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How can I prevent pimples and back acne?

How can I prevent pimples and back acne?

Triggers: Acne triggers include sun, hormones, lack of sleep, genetics, stress, and more. See your medspa doctor for acne laser treatment, products and prescription creams that will help you. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,173 Doctors shared insights

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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What would you recommend for curing back pimples?

What would you recommend for curing back pimples?

Numerous options: There may be a variety of causes at first need to be evaluated prior to recommending a blanket statement. Hormonal or food sensitivities may require medication. Otherwise good skin hygiene with possible use of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents as well as topical retinoids may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chest and back pimples?

What is the cause of chest and back pimples?

Oil glands: Typically these are oil (sebaceous) glands that are associated with the hair follicles. The reasons for becoming inflammed are multiple and may relate to diet, stress, hormones, etc. Treatment consists of skin hygiene with possible retinoids (topical or oral). ...Read more

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How can I address my back pimples?

How can I address my back pimples?

Acne: Blackheads are best treated with a prescription, tretinoin (retin-a). These do not represent dirt, so all of the cleansing and scrubbing in the world will not resolve them. ...Read more

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What can I do about back pimples problem?

What can I do about back pimples problem?

Consider Retinoids: Consult with a dermatologist regarding skin care routines with cleansers, topical antibiotics and the possiblity of oral retinoid therapy. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of back pimples?

How do you get rid of back pimples?

Benzoyl peroxide.: Back acne can often times respond to over the counter benzoyl peroxide washes. Depending on the severity, prescription topical medications can be added including antibiotic, such as Clindamycin lotion. For more severe disease states a systemic antibiotic may be necessary to help clear the acne. ...Read more

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Getting can I get rid of back pimples?

Getting can I get rid of back pimples?

Acne: See a dermatologist who will probably prescribe a combination of creams and pills. ...Read more

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How might you get rid of back pimples?

Acne Tx: Backne or back acne is just that --acne
ot is treated in a similar way as facial acne
however it is somewhat more difficult to treat and to apply topicals to, as such an oral (antibiotic) treatment may need to be prescibed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of back pimples if I can't reach the spot?

How do I get rid of back pimples if I can't reach the spot?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of back pimples without medicines or doctors?

What do I do to get rid of back pimples without medicines or doctors?

Back Acne: There are lots of OTC acne washes. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid washes are helpful. Good exfoliation helps as well. If your acne doesn't improve with over the counter treatments, you should seek medical help because the scarring on the back can be significant, requiring much more expensive treatments in the future. ...Read more

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I'm using retino AC cream for my back pimples is it harmful.....? Waht is the appliactions

Good start: "use as directed." retinoic acid is a good topical treatment for acne but when it's on the trunk, it's likely that a systemic antibiotic or perhaps even Isotretinoin will be required to clear you satisfactorily. Your personal physician is your best guide here. ...Read more

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Acne on the back?

Acne on the back?

Prescription: Acne on the back almost always requires prescription meds. If you're not a woman for whom the oral contraceptive pill is appropriate, then consider starting with topical Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate if this doesn't get the results you want. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to prevent pimples on the back?

How to prevent pimples on the back?

Bacne: Acne on the back, or "backne, " has the same causes as acne located anywhere else on the body--an overproduction of sebum coupled with a proliferation of dead skin cells, with the possibility of bacteria and dirt and other debris thrown into the mix.Benzoyl peroxide acne spot creams works great as a topical solution for drying up annoying back acne (bacne) blemishes. But make sure it dries complete. ...Read more

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I have pimples at my back and shoulders.....What kind of cream I have to use to prevent it?

Systemic Rx: Acne on a man's trunk seldom responds just to topical treatment. Your physician may offer benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin, and/or a retinoic acid derivative, but you will probably also need a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day or even Accutane prescribed by a dermatologist. This is the 21st century and all acne is manageable. Good luck. ...Read more

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I always have pimples on my back and below bums but never on face how can I prevent from them?

I always have pimples on my back and below bums but never on face how can I prevent from them?

Same acne treatment: The same solutions and cleansers that are available for acne on the face, can be used for acne on the back because the same causative factors are at work. You may need help to apply the medications, but regular use is the key to controlling your condition. ...Read more

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How to remove big pimples on the back and what are ways to prevent it?

How to remove big pimples on the back and what are ways to prevent it?

If large then: It is likely cystic acne and should be treated by a dermatologist to avoid complications such as infection and worsening scarring, Prevention is not possible but minimizing the impact with monitoring by a dermatologist will give the best results ...Read more

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I have loads of little spots coming out of my back some are even pimple mostly the top just below my neck what does this mean and how can I prevent it?

I have loads of little spots coming out of my back some are even pimple mostly the top just below my neck what does this mean and how can I prevent it?

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more

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I'm 27, female. I use hair removing lotion for pubic hair. What can I use to prevent or treat the itching pimples of when hair grows back?

I'm 27, female. I use hair removing lotion for pubic hair. What can I use to prevent or treat the itching pimples of when hair grows back?

Stop shaving..: Until skin improves then try a different method of hair removal that works better for your skin. The use of Preshave & Aftershave creams will help prevent the ingrowing of the hair. For treatment the use of creams to treat irritation and infection will do. Take care. ...Read more

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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Shaving tips: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

When I shave my bikini area it hurts and I get red bumps (some are pimple like and/or ingrown hairs) afterwards that hurt as well. When the hair is growing back it's discomforting as well. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I use shaving cream w

Folliculitis: You are probably developing folliculitis which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. You may get relief from this problem by using a depilatory cream such as nair or neet. These products work well and are much less apt to cause irritation. ...Read more

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How can I prevent having pimples?

How can I prevent having pimples?

No good way: Without medications. I like Accutane because the good effects lasts years. ...Read more

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What to do for prevent from pimples?

What to do for prevent from pimples?

Scientific Rx: A good strong salicylic acid wash may be enough. Other if topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't got you clear in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more