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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My MRI shows lumbar straightening and disc bulge of L5-S1. What precautions, medicine, and exercise do I have to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a sprinter, so by sprinting and weight lifting, I have been suffering from lower back pain for one month, and then yesterday I decided to do my MRI, and in the MRI report, I get lumber straightening and disc bulge of L5-S1. I am currently taking Calcium, Vitamin D3, and painkillers. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do physiotherapy for a few weeks. Avoid forward bending and weight lifting for a few weeks. Do lumbosacral exercises. You can learn it from physiotherapy videos on the internet. And, I suggest taking. 1) Tablet Pan 40 (Pantoprazole 40 mg) one tablet on an empty stomach...  Read Full »

I have a tingling sensation on my left foot, hands, and arms, and my MRI is normal. What could it be?

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 »

I have back acne, which is not going away. Please suggest a new routine.

Query: Hello doctor,I have back acne, which is not going away. I have been prescribed Dapsone gel and Adapalene. I need a new routine with a good acne wash.My back acne has been here for five years. It consists of small bumps, some blackheads, and just regular acne. I am looking for a good wash and lotion....  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Take care.  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 Laul

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, 1) Applying one percent Clindamycin lotion in the daytime for 20 days. 2) Brevoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide) creamy wash 20 minutes befor...  Read Full »

Would you recommend birth control pills for 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 fa...  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please attach some good quality pictures of the affected area. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

How do I get rid of my back acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I have back acnes for the past five years. I did not take any medicines because it does not bother me. How to get rid of it? Can it spread from others?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you scratch or rub the lesion often? Do you have a pus-filled lesion or mite allergies? Does itching aggravate during the night? Are there any similar episodes in any of your family members? Please attach the picture of the lesion to confirm the diagnosis.  Read Full »

I have acne on my back. Is there any medicine to get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I got acne on my back. I have attached a picture of it, and I am using 5 % Benzoyl peroxide daily. Is there any medicine that can help me more to get rid of it.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case. First, you need to understand pimples are common, and you may experience frequent exacerbation due to stress or hormones. Right now, there are very few active lesions, and rests are post-inflammatory pigmentation marks. These hyperpigme...  Read Full »

Can oil massage cause acne on the lower back?

Query: Hello doctor, So I never had acne on the back, maybe one or two single, but after visiting this massage center, which I know was a big mistake, my lower back is full of acne. I tried a couple of ointments, did not work. Cortisone helped a little, but not really. I think I need oral back up, any sug...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Apply Adapalene and Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 % combination gel at bedtime over the back. Do not apply Cortisone cream (steroid). It can lead to worsening of the condition. Clinical photographs would have helped. For more information consult a dermatologist online --&g...  Read Full »

How to manage the acne present on the back, shoulder, and chest?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acne on my back, shoulder, and chest.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acne is a disease in which the patient may experience frequent exacerbation due to stress or hormones or periods. Acne of the chest is difficult to treat. Take capsule Doxycycline 100 mg once daily for three weeks. Apply Clindamycin lotion two times a day.  Read Full »

What are the ways to remove acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. My weight is 50 kg and my height is 158 cm. I have severe acne scars on face, back, lower back, below the neck and pimples on face. Even after using Benzoyl peroxide there is no change. I have oily skin. I use to get severe menstrual pain up to 3 or 4 days and for which...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For acne, take a course of tablet Azithromycin 500 mg daily on three consecutive days in a week for four to six weeks and continue with Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples in the morning and Adapalene gel at night on the pimples. As far as scars are concern...  Read Full »

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