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A 44-year-old member asked:

What should i do to take care of back and chest acne in a week?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious Rx: You can't do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't touch it. Your physician can probably clear you in about two weeks with a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. If this fails and you're offered isotretinoin, accept it.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What should I do to take care of back and chest acne?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Serious Rx: You can't do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't touch it. Your physician can probably clear you in about two weeks with a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. If this fails and you're offered isotretinoin, accept it.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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