I have been suffering from body acne since ten years. It is present on my upper arms, shoulders, back and buttocks. I have been using Benzoyl peroxide 5 % since six months. But there has been no effect at all.
Benzoyl peroxide alone is not going to work. Please send the photographs of the affected area to find out the grade of acne and to prescribe you the proper treatment.
Thank you doctor.
As per your instructions I have attached photographs.
Apart from Benzoyl peroxide 5 % (Benzac AC 5%), I have been using Soapex (Triclosan 0.5%) soap for bathing. I also take care to wear cotton vests and use anti dandruff shampoo regularly. I have been following this regimen for almost six to eight months. I am 22 years old. I was told that it will go away by the time I turn 21 to 22. But it is still present. My entire back till my upper thighs is covered by outbreaks. I also have it on my upper arms and shoulders. One more issue I am facing is that, there are scars left behind by acne, especially at the lower back. However, miraculously I do not have a single outbreak on my face. I have been patiently dealing with acne for nearly ten years. I hope you will be able to mitigate this long suffered curse.
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