Seriously, people. I am not making this up. Antibiotics will not clear Acne because Acne is not caused by bacteria. It is caused by genetics and your skin produces 5 times more skin cells that can be naturally exfoliated. If you don’t speed your skin with home care and treatments, your skin will continue to break out. Yet, doctors continue to give you antibiotics. Not once, in all the years of me treating Acne have I had one person who said taking antibiotics cleared their skin. Sigh. I do, though, get asked a lot about makeup for oily skin and large pores, which I carry and absolutely love.
In a study published online September 30 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, New York University (NYU) researchers found the average duration of antibiotic use among dermatology patients with acne was 331.2 days. More than a third of those patients who were on antibiotics for a year or longer.
While dermatologists might be overprescribing antibiotics for acne treatment, patients and their parents seem unaware of the consequences, as well as alternatives to antibiotic treatment for acne, according to a new survey by Galderma Laboratories. The survey of 809 acne patients and 210 parents of acne patients found:
- Sixty-four percent of survey respondents were not aware that overuse of topical antibiotics to treat acne could make them a carrier of drug-resistant bacteria.
- More than 50 percent of respondents had not spoken with their doctor about the risk of antibiotic use for acne treatment.
- While 65 percent of respondents said that they try to avoid antibiotics unless they are the only option, only a third of those not prescribed antibiotic-free acne treatment were aware such treatments existed.
Only 28 percent of those who were not prescribed antibiotic-free acne treatment had ever discussed antibiotic-free treatment for acne with their healthcare providers.
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