I am 20 and I have for the 1st time ever developed really bad acne on my back, and shoulders and the odd spot on my face.I first got the acne on my chest and it wasn't severe at all, but now I have it in the above locations and it is moderately severe.
I first noticed this when I started going to the gym and doing intensive weight training so I think it may be either due to androgen increases or sweating a lot. I think it may be due to the sweating because I didn't take a shower after working out for about 4 months (disgusting I know). has anyone ever experienced this?
Then my chest cleared up but my shoulders and back got a bit worse. Just about 2 weeks ago they flared up immensely so I went to the GP and got adapalene (differrin) as a topical treatment. But this made my acne very very itchy. And I stopped using it but it still itches! How do I get rid of itching? I have dermol cream but it doesn't relieve it. It's like chickenpox all over again (I had them at 15)!
Also now I am on Lymecycline 408mg once a day and I really hope my acne doesn't relapse to a worse state as I've read in so many testimonials Anyone else had positive effects with this drug?
Man I hate acne, it's stopping me going to the gym now because I don't want it to get worse