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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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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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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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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 doesnt 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?

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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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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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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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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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

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