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How To Prevent Get Rid Of Back Acne
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
Does hormonal acne ever go away? Ways to prevent it? The only time i ever get acne is right before my time of the month. It is usually only one or two pimples. It is always in the same general area - chin/mouth and it is really frustrating how it always
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
Depends Upon Extent: For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If the entire back is involved with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician. ...Read more
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
Back acne treatments: For minor back acne, a benzoyl peroxide wash is often helpful. For inflamed cysts and nodules, one would need both oral and topical medications. Modifying the diet to exclude dairy and high glycemic carbs is often helpful in decreasing acne breakouts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How to naturally get rid of back acne or what are options to get rid of it on a 16 yr old female who has been dealing with it for 4 years?
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Your acne should be well-controlled. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (board-certified) to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Acne on the back almost always requires a systemic antibiotic or stronger systemic therapy, in addition to some evidence-based topical treatment. Being a young adult is hard enough without having to accept an ineffective "pop / natural" treatment; today all acne can be treated effectively and this is your right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to get rid of back acne? And acne scars on my face and back? The ones on my back are really big and dark.
Numerous choices: There are a variety of treatments that vary according to the severity of scars: chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, fillers, fat grafting, excision, grafting, etc. However your first goal should be to stop the active lesions by seeing a dermatologist for possible prescriptions, this may take several trials, as well as a good skin care regimen depending on the type of acne and skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The same way...: ...You get rid of facial acne - by seeing a dermatologist and getting proper treatment. Backs are a special case - the skin is thicker, and usually covered with clothing, and there is more oil and perspiration. That's why you should seek the help of a professional if it's not responding to common otc remedies. ...Read more
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