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Please describe a good home remedy for bad acne on the back, shoulders, chest, face, and neck?

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Dr. Patrick Ferry
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: A better idea

Your question implies rather severe acne.
I'm not aware of home remedies that are particularly effective on acne this bad. My suggestion is to have a doctor (primary care or dermatology) evaluate and treat. Acne can be emotionally and physically scarring!

In brief: A better idea

Your question implies rather severe acne.
I'm not aware of home remedies that are particularly effective on acne this bad. My suggestion is to have a doctor (primary care or dermatology) evaluate and treat. Acne can be emotionally and physically scarring!
Dr. Patrick Ferry
Dr. Patrick Ferry
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your MD

But start with a good mild cleanser (i.
e. Neutrogena w/ salicylic acid) and otc benzoyl peroxide (just for face). Severe acne like you've described could benefit from treatment by a skilled md.

In brief: See your MD

But start with a good mild cleanser (i.
e. Neutrogena w/ salicylic acid) and otc benzoyl peroxide (just for face). Severe acne like you've described could benefit from treatment by a skilled md.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Avoid scrubbing your face & body harshly; wash it gently with fingertips (using product mentioned by Dr Bowman); pat dry with towel.
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