Acne belongs to a particular group of skin diseases: psychosomatic dermatosis. From a medical point of view, acne is a polymorphic multifactorial disease of the sebaceous gland apparatus. The term “acne” refers to the chronic or recurring dermatosis with the complex etiopathogenesis. It requires an integrated approach to the therapy of the disease.
Despite the variety of modern methods of treatment, acne is still one of the most common dermatoses in young people. The number of patients suffering from acne does not decrease but significantly increases. Acne refers to one of the most common skin diseases. In the pubertal (transitional) and adolescent period, acne is observed in various degrees in almost 100% of young men and 90% of young women.
The peak time for acne is between 14-17 years, and that’s why it is important to pay particular attention to the treatment of this disease in adolescents. At the same time, a high number of the disease is observed in young people aged 18-25 (up to 80-85%), and in the group of adults aged 25-34 and 35-44 years (up 8% and 3% respectively). In young men the disease is more common and difficult to treat.
Acne in patients aged 12-24 years is called acne vulgaris. In most cases, by the age of 18-20 years, there is a spontaneous regression of the disease. In some patients, the disease turns from acute into a chronic stage, and some patients develop “late acne” (acne tarda) by the age of 30-40.
Despite the fact that acne does not belong to infectious diseases, antibacterial agents have been traditionally used for its treatment as an essential element of therapy. Antibiotics have been used successfully in clinical practice for more half a century. They changed the situation with the treatment of infectious diseases.
The need for antibiotics in the treatment of acne is explained by the fact that the medicine for both with external and systemic applications decreases colonization of P. acnes, as well as other non-specific pathogenic flora (streptococci, staphylococcus, E. coli, etc.). Antibiotic preparations reduce the P. acnes population by 90% or more. Also, they can lower the severity of the inflammatory acne process significantly.
An extensive use of antibiotics has led to the development of resistance and ineffectiveness of some antibiotic therapy. Only select antibiotics are recommended for the treatment of acne.
Amoxil is recommended for the treatment of acne. It works as most of the antibiotics reducing microorganisms in the sebaceous gland. The proliferation of bacteria causes abscess on the skin in the form of pimples that are by themselves great environment bacteria. With the blood, the infection spreads from one area of skin to another and pimples appear all over the body, even if the person is careful not to touch problem areas.
Amoxil has several effects for acne:
- It provides bacteriostatic (stopping the growth of bacteria) or bactericidal (destruction of bacteria) effects on propionibacterium acnes and staphylococci,
- It decreases in the content of fatty acids by two times,
- It suppresses neutrophil mobility in inflammation.
For treatment of acne, the doctors recommend Amoxil in combination with probiotics, fermented milk products, as well as antifungal drugs. It is advised to drink 0.5 litres of yogurts and yogurt products daily. Also, it is recommended to stay away from heavy makeup and use only natural cosmetics.
See a doctor for a prescription of the duration and dosage of Amoxil depending on your condition. General recommendations for patients with acne:
- Consult a dermatologist or cosmetologist.
- Treat concomitant diseases, especially digestive disorders, gallbladder and pancreas, gynecological inflammatory diseases.
- Avoid or reduce the consumption of spicy, fried and salty foods, as well as chocolate, coffee, cocoa, alcoholic and carbonated drinks.
- Take vitamin and fiber-rich vegetable, fruits, berries, muesli, porridge together with yogurt products.
- Take care of your skin. Keep it clean.
- Avoid intensive exposure to sunlight.
- Do not use creams and cosmetics containing oils. Use cosmetic milk, emulsions, gels with balanced Ph factor.
- Make an appointment with a dermatologist. Clean your skin regularly under the supervision of a specialist.
- Do not go to saunas or spas.