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Acne On Back And Arms
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
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
ACNE: Acne occuring on back, arm and shoulders are treated the same way according to severity.It is directed to less sebum production, comedone formation and inflammation. Papules and pustules require dual rx, benzoyl peroxide and retin a (tretinoin) or topical antibiotics.Moderate acne use oral antibiotics tetracycline, doxycycline, Erythromycin and minocin. For severe acne you need Accutane rx. ...Read more
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
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
I have sores on my back, chest and arms.. I've had sever acne since i turned 10 years old, _'i'm 55 now, help. Me please... Buddy?
See dermatologist: See a dermatologist. He will be able to help especially with new meds that are available. ...Read more
I have spots of my upper back and arms it's like acne and if i shower like once a week i get only abit but if i shower more often i get more spots why
Counterintuitive: As counterintuitive as it sounds, but plain water applied in excess (frequent showers) dries the skin out and can cause reactions like the one you are describing. If you can't reduce the number of showers you are taking, you may want to try a moisturizing lotion after every shower. See if that makes a difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normally, I have a problem with acne on my face but when sun shines, I have it on back and arms. Could it be an allergy?
I have a cluster of tiny red dots on my butt. I am 100% positive it is not acne. Kind of like something you'd find on the back of someone's arms?
Exam/derm: cannot be diagnosed without a photo or direct visualization. Make an appointment with your PCP or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have mild back acne and a little bit on my shoulders and mid arms. What can I do to get rid of this? It comes and goes and I want it permanently gon
Manage, not cure: Acne is a chronic disease that can be managed effectively until it remits on it own. Until then, you need to manage it. If it's on your back, you'll need some prescription-strength Rx to supplement a good topical agent (benzoyl peroxide is most popular). Get with your personal physician, and especially since you've got scarring, you may be a candidate for Isotretinoin -- if so, be brave. ...Read more