Another Reason NOT to Take Antibiotics for Acne!

Researchers Say Acne Patients Should Consider Risks vs. Benefits of Treatment With Antibiotics
By Rita Rubin
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

Nov. 22, 2011 — Young adults taking oral antibiotics for acne were more than three times more likely to complain of sore throats than people who weren’t, new studies show.

Acne and the use of oral antibiotics to treat it are so common that these patients represent “an ideal group in which to study the effects of long-term antibiotic use,” University of Pennsylvania researchers write.

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Beware of Yaz – birth control pill

Many women and girls think that taking birth control pills can help them to get rid of acne and have clear skin.  It works for some people, but not many.  There is a lot to consider when putting yourself on a prescription medication of any kind.  Always beware of the side effects – you might be that one in a million that it really does affect.  It’s good to know what the risks are.  In this case, please read this article if you are on Yaz or considering it.

Yaz Law Suit

We would love to help you get rid of your acne without drugs or prescriptions of any kind.  Be safe and be clear!

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Go ahead and take Accutane – if you want your intestines removed….

Walmer, South Africa: Accutane inflammatory bowel disease can, and does, happen anywhere. And even while Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., the manufacturer of Accutane removed their original version from the market in 2009 due to ‘market pressures,’ the medication designed to treat severe acne is still available in generic form [isotretinoin, which is a form of vitamin A], and continues to be sold outside the US as Roaccutane by Hoffmann-La Roche.

Ulcerative Colitis from Acne Meds: "My Career Has Stagnated"Jane Sonekus is from Walmer, South Africa. But her story could easily have happened here. Sonekus was writing to a local newspaper column dispensing legal advice in her native country. Here’s what she wrote:

“My doctor has prescribed medication for acne and as a result I have developed ulcerative colitis. I have had a partial removal of the large bowel. I was not warned of these side effects and the doctor has absolved himself from any responsibility, claiming I have to sue the manufacturer. I have been unable to work. As a result, my career has stagnated and I fear because of all the sick leave I have taken, I may be boarded.”

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Birth Control Pills for Acne – updated

By Shilpa Makhija L.E., Face Reality Acne Clinic

Birth control for acne simplified

Birth control pills are widely used today and prescribed often as a means to control acne. Most pills can have the potential to cause acne and weight gain in those susceptible. Typically the pills are divided up as estrogen or progestin dominant and have varying degrees of androgenic (testosterone like) effects. As a general rule of thumb, pills with the potential for higher androgenic symptoms should be avoided for people prone to acne because they promote breakouts. As an acne sufferer it is important to speak with your doctor about selecting a pill that is higher in estrogen and lower in androgen potency. Continue reading “Birth Control Pills for Acne – updated”