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Treatment For Acne Blackheads On The Chest Back
Yes but only if. .: Only if you're willing to tolerate side effects and very strict requirements for taking it. Remember that Isotretinoin is associated w/birth defects. That's why you need to promise to use 2 forms of birth control regularly. If you can't, then it's not worth risk of delivering baby w/physical deformities. Discuss your options w/your dermatologist. Only you can decide if it's appropriate for u. ...Read more
Can I have my doctor write me a prescription for acne treatment? My acne problem is not that serious, mainly chin, upper chest and back, so I would just like some topical solution to address problem areas from time to time.
1.5yr boy having red acne type sumthing only on his back, neck, chest n tummy not itching, CBC shows WBC 4.6 rest is normal, cause n treatment?
Viral????: Sounds like some kind of viral ex anthem- however if it lasts more than2 weeks-- see a dermatologist. ...Read more
After taking acutane what treatments are available to remove acne scars. I have over 20 on my face and around 100 on my back and chest.?
3 options: You have 3 options and the option that is chosen really depends on the depth and size of the scars. Scar revision (or excision, and replacement with a new more cosmetically appealing scar), dermabrasion, or fractional co2 laser skin resurfacing. If dermabrasion or laser resurfacing is used, you should be off Accutane for at least 6 months. I would talk to a facial plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more
I have some acne at my chest region and my arm is it related to some diseases?? What's the best treatment to get rid of them
I have bad acne and what are some good and fast treatments that work its on my face back and cheast?
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
Really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I have big pores how do I get rid of them?
Serious Rx needed: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to anything you can do on your own. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated and get with your personal physician now. If a course of a systemic antibiotic does not clear you, the next offer may be Isotretinoin from a dermatologist; it's not for the faint-hearted but i'd urge you to try it if it's suitable. ...Read more
I have really bad acne and blackheads all over chest, back and face. I also have big pores how do I get rid of them?
Hi I have bumps on my arms and back I think it's my hair clogged. My dad has it on his back. Maybe genetic. Is it acne or blackheads? Help? Treatment?
Keratosis Pilaris: You likely have Keratosis Pilaris, which is keratin build up which covers the fine vellus hair follicles that most people have on their arms, and blocks the hairs from erupting properly. The skin then gets rough or irritated. The simplest way to control it is to use a loofa-type body buff whenever you shower. Don't rub it too hard, but with regular buffing it may improve. ...Read more
How do you get rid of acne and acne scars. I also have blackheads on my arms and pimples on my back and neck too. I need a treatment that works fast?
I have teenage acne. Not severe but I do have blackheads&whiteheads. On my head, face, chest, cleavage, back, arms. I take vibramycin (doxycycline). Is it good for this?
You need: You need a retinoid like differin, retin-a, tazorac (tazarotene). ...Read more
Forget pop remedies: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more
What is the best treatment to use to get rid of acne, and blackheads? I was thinking about getting proactive. Would you recommend that?
Worth a try: If you have a more severe form of acne like cystic or nodular it probably won't work for you, if not, Pro-Active is worth a try. It is reasonably priced and if you shop around on line you can find some of their sets for a deal. Give it some time, about a month or so to work. If you don't see any improvement you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Minocin (minocycline) & Acne: Minocin (minocycline) is one of the effective oral antibiotics use in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Blackheads are best treated by gentle, non abrasive cleansing and the use of lotions or creams that help exfoliate surface skin cells and unclog pores, like retinoids, salicylic or azelaic acids. Chemical peels and facials with extractions can also be helpful to control blackheads. ...Read more
How to get rid of acne (on chin, lower parts of my cheeks and jaw), and blackheads (on my nose and cheeks. I would appreciate some natural treatment?
I have acne and blackheads everywhere on my body and I've tried creams and most acne treatments and they don't work. Is there an OTC pill I could take?
No OTC pill: I am going to assume that you have moderate to severe acne on the face and body and will assume you have used as directed topical treatments for at least 6-8 weeks at a time. If that is the case you will need to see a dermatiologist to consider oral medications starting with possibly oral antibiotics in combination with topical adapalene or tretinoin or consider oral isotretinoin treatment. ...Read more
I have acne on the underside of my right breast. My doc. Said they are cysts. Not! They are blackheads & whiteheads in the hair pores. If I squeese them, they empty just like on a face, some of them get large & purple. What causes this?
There are several possibilities. I wonder if you might have hidradenitis suppurativa:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818
the main things I would think about would be acne, folliculitis, cysts, or hidradenitis. If it has been present since childhood nevus comedonicus would be possible. ...Read more
This is second time I have tropical acne disease. İt's affect on my face chest and back. I'm started gym and I don't want to leave. What should I do?
Serious Rx: Hey Sandy -- I'm glad you're working out and there's no reason to stop. Start topical benzoyl peroxide up to 10% 2x/day or retinoic acid and get with your physician. It's either going to be a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or isotretinoin. The latter's not for the faint-hearted but you're tough -- a gym-goer. Best wishes ...Read more
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
Rx: When it is this severe, prescription medicine is the only thing that works. Your physician may consider starting with a combination of topical Clindamycin and either a retinoic acid derivative (likely) or benzoyl peroxide; it's likely it will be necessary to add a systemic antibiotic as tolerated. If the lesions are deep and cystic, dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck. ...Read more
Real Rx: You can't do it on your own, and home remedies and topical benzoyl peroxide probably won't touch it. Your physician can probably clear you in about two weeks with a systemic antibiotic that's right for you, perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day. If this fails and you're offered isotretinoin, accept it. ...Read more
What is the beat solution for severe back, chest, and facial acne (w&b heads). Body washes, o.T.C medications etc. Note: salyitic acid makes it worse.
Prescription Rx: Acne on the trunk usually doesn't clear with any topical medication. You characterize it as severe, and your personal physician may either try a systemic antibiotic plus perhaps a topical retinoic acid derivative, or refer you for Isotretinoin treatment. The latter is not for the faint-hearted but is remarkably effective. ...Read more
Acne: I think you should see a physician he would be able to prescribe something to stop this occurring ...Read more
Try OTC first: Try over the counter medications first. Salicylic acid is the main ingredient in most anti-acne medications and can be used daily on affected areas. If this does not work, the next step would be benzoyl peroxide wash. Just make sure to look at the ingredients label on products at the store. If your acne is more severe or does not improve, consider a trip to your doctor for stronger medication. ...Read more
What I can tell you: You need to do something about this. Acne on the trunk seldom responds well to anything short of systemic prescription medication. It's a serious personal and professional liability that you will need to manage with a scientific physician's help until it self-cures as you get older. Pick up the phone now and schedule an appointment, and begin or continue using topical benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
I have acne on my back, shoulders and chest. My dermatologist prescribed me ketonazole. Is it the right diagnosis?
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
I have some acne spread around my body on my back, chest and face I have it mild. I need help to get rid of it. What to do?
Need to get seen: Acne on the trunk won't respond well to topical treatments alone. Your physician may try topical benzoyl peroxide plus oral tetracycline, or (if you're a she) the oral contraceptive pill may clear you, or any of a number of other regimens may work. Acne's always manageable, and eventually self-cures. ...Read more
I'm a 17y/o boy with a lot of acne all over my face and chest including shoulders and back. How to get rid of it at least partiallly?
A dermatologist is: The best type of doc to see for acne. He/she will help you w/an exam, medicine, and hopefully education on the best type of diet. We all go through it and it's no fun. Keep yourself clean and be good to yourself and others. That's so much more important than complexion yet I respect the fact that this bothers you now. Peace and good health. ...Read more