back?
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Dermatology 10 years experience
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How can I get rid of pimples on my back and face quickly?
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Dermatology 47 years experience
Antibiotics: Quick response will require antibiotics. Longer term it needs to combined with prescription topical medications. Laser can yield very quick results on the face in 2-3 weeks but is less useful on the back be ause of the thicker skin. In severe cases Accutane is an option. Discuss with dermatologist.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
I have lot of small pimples on my back and chest and face what should I do?
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Pathology 45 years experience
Need real Rx: You will need both a topical medication such as benzoyl peroxide and at least a month or two of prescription-strength oral meds, perhaps tetracycline.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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