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 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

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

I am suffering from back acne.Kindly suggest remedy.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from back acne. It is all over my back. It is like red pimple marks and black spots. Kindly suggest me ointment and soap or any medication which will help me get rid of acne completely.  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern. Acne on the back have mainly two differentials: Truncal acne, which is caused by Propionibacterium acnes. These are pimples which are spread to involve the back. The rash is pleomorphic and usually non itchy. Pityrospo...  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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. I 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...  Read Full »

Why am I having cystic acne with white heads on my shoulders, chest and back?

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 on. My acne got worse for the first week and then better. Much less swollen. But it is still very painful, bleeding a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Kindly suggest ways to remove acne without leaving marks.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne on my cheeks, forehead, and the back for the past six years. I have red and pus-filled acne. I am using Adapalene gel and Metrogyl gel. But, pimples did not go away and also spreading nearby. I have used Benzoyl peroxide too, but no improvement. I am using Acnestar S f...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I have checked the attached photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what you mentioned, you have severe acne that requires oral Isotretinoin for six months. I suggest: Isotretinoin capsule 20 mg twice a day after...  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

Dermatologist

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

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