By Sophie Dove
Anyone who suffers from acne will probably understand me when I say I have tried every medication possible to treat it. I feel like I have sat in more dermatology centres than anyone else, taken countless oral antibiotics and experimented with numerous topical retinoids and solutions.
At the age of seventeen, I had exhausted all my options. I had been prescribed with antibiotics, the combined pill, numerous creams and finally isotretinoin (also known as Roaccutane).
However, it is becoming evident that antibiotics and oral contraceptives may not be the best option to treat acne.
That’s why an ongoing trial run by Southampton Clinical Trials Unit (SCTU), looking into the use of steroid spironolactone, is such a promising possible alternative for women across the globe.
Many people go on a course of…