Treating Acne With Antibiotics

About prescription medication to fight acne, Natalie Suarez, Physician Assistant at Sunset Dermatology, says antibiotics are very frequently used for acne purposes, they help to reduce inflammation in the skin. "It's really not so much to kill bacteria, but that's something that you don't want to be taking long term because you can run into some issues with potential antibiotic resistance which can be a big problem," she explains. She recommends patients to be compliant with the instructions, because acne is a chronic condition and if you are not consistent with the treatment, it won't go away.

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