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How can I get rid of spots and blackheads on my chest, back and shoulders areas?

How can I get rid of spots and blackheads on my chest, back and shoulders areas?

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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I have about 4 or 5 blackheads on my chest with a bubble of skin over the top of it. how do i get rid of it?

I have about 4 or 5 blackheads on my chest with a bubble of skin over the top of it. how do i get rid of it?

See a surgeon: If you break the skin and drain the contents there is a good chance this will heal, but with the possibility of recurring. I would go see a surgeon and they could cut it out completely. ...Read more

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Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?

Serious Rx needed: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to anything you can do on your own. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician now. If a course of a systemic antibiotic does not clear you, the next offer may be Isotretinoin from a dermatologist; it's not for the faint-hearted but i'd urge you to try it if it's suitable. ...Read more

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I have really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I also have big pores how do I get rid of them?

I have really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I also have big pores how do I get rid of them?

See a dermatologist: There are now in many different creams and pills available to treat acne that is either mild or severe. They suggest you see a dermatologist to see which is best for you. Remember that any treatment takes several weeks to take effect. ...Read more

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So how do I get rid of chest acne?

So how do I get rid of chest acne?

Med: You can get oral antibiotics and topical meds from your dermatologist. You could also be prescribed Isotretinoin if your dermatologist believes in this med. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of chest acne?

What do I do to get rid of chest acne?

Chest acne: First, make sure it is acne and not another acne-like condition. This calls for a visit to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chest. How can I get rid of it?

I have acne on my chest. How can I get rid of it?

Systemic Rx: Unless you are a lady who can take the oral contraceptive pill, you will probably need a systemic antibiotic plus some topical treatment (benzoyl peroxide and/or a retinoic acid derivative). This usually works; dermatologists have the big guns should you need them. ...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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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 do I do to get rid of chest acne fast?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the trunk will at a minimum require a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day. A topical agent like benzoyl peroxide may help some. Don't hesitate to consider Accutane if this fails. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of and fight chest acne?

What do I do to get rid of and fight chest acne?

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. Edit. ...Read more

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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

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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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Please give advice on how to get rid of acne on chest?

Please give advice on how to get rid of acne on chest?

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. If it's on the chest, there's probably a systemic antibiotic that's right for you in your future. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...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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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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Need advice on what is the the best way to get rid of acne and chest acne?

Need advice on what is the the best way to get rid of acne and chest acne?

Serious Rx: If it's bad enough to be on our chest, you won't able able to do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't help much 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