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Sudden Acne Breakout On Back
Can an acne breakout on back cause itching, if not what else can cause these itchy pimple like things on my back no contact with allergies?
You may never know: Acne often flares without explanation. Acne on the trunk usually requires at least one systemic medication. If you're a female, the oral contraceptive pill may clear you if it's right for you. Or a combination of topical benzoyl peroxide and a systemic antibiotic for a while may be all you need to get clear. Acne's not curable but eventually remits. Best wishes. ...Read more
Testosterone +?: Acne in adolescents is caused by increased testosterone production as they enter puberty (both males and females). Ditto for pregnant women. The testosterone causes increased oil production, which overwhelms the oil duct, leading to clogging, and then acne. Other hormones are probably involved as well; the exact hormonal combination has not yet been worked out. ...Read more
Not by itself: Stress is good when it pushes you to do things that are good for you and others, bad only when you're helpless or don't know how to cope. Serum cortisol, your best stress hormone, has a slight tendency to worsen acne. Instead of trying a pseudoscientific "stress-reliever" protocol, you owe it to yourself to get 21st century treatment for your acne. Being a young adult is stressful enough! ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Having something like this appear "over night" suggests maybe exposure to something, i.e. Medication or other event that needs to be investigated. Bacteria can also be an explanation (i.e. Folliculitis) as true acne in someone 50 years old is not the most common thing to see. Have this examined. ...Read more
Hello, recently, about 2 months ago, I started having pretty bad breakouts and whatever I've done doesn't seem to help. I was prescribed mini cycline but after getting of it, my acne breakout got worse.
Yes: Male or female, gaining body fat is likely to make acne flare. Nobody really understands why though of course hormones are suspect. Please take this warning as an invitation to do something positive -- change how you think about food and fitness. Eat only to satisfy hunger, get into a gym / fitness culture, and give yourself a gift far more wonderful than just good looks -- good health again. ...Read more
I started taking probiotcs 90 billion for 5 days, than I had a major acne breakout, I stopped 4 days ago and my face is not better and still am gettin?
Likely unrelated: Probiotics are not like some drug that circulates in your system and might break you out. They are just healthy germ colonies that help digestion. They stay completely within your gut. There is a trivial chance you could be allergic to the capsule material, but it is used for most meds and relatively inert. Look to some other issue as a trigger for your flare up. ...Read more
Why brand?: Generic cheaper. Why steroid? Topical or oral steroid? Which steroid? Best treatment depends to the answers to these questions. Maybe Doxycycline or Minocycline in low dose, maybe combined with other things depending on skin condition. If acne vulgaris in adult woman, best result from spironolactone. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Non-comedogenic crm: If your nose is dry and flaking, then use a non-comedogenic moisturizer designed specifically for the face. However, often what people believe to be "dry" skin on and around the nose is in fact "oily" scale from a different condition called seborrheic dermatitis. Try some head & shoulders shampoo as a face wash a couple times a week and see if the flaking resolves. Otherwise, see your doctor. ...Read more
On Accutane 10mg/day. 1st mth the pimples went away. 2nd mth brokeout with acne again. Can an initial breakout start on mth 2 instead of mth 1?
Acne breakouts while using accutane, but now it's gone. Now small pimples came again. Can I reuse Accutane and will I get breakouts like I did before?
Is there a direct connection between a painful, swollen right submandibular lymph node and a bad acne breakout?
Acne/submand swell: Maybe, best to see an ENT or Derm. ...Read more
My cystic acne breakout starts again on my cheeks. But this time fewer in number. How I treat them. I am depressed?
Treating Acne differ: The cause of acne is poorly understood. However the consequences are well understood and may be devastating. While Accutane is one of the most effective treatments, therapy requires a full understanding of the risks. Once active cystic acne has occurred, practitioners differ in their treatment regimens. In the usa, medications & skin care are commonly recommended; in europe, surgery is more common ...Read more
20 year old woman with sudden acne breakouts on chin. Pimples have been popping up and persisting for months with no obvious causes (Esp not topical)?
Changed to yasmin from dianette which cleared up acne had to change to yasmin as periods irregular. Yasmin has caused acne. Any meds for acne breakout?
Immediately following a severe jaw pain bout, I have had a large acne breakout localized over that section of my jaw. Outer sign of inner infection?
Hi.17 yr old m.2 mnths ago had severe cystic acne breakout. Am on oratane bt acne bleeds when I wash face. Acne looks diferent to others researched. Pls?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Is there a connection between acne breakout and intake of whey protein (and/or creatine)? My acne broke out as soon as I started taking these.
Milk and acne: Whey protein is the protein contained in whey, the watery portion of milk that separates from the curds when making cheese. There is a recent clinical study done in Italy where they linked a considerable percentage of acne outbreaks to milk and dairy products, so it could be the whey, probably not the creatine. ...Read more
Hello doctor, Good day! I've been suffering from acne problems since a long time. I have a combination skin type and I get breakouts often. At least 1 or 2 pimples stay on my face all the time. If one goes, another pops out. There are not too many but 1 o
Response to cream?: What was your response to applying clindamycin-benzoyl peroxide topical cream? Try that & see if it helps. If not, then see a dermatologist. ...Read more