Long Term Acne Treatment By Tetracycline
Many people believe that tetracycline is a very good agent to cure the acne and can be used for the long term acne treatment and may be the best acne treatment. You can find many products in the market that contain tetracycline and can be used to treat acne. This belief about tetracycline is based upon its property to kill bacteria. It is observed that it can effectively control the P. Acne bacteria and hence can control the acne condition and acne spots formation. Let us study the behaviour of tetracycline in the human body, in detail.
There are many types of acne like acne vulgaris and acne rosacea. It is true that tetracycline is a powerful antibiotic and can kill the bacteria. When it is administered to the people having acne, very positive results are seen in the beginning. The bacterial growth and development is reduced and acne condition is improved. But when we administer it for the longer period of time, the acne bacteria produce resistance against tetracycline. This means that now tetracycline will not be able to kill these bacteria. This condition is very problematic, because the person is taking a medicine but the effects will be negative. The overall acne condition becomes worse as the acne bacteria are transformed into a new type of bacteria. The new type of acne bacteria are not only resistant to tetracycline but will also resist to other antibiotics too. This makes the treatment of acne very difficult and complex.
So, from the above discussion we can conclude that tetracycline should not be used as acne cure for the longer period of time, otherwise the acne may become worse and severe.