Using Antifungal Drugs For Acne?
Hello doctor, can ketoconazole be made to use as an acne medicine
Hello Nur Ajijah, thank you for asking.
Ketoconazole is a medicine to treat fungus on the skin. Fungus on the skin tends to grow a lot in areas of the skin that produce a lot of oil (such as the face and head) and areas of the skin that sweat a lot (like folds in the armpits, groin, and between the fingers). The more moist and wet the skin area, the higher the risk of fungal skin infections.
Acne consists of various types. There are pimples caused by hormonal conditions, some are caused by bacterial infections, some are caused by fungus (fungal) infections. The most common type of fungus that causes acne is Pityrosporum. This type of acne is difficult to overcome with commonly used acne medications. Acne due to fungus can also trigger psoriasis or atopic dermatitis.
Generally a dermatologist will provide anti-fungal therapy in the form of drinking tablets, not by applying an anti-fungal ointment to the face. Consult a dermatologist before you decide to use hard drugs. Ketoconazole has side effects that can interfere with liver function and cause irritating reactions in the skin. So, first make sure your type of acne. The doctor will provide information about whether your acne is caused by fungus or not.
Keep your skin clean by washing your face 2x a day. Use a moisturizer and sunblock. Drink 2 L of water per day, multiply the consumption of vegetables and fruit. Thus the information from me, hopefully you will be helped. Regards.