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Back Acne

Pimple or acne on the back, which can be caused by genetics, hormonal imbalance, sweat, and stress, is called back acne. Topical creams containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid are used in its treatment.

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I have been suffering from acne on my face, back and shoulders. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old teenager facing acne problems on both my face, back and shoulders for a long time. What should I do? What over-the-counter products I can use or something that can help me to prevent this? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I have read your query and concern. It seems you have developed facial and trunk acne. Acne vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents and in adulthood it involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and is therefore seen to involve...  Read Full »

I have really bad hormonal, back, and shoulder acne. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I get really bad hormonal acne, and it quite literally batters my confidence, I want to start taking action on it, or otherwise, I feel like I am going to have this constant battle with acne. Also, I get really bad back and shoulder acne. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to are somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. I suggest you follow a few things.Do not use hair oil and any sticky cream on your face.Avoid oily food, chocolate, and milk products.Avoid dust, and use sunscreen.Do not use any steroid creams.For treatmentUse Clindamy...  Read Full »

Can taking birth control pills treat my acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old female. As a teenager, I got acne on my face and back. In my 20's it mostly went away. I would get a pimple here and there on my face, but nothing too bad. My back cleared up completely. Now in my 30's, the acne has started to come back worse. I get breakouts on my f...  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please attach some good quality pictures of the affected area.   Read Full »

I have an itchy scalp and red spots on my back. Kindly help.

Query: Hello, I am an 18-year-old female. I have been experiencing itching on my scalp for two to three weeks on my neck and upper back. I have also noticed two red lump-like spots on my upper back that hurt when I press them. I am concerned that it is a serious issue. Kindly suggest. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Various side effects include allergies, skin infections, or certain skin conditions on the scalp, neck, and upper back. The red spots which are painful under pressure may indicate infection or inflammation causing acne. I would like to ...  Read Full »

I have tiny bumps all over my chest and back. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl and have mild acne on my face and moderate acne on my back if that helps. I have tiny bumps all over my chest and back. I only noticed them appearing after I shaved there. As soon as I stopped shaving, it ruined my self-confidence. Some of them are red, and a few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. You have got folliculitis, and maybe it is steroid-induced acne. If you are taking or applying any medicine that contains steroids, then stop that. Following are my suggestions for your problem: 1. Do not us...  Read Full »

I have cystic acne on white heads on my shoulders. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having very severe cystic acne mixed with white heads on my shoulders, chest, and back. I have been prescribed Doxycycline, 100 mg twice daily, this is my third week. My acne got worse for the first week and then better. Much less swollen. But it is still very painful, bleeding and o...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. If your anabolic steroid is the causative agent then you should really stop it in order to keep it in control. Please remember all acne treatment makes skin dry so do not worry about dryness. If it is troublesome then apply lotion on your ...  Read Full »

I have some scars on my back for the past one year. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a woman, and I usually have sex outside marriage as we are swingers. I have some scars on my back for the past one year, and I want to know its cause. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), your ASO (antistreptolysin O) titer is raised. I suggest applying one percent Clindamycin lotion in the daytime for 20 days. Use Brevoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide) creamy wash 20 minutes before bath...  Read Full »

I have a tingling sensation in my body parts. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a tingling sensation on my left foot for the past two years, but now I have a tingling sensation in my hands and arms as well. I feel my hands are weak. I also have lower back pain. My MRI looks normal. What else could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I sincerely hope that I can help you because the details and history are very meager and inadequate; anyways, I will try to reconstruct the events. You face two symptoms, the first being tingling in both the hands and left foot. It is more in the hands, so I presume it...  Read Full »

How to deal with acne on the face, neck, and arms?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female, and I have acne on my face, neck, back, and arms. My face is rough and has large pores or holes. I have been using CeraVe SA cleanser, a simple moisturizing cleanser, good molecules brightening toner, and Biore UV sunscreen for about a month. But I have stopped using them no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are doing well. After going through the information provided from your end, the acne vulgaris treatment that you are currently using may trigger further pimples or acne formation due to the presence of multiple skin care products, including toners a...  Read Full »

Please suggest some medicine for pimples on my back?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have pimples with some sort of rash and redness on my back. I am having these for more than two months now. When I use anti-fungal powder, they will dry but comes again. They are present only on the back, not anywhere else. I have attached my photos with this. Please ...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have seen the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity).You are having truncal acne. You should start with tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for three consecutive days in a week for three weeks. Along with this take capsule Isotretinoin 2...  Read Full »

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