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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: Acne not just on face, but all over body...what to do?

 wambamshabam - Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:07 pm

Hi, my name is Rich Johnson. I am a 18 1/2 year old male. I figured my acne would be gone by now, but its not.

I get acne all over my face, and not just there, but my chest, my legs, my butt etc.

I rarely am on this site but I would like some insight as to why this happens and what steps I should take to heal this and keep it from happening again

 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:12 am

User avatar Hello,The lesions of acne vulgaris ie common type of acne are generally limited to the face,chest,shoulder area but spare glueal,and groin areas.But acneform diseases caused by drugs like corticosteroids,Bromides,and INH could cause acne like condition all over the body.Oil acne in those who deal with oils also could develop due to blockge of follicles.At your age acne would still be very common and external applications like benzyl peroxide or antibiotic cremes like clindamycin may be prescribed by your doctor after confirming the diagnosis.Folliculitis would respond to mupurocin creme.Hope this helps in clariication.Best wishes.

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