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Adult Acne Face Back And Chest
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
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
Acne: I think you should see a physician he would be able to prescribe something to stop this occurring ...Read more
Acne in 20 year olds: Acne can be triggered by stress levels, medications, change in diet, extreme exercise, hormones, including oral contraceptives or a change in a woman's hormonal status, like polycystic ovary syndrome or there may not be a good explanation at all. Look at what has changed from about 1-2 months prior to breakouts. That may offer a clue. Also see your dermatologist for a full examination. ...Read more
Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?
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
What I can tell you: You need to do something about this. Acne on the trunk seldom responds well to anything short of systemic prescription medication. It's a serious personal and professional liability that you will need to manage with a scientific physician's help until it self-cures as you get older. Pick up the phone now and schedule an appointment, and begin or continue using topical benzoyl peroxide. ...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 have some acne spread around my body on my back, chest and face I have it mild. I need help to get rid of it. What to do?
Need to get seen: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to topical treatments alone. Your physician may try topical benzoyl peroxide plus oral tetracycline, or (if you're a she) the oral contraceptive pill may clear you, or any of a number of other regimens may work. Acne's always manageable, and eventually self-cures. ...Read more
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