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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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...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?

What do I do to get rid of back acne?

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

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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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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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What's the best way to get rid of back acne?

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 more

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Is showering enough to get rid of back acne?

Is showering enough to get rid of back acne?

Probably not: Back acne is tough to treat. The skin is thicker, and it is hard for you reach your own back to apply medication. Depending on the severity, you may need topicals, lasers, antibiotics, hormones, etc. Find somebody with experience for this difficult problem. Good luck! ...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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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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What can I do to get rid of back acne if i can't reach the spots?

What can I do to get rid of back acne if i can't reach the spots?

Systemic Rx: Acne on the back almost always requires systemic treatment. If you're a lady who can take the oral contraceptive pill, this may work. Otherwise, a systemic antibiotic that is right for you will usually do the trick unless the disease is severe. Good luck. ...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 scars?

How do I get rid of back acne scars?

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 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 i get rid of back acne and scars by skin peeling?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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How do I get rid of my back acne?

How do I get rid of my back acne?

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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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

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