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Old 07-07-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: CA
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Accutane has been removed from the market.
The brand Accutane is being discontinued by Roche, the manufacturer, but the generic versions of Isotretinoin are still available.
It has not been profitable for Roche, since so many people just use generics (which are usually covered by insurances and/or cheaper).
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:46 AM
 
Location: USA
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I think you mean Accutane, not Retin-A.
Yes, you're correct. Thanks, I was trying to remember the name of the medication.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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The brand Accutane is being discontinued by Roche, the manufacturer, but the generic versions of Isotretinoin are still available.
It has not been profitable for Roche, since so many people just use generics (which are usually covered by insurances and/or cheaper).
I know, I was just sayin...
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:56 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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accutane works amazing, so i was throwing it out there. yes, only the generic is available, buts worth a check. i used it for a while with no complications. crazy ass side effects just like any other prescription.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Tampa baby!!
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To get rid of it you basicly as someone mentioned, wash several times a day. It's an area that can get very oily and pore clogged. I've been told the skin on the chest is similar to the face, so treat it as such. I actually use clearasil foaming cleanser in the shower on my face, and while in there I use it on any other areas that show issues, ie; shoulders, rear, between breast,etc. Plus exfoliating is important if you don't do that already.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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I have acne on my chest and this makes me very self-conscious about wearing low-cut tops. And if anyone were to ever see me topless, I'm afraid they would run away at the site of my chest! Any suggestions on what I can use to get rid of it? I've tried Proactive's bath wash and Neutrogena's body scrub (both of which are made from salicylic acid). Would I be better off going with something that uses benzoyl peroxide instead? I haven't seen a body wash made of b.p. though, only s.a. I have acne on my face too, but I can at least cover it up with makeup. I'm 23 by the way.
Please see a dermatologist, don't waste your time with over the counter creams. Retin A and whatever generic drug they have for Accutane are excellent.

All those over the counter creams will do more harm unless you have very very mild acne, especially if you use many at the same time. I'm gonna suggest the opposite to what other posters had advised you: Wash that area as least as possible as soaps & water irritate the skin and it will cause more breakouts. Use a very gentle soap like Cetaphil. Moisturize your skin with fragrance free lotions(white color lotions like Eucerin, Lubriderm, Vasenol) If your skin is dry you will break out more so keep it moisturized.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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Try using a face cleanser. They are making ones for the back but it is not as strong as the face cleanser.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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I have acne on my chest and this makes me very self-conscious about wearing low-cut tops. And if anyone were to ever see me topless, I'm afraid they would run away at the site of my chest! Any suggestions on what I can use to get rid of it? I've tried Proactive's bath wash and Neutrogena's body scrub (both of which are made from salicylic acid). Would I be better off going with something that uses benzoyl peroxide instead? I haven't seen a body wash made of b.p. though, only s.a. I have acne on my face too, but I can at least cover it up with makeup. I'm 23 by the way.
Old men talk is, acne is due to hormonal over production and is reasonably easily treated with, ahm, frequent natural sex. Not masturbation. Does not work that way.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:15 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Try some gentle exfoliation in the shower, regularly. Don't scrub too hard, that can be bad for your skin. I'm not sure if you have oily skin or not, but a few scrubs I've used before are pretty simple: baking soda is great mixed with a bit of water or honey or skin cleanser. Ground aspirin is also a great one, but I'd only use it once a week (again, mix with honey, water, or your regular skin cleanser).

I'd also recommend that you're not wearing your bras too many times between washings, if you are, they could be soaking up stale sweat and yuck and that's probably not helping. On a related note, you might want to ensure you're washing them in something gentle and hypoallergenic, just in case you might be having a mild reaction that makes your chest more prone to acne.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:33 PM
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How has Panoxyl worked for back or chest breakouts? Anyone use it regularly? Or is Clearasil still best for breakouts on the body in addition to the face?
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