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Acne Treatment with Duac Gel and Lymecycline Capsules

Acne results from clogged pores. Pores can become blocked due to dirt or bacteria on the skin. This causes a build-up of sebum (secretions by skin glands), which can lead to acne.

All acne treatments aim to suppress skin infection and open up pores in order to remove the sebum blockage. Acne treatments come in a variety of forms: topical gels, ointments, medicines, patches, antibiotics etc. One of the quickest way to clear up acne is by using a combination of antibiotic, topical gel and improving your lifestyle (Misery, et al., 2015).

What Lifestyle Changes Can Help Acne?

Acne can often be triggered through careless eating habits and skincare routines. People who indulge in oily foods often suffer from more acne compared to people who eat more fruit and vegetables (Melnik, 2013). Similarly, smokers and people who suffer from high stress levels, are also more prone to acne. Insufficiently removing makeup can also cause the pores to become blocked, causing acne. Changing these small lifestyle habits can prevent acne from occurring in the first place.

What is Duac Gel?

Duac Gel is an antibiotic topical gel that treats acne by killing the bacteria responsible for the acne infection. Duac Gel is extremely effective for people who have long case of acne breakouts, improving results within the first four weeks of treatment. Over a course of 12 weeks, acne should disappear altogether. However, it is recommended that the Duac gel be used for a prescribed period of time. Acne may return again if the treatment is stopped before advised.

What is Lymecycline?

For milder cases of acne, over-the-counter medicines, such as Lymecycline, can help clear up breakouts. If the condition does not improve over a period of eight weeks, then it is best to switch to an antibiotic. Lymecycline is one of the most effective cures for acne. It is packaged and commonly administered as 408mg capsules, and is recommended to be taken once daily (Bossuyt, et al., 2003).

Can I use Duac Gel and Lymecycline?

It is strictly advised that when using Duac Gel or Lymecycline, each treatment should be used individually, and not combined. Both Duac Gel and Lymecycline are antibiotics and cannot be used together simultaneously. If a course of Lymecycline is being initiated, then it is best to switch from Duac Gel to some other topical gel such as Differin or Epiduo.

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