Overcoming Acne By Consuming Antibiotics?
Hi doctor ..
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
The medicine you mentioned contains the active substance of the antibiotic tetracycline hydrochloride. This drug is useful in overcoming various infections caused by bacteria, for example Haemophilus influenza, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and so on. These bacteria often cause infections in the respiratory tract, digestive tract, urinary tract, reproductive tract, and also the skin (including acne).
Acne is a skin infection that occurs in the pilosebaceous glands. Acne is often associated with bacterial infection. In addition, the appearance of acne is also triggered by hormonal changes, increased production of sebum (oil), skin irritation, inappropriate use of skin care products, stress, unhealthy diet, or other diseases.
Because of the various triggers, acne management also needs to be done comprehensively, not solely by consuming antibiotics. Plus, all types of antibiotics are not included in the free drug class. So, to be safe consuming it, you need to check with a doctor first, you can't do it carelessly.
Our advice, before taking antibiotics, you should first treat your acne through the following efforts:
Diligently take a shower and wash your face 2 times a day using a special cleansing soap designed to treat acne Do not hold pimples with dirty hands, let alone squeeze them Protect your skin from sun exposure and excessive pollution Do not stress or sleep late at night Eat more vegetables, fruits, and also plain water. If after consistently taking the natural steps as mentioned above your acne does not heal within 1 to 2 months, you should check with a skin specialist so that you can be given the best management.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah