Acne on the back?

Prescription. Acne on the back almost always requires prescription meds. If you're not a woman for whom the oral contraceptive pill is appropriate, then consider starting with topical Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide or a retinoic acid derivative, adding a systemic antibiotic that's appropriate if this doesn't get the results you want. Dermatologists have the big guns. Good luck.
Certainly. Caring for back acne includes getting microdermabrasion and laser care as well using salicylic acid wash with brush and prescriptions. Review this with your doctor in order to prevent the skin staining from the blemishes and from picking. Always protect your back from the sun as well. Sunblock is imperative if swimming. Hormones can worsen the breakout as well as stress and lack of sleep.

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How can I cure acne on my back?

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. Read more...

Why is it that I have acne on my back?

Get serious Rx. Acne is not caused by hygiene or lifestyle. Nothing you did caused you to have acne on your trunk. This is the 21st century and you need to manage it -- visible acne is a sign of poor self-care and a serious professional liability. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your first medication but you will also need prescription strength rx from your physician to supplement it. Read more...

What are ways to remove acne on the back?

Strong Rx. Acne on the back seldom responds to topical treatment without a systemic antibiotic or a stronger medicine such as accutane. Anyone who tells you otherwise is misinformed. This is the 21st century and you can be treated effectively if this is your wish. Good luck. Read more...

How do you treat acne on the back? Back scratcher?

ACNE . Acne can be located anywhere in the body and it depends on the severity. If located in the back with comedones, treatment includes Cleocin t lotion, benzoyl peroxide, erythrocin lotion and tetracycline, doxycycline, Minocin (minocycline) orally. Read more...

I m 18, I've acne on my back. How can I cure them?

Cures. For the age thing. You won't be 18 for more than a year. After a while, if you wait, you will find that you are 19. Problem solved! About the acne. There are many successful treatments and they are well detailed on the 'net. Your doc can help you with that. Read more...

What to do if I have bad acne on my back, any good suggestions?

Serious Rx. This almost always requires a systemic rx, and perhaps also topical treatment. Your physician may start with something like tetracycline 500 2x/day or refer you directly to a dermatologist for a trial of isotretinoin. Read more...