Thursday, June 21, 2007

Acne In The Face

Diet has little or no effect on acne, though some people think they're sensitive to certain foods. If both your parents have acne, three out of four of your brothers and sisters will get it too. But if your sister is pimple-free while your face is a war zone, be aware that other factors can aggravate an acne outbreak. Acne can also appear with each menstrual period in young women and may clear up or substantially worsen during pregnancy. Certain cosmetics may aggravate by clogging the pores.

TREATMENT:

Although most pimples are best left alone, there is one kind that you can left alone, there is one kind that you can squeeze to help get rid of it. Sometimes pimple will have a little central yellow pus head on it. Gently squeezing usually pops there open very nicely. Once the pus is out, the pimple will heal more quickly.

When a physician considers acne as severe enough to warrant medical treatment, a topical preparation containing benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, or salicylic acid is recommended. If this treatment does not produce an adequate improvement, an ointment containing tretinoin, a drug related to vitamin A, or tetracycline, an antibiotic, may be prescribed.

If acne is severe or does not respond to topical treatments, a physician may prescribe a long course of antibiotics by mouth. If all there measures are unsuccessful, the more powerful vitamin A drug insotretinoin may be prescribed by mouth.

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