If black heads are forming on your chest because of your hair, can you get rid of them by shaving?

No... By trying to shave them you may make the condition worse. You may cause ingrown hairs and skin infection. Try to use an astringent soaps and lotions which you can find over the counter. Also benzoyl peroxide can help.

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I have black heads on my chest and some acne on my back, is there anyway to get rid of the black heads and reduce the redness of acne?

Topical prescription. You would likely benefit from a prescription of a topical retinoid like tretinoin or adapalene which you use once daily at night after cleaning your skin. These help with both blackheads and whiteheads, as well as redness/inflammatory acne. You can also use a body cleanser with salicylic acid which you can find at the store. See your doc for their opinion. . Read more...
Food change. The skin problems are likely related to something you eat that your body is trying to get rid of through your skin. You might see if there are any changes a few weeks after stopping peanuts and peanut oil, french fries, and other deep fried food. Read more...
See doctor. Acne treatment consists of different modalities depending on the severity of the acne. Both topical and oral medications are used. Since you are already on some oral medication, recommend going back to your provider for another evaluation and possible consideration for optimization of your therapy or more intensive acne treatment. Read more...
Scientific Rx. I see that you are already taking topical benzyl peroxide and minocycline. One possibility might be to add a topical retinoic acid derivative which you'll use on face and trunk. This might be in place of the benzoyl peroxide. Your physician is your best guide here. I'm sorry you ended up with scarring; if your acne become unmanageable, consider isotreinoin if offered. 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?

See a dermatologist. There are now in many different creams and pills available to treat acne that is either mild or severe. They suggest you see a dermatologist to see which is best for you. Remember that any treatment takes several weeks to take effect. Read more...

I have about 4 or 5 blackheads on my chest with a bubble of skin over the top of it. How do I get rid of it?

See a surgeon. If you break the skin and drain the contents there is a good chance this will heal, but with the possibility of recurring. I would go see a surgeon and they could cut it out completely. Read more...