Types of malaise lived by patients
o Patients can undergo a physical or emotional discomfort of their acne.
o Patients can also undergo discomfort with the type of treatment prescribed by their doctor. Often, it’s because a treatment is embarrassing and patients have trouble complying every day.
o Some patients will comply with topical treatment that produces extreme irritation and speed without alerting their dermatologist to the harmful effects they know unnecessarily.
o Patients can withstand the use of systemic treatments, even if they are needed to produce beneficial results. Systemic treatments sometimes produce adverse effects.
Strategies to cope with the patient’s discomfort
o Education can be a useful strategy for overcoming the resistance of patients with treatments and ensure the patient’s compliance.
o Systemic treatment can be moved to reduce gastrointestinal adverse effects.
o The speed of speed caused by topical therapies can be reduced by prescribing therapies that do not dry skin as much as others.
o Topical treatments can also be prescribed every day rather than every day at the beginning to reduce irritation.
o An individual approach is needed for each patient.
o The treatments that are kept in the bathroom rather in the refrigerator are more convenient for patients to use.
o Systemic treatments are more practical when they can be taken with or without food and when they do not need to avoid dairy products.
o The treatments are more practical if they do not cause photosensitivity and therefore need to stay out of the sun.
o Combined treatments that do not require waiting periods between applications are more practical.
o treatments that can be applied once daily rather than more practical practical.
o The treatments are perceived as less practical if they cause gastrointestinal and other adverse effects.
o The convenience is equal to compliance.
o Patients should be 7 hours and a half night at night.
o Patients should not eat fashionable diets or quick restoration.
o Patients should avoid high cholesterol foods, including high dairy consumption.
o Some patients should not use moisturizers, even oilless moisturizers.
o Patients should not use sunlight to dry their acne while sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer.
o Patients tend to comply with lifestyle changes.
Cost and compliance
o The cost is an important factor for compliance.
o Hmos does not always reimburse for accutane therapy.
o If a teenager patient is brought to the dermatologist by a parent, it is important to establish a relationship with the teenager or compliance can suffer.
o Patients who look at non-compliance tend to stop using a therapy after 4 or 5 weeks if they do not see any improvement. Education and a careful explanation by the doctor are key factors in helping these patients continue to comply with therapy.
o Patients who have had bad experiences with sometimes abandoning therapy trying to treat their acne. They can turn to self-treatment and home remedies.