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What Causes Pimples On The Back
It's called "bacne": Pimples on the back, aka bacne or folliculitis is usually the result of occlusion of oil glands and hair follicles with overgrowth of bacteria and yeast. The process is really the same as it is for acne on the face. It can usually be treated with topical washes of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Sometimes, oral antibiotics are needed to clear this up. However, it can be a chronic problem. ...Read more
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
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
Inflamed follicles: Often a result of plugged skin oil glands or hair follicles which can lead to pimples and small skin cysts. Recommend seeing dermatologist to recommend antibacterial soap and surface care to reduce the oil secretions and keep the area low in bacteria. Do not squeeze, pick or try to remove them by yourself. This may lead to scarring and worsening infections. ...Read more
Pimple Info: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Gentle cleansing and avoid picking/squeezing lets nature take its course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the body flesh.I can't touch my back flesh from neck till the end.Pain is like pressing on pimple.I can't sleep on ba?
Never had acne before, rarely even pimples. Back is now covered. What could've caused this outbreak?
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