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How can I cure acne on my back?

How can I cure acne on my back?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Why is it that I have acne on my back?

Why is it that I have acne on my back?

Get serious Rx: Acne is not caused by hygiene or lifestyle. Nothing you did caused you to have acne on your trunk. This is the 21st century and you need to manage it -- visible acne is a sign of poor self-care and a serious professional liability. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your first medication but you will also need prescription strength rx from your physician to supplement it. ...Read more

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What are ways to remove acne on the back?

What are ways to remove acne on the back?

Strong Rx: Acne on the back seldom responds to topical treatment without a systemic antibiotic or a stronger medicine such as accutane. Anyone who tells you otherwise is misinformed. This is the 21st century and you can be treated effectively if this is your wish. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat acne on the back? Back scratcher?

How do you treat acne on the back? Back scratcher?

ACNE : Acne can be located anywhere in the body and it depends on the severity. If located in the back with comedones, treatment includes Cleocin t lotion, benzoyl peroxide, erythrocin lotion and tetracycline, doxycycline, Minocin (minocycline) orally. ...Read more

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I m 18, I've acne on my back.. How can i cure them?

I m 18,  I've acne on my back..
How can i cure them?

Cures: For the age thing. You won't be 18 for more than a year. After a while, if you wait, you will find that you are 19. Problem solved! About the acne. There are many successful treatments and they are well detailed on the 'net. Your doc can help you with that. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat acne on the back and face?

How can I effectively treat acne on the back and face?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually require a systemic treatment such a tetracycline 500 2x/day. Even as an adult, if it is bothering you and this is not sufficient, consider a course of accutane. It's not cheap, pleasant, or without risks, but it might make your life much better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad acne on my back, any good suggestions?

Serious Rx: This almost always requires a systemic rx, and perhaps also topical treatment. Your physician may start with something like tetracycline 500 2x/day or refer you directly to a dermatologist for a trial of isotretinoin. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more