During acne breakouts, avoid touching, scratching and squeezing your pimples. This would only make the situation worse because you irritate the skin and carry the bacteria. Do not expose yourself to the sun without protection (hat, high protection sunscreen), you risk having scars. Cleanse your skin morning and evening with gentle products, you will remove excess sebum on your skin. Choose an anti-acne moisturizer, more suited to your skin.
- If you wear make-up, favor water-based, non-comedogenic products or better still products suitable for acne-prone skin. Remember to remove make-up thoroughly each evening.
- Consult a doctor if your acne persists, it causes discomfort in you, redness, lesions or scars appear or you have symptoms associated with acne such as a disturbed menstrual cycle or excessive hairiness in the young lady. Using the Acne cream is essential there.
Acne treatment: special tips and precautions
The recommendations include a series of tips to support patients and ensure compliance, but also to avoid accidents, especially when taking isotretinoin. The main recommendations are as follows:
Adapt Treatment To Patient Preferences
In addition to the degree of severity, the treatment must be adapted to the preferences of the patient. Indeed, since no acne treatment is effective immediately it is necessary to ensure that the patient will adhere to his treatment. For this it is necessary to take into account the preferences of the patient at the level of the texture of the drug for the treatments of local application and the profile efficacy-tolerance for the treatments by oral route.
Precautions With Oral Isotretinoin
Before prescribing this treatment, you must be vigilant and identify any possible:
Depression: adolescents are particularly vulnerable to depression and the risk is higher in those with acne. Experts recommend screening for depression with the appropriate means in any adolescent consulting for acne and requesting a specialist consultation if necessary. Particular attention should be paid to the risk of suicide in certain adolescents. Although these risks have not been demonstrated in the general population on isotretinoin, exceptional cases have been reported. The doctor must thus communicate with the patient before any start of treatment and inquire about personal or family history. In case of risk, close monitoring is necessary, especially at the start of treatment.
Pregnancy: the use of isotretinoin is strictly prohibited in pregnant women. When treating a woman of reproductive age, it is imperative to ensure that no pregnancy occurs or begins during this treatment. The patient should start contraceptive treatment one month before taking the medication and extend it at least one month after stopping the medication. A pregnancy test must imperatively be carried out before each prescription and renewed each month during the treatment and 5 weeks after the end of it.
Use Of Antibiotics
As is the case for infectious diseases, it is advisable to limit the use of antibiotics to treat acne to situations where they are really necessary and this in order to limit the emergence of resistant strains.
Birth Control Pills
Finally, if some contraceptive pills can have a positive effect on acne, you cannot prescribe a contraceptive for a woman who does not need contraception. The choice of the type of contraception must be a shared decision between the gynecologist and the woman, taking into account her preferences and her different risks, in particular the increased risk of venous thromboembolic disease for 3rd or 4th generation pills.