Antibiotics

Antibiotics are medications that limit the growth of bacteria that contribute to acne symptoms. Antibiotics can be important elements of an effective treatment plan for many people with acne. Antibiotics can be administered topically and orally.

Topical Antibiotics

Topical Antibiotics

Topical Antibiotics are administered directly to the skin. Topical antibiotics are very common treatments for all types of acne vulgaris (Acne Types: 1-4). Topical antibiotics tend to have fewer and milder side effects than orally administered antibiotics. For individuals with moderate to severe acne symptoms (Acne Types: 3-4), topical antibiotics are often combined with a complementary therapy (eg. Light & Laser Treatments, Retinoids, Oral Antibiotics, Hormonal Treatments and/or Naturopathic Treatments). This section includes most of the topical antibiotics that are used for the treatment of acne.

Oral Antibiotics

Oral AntibioticsOral Antibiotics are ingested by mouth and affect the whole body. Oral antibiotics can be very effective acne treatments, but they have a higher risk of side effects than topical antibiotics. Therefore, oral antibiotics are usually only used to treat moderate to severe acne (Acne Types: 2-4). Oral antibiotics are often combined with complementary therapies (eg. Light & Laser Treatments, Retinoids, Topical Antibiotics, Hormonal Treatments and/or Naturopathic Treatments). This section includes most of the oral antibiotics that are used for the treatment of acne.

Antibiotic Knowledge

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