Sotret 10 MG Capsule belongs to a category of chemical compounds called retinoid. This medication helps in the treatment of cystic acne or nodular acne that has previously not responded to any other kinds of treatment. It lowers the production of facial oil and prevents hardening of the skin. If acne is not properly treated it can cause permanent scarring.
On using Sotret 10 MG Capsule you may experience the following side effects: drying of skin around the lips and mouth, bleeding from the nose, stomach upset, hair loss. Should these reactions continue or worsen with time notify your health care provider right away. However, it is advised that before taking Sotret 10 MG Capsule you should take preventive measures and consult your doctor if:
Some medications may interact with Sotret 10 MG Capsule and have some adverse effects, in such cases care should be taken to have a discussion with your doctor. Take Sotret 10 MG Capsule as prescribed. Sotret 10 MG Capsule comes in a capsule form and needs to be swallowed down with a glass of water. You may have it with our without food. It needs to be taken twice daily for a minimum of four to five months. In case of a missed dose try to take it as soon as you recall it or skip it entirely. Do not by any means try to have a double dose. In case of drug overdose notify your doctor promptly. It may take a few weeks before results start to show.
Acne vulgaris is a common chronic skin disease involving blockage and/or inflammation of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland). Acne can present as noninflammatory lesions, inflammatory lesions, or a mixture of both, affecting mostly the face but also the back and chest.
Acne vulgaris has a multifactorial pathogenesis, of which the key factor is genetics. Acne develops as a result of an interplay of the following four factors: (1) follicular epidermal hyperproliferation with subsequent plugging of the follicle, (2) excess sebum production, (3) the presence and activity of the commensal bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, and (4) inflammation.
Acne occurs through the interplay of 4 major factors:
The most common trigger is
During puberty, surges in androgen stimulate sebum production and hyperproliferation of keratinocytes.
Other triggers include
Scarring Alopecia, otherwise called Cicatricial Alopecia, alludes to a gathering of hair loss issue that might be diagnosed in up to 3% of hair loss patients. It happens worldwide in generally healthy men and women of any age.
Every particular diagnosis inside this class is genuinely uncommon, yet a few cases incorporate analyzing Cellulitis, Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis, Follicular Degeneration Disorder (beforehand called "Hot Brush" Alopecia), folliculitis decalvans, lichen planopilaris, and pseudopelade of Brocq, to give some examples. Scarring Alopecia may likewise be a piece of a significantly bigger condition, for example, Chronic Lupus Erythematosus, where numerous organs of the body can be influenced.
While there are many types of Scarring Alopecia, the normal topic is a conceivably changeless and irreversible demolition of hair follicles and their Replacement with scar tissue.
Most types of Scarring Alopecia initially happens as little Patches of Hair Loss that may extend with time. Now and again the hair loss is steady, without recognizable indications, and may go unnoticed for quite a while. In different examples, the hair loss is related with Serious Itching, Burning, and Pain, and is quickly dynamic.
The Scarring Alopecia Patches normally appear to be somewhat unique from Alopecia Areata in that the edges of the Bald Patches look more "battered." The annihilation of the hair follicle happens beneath the skin surface so there may not be much too really observe on the scalp skin surface other than Patchy Hair Loss. Influenced areas might be smooth and clean, or may have redness, scaling, expanded or diminished pigmentation, or may have risen rankles with fluids or Pus originating from the influenced area.
These visual markers may help with diagnosis; however it is hard to diagnose a Scarring Alopecia just from the pattern of the hair loss and the nature of the scalp skin. Regularly while Scarring Alopecia is suspected, at least one Skin Biopsies are done to affirm the diagnosis and help recognize the specific type of Scarring Alopecia. A little biopsy of 2 to 4 mm in distance across is taken and analyzed under a microscope. A Pathologist or Dermatologist will search for annihilation of the hair follicles, scar tissue deep in the skin, and the presence and area of aggravation in relation to the hair follicles.
Regularly, the early phases of a Scarring Alopecia will have Inflammatory Cells around the hair follicles, which, numerous scientists believe, actuates the demolition of the hair follicles and advancement of scar tissue. In any case, there is some argument about this among Dermatologists, as in some cases a biopsy from a Scarring Alopecia person shows very low irritation.
