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Can I use hyperpigmentation cream on acne scars on my back and breast?

Can I use hyperpigmentation cream on acne scars on my back and breast?

Only if....: Those scars are hyperpigmented (brown in color), and you are trying to lighten up the color. Otherwise, there's no reason to choose that particular product. ...Read more

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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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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Acne on the back?

Acne on the back?

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 more

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Just wondering how i couldget rid of acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

Just wondering how i couldget rid of acne scars and acne on my back and shoulders?

No great treatments: If you still have active acne, see a dermatologist. There are very good medications to stop the large cystic type of acne but they come with a whole book full of complications and must be monitored carefully. Better to prevent scarring than to treat them which can involve excision, laser, dermabrasion, injections or fillers. See your plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest, rash on back, neck strain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper) .

I am experiencing  rash on chest, rash on back, neck strain and back pain (severity: severe) (side: upper) .

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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What condition would make severe acne on neck and back..Not on face tho?

What condition would make severe acne on neck and back..Not on face tho?

Adult Acne long hair: Having long hair constantly touches your back and neck, as hair contain oil it can clog your pores. And using hair sprays, shampoos and other hair products can also effect the skin of neck and back. You need to stay away from gel, mousse and certain conditioners, or avoid these touching your neck and back there may be other factors too, you should consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Lots of acne on my forehead, cheeks and chin will benzoyl clear this?

Acne: The benzoyl peroxide will help but you will likely need Clindamycin to use as well they have a prescription combination that works very well. If it is really a severe case you may need retin a (tretinoin). See your family doctor and they will refer you to a dermatologist if you need the extra help. Good luck. Make sure you clean the skin really well before you use the acne cream. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Pimples on back of my head?

Pimples on back of my head?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small pimples on back side of body?

Small pimples on back side of body?

Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash with benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Bpo is over-the-counter and well tolerated. Use it in the shower daily and try to leave it on for a couple minutes. If this doesn't help after a week, then see your doctor for help and guidance. ...Read more

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Razor bumps, acne on the back of my lower neck. Pleasee suggest how to cure?

Razor bumps, acne on the back of my lower neck. Pleasee suggest how to cure?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. Easing with hypoallergenic moisturizers and using topical antibiotic creams may help it heal faster. ...Read more

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Severe itching on chest and back?

Severe itching on chest and back?

Need more info: How long has this been present? Any other areas of the body involved? New clothing, laundry soap, or bedsheets? Could be contact dermatitis or allergic reaction to one of the above, or something else, but would probably involve the entire body if allergy to something taken orally, like food or medicine. Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (no rx needed) can help relieve symptoms, but finding/stopping cause is better! ...Read more

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What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?

What can remove pimple breakouts, scars and discolorations on my back and on my chest due to hormonal theraphy?

Nothing can remove: There are powerful medications with lots of side effects which can alter dramatically the course of severe cystic acne. You need to discuss with a dermatologist. Medications need to be monitored. ...Read more

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If i have acne on my back and i put my back on the pillow and i sleep on there,will the acne transfer on my face from pillow?

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If i have acne on my back and i  put my back on the pillow and i sleep on there,will the acne transfer on my face from pillow?

No: While bacteria is partially responsible for acne, it is not transmissible nor contagious. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/definition/con-20020580 & https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/a---d/acne for more info. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

I have acne on my chin & forehead and some acne scars on my cheeks. Cheap acne face wash to get rid of it fast?

Scars, not so fast: If you have true scars there are not many if any otc products that provide a lasting result. Face cleansers are best suited to control / minimize active acne vs correct scarring. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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