A 21-year-old member asked:
Why are antibiotics prescribed for rosacea? is it a bacterial infection?
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Dermatology 46 years experience
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Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Can be: Although rosacea is not an infection per se, one of the complications of having it is a form of acne. That form of acne usually responds well to metronidazole. This won't cure rosacea, but it can help decrease the inflammation and superficial skin infections. I don't like oral antibiotics for rosacea and try to limit their use to topical products.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Can bacterial infections be treated with antibiotics?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Many bacterial: infections can be treated with antibiotics. However, some infective agents may be drug resistant.
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Last updated Jun 20, 2014
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