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Is it normal for a 14 year old female to have acne on her chest? I am currently using prescription acne medication and have been for 2 years, it has not cleared up.

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Dr. Eric O'Neill
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not unusual

Many young people, including girls, develop acne on their chest during puberty.
While likely self limited, if it persists, discuss treatment options with your family doctor, or dermatologist.

In brief: Not unusual

Many young people, including girls, develop acne on their chest during puberty.
While likely self limited, if it persists, discuss treatment options with your family doctor, or dermatologist.
Dr. Eric O'Neill
Dr. Eric O'Neill
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: Many

Many teens and adults have acne on areas other than the face - most commonly the chest and back.
If after 2 years, your current regimen is not working, you should contact your doctor to discuss other options. These options include adding an oral antibiotic, increasing the strength of the medication you are currently using, or adding another acne medication. If your doctor is unable to offer you any other solutions, you may want to see a dermatologist. Good luck!

In brief: Many

Many teens and adults have acne on areas other than the face - most commonly the chest and back.
If after 2 years, your current regimen is not working, you should contact your doctor to discuss other options. These options include adding an oral antibiotic, increasing the strength of the medication you are currently using, or adding another acne medication. If your doctor is unable to offer you any other solutions, you may want to see a dermatologist. Good luck!
Dr. Laura McMullen
Dr. Laura McMullen
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