Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Acne Phenomenon

Acne- it’s been found in a survey that almost 8 out of 10 young people between the ages of 12 to 24 suffer from acne at some point of time. In spite of being such a widespread disease we don’t give much attention to it as we ought to. When the skin is suffering from problems like pimples, blackheads etc we say that it is attacked by acne. It is often described as an “inflammatory skin disease”

The causes of acne

Our skin has got a gland called the sebaceous gland. It’s believed that when the hormones, bacteria and sebum produced by this gland interact they lead to acne. The sebaceous glands become active when a person is coming to puberty mainly because of the stimulation provided by the hormones produced in the adrenal glands of both boys and girls. This is a theory most commonly believed by the physicians.

The treatment of acne

As far as the treatment of acne is concerned different schools of medicine have chalked out different treatments for acne. There are some who are ardent believers of the grand ma’s tips, the homemade or the herbal medicines. Though they prove to be effective in some acute cases they can be of little or no help. There are around 6 different types of acne and all most all of them require different medications. In these cases one needs to go for professional help. Acne can be cured from the consumption of antibiotics. A drug named tetracycline has been found to be useful for the purpose of acne care. In cases where antibiotics fail to work contraceptives are advised. The consumption of hormonal preparations and anti androgens has also shown effects. But these drugs are only prescribed for women and not for men as they may have undesirable effects on men. One very effective drug discovered for the cure of acne vulgaris is Benzaclin. Isotretinoin-a vitamin A derivative is effective incase of acute acne. Tretimoin, roaccutin, retin-A are some other vitamin-A derivatives. These drugs must only be taken on prescription and not otherwise. Along with medicines one should have some kind of discipline in one’s lifestyle. Drinking loads of water, keeping the bowels clear, washing the face in regular intervals, having ample lot of leafy vegetables and fruits are some of the ways that help in keeping acne at bay and in its fast cure.

So don’t stay under the conception that once you get acne it can never be completely cured. It can be cured and you can get that wonderful skin you have craved for. It’s just a case of getting the proper medicines. Now you can have your acne care kit delivered right at your doorstep. All you need to do is surf the net and place an order at the online drug providers. These drug houses give you online prescriptions after complete study of your case. What’s really nice about the online drug houses is that they even offer free medical consultation. On ordering medicines from them you can also avail certain discounts. So are you ready to make heads turn the next time you walk out of your house?

By Godwin Clotton

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