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How can I get rid of acne on the back and chest?

How can I get rid of acne on the back and chest?

Not easy: I would schedule a time with your dermatologist. There are prescription and non-prescription options, but your dermatologist will need to make that decision. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that i would like to get rid of?

How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and  the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that i would like to get rid of?

Scientific Rx: No topical agent is strong enough to control acne on the trunk. Keep using topical benzoyl peroxide and get with your personal physician as well for prescription-strength rx. You may be a candidate for a low-progesterone oral contraceptive pill which may clear you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne scars in my forehead and pimples on my chest? I always had clear skin but for the past 4 months I've been getting breakouts

How do I get rid of acne scars in my forehead and pimples on my chest? I always had clear skin but for the past 4 months I've been getting breakouts

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html
other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the pimples on my back and chest?

How can I get rid of the pimples on my back and chest?

See a dermatologist: Probable acne. This is a matter of genetics and hormones, not hygiene or stress or diet. Some birth control makes it worse, some makes it better. PCOS (irregular menses) may be a factor. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more

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The skin tone on my stomach, chest, neck, and lower back is uneven. Occassionally bumps similar to pimples will appear too. I have a history with eczema. What can I do to get rid of this ?

The skin tone on my stomach, chest, neck, and lower back is uneven. Occassionally bumps similar to pimples will appear too. I have a history with eczema. What can I do to get rid of this ?

See Your Doctor: Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition; causes dry, itchy areas; treated with topical steroids, moisturizers & more. Once the eczema clears, involved skin may become lighter due to loss of pigmentation. Return of pigmentation can takes wks to yrs. Treatment involves watchful waiting while using cosmetic cover-ups, laser, & more. Pimples sound unrelated; visual exam is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I need to do to get rid of my pimples on my chest?

What should I need to do to get rid of my pimples on my chest?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk usually does not respond completely to topicals such as benzoyl peroxide. Your physician needs to see you and can write for a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline which might in a low dose be enough to manage you. If not, Isotretinoin is a consideration. ...Read more

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I have pimples on my shoulders and on chest, how to get rid of this?

I have pimples on my shoulders and on chest, how to get rid of this?

Systemic Rx: Home remedies will disappoint you. Usually these require a systemic medication for at least a while, such as tetracycline 500 2x/day, as well as perhaps topical benzoyl peroxide. Should you need something stronger, a dermatologist may give isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How can I quickly get rid of a few pimples on my chest?

How can I quickly get rid of a few pimples on my chest?

If they are few...: Topical benzoyl peroxide might be sufficient. Otherwise, topical clindaycin and/or a systemic tetracycline or macrolide would be in order. ...Read more

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How to get rid of and avoid these tiny white pimples on my chest and what are they?

How to get rid of and avoid these tiny white pimples on my chest and what are they?

CHEST PIMPLES: WHAT ARE THEY?
CANNOT TELL BECAUSE I CANNOT SEE THEM!
HAVE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST LOOK AT THEM.
BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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What can I use that will get rid of the pimples on my back and the dark spots from acne on my back? Im light complected & the dark marks show up pretty well & I don't wear tank tops because of that

What can I use that will get rid of the pimples on my back and the dark spots from acne on my back? Im light complected & the dark marks show up pretty well & I don't wear tank tops because of that

Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) is a prescription. The generic, tretoin, is the same but costs less. Tretinoin gel should be obtained in the largest size. Apply a very small amount every night. At first it may be irritating & drying, so you may skip a night sometimes. It is less irritating if you wait 20 minutes after washing. Expect improvement after 3 months, then continue for at least a year. Frustrating, but it tak. ...Read more

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I have all these acne scars a little pimples on my back how do I get rid of them ?

I have all these acne scars a little pimples  on my back how do I get rid of them ?

Acne: The important issue with acne pimples is to avoid scratching them as it will lead to more scarring . Skin care and treatment of the pimples will be first port of call . May include use of topical retinoids or antibiotics like doxycycline etc. existing scars are difficult to treat and may need some cosmetic treatment like needleing or laser or dermal fillers etc , depending on the site of the scar ...Read more

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I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?

