Medication To Avoid When Looking To Cure Acne


With a little research on the internet you can find countless products, creams, lotions and alternative treatments to help you eliminate acne. What most people overlook is the medication that can be harmful and do more harm than good when looking to cure acne. Here are a few medications you should steer clear of.

The first kind of medication that has been known to cause acne is corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are basically fake hormones and are ideal for treating hives and eczema. The problem is they can also contribute toward causing acne because of the fact that they are fake hormones. After all, hormones have a direct relationship with acne.

Anabolic-androgenic steroids have been in the news quite a bit of late in regards to sports. Many athletes have been caught using them as a performance-enhancing medication thus creating a great deal of controversy. While there are several negative side effects to this drug, one of the many includes the build up of acne. Men tend to generate acne on the back, chest and shoulders while women see an accumulation of acne on the face.

The third kind of drug to stay away from is barbiturates. This highly addictive drug is often prescribed as sedatives as it is fairly effective in treating anxiety, stress and restlessness. However, it has been known to cause acne which is precisely why you want to avoid this drug when looking to cure acne.

Lithium is a mood stabilizer that is given to people who are suffering from depression or bipolar disorder. While the drug works tremendously for calming nerves and regulating communication between brain synapses, it may cause acne breakouts at the same time. It is recommended you either switch medication as acne appears or look for an acne treatment that is compatible with lithium.

The final drug to avoid if you are hoping to cure acne is Dehydropiandrosterone, otherwise known as DHEA. This anti-aging hormone is also a form of steroid hormone which is what leads to acne. It is converted into testosterone by the body and often times causes a great deal of pore clogging. Over time, you can experience acne in various places on the body.

There are a number of different kinds of medication, prescriptions, lotions and creams that can help treat acne. However, taking any of these drugs or medications can make it difficult to cure acne. Each contributes in some form or another to the build up of acne throughout the body.


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