Those who suffer from acne are always desperate to get a cure. Many arrive at the doctor’s door after trying unsuccessfully to get rid of it through the traditional methods. The latter usually will prescribe some localized creams and a good deal of antibiotics. The most commonly prescribed antibiotics are tetracycline, erythromycin, doxycycline and so on. The downside of this treatment is that the antibiotics would have to be taken for about 3-4 weeks which is an awfully long period to be on antibiotics.
Are There Effective Alternatives To The Use Of Antibiotics For Acne?
Fortunately, yes – there are a good deal of alternatives out there which would not require you to be on this treatment of antibiotics for acne for an unending four weeks. I loose my appetite almost totally when I am on antibiotics – fortunately none of my treatments were longer than 5 days. I shudder to think what would happen to me if I have to continue with antibiotics for acne for four weeks. It would be a case where the cure killed the patient!
There are a number of herbal alternatives which will ensure that the treatment of antibiotics for acne will not be required. Most of these ingredients come from the shelves of your kitchen; hence it will hardly cost you anything to try it out.
1. Use 8:1 water-vinegar solution to wash the face and rinse it after 10-15 minutes. Repeat this twice a week or at least once a week. This will clear the bacteria that create inflammation and pain and it will also clean off the oiliness of the skin. This is a very good alternative to the treatment of antibiotics for acne.
2. Use ripe papaya paste to put on the face. This has an exfoliation effect plus all the benefits of the vinegar, i.e. it clears the oil from the face along with the dead skin.
3. Egg white – though the egg white is excellent as an instant face lift, it is also very effective for acne treatment. You will need to wash your face and apply the egg white for some 15-20 minutes and then wipe it off. This treatment applied regularly, will remove the acne without any trouble.
There are many more such treatments which work wonders with acne. Ensure that you check out all the alternatives before you decide on which one suits your acne attack. Take your time and search the best choice.