Antibiotics are agents that inhibit the growth of
microorganisms. Topical antibiotics are medications that is applied to the
surface of the skin that help prevent infections caused by
bacteria. It is generally applied in the forms of ointment and creams.
There are a number
of ways of topical acne antibiotic
preparations. However, they are not effective in unplugging of blocked skin pores.
As a result, they are unable to remove comedones, but still they are a good
methods of treating inflamed acne.
How it works?
Topical acne antibiotics
work by killing the acnes bacteria. Killing bacteria help keep the skin
pores open. In addition, it reduce the small infections in the pores.
The treated area become dry
after application of the treatment.
Even though it is a rare and
not severe condition, skin irritation is one of the side effect from topical acne antibiotics.
As a results of allergic
reaction to the treatment, there might be redness, dryness and itching on
the surface of the skin.
irregular use of the antibiotics, bacteria develop resistance to
Almost all topical antibiotics should be prescribed by a
How should topical antibiotics be used?
Apply the antibiotics
following instruction on the label or prescribed by your doctor.
Don't use the medication in smaller
or larger amounts. Stick to the recommended dose.
Stick to the recommended
Clean your hand before apply
this treatments and dry it thoroughly.
Don't use on deep cut or burn
You can cover the wound using
bandage if necessary.
If the skin get worst while
using treatments, contact your doctor.
Commonly used topical acne antibiotics
common forms for treatment of acne.
It is found
in the forms of 1% strength solution, lotion, or gel.
applied two times a day to all acne affected areas.
not be used by people with a history of antibiotic-induced colitis.
Another forms of topical-antibiotic used for acne.
It is available in the forms of 2% strength solution, gel, and ointment.
It is applied two times a day to all acne affected areas.
May cause some irritation.
It is not a very common topical antibiotic to treat acne.
It is available at different strength as an ointment or solution.
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