Cefaclor

Cefaclor is an antibiotic in the Cephalosporin Family. Cefaclor is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can treat a variety of infections. Cefaclor is rarely used as an acne treatment and currently there is insufficient evidence to determine it’s efficacy as an acne treatment. However, laboratory testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium is moderately …

Bacitracin

Bacitracin is an antibiotic that is a mixture of closely related antibacterial molecules. Bacitracin can inhibit the growth of many kinds of bacteria, including S. aureus and P. acnes. Bacitracin is applied topically for the treatment of acne. However, user and research reports suggest that Bacitracin is not an effective acne treatment, particularly for moderate …

Azithromycin

Azithromycin is an antibiotic in the Macrolide Family. Azithromycin is a very common antibiotic that is used to treat many different kinds of infections. Azithromycin is rarely used to treat acne. However, there are some reports that Azithromycin helped improve acne symptoms. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium tends to be …

Ampicillin

Ampicillin is an antibiotic in the Penicillin Family. Ampicillin is a very common antibiotic that is used to treat many different kinds of infection. Ampicillin is rarely used to treat acne. There is limited evidence about the efficacy of Ampicillin for treating acne symptoms. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium tends …

Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin an antibiotic in the Penicillin family. Amoxicillin is a very common antibiotic that is used to treat many different kinds of infection. Amoxicillin is occasionally¬†used to treat acne. Many acne patients have reported that Amoxicillin helped improve their acne symptoms. Antibiotic susceptibility testing indicates that the acne-causing P. acnes bacterium tends to be highly …

Acne Scar Treatments

Acne scars are caused by the infection and inflammation associated with inflammatory acne. There are many treatments available that can help repair this damage. Overview Inflammatory acne (acne types: 3-4) can permanently damage the skin and underlying tissue, leaving behind acne scars. While the most important thing is to take immediate action to control your …

Naturopathic and Lifestyle Acne Treatments

Nature is the fundamental source of all medicine. Overview Humans have been utilizing the medicinal properties of plants, animals, fungi and minerals since before the dawn of civilization. This section is devoted to covering Naturopathic, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Nutritional/Dietary and Lifestyle solutions that may be helpful for people wih acne. What is Naturopathic Medicine? There are …

Pharmaceutical (Rx) Acne Treatments

Pharmaceutical (Rx) Acne Treatments are medications which are generally only available via a prescription from your doctor (in the United States, at least) Overview Pharmaceutical Treatments are an essential part of many effective acne treatment regimens. These medications can be particularly useful for patients with moderate to severe acne symptoms. A wide variety of medications …