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Acne On Back
Prescription: Acne on the back almost always requires prescription meds. If you're not a woman for whom the oral contraceptive pill is appropriate, then consider starting with topical Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate if this doesn't get the results you want. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. ...Read more
Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more
Stop neglecting it: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated is your best friend. Forget all pop / home / 'natural' remedies. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related problem that can cause you to fail a job interview. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, yoj need to see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more
No great treatments: If you still have active acne, see a dermatologist. There are very good medications to stop the large cystic type of acne but they come with a whole book full of complications and must be monitored carefully. Better to prevent scarring than to treat them which can involve excision, laser, dermabrasion, injections or fillers. See your plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more
If i have acne on my back and i put my back on the pillow and i sleep on there,will the acne transfer on my face from pillow?
Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash with benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Bpo is over-the-counter and well tolerated. Use it in the shower daily and try to leave it on for a couple minutes. If this doesn't help after a week, then see your doctor for help and guidance. ...Read more
Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more
Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. Easing with hypoallergenic moisturizers and using topical antibiotic creams may help it heal faster. ...Read more
Acne vulgaris.. I got black marks coz od acne all over my back. And also got some pimples on my chest . Doc told its acne vulgaris. Any sol.
Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more
I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?
I have oily dull face skin and sun allery n I have comedone , acne and pimples all over my face . Pimples on my lower and upper back on my cheat also?
What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'. ...Read more