Acne Treatment with Sulfur
Sulfur is an element
which exists as yellow powder or solid crystals near volcanic
or hot spring areas. Sulfur posses an antibacterial, antifungal
and keratolytic properties. Its antibacterial and keratolytic
property is especially important to acne treatment. Although
sulfur can kill acne-causing bacteria, sulfur is best noted
for its keratolytic property. Sulfur makes the skin peel which
helps unblock clogged pores. The peeling of the skin is thought
to be caused by hydrogen sulfide which breaks down keratin.
Hydrogen sulfide is the result of the reaction between the
cysteine on skin cells and sulfur. Sulfur is best combined
with topical Zinc Oxide because if its ability enhance wound
healing and its anti-inflammatory property.
not use topical sulfur without consulting your doctor if you
are pregnant or could become pregnant during acne treatment.
This acne medication is not intended to be used by children.
may cause itching, burning, stinging, tingling sensation,
redness or dryness of the skin. Skin dryness is the most common
side effect of sulfur.
has antifungal, antibacterial, and keratolytic activity. In
the past, its use was widespread in dermatological disorders
such as acne vulgaris, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff,
pityriasis versicolor, scabies, and warts. Adverse events
associated with topically applied sulfur are rare and mainly
involve mild application site reactions. Sulfur, used alone
or in combination with agents such as sodium sulfacetamide
or salicylic acid, has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment
of many dermatological conditions.
(Source: The use of sulfur in dermatology, Gupta AK, Nicol
K. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook
And Women's College Health Science Center, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. email@example.com)
topical sulfur is comparable to the performance of oral tetracycline.
(Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology |
Date: 7/1/2004 | Author: Gupta, Aditya K.; Nicol, Karyn)
Available as Lotion, Liquid, Cream, Soap, Ointment, Gel, Shampoo.
(Brand Names: Liquimat, Sastid Soap, Sulfoam, Sulfo-Lo,Sulmasque,
Sulpho-Lac, Sul-Ray Aloe Vera Acne,Thylox Acne Treatment,
Reviews and Comments:
“Sulfur is also affective in preventing acne breakouts
if you use it at least twice a day. I used sulfur soap twice
daily but I find it too drying on the skin. I quit using sulfur
because I was not able to find a good moisturizer and I don’t
want to use petroleum jelly as a moisturizer.”
"Zinc Oxide"( Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005)
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updated: May 18, 2008