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Is there anything short of steroids that will eliminate my acne, including cystic acne on my face and chest?

Is there anything short of steroids that will eliminate my acne, including cystic acne on my face and chest?

Strategic Prevention: Hello, It's no accident they call it "proactiv" While the treatment may not work for many people, the idea is correct. This condition requires a highly strategic approach to ensure a patient gets from point A to point B. Just a head's up, quick tips can work for a few days and then later cause a deepened sense of hopelessness. Only 400 characters here, just a heads up. -Dr. Neal Schwartz ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

Bad acne of cheeks and chest?

Treatable: Acne on the trunk will usually require at least one systemic treatment. Topical benzyl peroxide is still your best friend; retinoic acid, Clindamycin and spironolactone are also helpful topicals. The oral contraceptive pill may clear a woman's acne. A systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline may clear you in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide. If offered isotretinoin, consider it. ...Read more

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What causes pimples and bumps on head and back of neck?

What causes pimples and bumps on head and back of neck?

Inflamed follicles: Often a result of plugged skin oil glands or hair follicles which can lead to pimples and small skin cysts. Recommend seeing dermatologist to recommend antibacterial soap and surface care to reduce the oil secretions and keep the area low in bacteria. Do not squeeze, pick or try to remove them by yourself. This may lead to scarring and worsening infections. ...Read more

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What causes a severe acne breakout on the chest?

What causes a severe acne breakout on the chest?

You may never know: Acne often flares without explanation. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least one systemic medication. If you're a female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if it's right for you. Or a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide and a systemic antibiotic for a while may be all you need to get clear. Acne's not curable but eventually remits. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes pimples on your back and chest?

What causes pimples on your back and chest?

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

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What causes acne and scars on chin?

What causes acne and scars on chin?

Many causes: Affecting the sebaceous glands that may be associated with the sebaceous glands of the chin skin and associated hair follicles. Acne disease has many causes ranging from diet sensitive, to stress related, and hormone responsive. It amy take to determine the best medication and skin care regimen for your particular problem so be patient. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chest and back pimples?

What is the cause of chest and back pimples?

Oil glands: Typically these are oil (sebaceous ) glands that are associated with the hair follicles. The reasons for becoming inflammed are multiple and may relate to diet, stress, hormones, etc. Treatment consists of skin hygiene with possible retinoids ( topical or oral). ...Read more

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Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

Are the bumps on my baby’s face and neck acne?

No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin.. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read more

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What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

Rash after flu...: ...Raises the suspicion that it wasn't flu. Mono, scarlet fever, and roseola are some of the more common febrile illnesses that have rash as part of the picture. ...Read more

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What causes red rash under the skin similar to roseca on the face but on hands forearms and chest occasionaly . It comes and goes ?

What causes red rash under the skin similar to roseca on the face but on hands forearms and chest occasionaly . It comes and goes
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Sounds like: "adult acne"..... not an uncommon skin disorder its distribution is more widespread...the treatment options are many. In women,hormonal studies are probably indicated (for example Polycystic ovary Syndrome patients have a higher incidence of adult acneiform skin lesions) Hope this helps! Dr ...Read more

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Pimples on the chest and back?What is this?Dangeruos?

Pimples on the chest and back?What is this?Dangeruos?

Folliculitis: It sounds like you have folliculitis, a minor superficial hair follicle infection. It can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungal overgrowth and infection. Usually, it is not serious and easily treated. Sometimes it comes after using a contaminated hot tub (hot tub folliculitis) and is caused by pseudomonas bacteria. Try benzoyl peroxide (bpo) body wash for 1-2 weeks, seek help if not better. ...Read more

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Acne on face near mouth and checks and on back?

Acne on face near mouth and checks  and on back?

Acne: There are many treatments available for acne. Go to your local pharmacy and try some of the over the counter medications. If they do not work well for you, then see a Dr. and maybe Prescription medications will work better. Keep clean, wash well, avoid oily products. Good luck. ...Read more

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In my face and espacially on nose pimple comes leaving out lots of oil on the face please suggest me the cure of this?

In my face and espacially on nose pimple comes leaving out lots of oil on the face please suggest me the cure of this?

Sounds like acne: Basic treatment: face soap with salicylic acid (salicylate)- wash twice a day, apply a benzoyl peroxide cream at bedtime, drink lots of water, keep your bed pillow case clean, avoid touching your face or picking at the areas (if you must, wash your hands before doing so), and you may try an otc electronic device like the zeno products. See a dermatologist if these measures don't help clear it up. ...Read more

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I'm starting to get red bumps and acne on my legs, butt, belly, and chest what is the cause?

Acne vs folliculitis: The area where your rashes are does not sound like it's acne it sound more like folliculitis. This is usually caused by excessive sweating, friction, sometimes overgrowth of skin bacteria. See your doctor for diagnosis and best way to treat ...Read more

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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

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

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What can be a patchy marks from the base of the hair, on the face and spots on the chest.

What can be a patchy marks from the base of the hair, on the face and spots on the chest.

Recommendation : Not sure that patchy mark on scalp and face the same that on the chest. Need to see these. But patchy marks on chest at your age most likely tinea versicolor that often happens at hot weather with a lot of sweating. It could be successfully treated with special shampooing. You need to see a doctor for prescription. And keep yourself dry. ...Read more

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How dose one remove acne and acne scares on chest and face with out paying an arm and a leg?

How dose one remove acne and acne scares on chest and face with out paying an arm and a leg?

Puhleeeeeeeeeeeze!!!: Surely you jest! You expect someone who has trained for up to 20 years and keeps attending update conferences, reads the literature continually, has to pass periodic certification exams and CME and works his or her butt off, including being on-call and paying up the wazoo for insurance, mortgage, property and income taxes plus his wife's fur coat?? I suggest you try the 99cent Only Hospital ...Read more

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What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?

What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?

Nothing can remove: There are powerful medications with lots of side effects which can alter dramatically the course of severe cystic acne. You need to discuss with a dermatologist. Medications need to be monitored. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more