Acne Treatment Mcalester OK

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Warren Clinic McAlester
(918) 426-0240
Van Buren & Strong Blvd
Broken Bow, OK
 
Advanced Dermatology Incorporated
(918) 426-1616
1030 E Washington Ave
McAlester, OK
 
Gary Augter, DO
(918) 426-1616
101 Oklahoma Ave
Mcalester, OK
Education
Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131

John R Ashley, MD
(918) 495-2688
6160 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Dermatology, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Springer Clinic Inc

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Raymond L Cornelison
(405) 271-6110
619 Ne 13th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Dermatology

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Gary K Augter, DO
(918) 426-1616
101 Oklahoma Ave
McAlester, OK
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Holdenville General Hospital, Holdenville, Ok
Group Practice: Advanced Dermatology Inc

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Advanced Dermatology Inc.
(918) 426-1616
101 East Oklahoma
Mcalester, OK
 
Gary K Augter, DO
(918) 426-1616
101 OKLAHOMA AVE
Mcalester, OK
 
Edward Henry Yob, DO
(918) 307-0215
8803 S 101st East Ave Ste 335
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1975

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James Leach, MD
(718) 579-5623
1919 S Wheeling Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1974

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Suggestions for Acne Treatment?

Q. Do you have any suggestions for the treatment of acne? -Karen

Q. Do you have any suggestions for the treatment of acne? I’ve been researching accutane but am looking for a safer solution. Thank you, Karen

Hi Karen,

Acne is a common problem for many which occurs when oil and sebaceous glands that produce sebum to lubricate the skin get clogged by skin cells. The obstructed gland swells with excess sebum and becomes inflamed and sometimes infected. This results in a variety of appearances from whiteheads, blackheads, papules and pustules, to cysts that are large inflamed pus filled lesions that leave scars. 

The cause of this increase in sebum production is not really known but it’s thought that hormones play a role. For women, the week before menses is a common time of occurrence. High testosterone levels, especially in people who abuse exogenous testosterone, is known to correlate with acne. The use of hair and face products such as make-up that contains vegetable or animal oils will certainly contribute to blocking the oil glands. Medications linked to an increased occurrence of acne include: corticosteroids, androgens, birth control pills, lithium, halogens, isoniazid, phenytoin, and phenobarbitol.

Treatment options begin with the basics, which you have likely already addressed such as keeping the skin free of oils, washing with soap to reduce bacterial counts, and over the counter use of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

Your doctor will likely recommend antibiotics such as clindamycin or erythromycin to kill bacteria in an attempt to reduce inflammation. If you choose this approach I would recommend the topical varieties so that you avoid a systemic exposure. Antibiotics will kill bacteria in your bowel that are important for immune system to work effectively. Other options like retinoids (Retin-A) are medications derived from vitamin A and work by unclogging pores and reducing inflammation but can cause significant side effects such as peeling, redness and photosensitivity (sun burn).

Accutane is another well known acne treatment but we are not sure exactly how it works. Has great potential to cause birth defects in women.

Food and acne is always a popular discussion but from a scientific aspect there is no evidence that food effects acne, not even chocolate. The one possible exception would be that if you have a food allergy then this can upset your delicate immune balance and play some role. Many people have IgG food sensitivities and are completely unaware. If you have any symptoms such as joint pain, headache, rash, gas, bloating, congestion, cough after eating a particular food then you may have an allergy to that food and should get further evaluation which can be done through a simple blood test. Look at Alletess or Immuno Lab online for more information.

Natural therapies that offer hope:
Zinc has been shown in studies to reduce the effects of acne. Be careful not to take too much as zinc excess can...

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