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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
Maybe never: Prescription stuff works much better and even in our loony health care system should be cheap enough. I start with topical clindamycin, with a topical retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads, moving to systemic antibiotics as appropriate if these prove insufficient. This is the 21st century and you deserve better than a labor-intensive benzoyl peroxide kit. Good luck. ...Read more
Try this: Topical clindamycin or systemic tetracycline plus as much benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate. If you've got "very sensitive skin", you're going to find acne treatment even more unpleasant than most people do. It needs to be done, because in our times, acne is a sign of poor self-care and a professional liability. Brace yourself and accept my assurance that all acne can be managed. ...Read more
At 31 i still get significant acne on my chest and shoulders. What causes this and how can I treat it when regular acne solutions don't seem to work?
I use epiduo on face before I go to bed every night, I have been looking at using clinique's acne solution line is that too much?
Retinoic acid: If there are a lot of blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative might work wonders. Get with your physician. ...Read more
Acne solutions? Im 32. I take birthcontril which helps some. I already took Accutane and I cannot take antibiotics (allergic).
See a dermatologist: It sounds like you have a pretty severe case of acne (treated with accutane) and still not having satisfactory result. Derm docs can help you, possibly using chemical peels, intralesional injections of steroid, photo/photodynamic therapy, and some fractional laser therapy may be of benefit to you. This is out of my specialty, but I am sure derm docs can help. Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer