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Four Types of Antibiotics as an Alternative In Treating Acne

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There are many factors that could cause the appearance of acne, one of the causes of acne is hormonal effects that contained in the pilosebaceous where the sebaceous glands, hair, acne and hair follicles be. The growth of acne makes us very frustrating, because if we are wrong to use the appropriate type of drug, we will only waste a lot of money and time wasted.

Mechanism  Of Antibiotics And How it Works

There are several mechanisms of how antibiotics useful, that is:

1. Antibiotics are useful in reducing the number of bacterias residing in the surrounding area of the follicle.
2. Antibiotics can also be to ensure of chemicals produced by white blood cells which does not cause irritation.
3. Antibiotics assist in reducing levels of free fatty acids contained in the vicinity of sebum, or in other words to make sure if the inflammatory response is reduced drastically.

Antibiotics frequently used to treat many kinds of acne. Kind of antibiotics that are frequently used types is:


Tetracycline is one of the most common used in various acne treatment products that usually taken twice each day in 500 mg dose until we can notice a good improvement in the acne. After that number of doses should be reduced, or even discontinued its use if necessary. Antibiotics for acne can work optimally when we are not eating, and it really helps increase the effectiveness of an antibiotic. If we look for the type of antibiotics that we can use when we’re eating, then we will not find the ideal type of antibiotic. And for women who are pregnant and children under the age of nine years is not recommended to use these antibiotics when treating acne.


Is a type of antibiotic that appropriate for us if can not tolerate erythromycin or tetracycline. The dose should be used which is about 50 grams to 100 grams, and taken twice per day. And if you’re consuming this antibiotic while you are eating, then you are experiencing nausea and abdominal discomfort. So do not doing that.


When compared with the tetracyclines, the type of these drugs has more to gain because of the erythromycin have anti-inflammatory that can help to reduce redness. It also helps in killing bacteria. In consuming this drug can also be done with food. The dose used depends by how much influence caused by acne. Within a day, a dose of 250-500 mg is recommended. Anda there are no effects which cause nausea or discomfort. So pregnant women are not forbidden to use it.


Is a type of antibiotics that commonly used in treating acne for many years. Side effects of this drug is dizziness, nausea, discoloration of the teeth as well as changes in skin pigmentation. For those who already use the antibiotic Minocycline type in the long term will experience various changes in the teeth and the appearance of skin. Should be noted also antibiotics can also cause fungal infections of most women. In addition there are some oral antibiotics to treat acne that can result in birth control pills ineffective.

Acne is a kind of disease that is very disturbing us. However, we can find its own way in finding the type of drugs in accordance with our conditions to treat this disease.

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