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Reason For Back Acne
Some help: Regular use of antibacterial soap helps dry skin & kill off some bacteria residing there. Loofah or scrub brush to help remove dead skin. Sunshine (it's 24f here today) exposure helps some. Astringent ("witch hazel" etc.) can dry & kill bacteria as well. If these don't improve it, will need to see dermatologist for meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pimples on forehead: Forehead is a common area for acne breakouts. Also, if one uses an oily leave-in conditioner, the oils track down from the scalp and block up pores, which can lead to acne. Folliculitis, inflammation of hair follicles due to a yeast called pityrosporum is also a possibility. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: I am sorry you have reached your present age without effective treatment, which should be every teen's right. With it on your trunk, you will probably need at least a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day and some topical agent that you tolerate will, perhaps clindamcin &/or benzoyl peroxide. Failing after a month, consider accutane. Good luck. ...Read more
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Can you be put on Accutane if antibiotics aren't doing any good for your back ? I have severe acne on my back but my face is mild acne wise with scars
My back acne isn't doing better from oral antibiotics, but my face is mild acne wise, not severe like my back. Would there be a need to be on accutane?
Hormones: Hormonal affect on oil glands.Get a more detailed answer ›
17-yr old daughter went on bcp for bad acne. Totally cleared up for a year. Still on bcp. Acne is back, why? What now? Creams don't work.
I have acne spot(black spot) on my face, but no acne for a few months.Please recommend the best cream or medicine that will totally resolve the problem?
Acne scar: Unfortunately there's no magic cream to completely and consistently remove acne scars. Sometimes laser treatment by dermatologists can help with the acne scaring. Usually they offer free consultations (the laser treatments aren't covered by insurance, however), and they can tell you if you're acne spot would be helped by laser. ...Read more
I've had severe back acne for years it's finally clearing up a littlebut my back is covered in acne scars. What can I do to get rid of them naturally?
Im having acne scar and acne on my face.Can i go to a family physician for help to totally get rid of my acne scar totally?
One thing at a time!: Acne first needs to be assessed and treated so that it is under control. Secondly, once it has been under control and is no longer active then you can seek treatment for the residual acne scars. Treatment may help with the scars and can possibly help make them less obvious, but nothing can get rid of them totally. I would start by seeing a board certified dermatologist. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I n suffering from acne. The major problem in my case when my acne is remove from face then i stop the treatment. But after some week acne come again.
I have acne that comes only in the sun on chest face and back - is this regular acne or a sun allergy? The acne doesn't go away for two months each ti
Sun and Acne: Acne occurs when excess oil, environmental pollutants and dead skin cells clog the hair follicles in the skin. Bacteria build up in the follicles and cause inflammation, which leads to cysts, whiteheads, pimples and blackheads. Although several prescription medications effectively treat acne, they also cause side effects during periods of sunlight exposure. ...Read more
Few months back i used to take medicines for skin(acne), aftr dat for nose prblem and after that for neck pain and nw for acidity.Is it hrmful(medicin?
Polypharmacy: I wish everybody was as reluctant to take medication as you are, but often we do need it. Today people can expect to live far longer, healthier lives than at any time in human history. This is due both to public health measures (hygiene, sanitation, immunization) and medication. It's the norm for a vigorous young man like yourself to have this medication history ; it won't ruin you. Best wishes. ...Read more