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    Raehasting posted:

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    Dr, can you plz help me I'm 30 yrs old post- menopausal had everything out. But I have really bad achne on m back but it first started it looked like huge welts, I have never had either one in my life even as a teenager I never had achne it's do painfull. All I can do is itch.
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    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    Typically, acne is not too itchy. Thus, the itch and the fact that the lesions look like welts may mean you are not experiencing acne.

    I would suggest trying an over-the-counter anti-bacterial wash such as benzoyl peroxide cleanser (this is the active ingredient in Pro-active and many other acne systems). You can buy these washes inexpensively (many are less than $10).

    Try the wash for 10-14 days. If you are not improved by that time, I would suggest consulting a doctor.

    Best of luck and please keep us posted,

    Sincerely,
    Dr Tareen
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
    www.TareenDermatology.com


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