Oral Antibiotic Treatment

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Oral antibiotics are recommended for the treatment of moderate or severe inflammatory acne. These medications are commonly used in combination with a topical acne medication that can include a benzoyl peroxide – a formulation to complement the therapeutic and aesthetic attributes and reduce the on set of resistant strains of Propionibacterium acnes.

Antibiotics are used for inflammatory acne – small, pink lumps and bumps, and pustules on the skin's surface. In more serious cases the lumps are larger, deeper and may appear as nodules and cysts Antibiotics work by controlling the skin bacteria (P. acnes) that contributes to acne. They also have an anti-inflammatory action which can reduce the redness, blackheads, swelling and pain of pimples.