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What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treatable

Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones.
It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options.

In brief: Treatable

Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones.
It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options.
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Dr. Keith Ramsey
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Acne on the back usually requires at least a short course of systemic treatment. Remember never to use an antibiotic as sole Rx for acne.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complex illness

Acne involving the trunk, like all acne, is a complex, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, chronic illness that will eventualy remit with age but at a time that cannot be predicted.
Systemic medication is usually required when it's on the trunk. The oral contraceptive pill may be a choice for you. The scars will not disappear on their own; i'm simply sorry you were not treated early.

In brief: Complex illness

Acne involving the trunk, like all acne, is a complex, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, chronic illness that will eventualy remit with age but at a time that cannot be predicted.
Systemic medication is usually required when it's on the trunk. The oral contraceptive pill may be a choice for you. The scars will not disappear on their own; i'm simply sorry you were not treated early.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bacteria, yes

Sebaceous gland ductal obstruction, secondary infection common.
Usually low grade. It not understood completely why. Low dose prolonged antibiotic, local care and vit. Supplement will help.

In brief: Bacteria, yes

Sebaceous gland ductal obstruction, secondary infection common.
Usually low grade. It not understood completely why. Low dose prolonged antibiotic, local care and vit. Supplement will help.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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