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Acne Medicines: Not an advisable solution?

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Your friends might have told you about acne medicines which worked for them. Then you started using the same medicine but nothing happened to your acne and you felt downhearted. Maybe you thought about trying some prescription acne medicine. You may think that prescription acne medicines may be a good choice but have you considered that it can be also toxic?

Acne medicines may not just worsen your acne problem but it may also bring some toxins that may be harsh to your skin. They will also take much longer time for the good effects to be seen than over-the-counter medicines. It is a common fact that there is a wide range of acne medicines that you can use to treat your acne.  Another fact is that although many of them may be helpful, they often have harmful side effects, which could leave you with more serious infection than just the acne.

A good example is Accutane which is known to be extremely effective in treating acne, but it would be terrible to use if you happen to be pregnant. If nothing seems to work for your skin, the doctor may decide to prescribe you Accutane. Accutane is always the last line of defense against severe acne. This is another oral drug that will have to be taken for several months before it starts to work. This drug is the last line of defense for a reason; it has several serious side effects. Before you decide to take this drug make sure that you talk to your doctor about all of the side effects that might affect you.

You must learn all about the acne medicine before trying it. There are current acne treatments that can be applied to the skin as well as acne medicines to be taken internally, but both may be unsafe to use.

Popular acne medicines are Benzac AC, Clinda-Derm,  and Akne-Mycin and Differin, and many others. But before you try them out, be sure to check with your dermatologist.

It would be very dangerous taking acne medicines and natural treatment if you are pregnant because its believed that these acne medicines mixed with the breastmilk and may eventually be sucked by your baby. Oral tetracycline, when taken by pregnant women, may cause damage and discoloration to the teeth and bones of your baby. Definitely, you wouldn’t want your child to suffer from those before he’s born.

Another thing that we must remember is that acne medicines only relieve symptoms and not treat the root of the problem. In short, the effect of these acne medicines would just be temporary. So, better think twice before spending for acne medicines.

Instead of using acne medicines, why don’t you just stay with natural treatment? Many of these treatments are just present in you homes and may prove to be more effective than acne medicines.

There are other products for the treatment of acne such as Murad Acne Complex Skin Care, which has worked well to reduce acne with most of the people who have tried it.

So, think it over and make the choice that is best for you and your baby, if there is one on the way. Do not just try and try acne medicines that are available in the market. Always be acquainted with the side effects of these acne medicines before trying on them.

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