Different Types of Acne, Different Treatments – Cystic Acne TreatmentWritten by Peter Crump
Acne can range in severity from a relatively small number of whiteheads, to a proliferation of cysts and nodules, which can be as physically painful as they are psychologically upsetting.
Severe cystic acne can be resistant to most treatments, and in fact cystic acne treatment can produce side effects that are as upsetting as condition itself. For many sufferers of this kind of acne however, refusing treatment is not an option, so here are some things to be aware of before undergoing your cystic acne treatment.
The causes of cystic acne are, like other types of condition, associated with over production of oil by glands in skin. There remains no definitive cure for any of acne types, and ways in which available treatments work is not fully understood. Treating cystic acne can be difficult – severe cystic acne is usually resistant to topical treatments, and some of medications that are commonly used, such as tetracycline. Cystic acne can be extremely upsetting for sufferer, especially cystic acne in women, and though treating condition can be harsh, it is usually, thankfully, well worth going through.
The most common tool in treating cystic acne is Accutane, or isotretinoin. Though this is a very effective treatment for severe cystic acne, it can bring unwanted side effects. Here are a few tips to help ease you through your treatment:
Smart Kids: Use It Or Lose It This SummerWritten by ShowKidsTheFun
The brain is like a muscle -- you use it or lose it. During summer vacation is your child "losing it"?
Picture two different athletes. Athlete A is on a schedule where she trains ten months and then takes two months off. Athlete B trains year round. When Athlete A goes back to training after her two months of being a couch potato, she's going to feel sluggish, slow, and frustrated, while Athlete B is still in prime shape.
So, how do we, as parents, keep our children's brains in tip-top shape? Exercise your children's brains with these activities.
Writing Skills: Do your children have a favorite series of books, like The Magic Tree House or Harry Potter? They can write next book in series! Brainstorm plot with your children. Provide them with a special notebook for writing story -- and let their imagination take them on a journey. A chapter each week will really add up!
Reading: Enroll your children in your local library's summer reading program. These reading programs reward children for reading during summer months, and are usually free to join. If your library doesn't offer a summer reading program, contact your local bookstore. Or make your own reading contest. Simply draw a chart with rewards at different levels. Every time your children reach a new level on chart, celebrate their accomplishments!