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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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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 do I get rid of chest and back acne it's really gross to me and it makes me insecure about my body now.

How do I get rid of chest and back acne it's really gross to me and it makes me insecure about my body now.

Oral med/treatment: Unfortunately it is tough to treat severe acne, especially on back because u can't see/reach well. This often require systemic/oral med. I strongly recommend discussing this issue with your doc--talk to your parents because you are only 16. If your doc is not comfortable with treating acne, he/she may refer you to a local dermatologist. There are many options for you. So, chin up....Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it that i get chest/back acne and how can I get rid of/prevent it?

Why is it that i get chest/back acne and how can I get rid of/prevent it?

Serious Rx: It's your biology at this time. Acne is not caused by hygiene or lifestyle. Nothing you did caused you to have acne on your trunk. This is the 21st century and you need to manage it -- visible acne is a sign of poor self-care and a serious professional liability. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your first medication but you will also need prescription strength rx from your physician to supplement it. ...Read more

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I have horrible chest and back acne that won't go away. How can I get rid of it?

I have horrible chest and back acne that won't go away. How can I get rid of it?

Need big guns: If you characterize your acne as horrible, then don't waste time with anything short of the big guns that only a dermatologist can prescribe. Accutane treatment is unpleasant and somewhat dangerous but it in my opinion worth it; you must comply carefully and keep your physician in the loop. All acne can be controlled. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am suffering from awful chest and back acne and it does a number to my self esteem, does any body know how to get rid of it?

I am suffering from awful chest and back acne and it does a number to my self esteem, does any body know how to get rid of it?

I do: It's really unfortunate that it's been allowed to get this far. It can't be managed by home remedies or topical therapy. Your physician will probably give a trial of a systemic antibiotic and if this fails, refer you to a dermatologist for isotretinoin. If somebody is interfering with your health care because they "don't believe in doctors" or blame u for your disease, seek help from another adult. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of back acne ? And shoulder acne ? And the scars from it that actually work ?

How do I get rid of back acne ? And shoulder acne ? And the scars from it that actually work ?

Acne: if you have bad acne , medications like Doxycycline may help. You need to see your doctor for this as they will assess how bad your acne is and what level of treatment is required. It varied from topical creams to oral antibiotics to Retinoic acid products. The treatment is individualized . Scaring is difficult to get rid off. You may want to try Bio Oil. No guarantees though. ...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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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 back acne fast!?

How can I get rid of back acne fast!?

Serious Rx: Acne on the trunk almost always requires at least a short course of systemic treatment. An antibiotic such as a tetracycline, plus topical benzoyl peroxide, may be enough to clear you. If not, consider Isotretinoin if it is offered to you. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of back acne fast?

What do I do to get rid of back acne fast?

Serous 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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Can you tell me how you get rid of back acne?

Can you tell me how you get rid of 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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What is dermabrasion and will it get rid of my back acne?

What is dermabrasion and will it get rid of my back acne?

NO: Dermabrasion is like sanding wood to make it smoother. You won't like it and it will not make your back look any better. It is somewhat useful on the face. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of back acne before prom?

How can I get rid of back acne before prom?

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry your disease has been neglected until now. You will need a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide as topical and an oral prescription medicine from your physician, probably an antibiotic. If it's very severe and you are offered isotretinoin, it's not for the faint-hearted but most folks are glad. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of back acne and the scars from it?

How do I get rid of back acne and the scars from it?

See dermatologist: I would schedule a consultation with a dermatologist for possible acciutane prescription or other interventions to control the acne disease first. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of back acne?

How can you get rid of back acne?

Strong Rx: Consider a topical retinoic acid and/or topical benzoyl peroxide, and you will probably need at least a short course of an oral antibiotic. If you're a female, sprionolactone or an oral contraceptive pill may help. If your acne is quite severe, consider isotretinoin -- it's not for the faint-hearted but is very effective. ...Read more

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