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Chest And Back Acne Remedy
Some help: Regular use of antibacterial soap helps dry skin & kill off some bacteria residing there. Loofah or scrub brush to help remove dead skin. Sunshine (it's 24f here today) exposure helps some. Astringent ("witch hazel" etc.) can dry & kill bacteria as well. If these don't improve it, will need to see dermatologist for meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Real Rx: You can't do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't touch it. Your physician can probably clear you in about two weeks with a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. If this fails and you're offered isotretinoin, accept it. ...Read more
I can't get rid of by bad back and chest acne. Do the same face acne creams work on the back/chest?
Yes: A lotion or spray may be better vehicle for large areas. ...Read more
Hard to know: A physician will need more information about the characteristics of the break out and your medical history including medications. You can consider Health Tap Prime or Concierge for personalized advise or consult a dermatologist. An initial thought is that folliculitis can worsen suddenly (are there pustules overlying hairs?) and skin hygiene recs and antibiotics may help. ...Read more
Suffering from hormonal acne back of neck, jaw, chest, and cheeks. Best non-Rx treatment? Currently using shea butter and tea tree oil, mild relief.
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What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?
None: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a shampoo with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Body acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than shampoo to fix body acne. ...Read more
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
Real Rx: If you are responsible for someone -- yourself or a family member -- with serious acne, it's your duty to avail yourself of scientific medicine. Systemic antibiotics such as tetracycline are gifts from mother nature, and Isotretinoin is a slightly modified vitamin a molecule. The "natural remedies" (sleeping smeared with honey, etc.) won't work and are unworthy of someone living in the 21st centry. ...Read more
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
Recently I've been getting acne/pimples on my shoulders and upper back. Can I use head and shoulders shampoo as a body wash for the back acne?
Acne & Rashes on neck and chest. Having nose initially, but now rashes and acne on neck and chest.on cloxacillin500mg for 5 days already,still thesame?
I have lots of pimples and acne scars on my face and on my back shoulder. Please suggest me with some good remedy. Thanks?
Ask dermatologist: There are many good treatments for acne. For severe cases that cause major disfigurement or distress Accutane treatment can be a good long term solution. It is a medication that can only be administered under close supervision by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: Acne on the trunk usually does not respond to anything short of systemic rx, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day; topical benzoyl peroxide may help as well. Scars can't be made to vanish by any means but a dermatologist can make them harder to see using lasers, fillers, surgery or abrasion. ...Read more
Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options. Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse. You may need to take antibiotics to clear your skin. ...Read more
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