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Acne on chest, back. Using acne free with cleanser, toner, repair lotion. Alternative?

My son is 17, has severe acne on his chest and back. He says it hurts all the time. He is continually picking at his back. He has been using a product called acne free, which has a 3 step process of cleanser, toner and repair lotion. It helps some, but is not helping with his pain. Is there a better product out there that will help him faster. He is very uncomfortable with this pain.
Asked On : Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
This is a typical case of acne vulgaris affecting the trunk. few things can be done for him
1. use some anti inflammatory drug to relieve him of the pain but should be taken with a doctor's advice. and specially after meals.
2. he should not prick any of the lesions as it will worsen the disease and will increase the infection.
3. use some anti acne soaps that will help to reduce the excess oil on body.
4. consult your nearby dermatologist as he may need an expert opinion based on the type of lesions and duration of his illness.
Dr Gaurav Bhaskar
Answered: Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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