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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness. http://www.dranthonycorrado.com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more

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Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more

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Will i always have to use finacea to keep my rosacea under control? My doctor told me that I should see maximum results from using finacea after a few months. Is this drug something that i'll always have to use to control my rosacea? Can i eventually begi

Will i always have to use finacea to keep my rosacea under control? My doctor told me that I should see maximum results from using finacea after a few months. Is this drug something that i'll always have to use to control my rosacea? Can i eventually begi

Your : Your doctor was absolutely correct - you start to see changes in 2-4 months. That's when you know whether or not your topical or oral treatment for rosacea is truly having an impact on your symptoms. Rosacea is something that you will need to manage, it is a chronic skin condition. A cornerstone of my treatment involves the use of a broad spectrum sunscreen regularly in addition to the use of topicals such as finacea/azelaic acid. I like to stress that each treatment needs to be individualized. If you respond well and things improve and stabilize, sometimes I have patients use their topical less frequently, such as every other day or weekends only - on the condition that they use sunscreen regularly. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I am from nepal and m suffering from acne rosacea for years. I've tried mostly all oral medicine and creams but nothing had been better.Help me plz?

I am from nepal and m suffering from acne rosacea for years. I've tried mostly all oral medicine and creams but nothing had been better.Help me plz?

See a dermatologist: There are a variety of treatments for a variety of people. Do you live in nepal now? Is there a dermatologist within your reach? You can be helped if you see one. You can always be cleared with oral Isotretinoin if other meds fail. ...Read more

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For years, I have used sodium sulfacetamide-s to treat my acne rosacea. Now my insurance company is hassling me about it. What are some alternatives?

For years, I have used sodium sulfacetamide-s to treat my acne rosacea. Now my insurance company is hassling me about it. What are some alternatives?

Rosacea: You may wish to try light-based therapy. Also, this article may help you with your insurance company http://www.rosacea.org/weblog/how-navigate-health%E2%80%A8-care-system-drug-therapy ...Read more

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Can children get rosacea?

Can children get rosacea?

Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read more

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Does dairy affect rosacea?

Not usually.: Unless you have a lactose intolerance or other allergy to milk or one of its components, this is not a common cofactor with rosacea. Eat cheese and drink milk with abandon! ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more