Antibiotics have come a long way since their discovery in the late 1920's by Alexander Fleming. Nowadays, antibiotics or antibacterials are used to cure a variety of organism-induced infections and diseases. One such condition that could be effectively cured by antibiotics is acne.
Some kinds of acne, which is a disease of the pilosebaceous units (PSUs), can be effectively cured by certain kinds of antibiotics. This is because one underlying factor behind breakouts is the proliferation of the pimple-causing bacteria, medically known as P. acnes.
To eliminate this acne-inducing bacteria, several antibacterials have been developed as part of some acne treatment therapies. The antibacterials commonly used against pimples are the following: