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How to get rid of acne on the back, arms, and shoulders before beach season?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
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In brief: ACNE

Acne occuring on back, arm and shoulders are treated the same way according to severity.
It is directed to less sebum production, comedone formation and inflammation. Papules and pustules require dual rx, benzoyl peroxide and retin a (tretinoin) or topical antibiotics.Moderate acne use oral antibiotics tetracycline, doxycycline, Erythromycin and minocin. For severe acne you need Accutane rx.

In brief: ACNE

Acne occuring on back, arm and shoulders are treated the same way according to severity.
It is directed to less sebum production, comedone formation and inflammation. Papules and pustules require dual rx, benzoyl peroxide and retin a (tretinoin) or topical antibiotics.Moderate acne use oral antibiotics tetracycline, doxycycline, Erythromycin and minocin. For severe acne you need Accutane rx.
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