1[sup]st[/sup] – Topical ointments like lotions, anti acne creams and gels.
2[sup]nd[/sup]- Oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Tetracycline and whatever oral antibiotics your doctor recommends. This is usually given to those with mild to moderate acne condition.
3[sup]rd[/sup]- This is the last recourse which is the Isotretinoin – This is the popularly know Accutane which is said to be for severe acne condition!
Now let me go straight to the bottom of this and point out the negative effects these drugs could do to you. Did you know that the manufacturer of accutane which is Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG have been battling with so many lawsuits against people who suffered greatly with accutane? The company even lost 6 lawsuits out of 6 filed cases! If they produced a drug safe enough then I’m sure they wouldn’t really lost all 6 cases right? Do you want to end up one of these people who filed a case?
What are other negative causes of accutane? Well, back in 2004 there’s this study that showed that those people who took this drug had shown significant decreased activity in their frontal brain for about 21%. Why! Please wake up and don’t be fooled by the TEMPORARY results your current medical treatments are giving you.
How about antibiotics? Did you know that although this drug kills the bad bacteria that cause your acne it also kills along with it the good or beneficial bacteria you have. These friends will possibly cause you a yeast infection and later on even develop antibiotic resistance. That is why most doctors would resort to only a limited time use of antibiotic to ensure that resistance won’t be developed. Let’s take for example Erythromycin, did you know that this antibiotic can cause damage to your teeth or skeleton? Doxycycline on the other hand is also associated with issues to photosensitivity. Minocycline however can cause pigmentation on your precious skin! Which is often found on acne scars.
My point here is, medical treatments won’t really address your acne problems. I will tell you a great holistic approach to eventually get rid of your acne on my next write up. I hope this has enlightened you if you are planning to resort to medical treatments. Still, at the end of the day it is YOU who will decide. Take care of your body and be wise enough to know which is good and not for your over health!