Dermatologists frequently employ combination therapy to treat various diseases, but the evidence to support the use of such combinations is often lacking. Synergy is an appealing although somewhat ambiguous concept in medicine. Utilizing synergy allows clinicians to provide the most efficacious combination of treatments to patients, while potentially minimizing adverse effects and reducing the development of drug resistance.
Beauty myths are a dime a dozen. Put toothpaste on the zit! Hair will grow back thicker if you shave it! But in the summer, there tends to be more confusion than usual. Can the sun really help your acne? Is it better to have SPF 200 than SPF 20? Here, the questions to everything you could possibly know to keep your skin safe and smooth all season long.
If you experience chronic breakouts, medication isn’t the only option. These natural solutions will help alleviate symptoms and address causes of the condition.
Antimicrobial activities of ozenoxacin against the isolates of propionibacteria and staphylococci from Japanese patients with acne vulgaris
Ozenoxacin, a novel non-fluorinated topical quinolone, was assessed for in vitro antimicrobial activity against clinical isolates of propionibacteria and staphylococci according to the broth microdilution method recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute.
Inhibitory effects of Schisandra chinensis extract on acne-related inflammation and UVB-induced photoageing
Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill. (Schisandraceae) fruit extract (SFE) has been reported to induce non-specific tissue protection against inflammation in vivo. However, the effects of SFE on Propionibacterium acnes-stimulated acne and UVB-irradiated photoageing have yet to be investigated.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa), a commonly used spice throughout the world, has been shown to exhibit antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-neoplastic properties. Growing evidence shows that an active component of turmeric, curcumin, may be used medically to treat a variety of dermatologic diseases. This systematic review was conducted to examine the evidence for the use of both topical and ingested turmeric/curcumin to modulate skin health and function.
Inhibitory effects of Cheongsangbangpoong-tang on both inflammatory acne lesions and facial heat in patients with acne vulgaris: A randomized controlled trial protocol
Due to increasing interest from acne patients concerned about the side effects associated with conventional therapies, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been suggested as a new therapeutic modality for acne vulgaris.