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Could spraying perfume on your chest cause chest acne?

Could spraying perfume on your chest cause chest acne?

Perfume and acne: While perfume use does not cause acne anywhere on the body, it can cause acne-like eruptions if you have a reaction to it. These eruptions are easily treated and can be avoided by, you guessed it, not using the offending thing. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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What causes rid if acne on your chest?

What causes rid if acne on your chest?

Systemic Rx: I trust this is real acne; especially in an older person, a drug eruption & other skin problems must be considered. Real acne on the trunk usually requires a systemic antibiotic. Your physician can confirm the diagnosis & help. ...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 chest acne?

What causes chest acne?

Same cause, alas...: ...As acne everywhere else. And it's very common, and socially very discouraging. There is nothing special (nor especially "wrong") when someone develops acne on his or her chest. It's just the bad luck of the draw. The good news (that won't seem good for a while) is that the majority of cases of acne in a young adult just go away after a few years. But you should see a dermatologist to treat it. ...Read more

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What would cause acne on chest and back all of a sudden? I've never had it before.

What would cause acne on chest and back all of a sudden? I've never had it before.

One of many thoughts: Consider heat/sweat, hormones, stress, new soap/detergent/fabric softener/lotions. Rule these out first. If no help, try a salicylic acid body wash with an exfoliating brush daily. If this does not help, might need to talk to your doc about other medical options such as oral antibiotics, oral birth control pills, or other prescription topical creams/gels you could use. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Check out these: Links. May your stress be less! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/acne/ds00169. http://www. Greenmedinfo. Com/blog/11-herbs-used-traditional-acne-remedies. ...Read more

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Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?

Skin acne on face and back/or chest is caused by hormonal disorder? What can be done, if it is so?

Acne: Acne, in general is not a hormonal imbalace except in women who have pcos. As such you should see your gynecologist or a gynecological endocrinologist for evaluation of your hormonal levels. ...Read more

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What causes all this acne on my face chest back and bottom, how can I treat it for it to come off?

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

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Does body spray or any other spray touches the face causes acne or pimple?

Does body spray or any other spray touches the face causes acne or pimple?

Acne: Most acne is caused by hormonal changes and any association with other factors is a loose association at best and usually doesn't help us treat patients. Retin A (tretinoin) and Benzaclin are prescriptions which help acne. ...Read more

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Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?

Will face eventually: These often take several years to fade. I hope your acne is being managed; especially when it is on the trunk, it usually requires systemic treatment. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause acne on the chest and back?

Can birth control cause acne on the chest and back?

Yes: Occasionally you see an outbreak after initiating the BCP. It should get better in time ...Read more

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Dirty hair can cause chest and back acne, is that true?

Dirty hair can cause chest and back acne, is that true?

Why do you ask?: Despite "pop" wisdom, acne has little to do with personal hygiene. Beyond giving you a heads-up that poor hygiene is a grave personal and professional liability (like acne), your chest-and-back acne won't clear as you clean up. Trunk acne won't respond well to anything short of systemic treatment. If topical benzoyl peroxide plus a systemic antibiotic doesn't clear you, consider isotretinoin. ...Read more

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My chest is breaking out with acne. My doctor said its because of my anxiety, is it really possible that my anxiety cause acne?

My chest is breaking out with acne. My doctor said its because of my anxiety, is it really possible that my anxiety cause acne?

NO: NO!!! See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a little benzoyl peroxide gel. Get the lowest % in the store. 2 1/2% if they have one. Otherwise 5%. Be careful: it bleaches fabrics. Usually applied at bedtime. Most acne in adult women is related to hormones, often their birth control. Best treatment may be spironolactone pill (prescription). ...Read more

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I have ulcers in my mouth and small red acnes under l the skin in my chest what it would be and may stress be a cause for it?

I have ulcers in my mouth and small red acnes under l the skin in my chest what it would be and may stress be a cause for it?

