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How can I get rid of this acne on my face and shoulders?

How can I get rid of this acne on my face and shoulders?

Acne treament: Trial of 4 weeks with over the counter benzyl peroxide 5 %. If not 50 % better then consult your physician for prescription medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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How can I get rid of shoulder acne?

How can I get rid of shoulder acne?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually requires both systemic and topical rx. You will not be able to clear yourself without a physician's help, until the disease self-cures. The medications are safe and inexpensive. ...Read more

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I've never had shoulder acne before, and i just moved from the west coast to the east . I was wondering what is they best thing to get rid of it . ?

I've never had shoulder acne before, and i just moved from the west coast to the east . I was wondering what is they best thing to get rid of it . ?

OTC acne treatments: First, wash your face with a mildly exfoliative (not mechanically like grit) soap, using onlly your fingers and working in circles going up. Rinse with just water and pat dry. As to products, look for the following ingredients in the product: benzoyl peroxide salicylic acid alpha hydroxy acids sulfur in general, start with them in that order but feel free to experiment. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back? What's something that will work fast?

Can anyone tell me what can I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back? What's something that will work fast?

This is serious: You're going to need prescription-strength Rx. No 'pop' or over-the-counter medications will work adequately. Get with your personal physician. And it won't be easy, pleasant, or fast. But there are medications that will work, and in the 21st century, you owe it to yourself to be clear of this chronic but manageable, non-lifestyle-related disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back . Something that will work fast?

Can you tell me what could I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back . Something that will work fast?

Get serious: You're going to need your physician's prescription-strength medication, as topical treatment is almost never sufficient when it's on your trunk. A combination of systemic tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide may clear you, or if you're a woman who can take the oral contraceptive pill, this may work like magic. Isotretinoin is for tough cases and isn't for the faint-herated. ...Read more

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I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??

I have a lot of small red raised acne bumps and clogged pores on my back, mostly on my shoulder blades. What causes them and how do I get rid of it??

Acne: Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Acne can be inheritable and often if your parents had acne when they were your age, you may be more prone to get acne as well. Some people produce more oil then others, etc. Drying soaps and "Acne washes" can help. Sometimes low-dose antibiotics can be Rx'd by your doctor, creams, etc. See your Doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this acne on my face?

Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide is strong stuff and the only otc remedy that works. Your physician can help; this is the 21st century and all acne can be controlled. I add topical Clindamycin plus a retinoic acid derivative if there are blackheads. Your physician can add a systemic antibiotic or the oral contraceptive pill can clear a woman. Dermatologists have the strongest stuff. Being acne free is your right. ...Read more

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How will i get rid of this acne (mainly blackheads) from my face?

How will i get rid of this acne (mainly blackheads) from my face?

Scientific Rx: If it is primarily blackheads, consider a trial of a topical retinoic acid derivative as your mainstay of treatment. ...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