The root dietary cause of acne, I believe, is milk. Once you've gotten to the point that you have acne, you must get rid of several things in your diet to correct the problem. The problem, I believe, is essentially a magnesium crisis, deficiency, in the body. This is also the cause of diabetes, but acne, and the reason you have acne, is your body's defense against becoming a diabetic. The fact that you are breaking out in other areas is not alarming. The reason for this is Antibiotics . It would make sense for you to break out in odd areas if the pills your dermatologist gave you were Antibiotics . I've talked to many people who have suffered with Acne and this is very common. The answer to getting rid of Acne is very simple. It is a list of food and ingredients in the diet that must be eliminated, chief of which is milk. Actually doing it may not be so easy. For some people, like myself, it is worth it.