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Suggest treatment for acne

Hi, I'm 18 years old, 100lbs, five feet and I have back acne. I was wondering if there is anhy way to get rid of it? It is not severe but there are blemishes and they come back every once in a while. The acne is usually around the back of the neck and the shoulders. What is there to help this? Thanks
Thu, 5 Feb 2015
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Hello. Thank you for writing to us at healthcaremagic

Acne can affect the face as well as torso, alike. Both these areas are rich in sebaceous glands.
Treatment of acne on torso is essentially the same as facial acne.
Oral antibiotics e.g doxycycline, minocycline, azithromycin etc can be started if there are numerous inflammatory lesions.
Topically you may either use a benzoyl peroxide wash or gel.
Acne on torso can recur just as they might do on face, therefore, regular use of benzoyl peroxide wash is useful to keep them under remission.
I suggest you to visit a dermatologist in your vicinity. Your dermatologist will be able to visually assess the exact skin condition and advice accordingly.

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