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Can I get acne anywhere else on my body besides my face?

Can I get acne anywhere else on my body besides my face?

Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Acne: Acne may be related to pcos. I would see a dermatologist for treatment. If he feels that your acne is endocrine related he might get blood work or send you to a gynecological endocrinologist for a further workup. ...Read more

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how to get rid of acne around my face and body?

how to get rid of acne around my face and body?

Various ways ...: Acne is a skin condition characterised by blocked pores (comedones / blackheads) which may become inflammed or infected (pustules / whiteheads). Treatments include facial wash (Benzoyl Peroxide), topical Retinoids or topical antibiotic (Erythromycin, Clindamycin). Infected pustular acne may be treated with oral antibiotic (Tetracycline, Doxycycline). Severe nodular cystic may require oral Retinoid ...Read more

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If I start to eat a lot of organic foods does that help clear up acne & if I get organic body and face wash would that help too ?

If I start to eat a lot of organic foods does that help clear up acne & if I get organic body and face wash would that help too ?

No: Organic foods and other "organic" products are of no relevance to acne. It is related to genetics, hormones, menstrual cycles, birth control. If you have a problem, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Can body lotion help get rid of acne on my face?

Acne vulgaris: There are many treatments for acne, and some of these are lotions indeed. But a regular body lotion will not do anything for the problem in most cases. In fact, we often see patients who are using a moisturizer and they have acne! is a disease of excess oil so you should not use moisturizer if you can refrain from it. Bottom line? See a dermatologist! ...Read more

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How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

How to heal/get rid of acne and acne scars on face and body?

Acne Scars: There are different treatments for acne scars depending on severity and cost considerations. Treatments include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. The treatment program and costs vary with the extent of the scarring and number of treatments required. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to check out your options. ...Read more

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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?

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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Are probiotics good for skin conditions acne on face and dry and ichy body. How long do they take to get into yr system. which are the best to take. ?

Are probiotics good for skin conditions acne on face and dry and ichy body. How long do they take to get into yr system. which are the best to take. ?

May help: It is possible that probiotics may help with these conditions. Also make sure that your thyroid is working normally. Your doctor can check this with a blood test. The brand name Align is a good form of probiotic to take and they are available online and in pharmacies. ...Read more

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I have an embarrassing problem of adult acne and scarring - not on my face- but on my body. How do I get rid of these body breakouts and scars?

I have an embarrassing problem of adult acne and scarring - not on my face- but on my body. How do I get rid of these body breakouts and scars?

Dermatologist: It not feasible to render an opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more