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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

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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

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What is the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

What is the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

Isotretinoin: Trunk acne usually requires either a combination of a topical like benzoyl peroxide and a systemic Antibiotic, or systemic isottretinoin. The latter is not for the faint hearted but it works. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

How do I find what's the best product to completely get rid of back and chest acne?

Prescription Rx: Acne cant' be cured, but remits on its own eventually. No over-the-counter remedy will effectively treat back or chest acne. Apply topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and make an appointment your physician. A few months on a systemic antibiotic may be enough, or if you are offered Isotretinoin and you're brave, consider taking it. ...Read more

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I have real bad painful back and chest acne and i get bad scars. I get real hard rock like lumps under skin. Any suggestions?

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 have bad acne on my back shoulders and chest and its embarrassing what can I do?!

I have bad acne on my back shoulders and chest and its embarrassing what can I do?!

Minocycline: Is a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic, a long-acting one used mainly to treat acne. Discuss with your pcp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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21 yr old male really bad acne on the back and chest. What is the best thing to do?

21 yr old male really bad acne on the back and chest. What is the best thing to do?

Stop neglecting it: No home or over-the-counter remedy will clear you. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide and phone your physician for an appointment. You may get a sufficient response from a few months on a systemic antibiotic, or you may need isotretinoin. If you are offered this medication, which is not for the faint-hearted, please give it serious consideration -- most folks are very pleased afterwards. ...Read more

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15 yr old male really bad acne on the back and chest. What is the best thing to do for this?

15 yr old male really bad acne on the back and chest. What is the best thing to do for this?

Get serious Rx: You'll need (for starters) both a topical agent and a prescription-strength systemic remedy. Your physician will make the initial selection. Topical benzoyl peroxide plus systemic tetracycline may work wonders, or you may need isotretinoin. Don't delay treatment or get discouraged. Acne is a serious personal and professional liability. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to remove bad acne on shoulders, chest and back?

How to remove bad acne on shoulders, chest and back?

Real 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 suffering badly with acne on my chest and back .Please suggest what shall I do ?

I am suffering badly with acne on my chest and back .Please suggest what shall I do ?

Many options.: Begin with benzoyl peroxide. It's effective and well tolerated for most people. Start with a low strength and increase if needed. With stubborn acne, add a second product with a different active ingredient, such as salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, or sulfur. But do see a dermatologist; in the long run it's way cheaper than trying all those "miracle" non-prescription concoctions. ...Read more

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I have bad acne on my face, back, and chest. I'm a senior in highschool and I have always had it. I really want to clear these things up. Please help?

I have bad acne on my face, back, and chest. I'm a senior in highschool and I have always had it. I really want to clear these things up. Please help?

Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin is used to treat severe recalcitrant nodular acne (a certain type of severe acne) that has not been helped by other treatments, such as antibiotics. Isotretinoin is in a class of medications called retinoids. It works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause pimples to form. 80% of patients who take the medication never have acne again. ...Read more

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What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?

What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?

None: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a shampoo with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Body acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than shampoo to fix body acne. ...Read more

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