Scarring Alopecia quite often burns out. The Bald Patches quit growing and any irritation, tingling, burning, or pain goes away. In this end phase; another skin biopsy generally demonstrates no inflammation around hair follicles. Bald areas more often than not have no more hair follicles. Here and there, however, hair follicles, in any event those at the fringe of a Bald Patch, are not totally annihilated and they can re-grow, but rather frequently all that is left are only a couple of Longitudinal Scars deep in the skin to indicate where the hair follicles used to be.
Scarring Alopecia can include a great deal of harm and lasting Hair Loss. Hence treatment of Scarring Alopecia ought to be very forceful. The nature of treatment changes relying upon the specific Diagnosis. Scarring Alopecia’s that include for the most part Lymphocyte Inflammation of hair follicles, for example, Lichen Planopilaris and Pseudopelade, are by and large treated with Corticosteroids in topical creams and by Injections into the affected skin. Likewise, Antimalarial and Isotretinoin Medications might be utilized.
For Scarring Alopecia’s with aggravation of generally Neutrophils or a blend of cells, treatment includes Antibiotics and Isotretinoin. All the more tentatively, drugs like Methotrexate, Tacrolimus, Cyclosporin, and even Thalidomide have been utilized to treat a few structures.
Once a Scarring Alopecia has achieved the burn out stage and there has been no more Hair Loss for a couple of years, Bald areas can be either surgically expelled on the off chance that they are not very huge or the Bald Patches can be transplanted with hair follicles taken from unaffected areas.
Gram-negative folliculitis is an infection of the skin. It is caused by gram-negative organisms. This can occur in patients, who are suffering from acne vulgaris and rosacea. In these patients, the acne gets resistant to drugs or antibiotics due to its prolonged use. This disease was first discovered by Fulton in 1968. People suffering from aids may also develop this infection.
Gram negative folliculitis can cause other skin conditions including the following ones:
1. Spa pool folliculitis is a pseudomonas infection.
2. Folliculitis caused by aeromonas hydrophila: This happens due to exposure of injured skin to contaminated water.
The appearance of Gram-negative folliculitis: It looks like rash similar to that of acne. Often patients mistake it to be the worst form of acne. In most cases, Gram-negative folliculitis leads to superficial pustules with lesser papules and comedones. These are caused by Klebsiella, Escherichia and Serratia species. In rare cases, it forms deeper lesions, which are nodular and cyst-like. These are caused due to infection by Proteus species. This microbe fails to penetrate deeper layers of the skin. The lesions are found on the upper lip, under the nose and on cheeks.
Diagnosis: When acne gets unresponsive to antibiotics, you should suspect it to be a case of gram-negative folliculitis. It is diagnosed by cytology. The colour of the bacteria in gram stain appears red or pinkish. Bacterial culture is conducted to identify the species.
Treatment: The treatment of gram-negative folliculitis can be done by using isotretinoin and other systematic antibiotics. Isotretinoin is a complex compound of beta-carotene and is effective for treating severe and unresponsive nodulocystic acne. This has been proved best for the eradication of facial lesions and nasal carriage in two to three months. Recurrence of the lesions is not seen.
What is acne?
Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Hair follicles are the areas around the base or root of each hair. Sebaceous glands are the tiny glands that release oil (sebum) into the hair follicles. The sebum moistens the skin and hair. The sebum and hair get to the skin surface through tiny holes called pores.
Acne is very common. Most children and young adults between ages 11 and 30 will have acne at some point. Acne most often begins in puberty. But it can happen at any age. There are different types of acne that affect newborns, infants, younger children, and adults.
Acne may occur when the pores gets clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Bacteria that are normally on the skin may also get into the clogged pore. Acne comes in several types. One type is a comedone. This is a plug of sebum in the hair follicle. They are either closed whiteheads, or open blackheads. These are not inflamed or infected.
Inflamed acne causes red, painful bumps or sores. The sores may be infected with bacteria. This type of acne includes:
What causes acne?
The cause of acne is not fully understood. Acne is linked with:
Who is at risk for acne?
