I have a pile of anti-biotic powder that I am looking to use up but don't want to screw around with taking it orally. I read an article on topical antibiotics for acne purposes:
Antibiotics. Antibiotics may be used on top of the skin (topical) or taken orally (systemic). Antibiotics work by clearing the skin of acne-causing bacteria. There are several topical products available in creams, gels, pads and lotions. Topical antibiotics are limited in their ability to penetrate the skin and clear more deep-seated P. acnes, whereas systemic antibiotics circulate throughout the body and into sebaceous glands. Systemic antibiotics, therefore, often cause more side effects than topicals, but they can be used for more severe kinds of acne.
I am thinking of trying it, but I'm not sure if I should use penetration enhancers or just a water or alcohol solution. Anyone have any ideas?