Kamis, 11 Agustus 2011

The Side Effects on 6 Common Acne Treatments

So we all want to get rid of acne and look good, even better. However you will find some things we need to know and be ready about its treatment - the side effects. Here are some of the common side effects we might want to inquire our dermatologists after receiving the prescriptions.

1. Acne Treatment Cream

Perhaps the most common side effect of using acne treatment creams is hypersensitivity. It ranges from redness, drying and flaking, itching and swelling of the skin. Feeling of burning is sometimes present too.

Retin-A, a topical treatment for severe acne, may cause a currently sensitive skin to become blistered, puffed and red. In some cases during its early usage, worse situation may occur particularly in areas where acne attack is quite unseen.

2. Astringents

Just like acne treatment creams, astringents also display the same side effects such as swelling, redness, dryness, itching or burning. It's suggested that the user ought to steer clear of excessive exposure to sunlight since skin discoloration may also occur.

3. Oral Antibiotics

As for other diseases, over exposure to antibiotics may result in bacteria getting resistant. The same goes with acne. Extented usage of antibiotics to treat acne may in turn result in resistant bacterial infection. Tetracycline is one example of acne treatment antibiotic. Here are its common side effects:

1. anemia

2. loss of appetite

3. nausea

4. fever

5. itchiness

6. photosensitivity or abnormal sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

7. rashes

8. allergic reactions

9. vision disturbance

10. dizziness

11. diarrhea

12. might affect a nursing infant therefore isn't recommended for breastfeeding mothers and pregnant ladies

Erythromycin, another typical acne antibiotic, also has several side effects. A number of users reported the following symptoms:

1. nausea

2. diarrhea

3. seizures

4. confusion

5. mild to serious allergic reactions

6. abdominal pain

All oral antibiotics have the ability to cause candidiasis or vaginal infections of yeast (by Candida albicans) in ladies. Amongst all acne oral antibiotics, Tetracycline seems to be the most typical to have infection as its side effect. Furthermore, oral antibiotics have a tendency to lessen the strength of contraceptive pills.

4. Acne Laser Treatment

Acne laser treatment is supposed to destroy the oil-producing glands of our skin, with out destroying the epidermis or the outer skin layer, thus might be painful. It also generates temporary swelling and redness. Such symptomatic side effects of this type of treatment may require additional treatment throughout the process of healing. Furthermore, laser treatment might be left with unequal pigmentation on the skin. Aside from these physical side effects, laser treatment also needs to be done regularly and may be quite costly.

5. Cosmetic Procedures

Chemical peels are often used with creams to generate new skin cell growth. The result is a youthful looking skin. However they've side effects that include scarring, abnormal skin color, redness and blisters.

6. Acne Surgery

Not as popular as before, acne surgery has its share of side effects. Aside from scarring, there's also a possibility of developing severe infection when acne cysts are not carefully drained.

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