Oral Antibiotics are ingested by mouth and affect the whole body. Oral antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that contribute to acne symptoms. 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 … Continue reading “Oral Antibiotics”

Topical Antibiotics are administered directly to the skin. They work by killing the bacteria that contribute to acne symptoms. 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 … Continue reading “Topical Antibiotics”

Trimethoprim (TMP) is an antibiotic that is used to treat certain types of urinary tract, ear and intestinal infections that are caused by bacteria. It is is commonly included in combination antibiotics with Sulfamtheoxazole, Dapsone and other Sulfonamide antibiotics. Trimethoprim inhibits the ability of bacteria to synthesize vitamin B9 (Folate) by a mechanism that complements … Continue reading “Trimethoprim”

Tobramycin (Tobrex) is an antibiotic in the Aminoglycoside family. It is used topically to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections of the skin and eye. Tobramycin is rarely used as a treatment for acne. Tobramycin has minimal activity against most gram-positive bacteria, a group which includes the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium. Laboratory testing has consistently confirmed … Continue reading “Tobramycin”

Thiamphenicol (Biothicol) is an antibiotic in the Amphenicol family. It is primarily used to treat certain types of urinary tract and sexually transmitted bacterial infections. Thiamphenicol is rarely used for the treatment of acne. Thiamphenicol is not approved for human use in all countries, but it is widely used in other countries. Laboratory testing indicates that … Continue reading “Thiamphenicol”

Telithromycin (Ketek) is an antibiotic in the Macrolide family. It is primarily used to treat certain types of bacterial respiratory infections. Telithromycin is rarely used as a treatment for acne symptoms. There have been some safety concerns about the effect that this antibiotic has on the liver. The use of this medication in the United … Continue reading “Telithromycin”

Tedizolid (Sivextro) is an antibiotic in the Oxazolidinone family. It is primarily used for the treatment of certain types of bacterial skin infections. Tedolizid is a relatively new antibiotic that is not yet widely used and may not be available in all countries. Tedolizid is rarely used as a treatment for acne. There is very little … Continue reading “Tedizolid”

Sulfathiazole (Sulfatiazol) is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is used as a topical antibacterial to prevent and treat bacterial infections of the skin. Sulfathiazole is occasionally used as a topical treatment for acne. This medication is often combined with other antibiotics (eg. Penicillin, Trimethoprim) in topical antibacterial ointments. There is limited clinical or … Continue reading “Sulfathiazole”

Sulfamethoxazole (SMX) is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is used to treat certain types of respiratory tract, urinary tract and skin infections that are caused by bacteria. Sulfamethoxazole is rarely used alone. It is primarily available in combination with another antibiotic called Trimethoprim. This combination is called Co-Trimoxazole, and it is a very … Continue reading “Sulfamethoxazole”

Sulfafurazole (Sulfisoxazole) is an antibiotic in the Sulfonamide family. It is a short-lived antibiotic that is active against certain types of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. This medication is not available in all countries and it is not a commonly used medication. Sulfisoxazole is rarely used to treat acne. For the treatment of active acne symptoms, … Continue reading “Sulfafurazole”