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Recurring pain, large red spots on chest and back, excessive chest hair, take healthy diet. Will waxing help?

Hi, I keep getting large red spots on my chest and back which can be painful to touch. Some of these spots get a head whilst others just disappear after a week or so. I have a relatively healthy diet and eat plenty of fruit with very little chocolate, no fast food etc. I do have a hairy chest and back and wonder if waxing would help? I was still getting facial acne in my 20 s and grew a beard instead of shaving and this helped buy cutting down the number of spots on my face. So my logic is to wax my chest and let the hair grow through again to see if this could clear the hair folicules. Any thoughts welcome.
Asked On : Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.

You might have developed recurrent folliculitis.

These are deep bacterial infections.

Hairy areas are more prone to get infected,

Treatment is with antibiotics,

An antibiotic powder spray will be much better.

Yes you can go for waxing.

Less hair will reduce chances of infection.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Wed, 18 Sep 2013
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