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Doctor insights on: Sudden Acne Breakout On Back

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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?

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?

Many causes: Acne is not usually associated with itching. Since there are many potential causes, a dermatology consult would be your best bet. ...Read more

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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What causes a severe acne breakout on the chest?

What causes a severe acne breakout on the chest?

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

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What is causing my acne breakout?

What is causing my acne breakout?

See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe. ...Read more

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What triggers acne breakout in women?

What triggers acne breakout in women?

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

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Can stress cause and acne breakout?

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

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How can I get rid of an acne breakout?

How can I get rid of an acne breakout?

See your doctor: Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician who may be able to add something to arrest the breakout. You're going to need to manage acne as a chronic health problem until it eventually remits on its own. ...Read more

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What could have caused total face acne breakout overnight!?

What could have caused total face acne breakout overnight!?

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

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Can my boyfriend get acne if he kisses my face while I have an acne breakout?

Can my boyfriend get acne if he kisses my face while I have an acne breakout?

No: Not typically. Acne is a combination of changes in your skin which leads to gland plugging, combined with an infection by a bacterium. ...Read more

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Why am I getting an acne breakout a week before my wedding?

Why am I getting an acne breakout a week before my wedding?

Many reasons: Noone knows all the causes of acne but clearly stress and diet are large contributing factors for acne breakouts. ...Read more

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Could my weight gain be associated with this recent acne breakout?

Could my weight gain be associated with this recent acne breakout?

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

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Can I have the laser acne removal when I'm have an active acne breakout?

Can I have the laser acne removal when I'm have an active acne breakout?

You can, but...: ...I don't recommend it. The purpose of laser resurfacing is to smooth out the scarring caused by past acne breakouts. For optimal results the acne should be well-controlled. If you resurface the scarring, and then develop new breakouts, you're back at square one. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Vibra-tab will stop steroid acne breakout?

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

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Does eating Nutella the hazelnut spread, cause acne/pimples/breakouts?

Does eating Nutella the hazelnut spread, cause acne/pimples/breakouts?

Yes: Read the label, it's mostly sugar. High sugar, high fat foods can contribute to acne. Allergies to nuts or cocoa can also contribute. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a dry nose without getting a major acne breakout?

What is the best way to cure a dry nose without getting a major acne breakout?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: Try using the topical acne treatments for now. If the acne is not responding well enough to those, then see the doctor. You might need prescriptions or even another course of accutane. ...Read more

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My cystic acne breakout starts again on my cheeks. But this time fewer in number. How I treat them. I am depressed?

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

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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)?

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)?

See below: Please consult this site for effective home care for acne.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
If the treatments given above do not result in resolution of the problem in a month or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly: The sore jaw may be due to irritated muscles. The irritated muscles may cause a decreased cleansing in the area, leading to an acne eruption. ...Read more

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Does an acne breakout sometimes cause swollen lymph nodes?

Does an acne breakout sometimes cause swollen lymph nodes?

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

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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

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Can creatine (or whey protein) use during an intense weight training regimen cause a hormonal imbalance? If so, can this lead to acne breakout?

Can creatine (or whey protein) use during an intense weight training regimen cause a hormonal imbalance? If so, can this lead to acne breakout?

Not the issue: If you are using the common supplements that promise to increase "testosterone" naturally, these will lead to acne. They do not increase testosterone, but they can increase the pre-hormone materials that cause acne. ...Read more

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