Neonatal acne causes bandages to be used in cystic acne
The growing popularity of bandages for cystic skin conditions has led to them being used as treatment for some types of acne.
A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of bandaging in cysts found that in 2012, the average use of an oral antibiotic was 3.6 million treatments.
However, a third of the patients who were treated with bandages reported adverse reactions, such as dryness, itching, and pain.
Bandages have also been found to be effective at reducing scarring and scarring growths.
One of the studies found that using bandages in cyst infections decreased scarring, but the study did not have a control group.
According to a report in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the use by dermatologists of bandaged wounds for their patients was “largely limited to those with mild to moderate cystic infections.”
The study also found that the use was most often for people who had been treated with steroids or antibiotics.
“The authors report that the majority of the bandaged wound patients had no adverse reactions,” said study author Dr. Stephanie P. Cogan, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Florida.
While it is unclear if bandages were the reason for the use, the findings do raise questions.
Dr. P. David Miller, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told ABC News that there is a possibility that the increased use of Band-Aids by dermatists is because it is cheaper and easier to administer.
“There are a lot of people in this country who don’t have the financial resources to do it themselves, and we’re seeing this rise,” Miller said.
“I think the answer is to educate our patients about the value of these products.”
In the meantime, doctors should keep in mind that a bandage can have negative effects on the patient’s skin, especially when used on a large wound.
“If the wound is large and is bleeding, there is going to be some pain, and you’re going to want to do some bandaging on it, so you don’t get an infection,” Miller explained.
“You’re not going to get a bigger infection.
If the wound heals itself, you’re not really going to need to do any more bandaging.
And if it’s just an isolated infection, you’ll get a very mild infection.”