A 27-year-old female asked:
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is elidel (pimecrolimus) affective in treating rosacea or will it make it worse?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
It may help: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a non-steroidal topical medicine that can help treat inflammation. Many patients with rosacea will need a topical steroid at times for flare-ups. However, Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a little more expensive than common, and certainly appropriate, topical steroids. You may want to discuss this with your doctor.
Answered on May 2, 2015
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