Opinions vary greatly on the effects of steroid use. Although medical research is being conducted there is a divide amongst experts as to the effect of steroid use. Some of the users will write articles on the internet that is totally positive about the advantages of such use and the medical profession will write a negative article whilst both are discussing the same symptoms. It is well known that drug users will always try to justify their habit by producing facts and figures or even research that shows that their habit is not dangerous and causes no ill effects. The medical profession will offer views, supported by statistics that prove that drug use causes great harm, not only to themselves but to their families and friends indirectly. They will also argue that medical facilities are stretched by having to deal with self-inflicted illnesses and the weakness of those people taking steroids. Steroids are used by the medical profession to treat illnesses such as asthma and it is understandable that they resent misuse of such a drug when they are seeing the side effects that it has on their genuine patients. People will always be tempted by the lure of drugs as it is the lazy way to solve their problems and get a quick fix whether it is to enhance performance, to look better, or just to make them feel good temporarily.
In many ways, the same can be said of acne; those who are sensitive to acne and genetically predisposed to such a condition will be the first to have a problem and DHT steroids are notorious for creating this problem. For some, while DHT steroids are generally the worst in this regard, simple use of testosterone can have a negative effect as a high influx of the hormone can produce it, but it remains DHT steroids are the number one culprit. If you are sensitive to acne, the best thing you can do is ensuring you keep your skin clean. If this means taking an extra shower every day then so be it. This may also mean always changing your shirt if you become sweaty if a shower is not immediately available. Further, beyond staying clean, ensuring all of your anabolic steroids are clean will do a lot for you. Many times those who fall prey to bad breakouts could have avoided them, if they had not purchased and supplemented with contaminated and dirty anabolic steroids.
Acne is often present. Acne conglobata is a particularly severe form of acne that can develop during steroid abuse or even after the drug has been discontinued. Infections are a common side effect of steroid abuse because of needle sharing and unsanitary techniques used when injecting the drugs into the skin. These are similar risks to IV drug abusers with increased potential to acquire blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS . Skin abscesses may occur at injection sites and may spread to other organs of the body. Endocarditis or an infection of the heart valves is not uncommon.