Acne vulgaris Treatment

Acne vulgaris Treatment - Doxycycline • Erythromycin •...

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Acne vulgaris Treatment Acne can be a distressing condition, particularly if it begins to scar. The treatment of Acne is based on its severity. Oral antibiotics, topical preparations and oral contraceptives are usually affective at treating Acne; if these don’t work isotretinoin (Roaccutane) is usually successful. Other forms of treatment include Dermabrasion (resurfaces the skin), Phototherapy (to help reduce lesions and scaring) and surgical lancing (for cystic acne). Topical Preparations include: Benzoyl Peroxide Antibiotic creams Azaleic acid Isotretinion Nictinamide Oral Antibiotics include: Tetracycline
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Unformatted text preview: Doxycycline • Erythromycin • Clindamycin • Trimethoprim Prognosis Although Acne is mainly a condition of adolescence it can occur at any age. Typically, it has a very good prognosis, with most sufferers responding well to treatment and becoming symptom free by their mid twenties. In more severe cases patients may require psychological counselling. Prevention Acne isn’t a preventable condition and invariably affects most people at some point in their life. Evidence suggests that certain measures may lessen some of the effects of Acne; the most important factors include good hygiene and a healthy diet....
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