Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan
I was having maskne problem few months ago. And it became worse. I took 2 weeks of antibiotic as advised by doctor on call but it did not helps a lot. Is there any stronger antibiotic?
Hi and thank you for asking us
Through the question and statement you gave on the above section, i completely understand your concern over this matter. Due to the fact that I’m unable to access your condition by doing a physical examination, I am unable to give a proper treatment for the problem.
There is also a condition that might suggest why your antibiotic is not effective, called antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in some way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of drugs, chemicals, or other agents designed to cure or prevent infections.
But in general, acne is usually triggered by certain factors such as are oil-based cosmetic products, stress and anxiety, unhealthy eating habits, humidity or exposure to dirt, hormonal changes and physical irritation from headbands or occlusive clothing. It is important for you to identify what is the contributing factor to your acne formation and removing it.
You are advised to follow a routine daily skincare regime using oil-free and gentle products as well as cleanse your skin after sweating and before going to bed. You should also avoid diet rich in oil and fats, and increase intake of fruits and vegetables
You can also use topical products containing alpha hydroxyl acids, lactic acids, topical retinoids or salicylic acids. However it is advisable to get advice from your dermatologists before using these products as they may be a little harsh for your skin.
If these treatments do not work, your doctor may recommend certain procedures such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, fillers, microneedling and injections. Acne scars can be debilitating but there are many treatment options. However, the best way to handle acne is prevention.
In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. If you have any more enquiries, you can click on the link (DoctorOnCall) and speak to our doctors in private and get the consultation you need on the phone. Thank you.