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Any antibacterial agent that can be purchased at the pharmacy, including tetracycline for acne, is important to take according to a certain scheme that suits your skin. Otherwise, there is a risk of addiction, and then complications.
Reviews of the drug "Tetracycline", presented on the pharmaceutical market in different forms, suggest that it is very easy to use, and the effectiveness is higher than that of many other similar drugs. What is the peculiarity of this drug, and how to properly use tablets and ointment to fight a bacterial infection.
General description of the disease
Smooth and clean skin of the face is a guarantee of health, as well as external grooming and attractiveness. However, even those who regularly conduct hygienic and cosmetic procedures sometimes cannot avoid the appearance of various kinds of pimples. The origin of these rashes can be associated with a variety of reasons - age factors, the peculiarities of the work of organs and systems, and even diseases in a particular area.
The appearance of acne is associated with the process of blocking sebum in one of the channels of the hair follicle. Because of this, the formation of open and closed comedones occurs.
In the event that the growth of pathogenic microflora begins in this area, inflammation appears at the site of the blocked follicle. If this problem is not stopped in time, the infection can spread to the surrounding tissues and provoke the formation of pustules, nodes or cysts.
Since acne can be both a cosmetic defect and a sign of a serious disorder in the body, it is necessary to take timely measures to rid your skin of unwanted redness and other symptoms. This can be helped by such a drug as "Tetracycline", produced both in the form of an ointment for acne, and in the form of tablets for oral administration.
Description of the product, how it affects the body, composition
The main active ingredient in the composition of "Tetracycline" is tetracycline hydrochloride, the content of which is 3 mg. one gram. In pharmaceuticals, tetracycline ointment for acne is classified as an antimicrobial drug for external use.
Both ointment and acne pills are antibiotics that are prescribed topically and internally to treat or prevent skin infections. Someone has enough reviews on the Internet to start a course of treatment with this drug, but we recommend that you first consult a dermatologist who can determine the source of acne formation and prescribe an appropriate regimen that excludes complications and side effects.
There are a number of indications for using tetracycline ointment for acne:
- Inflammation in the area of the sebaceous hair follicle, provoked by a bacterium staphylococcus or any other;
- Disease caused by microbes (skin eczema);
- Purulent inflammation of an infectious nature;
- Inflammation in the hair follicle area;
- Acne and acne;
By using ointment therapy, we provide the skin with support to more effectively fight bacteria as a source of acne and inflammation.
"Tetracycline" as an antibiotic that has a bacteriostatic effect, works to suppress microbes and stop their active reproduction. Both the ointment and the tablets effectively fight staphylococcal and streptococcal bacteria, but they are practically powerless against viruses and many types of fungi.
How to apply?
No matter how complex your problem is, before using this or that drug, you must, if not consult a doctor, then at least familiarize yourself with the instructions for use that accompanies each package of the drug.
Medicine in the form of an ointment
Tetracycline ointment, which is available with a concentration of one percent of the active substance, is recommended for the treatment of inflammation in the eye area. The three percent form is intended for the treatment of pathologies of an infectious nature on the skin.
Before applying the ointment, you must thoroughly cleanse the skin. For this, an antibacterial face lotion, a special cleansing gel or an anti-inflammatory herbal decoction are ideal. If the inflammation is minor, you can simply wash your face thoroughly with warm, pleasant water and wipe dry.
It is recommended to lubricate the inflamed areas with a three percent ointment three to five times a day with a thick layer. A smaller amount should be smeared on the skin around the pimple.
If the pimple has grown to the state of a node or cyst, you can use a compress: a gauze swab, smeared with medicine, apply to the tubercle, secure with a plaster and leave overnight.
Medicine in pill form
Adult patients are prescribed a course of 2-4 tablets of "Tetracycline" per day. The minimum dose of the drug is eight hundred milligrams, the maximum is four grams per day. The duration of the course of treatment is from five days.
The tablets and ointment in combination are recommended for the treatment of teenage acne, when acne spreads to the face, chest and shoulders. In more complex cases, a specialist may recommend connecting another tool.
In the pharmacy, you can also find a drug that combines tetracycline and nystatin - a complex that prevents the multiplication of fungi, which very often begins while taking antibiotics.
A pack of twenty tablets of one hundred milligrams will cost you about seventy to one hundred rubles at a cost.
If at the first manifestations of symptoms start treatment with "Tetracycline", you can quickly prevent the growth and reproduction of bacteria. The reappearance of acne indicates that the problem is associated with more serious pathologies in the body, for example, disruption of the gastrointestinal tract or endocrine system. In this case, it is necessary to consult a doctor and treat the original source.
Contraindications, side effects
Since "Tetracycline" belongs to the number of antibiotics, this drug has a number of significant contraindications that must be paid attention to before use.
- Disorders in the liver;
- Pregnancy (the drug can provoke a violation of the development of the embryo) and breastfeeding;
- Hypersensitivity of the body to the active substance or other components of the drug.
Among the side effects that may occur with the use of the drug in the form of an ointment or tablets, the most common are itching, redness on the skin, and burning. Less common side effects are nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, problems with stools, difficulty swallowing food, and various kinds of inflammatory processes. Allergic reactions such as puffiness and hypersensitivity to sunlight are even less common. When these symptoms are found, it is important to stop using the medication.
Long-term use of "Tetracycline" can lead to candidiasis, intestinal dysbiosis, lack of B vitamins and other diseases.
Today, medicine can offer, as an alternative to antibiotics of the first generations, more effective antibacterial drugs, such as Clindamycin and Doxycycline, which, among other things, cope with the suppression of resistant bacteria.
However, at the same time, "Tetracycline" is still considered a very effective and therefore a popular remedy for acne, which is too early to be discounted.