Acne which are commonly known as pimples are a big problem of the majority of teenagers these days. Acne brings discomfort and harms the teenager’s self-esteem. In more complicated cases, individuals suffer from stress and even make attempts of suicide. This article tells about the treatment of acne with the help of antibiotics.
Both topical and oral antibiotics are used in acne treatment in teenagers. Topical antibiotics are the medications that are used externally on skin. Among the most common antibiotics that are used in acne treatment are erythromycin, clindamycin and tetracyclines. These antibiotics kill bacteria in the follicles and a result helps to treat acne. In cases when the patient is sensitive, doctors advice topical antibiotic medications because antibiotics as such are complex medications that can cause stomach disorder in most cases. Topical medicine excludes the possibility of side reactions that may be caused by antibiotics. Topical antibiotics have their effect on the very target that they are applied for.
Oral antibiotics include erythromycin, tetracycline: that includes oxytetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline, and lymecycline. Sometimes trimethoprim is also used in acne treatment. The antibiotics help to reduce acne that cause bacteria but don’t help with oil secretion that is the main cause of blocking the follicle.
The main cause of acne is the oil secretions that must be controlled by following a proper hygiene. Remember that antibiotics are a temporary removal of the bacteria. Acne might return after the medications are stopped if a good hygiene is not followed.