About Aziderm: Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid) is prescribed for the treatment of acne. This medicine can also be used to treat other conditions such as inflammations normally caused by rosacea and melasma which describes hyperpigmentation. It is possible to use this medicine for treatment of these conditions because of its skin lightening properties. This medicine works through causing a reduction in the bacteria which is responsible for causing acne (Propionibacterium acnes). It also in the process of eliminating these bacteria reduces inflammation and promote skin renewal, this helps relieve acne and its conditions. Some common conditions that are caused by acne and alleviated using this medicine include blackheads (comedones) and spots which are common to appear on the skin and are caused by the effects of keratinization on the skin.
How to use Aziderm
This cream is for external use only and should not be ingested or used otherwise. Apply the cream only to the affected area and in proportions as directed by your physician. Wash your hands and the affected area properly before application and leave both to dry naturally. Massage the cream to form a thin layer on the affected area and ensure that you do not touch unaffected areas with the cream. Continue with your treatment for as long as the doctor recommends. If necessary, your physician may propose adjustments to your dose depending on how you progress. After application, wash your hands to prevent the spread of the cream. Do not wrap the affected area unless your physician instructs you to. Otherwise, leave it to dry naturally.
Your doctor will instruct you on the amount of cream to apply. For adults suffering from mild acne conditions, the typical prescription is a daily dosage of 1 application per day. However, it is normal for patients to be prescribed a dosage of 2 times, daily for 2 -4 weeks. Do not use another person’s dosage as each patient’s prescription is unique to their health and treatable conditions. Your physician will adjust your dosage if there is a need, do not self-medicate yourself this medicine.
Aziderm Side Effects
The use of this cream may have side effects to you as a patient. Ensure that you consult your physician as soon as you notice any side effects that include irritation or itchiness of the skin, the feeling of a mild burning, tingling sensations, dryness of the skin mostly on the affected area being treated and stinging sensations. These are some common side effects that normally disappear with continued use of the medicine. Should they persist or worsen during your treatment, do not stop using Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid) but consult your doctor immediately. Talk to your doctor about other possible side effects that have not been referenced here.
Avoid direct exposure to the sun or other light sources as your skin becomes more sensitive to treatment. In case you need to go outdoors, apply a sunscreen or wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts or caps that will protect you from exposure to sunlight. The use of Aziderm Cream (Azelaic Acid) may cause allergic reactions, do not use this medicine if you have known allergies.