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Back chest and stomach always super itchy have acne on chest and back why so itchy?

Back chest and stomach always super itchy have acne on chest and back why so itchy?

Let's find out: Acne on the back and chest especially in a female will usually require systemic treatment. The oral contraceptive pill, if you can take it, may help, or an oral antibiotic as appropriate (tetracycline, erythromycin) may be required; a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide is also helpful. The acne, or sweating itself, or some other cause may account for the itching. ...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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Was on high dose of predinsone for 2 1/2 weeks. Came off of it and developed a non itchy "rash" on face and chest that looks like bad acne. Is this co?

Was on high dose of predinsone for 2 1/2 weeks. Came off of it and developed a non itchy "rash" on face and chest that looks like bad acne. Is this co?

Expected: Acnes is a common side effects after high dose of prednisone. It will go away with time but if it bothers you a lot, ask your doctor to prescribe a retinoid cream for you. ...Read more

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I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

Multiple possibility: Multiple conditions like folliculitis, pseudomonal folliculitis, acne, miliaria, among others can create lesions like these. ...Read more

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27years old guy since a year i got pimples on my lower and upper back and since a month or 6 also on my chest and stomach(itchy). What can help me?

27years old guy since a year i got pimples on my lower and upper back and since a month or 6 also on my chest and stomach(itchy). What can help me?

See your physician.: Pimples on trunk and chest are uncommon in men of your age. I do wonder if the reaction you have are really pimples or if they are allergic reaction to new laundry products, fabric softener, or soaps. You really need to see your doctor to let him evaluate it better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and chest. It looks like little pimples with white heads. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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