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Azelex Vs Finacea
Yes.: Finacea and similar azeleic acid creams are safe to use on the labia majora.
Not sure: An off-label use of finacea is reduction of the brown marks, some from hormonal changes or the sun. These typically do not occur in the groin region. I think it may be worth while to see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis of these dark spots. Once diagnosed appropriate treatments can be discussed.See 1 more doctor answer
Azelaic acid topical: It comes in a gel formulation and is prescribed for inflammatory acne rosacea that is mild to moderate.
Very likely: Unless you can understand and limit your triggers.
Rosacea, Melasma: Azelaic acid (finacea) is primarily use to treat rosacea and sometimes it can be helpful in treating acne. It is also sometimes used as a skin lightener in patients with skin pigmentation called melasma. I believe it is only approved to treat rosacea and is used "off-label" to treat other conditions.
Azelex (azelaic acid): Axelex can initially cause breakout and if the breakouts continue to occur stop the medication and use another product.
Acne meds: Both medication are very beneficial against acne
With insurance Finacea costs $120 a month. Is there a cheaper alternative I can ask my dermatologist to prescribe?
Generic: Ask your doctor to switch to generic Azelaic acid 20% cream
Yes: Always exercise caution with multiplemedications, let your doctor know on your next follow up visit of the medicines you are on, even OTC mefications, best wishesSee 1 more doctor answer