Being a teen (adolescent) is the greatest risk factor for acne. A family history also increases the risk for severe acne.
What are the symptoms of acne?
Acne can occur anywhere on the body. It is most common in areas where there are more sebaceous glands, such as:
Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They can include:
The symptoms of acne can be like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
How is acne diagnosed?
The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will look at the areas of the body with acne. The provider may advise that your child see a doctor who specializes in skin care (dermatologist).
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. The goal of acne treatment is to improve the skins appearance and to lessen the chance of scarring. Treatment for acne will include gentle, regular skin care. Your child's healthcare provider may advise:
Topical medicines are often prescribed to treat acne. These can be in the form of a cream, gel, lotion, or liquid. These may include:
Medicines to take by mouth may be prescribed, such as:
What are possible complications of acne?
Acne can cause problems with self-esteem. It may cause emotional problems. It may result in depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts. Severe or long-term acne may cause scarring. Serious infections may also develop.
Living with acne
Acne can be a long-term condition. Early treatment can help to prevent or lessen severe acne. Help your child by:
When should I call my child's healthcare provider?
Call your child's healthcare provider if:
Key points about acne
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s health care provider:
Acne - Do's and don'ts
Hi, I’m Dr. Bela, and residing in Punjabi Bagh, and practicing in Punjabi Bagh, and I’m here to talk about Acne.
Acne seems to be the present concern about everybody, and everybody has once or the, sometime or the other suffered from acne. So let’s discuss why acne occur. Generally what happens is that the acne may be because of the hormones, or because of genetics, or it could be because of the dust and pollution that we expose our bodies to, our face and our upper body to. These are the primary areas where the acne you would see, the acne would occur primarily on the face as well as in the back of the, on your upper back, as well as the upper arms. These are because the sebaceous glands are most mostly present here, and mostly active there.
So hormone, if your hormones are a little topsy-turvy, or genetically you are blessed with parents who had acne because of oily skin, or because or your dirt, the acne would occur. There would be a clogging on the sebaceous glands, because of the sebum that is being produced, or because of the dust that comes on, or because of the cosmetics that you apply, and then the sebum would start accumulating under the skin, and that would develop a little bit of bacteria that would develop pus or a cyst, and therefore you have this kind of acne. It may start with a blackhead or a whitehead, that’s the open or closed acne, or it may develop into pustular and cystic acne. So we call that the inflammatory acne and the non-inflammatory acne. We can treat that completely through homeopathy. We have wonderful medicines that would clear your skin completely. You would have a nice healthy skin.
The general do’s and don’ts that one could do for acne is what I can describe right now. You should be washing your face about three to four times a day, specially with the facewash that suits your skin, so it could be, just check it out if it’s a dry kind of skin, pick up a, pick up a face wash for dry skin, and if it’s a oily or normal skin, pick up a facewash for oily skin or normal skin. For a very very acne prone acne, acne prone skin, you can pick up something which has salicylic acid, look out for that, or look out for creams which have either antibacterial, if they’re very pustular, or look out for creams that would sort of, put your sebum down, oil content down, which would be something which has isotretinoin, like retinol a.
Having said that, eat healthy, exercise, but remember not to let the sweat be there on the face or on the upper body too long. So after you exercise, make sure that you are washing your face, so that the clogging does not occur because of the sweat being there. Also if the upper back is involved, or the upper arms are involved, I would recommend having a bath twice a day, so that we are removing the sebum periodically, so that there is no much of, not much of clogging there. Another point that I would like to tell is that by exercising make sure that you have your hair up, even when you’re getting your hair styles done, make sure that your hair is not falling on your forehead, things are not touching in your cheeks, so that the hair products that you’re using should not be blocked and clogging your pores at all. Always remember to wear k=loose kind of t-shirts and lose tracks for your exercise, so that again, the sweat does not stay on your body, on your face.
And lastly, which is very important, is that you should try some kind of taking less stress, so go for something like meditation, which would really cool you, calm you, and your skin would have that internal glow. And if you want any kind of medication, you can come to us at Dr. Bela’s Clinic, through Lybrate. Or you can come to use directly, we are at Punjabi Bagh, West. Thank you.