Relationship between Anti-Acne Antibiotic and Throat Problem

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Pretty faces include standards of clear, spot-less skin for most of the girls specially the teens. Teen age years are the most sensitive with acne issues due to the shifts of hormone levels and puberty upsurge. Because of this age bracket as well, low self esteem can be derived by suffering from acne problems. Acne is basically one of the most common kinds of skin problem characterized by inflammation and redness spot typically on the face. Several causes contribute to the formation of acne, some of which are diet, genetics, hormones, stress and infection. Currently, there are so many available cream, facial washes and soaps that are being advertise to help prevent pimple formation. Also, topical and oral antibiotics are regularly recommended to treat this condition.

In connection with this, David J. Margolis, MD, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues reported that there is a higher chance of getting sore throat, to those college students as their subject, in treating acne with oral antibiotic medications. It shows that the risk is almost 4.34 times stronger that the occurrence of pharyngitis can happen to patients consuming oral antibiotics. The mechanism is vague on how this happens but the researchers postulated that antibiotics, having the bacteria-killing property, also kill the good bacteria in the body specifically in the throat leading to pharyngitis.

The approach of oral antibiotic remains to be systemic in nature, unlike of the topical antibiotics that only affects particular body part. As antibiotic is continuously consumed, resistance of the bacteria can develop that may directly be related to bad to worst problems of infection later on. In addition to it, group A streptococcus microorganism, for example can flourish that may cause infection in the long run. The group A streptococcus can stem from viruses and will not respond to antibiotics treatment.

The study was then focused on the college students who have acne problems and some used oral antibiotics and other portion uses topical antibiotics. The result gained doesn’t involved topical antibiotic use with the occurrence of sore throat. However, the idea about oral antibiotics for acne changing the microbiota did not much explain the phenomenon. But the propensity of the risks also does not rule out the association of anti-acne antibiotic to the infection of the throat. Also, the researchers explains that despite the facts known, there are holes that can lead to the possibility of wrong report of medical condition that instead of esophagitis, it was believed to be pharyngitis. In addition to that, the number of results may be affected by the longitudinal analysis, high dropout rate, self-reporting in the cross-sectional analysis, and possible factors like cigarette smoking that may lead to the disease process.

 

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