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Old 01-15-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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Question What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

I've had a breakout on my back and since I'll be finally going back to work soon*knocks on wood* this is one of the very first things I want to address. At first it started off with 1 of 2 then just multiplied until it seems like they are everywhere. Most of them are pretty small but they are really red and noticable.

What are the best options to get rid of this in a reasonable amount of time...I'm not in no rush but I don't know if I'm willing to use something for months either. The next question is how to prevent a repeat??

BTW I'm 19.

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Old 01-15-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

you should wash your back when you wash your face with a mild or lightly medicated wash. it might take a few days to clear up but it should work. continue doing this regularly and it should help prevent breakouts.

 
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Old 01-15-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

Back acne is notoriously hard to clear up. You can try using benzoyl peroxide or salycylic acid washes or creams, or exfoliating your back in the shower. Can also try soaking in a hot bath with a handful of epsom or sea salts in it.

 
Old 01-15-2005, 03:56 PM   #4
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

you could ask about a low dose of accutane, like 20mgs a day or every 2 days. When i went on accutane (40mgs a day) my chest acne cleared up faster than a speeding bullet

 
Old 01-15-2005, 03:58 PM   #5
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

I've used several different things. First of all, I don't have cystic acne, so what I'm using may only work for my type of acne. I used head and shoulders. As long as you don't pick the back acne (the stuff u can reach) then it will clear up within i'd say a few weeks. Use it as a body wash. I'm an obsessive picker, or was until recently, and as long as I don't touch it, this stuff works. Other stuff I've tried, astringent, st. ives medicated scrub, proactiv. Proactic renewing cleanser also worked pretty well for the chest and back. But head and shoulders works very well over time to prevent zits.

 
Old 01-15-2005, 04:23 PM   #6
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

do you mean the head and shoulders dandruff Shampoo?

 
Old 01-15-2005, 04:25 PM   #7
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

Om on day 3 of accutane (40 mills a day) and i ALREADY notice my back acne slowly diminishing

 
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

yeah, head and shoulders shampoo. it may help acne on the forehead too, but didn't help me for that. but on body acne, it helped me quite a bit

it helped me a lot. I don't know if it will help cystic acne or not, b/c I don't have that.

 
Old 01-19-2005, 03:55 PM   #9
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

this isn't good advice, but i used to have back acne really bad and one time i got a sunburn on my back and i never saw those buggers again

 
Old 01-19-2005, 04:00 PM   #10
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

yea man if its that big of a deal, go to a tanning bed, and dont put no lotion on ur back..it will prolly get burnt, but the more u go it will tan, and tan..untill its not noticable

 
Old 01-19-2005, 10:34 PM   #11
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

I have what you might call a good amount of acne on my back or at least I did. I used Natures Cure body acne spray and it did the trick. Now what I need to get rid of is the red marks and after that I'll just get tattoos over the scars. Also, as for the tanning, I do that as well, but one thing, it could make it worse unless you keep doing it. It does make my red marks more noticable and you should invest in a nice before and after tanning lotion, made my skin soooo much better, its great!

 
Old 01-20-2005, 08:55 AM   #12
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Re: What do you do to get rid of Back Acne?

i have acne on my back to alot ive used allsorts but ive just been put on accutane so ill see how it goes but for the red marks u could try laser treatment dermobrasion i think its called not sure lol

 
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