Stress is good: Most "stress" is helpful -- it keeps us from doing nothing and wasting our lives, and provides the discomfort we need to make us achieve and be fulfilled. The "stress" that comes from abuse or impossible situations needs to be managed, and we can learn new patterns of thinking to cope better. Acne and mouth sores are only marginally stress-related & best managed medically. Cheers. ...Read more

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What can cause spider nevi (3 of them) to appear on a young man if liver disease has been investigated and ruled out? Also presents with chest acne

What can cause spider nevi (3 of them) to appear on a young man if liver disease has been investigated and ruled out? Also presents with chest acne

Mostly harmless: Spider nevi are simply telangiectasia, a type of blood vessel phenomenon that usually are not pathological. They are common and may be benign, presenting in around 10-15% of healthy adults and young children. However, having more than 3 spider angiomas is likely to be abnormal and may be a sign of liver disease. ...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?

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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I'm taking diane-35 for acne but I'm worried about side effects, can it really cause breast cancer? And do you recommend this pill overall?

I'm taking diane-35 for acne but I'm worried about side effects, can it really cause breast cancer? And do you recommend this pill overall?

OCPs and Acne: I always offer ocps (oral contraceptive pills) as therapy for women with acne. There is always risk with any medicine, but I don't think ocps cause breast cancer. If you have family risk, you should consult with your doctor before taking it. ...Read more

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I have acne on the underside of my right breast. My doc. Said they are cysts. Not! They are blackheads & whiteheads in the hair pores. If I squeese them, they empty just like on a face, some of them get large & purple. What causes this?

I have acne on the underside of my right breast. My doc. Said they are cysts. Not! They are blackheads & whiteheads in the hair pores. If I squeese them, they empty just like on a face, some of them get large & purple. What causes this?

There: There are several possibilities. I wonder if you might have hidradenitis suppurativa:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818

the main things I would think about would be acne, folliculitis, cysts, or hidradenitis. If it has been present since childhood nevus comedonicus would be possible. ...Read more

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I have heavy acne on my chest with lots of puss oozing out. What could it be?

An Infection: You have an infection. You need to be seen urgently to begin treating this infection. This is nothing to wonder about online...It means get to your family doctor today. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a weird rash on my chest it almost looks like acne but it is not. What could it be?

Get it seen: There are so many different dermatology diagnoses that even this experienced pathologist doesn't recognize them all. It's time for a physician's office visit, possibly with a dermatology referral. ...Read more

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My chest and back skin when touched feels very rough and bumpy. There's no acne present what could this be? Pls help..

My chest and back skin when touched feels very rough and bumpy. There's no acne present what could this be? Pls help..

Need more info: I need more info. Are you on any meds? Medical issues? Itching, tenderness, pain or warmth at the rash? Fever or chills? Weight loss or any other symptoms? ...Read more

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How can I remove acne from my chest?

How can I remove acne from my chest?

Physician visit: When acne's on your trunk, it usually will not respond well to a topical agent, though it may help. You may be in for a course of a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day or if it's severe, a referral to for isotretinoin. Home remedies are adjuncts at best. It will be good to get this taken care of now. ...Read more

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Acne on chest please help* : (, what to do?

Acne on chest please help* : (, what to do?

Systemic Rx: Acne on your trunk is unlikely to respond completely to any topical therapy. Start topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day if you are not doing this already, and get with your personal physician, who will probably write for at least a few weeks of a systemic antibiotic. If more's required, it's available. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of acne on my chest?

What's the best way to get rid of acne on my chest?

Real Rx: You deserve treatment. I start with topical clindamycin, plus benzoyl peroxide if there aren't a lot of blackheads or a retinoic acid derivative if there are. A woman is often cleared by the oral contraceptive pill. Chest / back acne generally improve with a systemic antibiotic appropriate for the person. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to clear acne from chest naturally? I am a teenager

How to clear acne from chest naturally? I am a teenager

Acne: Acne is caused by hormones, bacteria, and other factors such as the way pores function. Read more about some natural acne tips (and prescription options) on the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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If you have some bump in your chest, what you think its acne?

If you have some bump in your chest, what you think its acne?

Skin lesions: Well, with the limited description acne can be on the list of things that cause bumps on the chest. I would recommend having a physician take a look to give you a better answer. ...Read more

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