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Hi i'm on a low dose of doxycycline (20 mg per day) for rosacea. it's expensive. are there any foods that could be an alternative to this medication?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
There are no foods: that will specifically help with rosacea but there are topical treatments that might be less expensive. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider and obtain different management options.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Simple tetracycline is a cheap alternative that should work. Despite all the goofy stuff online, food choices are almost never therapy. There are a host of other meds -- systemic and topical -- that will keep your rosacea at bay and prevent disfigurement. Best wishes.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Check with your grocery store or pharmacy for programs for low cost meds, including doxycycline. These do not require insurance and can be as little as $4/month
Oct 18, 2017

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