Acne on a steroid cycle and how to deal with it
Posted by cpaddon on May 23, 2017
Acne is a common side effect caused by taking steroids. It is known that the main cause of acne is the imbalance of sex hormones. That is why this disease is most often found in adolescents, whose hormones are a subject to jumps. Acne, which appears during the reception of anabolic drugs, indicates the need to stop taking steroids and take a general blood test.
Acne is a skin disease. As a rule, accompanied by the release of fat, the appearance of black dots, as well as scars. Acne can be called a disease not only of the skin, but also of the sebaceous glands. There are signs most often on the back and face. During bodybuilding, acne appears due to a number of provocative moments, one of which is taking steroids that affect the hormones.
What should I do if I have acne?
First of all, we recommend contacting a specialist to specify the type of acne. You should not squeeze out acne and touch them with your hands, as some do. Treatment takes place through successive stages. If the doctor fixes acne inflammations, then it is necessary to make a special diet and a course of drugs that normalize the hormones. For a while, you can hide acne with a special make-up with a green pigment. Also it is necessary to use exclusively low-androgenic anabolics or completely to stop reception at the time of treatment.
During treatment it is important not just to reduce the use of carbohydrates, but to exclude them from the diet. It is necessary to replace simple carbohydrates with complex ones. For the treatment of acne, it is necessary to use only baby soap with pH 5. Any other soap can provoke acne and stronger forms of this disease. The athlete should wash well every time after training. Sweat should be avoided, as it is a good medium for the development of bacteria. It is also very important to start using vitamins and minerals. You can use brewer’s yeast, which will help cope with the disease.
What drugs against acne can I take on a steroid cycle?
On the steroid cycle, it is best to take medications that suppress the activity of the sebaceous glands. For example, Accutane. Specialists perform treatment, usually together with antibiotics (clindamycin, takening for ten days). But this treatment is not limited, because it is extremely important to eradicate the problem of acne, that is, to return the normal hormonal balance. For this, the doctor prescribes hormonal drugs and prescribes blood purification (plasmapheresis). To get rid of the external manifestations of acne, you can use iodine – it should be applied carefully to large inflammations.
Prevention acne on a steroid cycle
- Remove any simple carbohydrates from the diet (exclude chocolate, sugar, eat more vegetables and fiber);
- Continue to take bath procedures. Athletes who like to disregard washing will have to fall in love with water and soap, constantly wash. Water procedures are the only thing that can protect you from dirt;
- Drink vitamins prescribed by a doctor;
- Use cleansing strips and tonics;
- Drink green tea, which cleans the entire body;
- Carry out the purification procedures of the whole organism (liver, kidneys).
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