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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

Dermatological eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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About a week ago I notice red pimple like bumps all over my chest, waist line, shoulder and neck. The itching is mild and some of them are scaly red cir?

About a week ago I notice red pimple like bumps all over my chest, waist line, shoulder and neck. The itching is mild and some of them are scaly red cir?

Skin: If you started a new medication this could be a reaction. If so contact you doctor about the condition. If not you should drop a dermatologist so they can have a look before you start treating. Treatment would typically involve an ointment with steroid once a diagnosis can be made. In the short term there are several over the counter treatments for itching like cortisone. ...Read more

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My 24yr old son has large pimples on his chest, face &shoulder. We've tred all sorts of medicated soaps & visited the doctor once without any solut?

My 24yr old son has large pimples on his chest, face &shoulder. We've tred all sorts of medicated soaps & visited the doctor once without any solut?

Soap won't work: I know you want the best for junior, and acne on the trunk (if that's indeed what it is) won't respond well to any topical therapy. A competent physician may begin him on something simple like tetracycline 500 2x/day perhaps with topical benzoyl peroxide and/or something else. This is likely to clear him; if not, it's his choice whether to undertake Accutane rx. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back. Something that will work fast?

Can you tell me what could I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back. Something that will work fast?

Get serious: You're going to need your physician's prescription-strength medication, as topical treatment is almost never sufficient when it's on your trunk. A combination of systemic tetracycline and topical benzoyl peroxide may clear you, or if you're a woman who can take the oral contraceptive pill, this may work like magic. Isotretinoin is for tough cases and isn't for the faint-herated. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back? What's something that will work fast?

Can anyone tell me what can I do to get rid of acne on my chest and shoulder/back? What's something that will work fast?

This is serious: You're going to need prescription-strength Rx. No 'pop' or over-the-counter medications will work adequately. Get with your personal physician. And it won't be easy, pleasant, or fast. But there are medications that will work, and in the 21st century, you owe it to yourself to be clear of this chronic but manageable, non-lifestyle-related disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have acne on my face, shoulder, arms, back and chest which make me scared and I think this is because of excessive masturbate plzzzzzzz help?

What to do if I have acne on my face, shoulder, arms, back and chest which make me scared and I think this is because of excessive masturbate plzzzzzzz help?

Scientific Rx: Enjoying your body isn't the cause of your acne. I'm sorry that someone deceived you. Acne on your trunk isn't going to respond well to anything short of systemic treatment. Probably your physician will start with a systemic antibiotic plus topical benzoyl peroxide. If this does not work, you may be a candidate for isotretinoin. It's not for the faint-hearted but it's highly effective. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pimples on back & chest?

Serious Rx: Acne on the trunk almost always requires a systemic rx, perhaps with topical benzoyl peroxide or something similar. If tetracycline 500 2x/day or something similar fails, ask about Isotretinoin from a dermatologist. Acne is a chronic, serious, non-lifestyle-related disease that if not treated appropriately will lead to long-term regrets. ...Read more

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My back pimple are spreading slowly And my chest to?

My back pimple are spreading slowly And my chest to?

Dermatology: You may want to see a dermatologist. Retinols or tretinoin therapy may help. Otherwise consider good skin care with a gentle antibacterial soap followed by a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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How to cure pimples on chest nd back?

How to cure pimples on chest nd back?

Pimples: I assume you are talking about acne pimples there is a wash called brevoxl, that is helpful, otc. ...Read more

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What causes pimples on your back and chest?

What causes pimples on your back and chest?

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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Pimples on the chest and back? What is this? Dangeruos?

Pimples on the chest and back? What is this? Dangeruos?

Folliculitis: It sounds like you have folliculitis, a minor superficial hair follicle infection. It can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungal overgrowth and infection. Usually, it is not serious and easily treated. Sometimes it comes after using a contaminated hot tub (hot tub folliculitis) and is caused by pseudomonas bacteria. Try benzoyl peroxide (bpo) body wash for 1-2 weeks, seek help if not better. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples On chest and Back What can I do to Make Them Go away?

I am experiencing pimples On chest and Back What can I do to Make Them Go away?

Benzoyl peroxide: You can use benzoyl peroxide to treat the pimples. Anti bacterial soap to wash with daily will also help. You may need to see a doctor for prescription topical medication or antibiotics by mouth if this doesn't help. ...Read more

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I noticed some pimples on my back and few on my chest, its been on for 4-5 plus months.?

I noticed some pimples on my back and few on my chest, its been on for 4-5 plus months.?

Here's an idea: I'm betting this is acne. If it's mild, rub benzoyl peroxide 5% on yourself twice a day. Showering twice a day may help as well. If this doesn't do the trick, and it bothers you, your physician can help you out. If one of the lesions becomes hugely painful, get see at once to rule out nasty staph. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chest and back pimples?

What is the cause of chest and back pimples?

Oil glands: Typically these are oil (sebaceous) glands that are associated with the hair follicles. The reasons for becoming inflammed are multiple and may relate to diet, stress, hormones, etc. Treatment consists of skin hygiene with possible retinoids (topical or oral). ...Read more

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What to do about pimples on back and bumps on chest?

Scientific Rx: Acne on the trunk almost always requires systemic rx. One start may be tetracycline 500 2x/day plus topical benzoyl peroxide. If this doesn't work, a dermatologist has isotretinoin. Acne is not related to diet, lifestyle, or hygiene, whatever anybody else may tell you. ...Read more

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I have lot of pimples in face chest and back what to do?

I have lot of pimples in face chest and back what to do?

See below: This is likely a process of growing up and will get better. You may consult this site for home remedies that should help.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat pimples from my chest and back?

How would doctors recommend I treat pimples from my chest and back?

Back and Chest Acne: If there is any scarring, seek immediate medical attention as it may get worse.

Over-the-counter benzyl peroxide wash used once daily can be very effective in treating acne on the back and chest. It will bleach one's towels, so use ones that you do not like. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pimples over my chest and the back of my neck.?

Body acne: Can be difficult to treat if it is widespread or difficult to reach for application of topical acne products (available over the counter). Avoiding harsh or fragrances soaps will help reduce inflammation, but severe cases are sometimes treated with oral medications (Rx). ...Read more

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I have lot of small pimples on my back and chest and face what should I do?

I have lot of small pimples on my back and chest and face what should I do?

Need real Rx: You will need both a topical medication such as benzoyl peroxide and at least a month or two of prescription-strength oral meds, perhaps tetracycline. ...Read more

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Can pimples on face, chest and back be mrsa?

Not likely: Only way to tellis b culture, but usually solitary lesions, not multiple. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the pimples on my back and chest?

How can I get rid of the pimples on my back and chest?

See a dermatologist: Probable acne. This is a matter of genetics and hormones, not hygiene or stress or diet. Some birth control makes it worse, some makes it better. PCOS (irregular menses) may be a factor. A skin specialist will help you. ...Read more

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I have random pimples/bumps that show up on my chest and back. I also have pilaris keratosis. It's very embarrassing. Is there anything I can do?

I have random pimples/bumps that show up on my chest and back. I also have pilaris keratosis. It's very embarrassing. Is there anything I can do?

Skin issues: Keratosis pillaris can be a nuisance but besides moisturizing cream, there's not much to do. The pimples is a different story. Given the multitude of potential causes for them, more info is needed, plus a picture. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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