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bacne has got worse and worse over the years

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I'm looking for some advise on how to cure my bacne, it's become a very big problem in my life. To not being able to wear an open back top, no swimming, having to wear jackets in the summer and even covering myself up when I'm out the shower just so I don't see myself in the mirror.

My bacne has been like this now for around 2 years and has got worse and worse over the years. It's not starting to spread up the back of my neck and also to my lower back. I'd be grateful for any advice.
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replied September 25th, 2015
Acne and Skin Disorders Answer A53990
Hello and welcome.

Acne of face, back or any other body part can be a detrimental factor for self confidence, and general appearance.
Fortunately, we have more than a few treatment options.

Your acne needs to be examined to grade it according to severity. For mild Acne, topical antioxidants such as benzoyl peroxide containing creams can be used. If not helpful, treatment can be extended to using topical antibiotics such as clindamycin, or topical vit A derivatives such as tretinoin can be used.

For moderate disease, oral antibiotics like Minocyclin, or doxicyclin such work.

In severe acne or resistant cases, oral Isotretinoin therapy for a few months is suggested. Before starting Isotretinoin, pregnancy is ruled out, and a monthly liver function tests are done since it can hurt liver sometimes.

Hope it helps.

Thanks


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replied September 22nd, 2015
It's now starting to spread up my neck and lower back*
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replied October 25th, 2015
Light therapy for body acne
I've had a lot of success with light therapy for my body acne. Studies show that a mixture of blue and red light has a 50-60% success rate at reducing acne (which is better than most antibiotics). You'll want to get a large enough light to cover the whole surface area.


From that article: The authors conclude that it is “clearly supported by the data” that “a mixture of blue and red light, and also blue light alone does help acne patients with mild or moderate disease” through “antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action” (Cunliffe and Goulden, 2000).

Good luck!
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