The best acne medication differs from person to person based on their skin care needs. For some, a gentle over-the-counter option is the best way to reduce acne, while for others, stronger prescription medication is necessary. Regardless of your acne needs, there is an acne medication available for you. The best way to find the […]
Popping a pill usually is not a cure for acne. The right medications used in the right way, however, can greatly accelerate progress in healing certain kinds of acne.
Should you ask your doctor to write a prescription for ampicillin for acne? Or, if you live in a country where you can buy antibiotics over the counter without seeing a doctor, should you use ampicillin to fight acne nodules, cysts, and pimples?
Millions of individuals all over the world suffer from acne. I experienced it firsthand and know how disruptive and embarrassing it could be. I felt like I could not be myself in social situations simply because I was usually attempting to hide my acne.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just pop a pill and make your acne go away. Some products promise just that, but as the advertising usually says, “your results may vary.” Let’s take a look at some of the most popular acne pills and how they work.
If you talk with acne patients or if you read acne “experts” on the Internet, you might get the impression that the only medications that doctors ever use to treat acne are antibiotics (such as tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, and clindamycin), hormonal therapy (birth control pills), topical over the counter products with benzoyl peroxide, and retinoid drugs […]
Birth control for acne, but is it right for you? If you notice that your acne tends to get worse during the week before your period, then birth control may be able to help. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are the main hormones involved with acne related to the menstrual cycle, and their varying levels can […]
Vitamins are vital, and we should always take more, right? Everyone needs to get a minimum amount of vitamin B12. But taking too much vitamin B12 can make your acne worse1, and even trigger breakouts when you have clear skin. On the other hand, certain acne medications can cause a deficiency of vitamin B12 that […]
Accutane is sometimes almost a miracle drug for cystic acne, but this potent drug can cause significant side effects1. Accutane is usually a drug of last resort for acne, used only when all other treatments fail. Many people who use Accutane, however, fail to realize the potential for serious complications in treatment.
If your parents or grandparents are giving you acne advice and waxing poetic about the amazing results they saw when they used antibiotics for acne treatment, you might want to take this recommendation with a grain of salt. Although antibiotics used to be a relatively effective acne treatment, studies in the last decade have shown […]
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