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Lupus With Hard To Manage Back Acne
Suggs for back acne? Prefer no oral meds. Having a very hard time controlling it and it itches and benzoyl topical wash is not working well enough.
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
When will Zenatane make a difference? On day 7 40mgs once a day. My back acne is terrible. The pills are hard to swallow and I get so upset.
Powerful mediciation: Should only be used for sever breakouts and even then, ina cream or gel ( topical) form. Consult your dermatologist for oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Prescription: Acne on the back almost always requires prescription meds. If you're not a woman for whom the oral contraceptive pill is appropriate, then consider starting with topical Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate if this doesn't get the results you want. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as face acne: When person develops back acne, he/she most likely also has chest/abdomen acne. So this is truncal acne (most people only have facial acne). Its cause is the same as the one causing facial acne: male hormone, stress, hereditary factor, etc. However, hot & humidity (environment) and profuse sweating may aggravate truncal acne. Many young american soldiers in vietnam developed truncal acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious Rx: If it's on your back, you won't be able to clear 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne is Acne: Treating back acne is no different than treating acne on any other part of your body. The difficulty with back acne is being able to apply the topical medication to the entire affected area. Because most people have a hard time reaching their backs, many doctors are more likely to start a patient on an oral medication to treat back acne in order to get results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good hygiene: Keeping your skin clean is re single most important approach to minimize clogging if pores and further aggravation of acne. However excessive cleansing can also be bad. Fruit acid peels may help but depend on the condition of your skin. Vitamin a derivatives may also be useful. There are few standardized regimens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
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