I've tried everything over the counter, what are my other options??
What Can I Do About Acne on the Back and Chest?
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Rx for acne on the back and chest
OTC there are a variety of Benzoyl peroxide soaps (Panoxyl Bar (R) etc) that can be used in the shower or bath for mild to moderate acne. Leave-on benzoyl peroxide products are useful but will bleach colored fabric. Oral and topical antibiotics are also useful and require prescription. The most effective treatment is Isotretinoin, a 20 week closely supervised, prescription program which requires birth control in childbearing aged women.
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