Featured Acne Articles
Descriptions of Featured Acne Articles
Acne occurs when several oil gland follicles become clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria. This eMedTV page discusses the types, causes, and treatment of this condition, and offers tips for prevention, as well as proper care of your skin.
Clindamycin is found in many prescription antibiotics and is used to treat various bacterial infections. This eMedTV Web page describes how this medication works, explains when and how to take it, and provides a list of potential side effects.
Over-the-counter lotions, prescription creams, oral medications, and surgery are all acne treatments. This eMedTV Web page describes each form of treatment in more detail, including what types of acne they are best suited for.
Accutane is a prescription acne medication used when other treatments have failed. This eMedTV Web resource provides a complete overview of this medication, including how it works, general dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
Acne Skin Care
As this eMedTV page explains, proper skin care for acne includes gently washing your skin with a mild cleanser twice a day, shaving carefully, and avoiding excessive sun exposure. This page lists a number of ways to care for skin that is prone to acne.
Accutane Side Effects
Nausea, drowsiness, and headaches are some of the bothersome side effects of Accutane. However, as this eMedTV page explains, there are more serious side effects that require prompt medical care, such as seizures or allergic reactions.
You may be able to prevent acne breakouts through good skin care and avoiding excessive sun exposure. This eMedTV article discusses these and other acne prevention methods in detail and also includes a link to an article on treatment options.
Doryx is a prescription antibiotic licensed to treat and/or prevent a number of infections. This eMedTV Web page discusses the drug's uses in more detail, describes how it works, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Causes of Acne
Common causes of acne include hormonal changes, certain drugs, heredity, and greasy makeup. This eMedTV page lists several other potential causes of the condition and also lists a few common myths about acne triggers.
Epiduo is a medicine approved for the treatment of acne in adults and children as young as 12 years old. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this skin gel, including details on how it works, how effective it is, potential side effects, and more.
Differin is a prescription retinoid medication used to treat acne. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at this product, explaining how it works, when and how to apply it, potential side effects, and more.
As this eMedTV article explains, topical acne drugs are often recommended for those with mild acne. Prescription medications may be prescribed for people with more severe acne. This resource offers an in-depth look at the medications used for acne.
Solodyn is used to treat acne -- in particular, the red, pus-filled bumps seen with this condition. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at this prescription tablet, with information on how it works, dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
What Is Clindamycin Used For?
Clindamycin has been approved for various bacterial infections, such as skin or respiratory infections. This eMedTV resource discusses what else clindamycin is used for, describes how the antibiotic works, and explains whether it is used in children.
Minocin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat acne and certain types of bacterial infections. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works and offers a more in-depth look at dosing information, potential side effects, and safety precautions.
If you are using an oral form of clindamycin, you are taking clindamycin hydrochloride (clindamycin HCl). This eMedTV segment provides an overview of this medication, including a list of the various products that are available and common strengths.
Clindamycin Side Effects
Some of the common side effects of clindamycin include stomach pain, rashes, and nausea. This eMedTV Web segment further describes possible side effects, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
Types of Acne
The two most common types of acne are whiteheads and blackheads. This selection from the eMedTV Web site describes each of the different kinds of acne in detail and offers links to additional information.