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Back-Acne After Waxing
Every time I get my back waxed, I would have a few breakouts. However, this time my entire back and upper chest is filled with tiny red breakouts. I am extremely scared, help?
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Your symptoms are suggestive of folliculitis. Folliculitis is a common skin condition in which hair follicles become inflamed. It's usually caused by a bacterial, fungal infection and even an inflammation from ingrown hairs. At first it may look like small red bumps or white-headed pimples around hair follicles. You may require antibiotics, antihistamines, antacids and a topical antiseptic. These following steps may help: - Maintain a high level of hygiene. - Consider another form of hair removal - Wax less frequently - Apply hot water and wash with an antiseptic soap before removing the hair - Apply moisturizing lotion over the area after removing hair - Avoid tight clothing and wear breathable fabric If the problem persist or worsens visit the dermatologist at the earliest
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It seems like u r having pseudofolliculitis. Use clinamycin gel and elovera cream on affected area . Avoid waxing use some other method of haor removal. Consult a dermatologist
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Hi You seem to be having folliculitis post waxing. The chest and back hairs have large oil glands associated with them. Any treatment in this area can cause a break out. Please use a salicylic acid body wash twice a day. A dermatologist may prescribe a short course of anti acne antibiotics to help. Avoid future waxing.  Bleaching or laser hair removal may be better options
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