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I have bad back and chest acne. What treatments or products would you recommend?

I have bad back and chest acne. What treatments or products would you recommend?

Antibiotics : When acne is confined to the face, you can often get by, and do well with topical therapy. When its on the chest, rarely. When it is on the back, never. You need antibiotics to get it under control. For women, birth control pills may help, as well. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I have bad acne and what are some good and fast treatments that work its on my face back and cheast?

I have bad acne and what are some good and fast treatments that work its on my face back and cheast?

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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Can you tell me about the best treatment for acne on the back and chest?

Can you tell me about the best treatment for acne on the back and chest?

Systemic Rx: When it's on your trunk, you'll usually need systemic treatment. Topical benzoyl peroxide will help, and your physician will decide the right medication for you to take as a supplement. Often a month or two on an antibiotic like tetracycline will clear you. If not, a referral for Isotretinoin may be the key to a much better life. ...Read more

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Do you thik Accutane is a good treatment for the acne in the chest and the back ?

Yes but only if . . : Only if you're willing to tolerate side effects and very strict requirements for taking it. Remember that Isotretinoin is associated w/birth defects. That's why you need to promise to use 2 forms of birth control regularly. If you can't, then it's not worth risk of delivering baby w/physical deformities. Discuss your options w/your dermatologist. Only you can decide if it's appropriate for u. ...Read more

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After taking acutane what treatments are available to remove acne scars. I have over 20 on my face and around 100 on my back and chest.?

After taking acutane what treatments are available to remove acne scars. I have over 20 on my face and around 100 on my back and chest.?

3 options: You have 3 options and the option that is chosen really depends on the depth and size of the scars. Scar revision (or excision, and replacement with a new more cosmetically appealing scar), dermabrasion, or fractional co2 laser skin resurfacing. If dermabrasion or laser resurfacing is used, you should be off Accutane for at least 6 months. I would talk to a facial plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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I have some acne at my chest region and my arm is it related to some diseases?? Whats the best treatment to get rid of them

I have some acne at my chest region and my arm is it related to some diseases?? Whats the best treatment to get rid of them

Acne: is very common and can occur at any age but more so in adolescence and young adulthood first try a product like 10% benzoyl peroxide 2x/day if not effective after a month then you should see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more