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 face, neck, back, and arms, and my face is rough with large pores or holes. What should I do?

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 »

I have dark black spots throughout my back. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have dark black spots throughout my back. Is it any disease? It has been there for years. Whenever I get a small pimple, it becomes puss forming that bursts and turns into dark black spots. I am attaching pictures of my acne. Kindly suggest a treatment to cure this.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. From the description and the picture provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have trunk acne. Other tips for reducing the risk of back acne breakouts are washing after sweating,...  Read Full »

After waxing, I developed pimples on my back that spread in huge numbers. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have never experienced any pimples on my back, but after getting my first-time wax (honey wax) on the first day, I started having rashes, and it is present for over a month, and there are so many pimples on my back they are very itchy. I do not know of my medical condition. I did my full...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After going through the history provided by your end, back acne or back folliculitis is caused due to inflammatory response of the skin around the hair follicles caused due to bacterial contamination or infection, most often from triggering o...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the pus-filled pimples on my chest and back?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an outbreak of pimples filled with pus or cheesy white material on the chest and back. I have never had such pimples, and this is the first time I have had this. What is the treatment for this, and what is causing this? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Acne Vulgaris is a common skin problem in adolescents and adults. It involves pilosebaceous follicles or oil glands and therefore is seen to involve areas where oil glands are dense, like the face, chest, back, and upper a...  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 Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 m...  Read Full »

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 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, 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 »

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