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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
Managing acne: This is a long-term task as there is no cure until acne remits on its own. If you have scars, you'll need prescription strength treatment as well as a topical agent like benzoyl peroxide. You cannot remove your scars, but a plastic surgeon or dermatologist can help with them. I'm sorry you got the scars because all acne can and should be managed early. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No way to prevent: Acne is a fact of life, determined genetically. Some dietary triggers may worsen(ie chocolate, nuts, dairyetc), but is variable from person to person.There are a myriad of treatments to control acne, and until one outgrows it one must control it. Stress is the number one trigger. If otc meds not helpful, then need to see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple Methods: Eat a good health diet, drink lots of water and keep hair, hats, and headbands off of your face. Try over the counter topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid to keep face clear. If this fails you will need a doctor to prescribe a topical prescription strength treatment such as clindamycin, retin a, etc with or without an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
Bacne: Acne on the back, or "backne, " has the same causes as acne located anywhere else on the body--an overproduction of sebum coupled with a proliferation of dead skin cells, with the possibility of bacteria and dirt and other debris thrown into the mix.Benzoyl peroxide acne spot creams works great as a topical solution for drying up annoying back acne (bacne) blemishes. But make sure it dries complete. ...Read more
Pop diagnosis: Please forgive my frankness. "acidic / alkaline skin" is subscience / disinformation and won't help you. This is the 21st century and you have a right to effective acne treatment. Benzoyl peroxide (otc), topical retinoic acid derivatives, topical and systemic antibiotics, the oral contraceptive pill, & Isotretinoin are all available for you. ...Read more
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