- Treats Mild To Moderate Acne
- Topical Antibiotic Solution
- Active Ingredient: Erythromycin And Zinc
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
- Includes Free Prescription
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How to use Zineryt Solution?
This medicine is specifically for the use of acne.
Before applying Zineryt, you must first wash the affected area. If you want to apply makeup, you must first use the medicine and allow this to dry.
Zineryt comes in a specific bottle with a unique applicator pad which makes it easier to apply the solution to the entirety of the affected area of skin to be treated. The applicator pad is protected by a cap that should be removed before use and firmly replaced after each application.
To apply Zineryt
• Begin by unscrewing the protective cap- hold the bottle upside down and place the pad against the skin.
• Spread the solution over the entire affected area (including the surrounding skin) – the flow of solution can be increased by pressing the pad a little more firmly against the skin.
• When used correctly the right amount of treatment should be applied however if you do put too much on you can blot this off with some tissue, ensuring it does not run into the eyes, nose or mouth- if this happens to wash well with plenty of water.
Duration of treatment
Effective treatment of acne can take several weeks or in some cases, several months. The average treatment time is 10-12 weeks however if you still have acne at the end of the prescribed course you should consult your doctor for further advice.
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Acne is a very common skin condition which affects many people at some point in their life. For most people, it begins during puberty and tends to resolve by the late teens or early twenties, but it can persist for longer for some. It causes spots, blackheads, oily skin and can sometimes make the skin hot or painful to the touch.
The areas acne will develop are:
• Face – this affects almost everyone with acne
• Back – this affects more than half of people with acne
• Chest – this affects around 15% of people with acne
Types of spots
The six main types of spots caused by acne are:
• Blackheads – these are small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin. They are not filled with dirt but are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigmentation (colouring).
• Whiteheads – These have a similar appearance to blackheads but may be firmer and won’t empty when squeezed.
• Papules – These are small red bumps that may feel tender or sore.
• Pustules – Similar to papules, pustules have a white tip in the center which is caused by a build-up of pus.
• Nodules – these are large hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful.
• Cysts – these are the most severe type of spots caused by acne. Like boils, they are large lumps that are filled with pus which carries a risk of causing permanent scarring.
What can I do if I have acne?
Aside from treatment, there are self-help techniques that can help with your acne which include:
• Do not wash affected areas of skin more than twice a day as frequent washing can irritate the skin and make symptoms your worse.
• Ensure that you wash the affected area with a mild soap or cleanser and lukewarm water. Using very hot or cold water can make your acne worse.
• Do not try to “clean out” blackheads or squeeze spots as this can make them worse and lead to permanent scarring.
• Try to avoid using too much make-up and cosmetics which can aggravate your skin.
• Use water-based products that are described as non-comedogenic -these products are formulated not to cause blocked pores
• Make sure you remove make-up completely before going to bed.
• If you suffer from dry skin, use a fragrance-free, water-based emollient.
• Whilst regular exercise does not improve acne, it can boost your mood and improve your self-esteem. Make sure you shower as soon as possible after exercising, as sweat can irritate your acne.
• Wash your hair regularly and try to avoid letting your hair fall across your face.
Whilst acne cannot be cured, it can be treated and controlled with treatment such as creams, lotions, and gels specifically designed for acne.
If you develop acne it is best to consult your pharmacist for advice. They may recommend products containing a low concentration of benzoyl peroxide (this must be used carefully as the ingredient can bleach clothing).
If you develop severe acne or it begins to appear on your chest and back, it may require treatment with antibiotics or stronger creams which will only be available through prescription.
Please note treatments can take up to three months to begin to show results. Once they do, the effects can be very promising.
Who is affected by acne?
Acne is most common in teenagers and younger adults with around 80% of people who suffer aged 11 to 30 years old. Most people will have acne for several years intermittently before their symptoms will begin to improve as they get older and tends to be resolved by their mid-twenties.
Your doctor will be able to diagnose acne by examining your skin, this will involve assessing your face, chest, and back for different types of spots such as blackheads, whiteheads or nodules. The number of spots you have and the degree of how painful and inflamed they are will determine how severe your acne is and will determine the course of treatment you need.
There are four grades used to measure the severity of acne:
• Grade 1 (mild) – the acne is mostly confined to whiteheads and blackheads, with just a few papules and pustules
• Grade 2 (moderate) – there are multiple papules and pustules, which are mostly confined to the face
• Grade 3 (moderately severe) –there will be many papules and pustules, including occasional inflamed nodules. The back and chest will also be infected by acne
• Grade 4 (severe) – there will be many large, painful pustules and nodules
Acne in Women
For support and to read about other people’s experiences of living with and coping with acne, there are several blogs and sites on the internet such as talk health which provides free acne support. The Mix also has a website and helpline for teenagers and young people who may be struggling emotionally with acne issues and other difficulties.
Make-up can help cover up scars, particularly those on the face. You can buy camouflage make up over the counter which is specifically designed to cover up scars. You can also consult your doctor for further advice and support.
If you are interested in learning more about covering a mark, scar, non-infectious skin condition or a tattoo, you can also visit the Changing Faces skin camouflage service or call 0300 012 0276.
Side effects of Zineryt include
Rare (1 in 1000 and 1 in 10,000 people)
Skin drynessSkin peelingSkin irritation / Itching of skinTemporary redness of the skin
Very rare (1 in 10,000 people)
Severe allergic reaction.