I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?

There are no: "quick fixes" however a Board Certified Dermatologist with an interest in Cosmetic Dermatology has equipment/treatment which can help a good deal
I suggest that's the "direction" you should take!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne on my chest and back?

Acne: Acne happens for many reasons--some unknown. There are so many great treatment options for acne. Many people are helped by otc (drug store) products. Your doctor will know of a good prescription treatment that will likely be faster and more effective than the otc things. She/he needs to see it to help you as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne on my back, chest and shoulders?

What do I do to get rid of acne on my back, chest and shoulders?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk doesn't respond well to topical therapy though some may be offered as an adjunct. Your physician may offer you a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. If you're not satisfied in a month, consider accutane. It's not cheap, pleasant, or without risks, but it may well be worth it. ...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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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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What do I do to get rid of acne on my face back and chest?

What do I do to get rid of acne on my face back and chest?

Systemic Rx: Usually acne on the trunk will require a systemic medication in addition to perhaps a topical agent. Tetracycline 500 2x/day may do the trick. If it's really severe, a dermatologist visit is in order. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of acne on my forehead chest and back in 1 week?

What do I do to get rid of acne on my forehead chest and back in 1 week?

Temporary Acne RX: Prednisone is a temporary treatment for acne but after the Prednisone leaves your system the acne will return. You should see a dermatologist for topical and or systemic treatment of your acne. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of acne scars ? I have a couple on my chest but most of them are on my upper back and shoulders & i had since i was maybe 13 or 14

How do you get rid of acne scars ? I have a couple on my chest but most of them are on my upper back and shoulders & i had since i was maybe 13 or 14

Manage the acne: I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been. Nothing you do will change the scars, but a dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat it with a filler, laser, or microsurgery. It's your call whether you want the repairs done. If you're not acne-free now, use benzoyl peroxide and if your trunk's still involved you'll need prescription Rx from your doctor, perhaps spironolactone. ...Read more

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I am wondering how to get rid of chest/back acne?

I am wondering how to get rid of chest/back acne?

See Dermatologist: Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of back/chest acne quickly?

How to get rid of back/chest acne quickly?

Serious Rx: You'll need both a topical agent such as topical benzoyl peroxide and prescription-strength Rx from your physician, probably a systemic antibiotic for a few months. If you are offered isotretinoin, most folks are very happy with this choice but it's not for the faint-hearted. If you're female, there are other options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

What is the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

Isotretinoin: Trunk acne usually requires either a combination of a topical like benzoyl peroxide and a systemic Antibiotic, or systemic isottretinoin. The latter is not for the faint hearted but it works. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

Prescription Rx: Acne cant' be cured, but remits on its own eventually. No over-the-counter remedy will effectively treat back or chest acne. Apply topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and make an appointment your physician. A few months on a systemic antibiotic may be enough, or if you are offered Isotretinoin and you're brave, consider taking it. ...Read more

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I have a moderate case of acne on my chest and back. How do I get rid of chest acne?

Systemic Rx: I trust the diagnosis is correct. Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic rx. If you can take it, tetracycline 500 2x/day may clear you up. If not, talk with your physician about Accutane as an option. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please, how would i get rid of chest and back acne in 1 week?

Please, how would i get rid of chest and back acne in 1 week?

Serious 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

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How to get rid of bumps pimples and scars under my boobs?

How to get rid of bumps pimples and scars under my boobs?

Under breast problem: This sounds like intertrigo, which is especially prevalent in women with large breasts. Avoiding irritation is helpful- keeping the area clean and dry, keeping padding between the chest and breast, using an anti-fungal cream if there is a whitish discharge, and losing weight to reduce the amount of tissue in the breast and abdomen. In some patients, breast reduction is required to reduce contact. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bumps, pimples, and scars under my boobs?

How to get rid of bumps, pimples, and scars under my boobs?

Answer: You may not be able to get rid of everything, but wearing well fitting bras and using starch or similar powders after showers, will keep the area dry and in better hygiene.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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