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Acne Face Back
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. ...Read more
Try these herbals:
Pure aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar (mix 40 %organic apple cider vinegar with 60 % water and dip the coton swab in the mixture and apply it directly to your skin),
burdock root (make a tea with it and drink it) jojoba oil (natural moisturizer; neem (make a tea with it and drink it); tea tree oil applied topically.
Google more info online for herbal meds for acne.
Best wishes and god bless you. ...Read more
Ihave acne in face, back since I was 15 I use doxycycline for 8 mon without progress>after one yr doc giv it to me again but other doc giv me recotaine?
Bigger guns: Acne on the back usually requires both a systemic antibiotic (minocycline may work better for some folks) and a topical such as Clindamycin plus either benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative. For deep cystic acne, the effective remedies can only be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
24 years old. Normal hormones but have irregular cycles, cystic acne over face/back, hirtuism, cysts on ovaries, insomnia, depression? Cycles 40+ days
Acne: Sometimes acne needs treatment with stronger medicines or a combination of therapies. Deeper blemishes, such as nodules and cysts, are more likely to leave scars. As a result, your doctor may give you oral antibiotics sooner to start the healing process. Topicals include benzoyl peroxide, retin a, (tretinoin) epiduo, ziana and others. ...Read more
Acne: I think you should see a physician he would be able to prescribe something to stop this occurring ...Read more
No!: Popping acne can lead to scarring so that is never recommended. I see from your age that you are an adult female with acne. I typically prescribe spironolactone for this variant of acne and it works to clear it nicely. Also, a medicated wash such as 4, 6 or 8% benzoyl peroxide can be found over the counter and is usually helpful. Careul about bleaching with this product! ...Read more
Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?
Acne on face n back Taking dianette for it Somewhat has controlled it because it was mostly around period time Not severe?
How long should it take for clindoxyl gel to clear acne on face and back if used daily? Will the acne come back after stopping use?
Hopefully: Hopefully 2 months. You must stay on treatment. ...Read more
I have really bad acne on my face, back and shoulders. I've tried clearisil, clean and clear and Proactiv but nothing seems to work help me please?
I have bad acne on my face, back, and chest. I'm a senior in highschool and I have always had it. I really want to clear these things up. Please help?
Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin is used to treat severe recalcitrant nodular acne (a certain type of severe acne) that has not been helped by other treatments, such as antibiotics. Isotretinoin is in a class of medications called retinoids. It works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause pimples to form. 80% of patients who take the medication never have acne again. ...Read more
Hi I'm 20 and want to get rid of strong acne on face and back/shoulders I've had for years throughout teens made worse by having to take prednisolone. Currently taking Oxytetracycline but it seems to have stopped working? I was advised about something lik
Can bleaching your hair cause a reaction and cause acne, I'm in my early 40s, developed acne on back face and stomach around time of bleaching hair?
I am having low to moderate acne on my face & back. With rown complexion & some acne scars. Please advice medicines & topical treatment for fair skin?
Get real Rx: If it's on your back, you'll probably need both topical treatment (consider benzoyl peroxide plus topical clindamycin, perhaps with a retinoic acid derivative), plus a sytemic antibiotic or one of the big guns that only a dermatologist can write for. Some acne scars give a man character, but this should be a choice; this is the 21st century & all acne can be managed scientifically. ...Read more
Got pcos. High prolactin 991 mIU/L n low FSH 0.3, LH 1.3. Hirustism and acne on face and back, hair thin. Taking Diane 35. how to fix it- med n diet?
My acne is horrible face and back is where I get it the most. How can I clear it up. And is acne related to medical issues with in the body?
Serious Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires a combination of topical and prescription systemic rx at least for a while. Topical benzoyl peroxide plus a systemic such as tetracycline may clear you. Acne eventually self-cures, and is manageable until them. If you're a "she" and can take the oral contraceptive pill, or are brave enough for isotretinoin, consider these if offered. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: I am sorry you have reached your present age without effective treatment, which should be every teen's right. With it on your trunk, you will probably need at least a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day and some topical agent that you tolerate will, perhaps clindamcin &/or benzoyl peroxide. Failing after a month, consider accutane. Good luck. ...Read more
Acne: Acne is a chronic problem in adolescents - and in adults too - which is best treated consistently with topical benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics if needed. Work with your gp on a plan which you can work on, modifying as needed to help control flare-ups. A more complicated plan may not be necessary. ...Read more
What causes all this acne on my face chest back and bottom, how can I treat it for it to come off?
Acne: Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips, chocolate, and acidic foods which increase blood sugar — may trigger acne. Other causes include hormones, stress, and medications. Treatment is with oral antibiotics like Doryx or solodyn (minocycline) and topical prescription meds like epiduo, ziana, acanya or atralin. ...Read more
I have acne on my face, shoulders, back, and chest. It's starting to go away but is there a way to speed this up?
I've had the copper IUD for almost 3 months but now I've been having lots of acne back chest face can this be a reaction to the IUD.
My 14 yr old son has severe acne on his face and back. What can I do to help his acne on his face? To help his skin and self esteem?
Dermatologist/acutan: I would see a dermatologist who specializes in treatment of acne. One option would be suppressive antibiotics and skin wash with antibiotic soap. Another option is Accutane this is a Vitamin A derivative but has some significant possible side effects so you doctor would need to discuss these with you. Light therapies can be used to treat acne and lasers can be used to help treat scarring. ...Read more
Hi I have lots of acne in my face and back. When I am eating diary. Or drink fresh milk my acne get worse. May I know what treatment of my acne?
I had a lof of acne on my face and back. Dr checked my pcod and he said you should use estrogen peels for 12 month. Do you think it work and never back?
See someone else: Acne is serious business especially now that you're almost a grown woman. Anyone who promises that a year of acne treatment will give a permanent remission doesn't know acne. There is no telling when it will remit, and even a rough course of Isotretinoin can be followed by recurrence after a few years. Disease on the trunk requires both topical and systemic rx at least for some time. ...Read more