It is not usual to use topical antibiotics or antibiotic tablets as maintenance treatment once the spots have cleared. This is because long-term use of antibiotics can lead to resistance of germs to the antibiotics. Also, azelaic acid, another topical treatment, is only licensed for treatment periods of six months. Also, it is best not to take the pill long-term solely to prevent acne. Therefore, if at first you are treated with an antibiotic, azelaic acid or the pill, you may be advised to switch to benzoyl peroxide or a topical retinoid for maintenance treatment.
Steroids: If you are using steroids for the first time, ring 0417529678 for
information regarding correct technique and safe dosage. This service is confidential
and free. When injecting steroids, whether water or oil based, they must be
administered intramuscularly, ie: the injection must penetrate the skin and
surface fat to enter the muscle. The most common area to inject into is the
upper-outer quarter of the buttocks.
Injections can also be placed into the outer thigh. Intramuscular injections should be given deep within the muscle and away from major nerves and blood vessels. Water-based steroids are easier to inject than oil-based steroids as the needle on oil-based steroids will sometimes block. Shake all solutions vigorously before drawing up.