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Erythromycin, clindamycin, sulfacetamide, and azelaic acid. These are antibiotic that prevents and fights bacteria from producing proteins, which interferes with bacterial growth and multiplication.

Erythromycin can be used to treat infections of the throat and skin likewise, it can treat lung infections caused by pneumonia. It is used by those patients who have allergies in penicillin to treat repeated rheumatic fever and heart valve infection before they undergo dental treatments and it is an alternative drug for syphilis gonorrhea and Chlamydia.

Erythromycin is best taken even with an empty stomach. It is metabolized mainly by liver and should be taken with caution by patients with abnormal liver function.

Another topical antibiotic is clindamycin, it is used to treat infections of the respiratory tract, skin, pelvis, vagina, and abdomen. It may take up to 12 weeks for the full effect of the drug to be seen in treating the acne. Shake the topical lotion well before each use. Apply the liquid, the solution, or the gel in a thin film after washing and drying the skin thoroughly. Avoid getting the medication in your eyes and mouth or on broken skin; if you do, use plenty of water to wash the drug away.

Clindamycin may cause a life-threatening infection in the colon, colitis. If you experience severe persistent diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, or bloody stool while taking clindamycin or within a few weeks of stopping clindamycin, call your doctor immediately, and talk about the risk of taking clindamycin.

Sulfacetamide sodium is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It inhibits metabolic activities in the bacteria.

Azelaic acid controls acne and rosacea but does not cure these conditions. It may take 4 weeks or longer before you feel the full benefit of azelaic acid. Continue to use azelaic acid exactly as directed even if you do not notice much improvement at first.

He’ll also prescribed Retinoids, Retin-A has always been available in store around for years. It has become milder and gentler while still maintaining its effectiveness. There are new retinoids that are available, it includes Differin and Avita, and these are especially helpful for unclogging pores.

Oral antibiotics are likewise given to acne sufferer. Most doctors start oral treatment with tetracycline or one of the related “cyclines,” such as doxycycline and minocycline. Other antibiotics that are useful for treating acne are cefadroxil, amoxicillin, and sulfa drugs.

Oral contraceptives are also use to reduce but not eliminate acne, modern contraceptives, which are low in estrogen to promote safety, have little effect on acne one way or the other. One pill, Ortho Tri-Cyclen, has been shown to help acne, but its effectiveness is only modest.

Isotretinoin is a wonderful treatment for severe, resistant acne. It is safe and produces few side effects beyond annoying, dry lips. But it should not be taken of women in their childbearing age, they must be sure they would not become pregnant while taking this drug or for one month after stopping it risk of birth defects are unexpected.


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