Patients taking acne drugs should be alert to possible side effects
Some prescription creams include two or more active ingredients. The typical side effects from these treatments are mild and confined to the skin. They include stinging, redness, irritation, and peeling
Interactions with other drugs and herbal remedies should be considered.
The topical retinoids and benzoyl peroxide can leave skin reddened, dry, and sensitive to sunlight.
Some over-the-counter acne products can cause rare but serious allergic reactions or severe irritation. Seek emergency medical attention if you have symptoms such as throat tightness, difficulty breathing, feeling faint, or swelling of the face or tongue. Also stop using the product if you develop hives or itching. Symptoms can appear anywhere from minutes to a day or longer after use.
Oral antibiotics may cause sensitivity of sunlight and stomach upset.
Benzoyl peroxide may inhibit the effects of some topical retinoids, so never apply them at the same time of day.
Taking oral antibiotics for more than a few weeks may leave women susceptible to yeast infections.
The key to getting your skin clear is to find out which hormones are out of balance so that you can focus on getting them back to the levels they should be. Seed cycling can definitely help, but getting a real hormone test done will give you accurate insight into what’s going on. Hormonal acne is suuuper complex to deal with, so I definitely recommend getting your hormones tested. The essential oils you are using will help, but they will not heal the root cause of your hormone imbalance.