สิวที่หลัง (Back Acne) สาเหตุ การรักษาและวิธีป้องกัน - Back Acne Cuases, Treatment and Prevention

Back Acne

Back Acne (Bacne) develops when the skin hair pores become clogged with dead skin, sweat, or dirt mixed with oil known as sebum made by oil-producing glands. Acne can form anywhere on your skin, including your back.

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Back Acne (Bacne)

Acne develops when the skin hair pores become clogged with dead skin, sweat, or dirt mixed with oil known as sebum made by oil-producing glands. Acne can form anywhere on your skin, including your back. Back acne (“bacne”) is common in male adolescents, but anybody – any age or gender – can have it. Wearing clothes that trap sweat can worsen back acne.  

Symptoms

You develop zits on your shoulders, upper back, or all over your torso; they can be painful and appear in clusters. You may develop just one type of pimple or a mix of whiteheads, blackheads, red bumps, nodular acne, or cystic acne.

When to see a doctor

You have severe persistent or recurrent back acne.

  • You develop painful nodules.
  • Your pimples are severely inflamed.
  • You have a fever, which is a sign of infection.

Causes

  • Changes in the hormone level in adolescence and pregnant women can result in acne breakouts.
  • Clothes, backpacks, or sports gear can rub against sweaty skin, causing back acne.
  • Medications such as corticosteroids can worsen back acne.
  • Use of body lotions and creams that clog hair pores.
  • Stress and anxiety can raise cortisol levels, causing the increased production of sebum.  
  • Sweat trapped between your skin and your clothing can cause clogged pores.
  • Family history of back acne.

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Diagnosis

If your back acne persists or recurs, consult a dermatologist for proper treatment. The doctor may prescribe oral or topical medications to clear the acne.

Home remedies and prevention

  • Wear loose-fitting shirts to avoid friction and irritation. Tight shirts can trap sweat and rub against your skin.
  • Do not wear a backpack or padded sports protective gear on your back to avoid friction.
  • Shower right after exercise to avoid trapped sweat clogging the hair pores. Avoid lying on a dirty floor while exercising, especially when shirtless.
  • Use mild, non-comedogenic skin care.
  • Apply benzoyl peroxide products to help clear up back acne. Leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing. Retinol gel can also help clear pimples and rejuvenate your skin.
  • Do not squeeze your zits because it can leave scars and cause infection.
  • Wash your hair and keep it off your back. Oils and specks of dirt from your hair can cause back acne outbreaks.
  • Avoid foods that trigger acne outbreaks, such as white bread, white pasta, potatoes, or foods with high glycemic index (GI). 

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Published: 21 Jul 2023

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