Acne Treatments For Men

Robert asks…

What are the side effects of spironolactone?

I started taking spironolactone for acne a couple weeks ago, and I was wondering what other effects it might have. I’ve been going to the bathroom a lot more, and I know it’s often used to treat hirsutism. What else does it do? And how long should it be before I see a noticeable change in my acne?

admin answers:

Spironolactone Side Effects

Although the spironolactone side effects does not occur frequently, some side effects are mild ones that individuals can easily tolerate or can be treated by one’s physician, while some are of serious kinds. Some of the common spironolactone side effects are:

* Dry mouth or thirst that are signs of dehydration
* Nausea
* Vomiting
* Fatigue
* Weakness
* Loss of appetite
* Nasal congestion or sleeplessness

Besides these common spironolactone side effects, some people may experience certain side effects that are more severe in nature. In case, one has any of the following symptoms, then immediate medical attention is required:

* Muscle weakness
* Drop in heart rate
* Hyperkalemia or high levels of potassium in blood
* Breast enlargement (spironolactone side effect in men)
* Breast lumps
* Sore throat
* Extreme weakness
* Yellowing of the skin
* Irregular pulse
* Persistent cough
* Decreased sexual ability
* Alterations in the amount of urine passed daily

In some cases, individuals also develop allergic reactions like skin rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, hives, difficulty in breathing or swallowing and wheezing. These are spironolactone side effects in men and women both. However, there are certain spironolactone side effects in women which include irregular menstrual cycle and tenderness in breasts. This conditions are commonly experienced as spironolactone side effects for acne. Read more on spironolactone for acne treatment.

Spironolactone Precautions

Just having information about spironolactone side effects does not guarantee complete knowledge of the discomforts or complications that may arise due to the use of this drug. If one is prescribed this medicine, he/she should always inform the doctor in case he/she suffers from heart disease, kidney disease, liver problems, diabetes, urinary problems, allergies or sodium and potassium imbalances. The doctor should know if his patient is on steroids or any other diuretic before prescribing spironolactone to him. Aspirin may also decrease the effect of spironolactone. In case, you are buying a non prescription drug and you are not sure if it contains aspirin, confirm the presence of aspirin from the pharmacist. However, for those on spironolactone, it is always advisable to consult one’s physician before taking any drug.

In case one has to undergo surgery, even if it is dental surgery, he must inform his doctor if he is using spironolactone. This medicine may increase the amount of potassium in one’s blood. In case, one experiences abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing, he must stop using the medicine and contact his doctor immediately. In case, one detects lumps in his body, he should refer to his physician without any delay as this medicine can cause tumors in the body.

Women who are pregnant should be aware of the fact that the drug is harmful for the unborn child. It may also be harmful for babies who receive the drug through breast milk of the mother who has been prescribed this drug. Hence, pregnant and nursing women should avoid spironolactone or consult their physician before taking it. This drug changes fluid imbalance in the body. Hence when one stands up from lying position, he might feel dizzy. To avoid this sensation, always get up gently from a lying position.

Spironolactone is used to treat a number of ailments. However, a knowledge of spironolactone side effects is always helpful as one should contact one’s doctor immediately at the slightest side effect that he may experience.

Linda asks…

Is there any way I can stop ingrown hairs and acne after shaving?

The hair on my upper neck goes every which way possible. Whenever I shave I end up getting a bunch of red bumps and what seems like acne. The spot becomes very irritated and I am not able to shave it for awhile because it’s too painful. Any tips on how to prevent this? It happens whether I use a razor or electric shaver.

***just wondering… what would happen if I waxed my neck. would i still get bumps and possible acne if I attempted that?

admin answers:

Hi I’m Pedro and I work for Gillette. Pseudofolliculitis barbae, [PFB], is an inflammatory skin condition that can result from the re-entry of curved beard hairs into the skin after shaving or from the penetration of the wall of the follicle by hairs which have been cut below the skin line. I hope that the following tips can help in managing razor bumps, ensuring a more comfortable shave:
- Shave Daily: Clinical research shows that shaving daily can reduce the frequency of re-entrant hairs, which cause razor bumps.
- Prepare your skin before shaving: Hydrate the hair for three minutes with warm water and apply a moisturising shave gel or foam to help reduce the razor drag that can cause skin irritation.
- Use a good razor: Comfort is key for men with razor bumps. Select a quality razor so you can shave comfortably on a daily basis.
- Take It Easy: Use gentle strokes when shaving. The razor should do the work, not you. Shave lightly and in the direction of beard hair.
- Blade Change: Fresh blades provide a closer, smoother, more comfortable shave. Replace your blades at the first sign of dullness or discomfort.
- Condition Skin: Refresh skin after shaving to soothe and moisturise it.
- Consult Your Dermatologist: Consult your dermatologist to determine an individualised course of action for your condition. Different degrees of PFB may require different treatment plans.

I hope this helps, but can always drop me a line if you have more queries to or follow us on Twitter @GilletteUK

Charles asks…

What is the above all best answer for acne?

Like seriously?? There’s a million products out there, but man, come on! I don’t have that bad of skin, just small break outs every now and then, maybe a little redness. Help a Brotha Out?

admin answers:

• Hey, I’m a dermatology student and I’ve dealt mostly with acne.
The treatment I’ve seen work over the years is Nucelle’s Mandelic acid based products.

Mandelic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid and is found in cleansers, moisturizers, toners. It works by killing the bacteria which causes acne. It is also able to shrink pores really well !!! is a great site and I prefer these products over store bought products..because we all know those cleansers don’t work ! So give Nucelle a try, and check out their website.
Hope that helps !

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