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Body acne on my back and thighs

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: February 9, 2021 10:55 AM

Anonymous 5 months

I am 32 woman and i notice i have a lot body acne on my back n now it spread at the back of my thigh… Those are not small pimple but big acne. Is there any medication to clear it out or any body wassh i can use. I used sebamed and cetaphil but nothing change. Can you suggest any body wash that contain bezoyl peroxide which available here or in pharmacy
Thanks

Dr Sashini Seeni 5 months
General Practitioner

Good morning, thank you for your question.

This answer is a general explanation of the problem you are facing. Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors.

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Based on our opinion, Body and facial acne breakouts are caused by blocked pores which can be blocked by oil, dead skin, or a bacterial infection. They can be driven by several factors which includes:

  • Excess oil production on sebaceous glands or excessive consumption of oily food (fried in particular).
  • Clogged hair follicles by oil or dead skin.
  • Poor skin hygiene which cause bacterial infection
  • Hormonal factors: excessive secretion of androgens.

We suggest you to do the following tips :

  • Prevent eating fried food, refined sugars, and fast food.
  • Maintain good facial and general hygiene
  • Clean your bedsheets, towels and anything that comes in frequent contact with your face
  • Prevent spicy food
  • Stay hydrated and moisturize your face sufficiently.

If the acne does not heal, it requires follow-up examination to identify whether it is actually a problem of acne skin, or some other problems such as:

  • Foliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles
  • Dermatitis
  • Infectious diseases such as dengue fever, HIV, and chickenpox.
  • Allergic reactions to some drugs
  • Disease of the hair follicles is urticaria
  • Vasculitis

Therefore, to identify the real cause and determine the best treatment of your problem that you are facing, we need more information and you need to undergo physical examination. In order to get a better diagnosis and conclusion of your problem, you are advised to see a doctor as soon as possible. You can also click on the link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our specialist doctors. Thank you

Last Updated: Tue Feb 09 2021 10:55:07 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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