Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
197 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest treatment for body acne

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 3086 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: yes my husband has body acne but to the point where he gets big boils that the skin wraps around the boil from the inside out... he also gets multiple break outs on his back, buttocks and legs... we have been to multiple dermatologist and they all say the same thing, dry skin. he has dry skin but we have tried all types of moisturizers and pills but nothing is getting done or clearing up... can you help?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Management of Acne

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HCM

Acne management can be very frustrating and require long term management.
Always make sure to keep your skin clean. Wash face and body using gentle moisturizing soap and water.
Apply 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and 10% glycolic acid - However, this can cause dry skin. If so, discontinue benzyl peroxide and glycolic acid, since your husband already has dry skin
Applying sulfur cream on comedones can prevent progression to acne.

Isotretinoin which is oral treatment can be taken for 15-20 weeks and produces long-term remission of acne symptoms .Oral antibiotics like doxycycline are also indicated.

Use moisturizers containing Aloe vera, Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Use Niacinamide 5% Face Serum which will keep the skin moisturized and prevent acne outbreak.


Hope this answers your questions
Please address further questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Dry skin

doctor1 MD

About 5 weeks ago my husband came home and started scratching all over his body. Then about a week later I started to have the same problem. We...

doctor1 MD

I developed a rush on my penis Can you recommend a cream that would be affective for that?

doctor1 MD

hello doctor, which soap is best in the market to maintain rich skin tone and get a satisfactory refreshing feeling?

doctor1 MD

My pcp checked me for hernia last week then referred me to a surgeon. I had hernia surgery 2yrs ago, where the surgeon used mesh to repair the...

doctor1 MD

For the past 2 plus years I have had a flat red rash that starts on my neck and works it s way around the whole of my neck. It becomes hot, sore,...