ACNE BACK. Acne in your back just like any other acne are treated with local antibiotic, retina, benzoyl peroxide and oral tetracycline, minocin, (minocycline) Doxycycline and Erythromycin for moderate cases.
Please no loofah. Avoid friction irritation and abrasive when managing acne. Stick with the treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor. Most of all, be patient.
The best answer is. Dermatological evaluation. That way a specific treatment plan can be developed for your specific type of acne. Take care.
Dermatologist. Dermatologists have the best track record for treating acne.
Strong Rx. Consider a topical retinoic acid and/or topical benzoyl peroxide, and you will probably need at least a short course of an oral antibiotic. If you're a female, sprionolactone or an oral contraceptive pill may help. If your acne is quite severe, consider isotretinoin -- it's not for the faint-hearted but is very effective.
The same way.... ..You get rid of facial acne - by seeing a dermatologist and getting proper treatment. Backs are a special case - the skin is thicker, and usually covered with clothing, and there is more oil and perspiration. That's why you should seek the help of a professional if it's not responding to common otc remedies.
Depends Upon Extent. For limited and localized acne, topical therapy would be indicated using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid preparations. If the entire back is involved with large inflammatory painful lesions, then systemic antibiotics would be more practical. These may be prescribed by your physician.
Systemic Rx. Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic medication. Ask your physician whether an antibiotic such as a tetracycline or macrolide is right for you, or whether some other rx is appropriate.
Back acne treatments. For minor back acne, a benzoyl peroxide wash is often helpful. For inflamed cysts and nodules, one would need both oral and topical medications. Modifying the diet to exclude dairy and high glycemic carbs is often helpful in decreasing acne breakouts.
Probably not. Back acne is tough to treat. The skin is thicker, and it is hard for you reach your own back to apply medication. Depending on the severity, you may need topicals, lasers, antibiotics, hormones, etc. Find somebody with experience for this difficult problem. Good luck!
See Dermatologist. Best to be seen by a well experienced board-certified dermatologist; nothing replaces in person history and physical when it comes to good medical care/recommendations. Best wishes.
Serious Rx. Acne on the trunk almost always requires at least a short course of systemic treatment. An antibiotic such as a tetracycline, plus topical benzoyl peroxide, may be enough to clear you. If not, consider Isotretinoin if it is offered to you.
Serous 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.