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Doctor insights on: Azelex Vs Finacea For Rosacea

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Can I use both finacea and azelex (azelaic acid) interchangeably if I have rosacea?

Can I use both finacea and azelex (azelaic acid) interchangeably if I have rosacea?

Rosacea treatment: Both finacea and Azelex (azelaic acid) are the same medication Azelaic Acid in different concentrations and formulations. I would recommend only taking one or the other at a time for treatment of rosacea. ...Read more

Finacea (Definition)

It comes in a gel formulation and is prescribed for inflammatory acne rosacea that ...Read more


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What topical other than metrogel or finacea works for rosacea?

What topical other than metrogel or finacea works for rosacea?

Alpha lipoic acid: Other topical treatments such as Alpha lipoic acid preparations are also effective in decreasing the redness encountered in rosacea. It should be combined with an anti-inflammatory diet rich in essential fatty acids. ...Read more

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Using Finacea for papular rosacea. It is worse than ever after 5.5 weeks use. What chance this could still work? Always flares up 1 wk before period.

Add more: I am a big fan of Finacea. However, after 5.5 weeks I wouldn't give up but try to add another medication to work with it. Many times, for women who flare with their period, I add a low dose antibiotic such as Oracea, 1 pill each day for 7-10 days before the flow starts. My female patients have had great success with this combination treatment. ...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 have been on doxycycline and finacea (rosacea bumps) for 2 and a half weeks. When can I expect to see results?

I have been on doxycycline and finacea (rosacea bumps) for 2 and a half weeks. When can I expect to see results?

Probably acne: If it is acne rather than rosacea, response to Doxycycline for adult females is poor, only 10% respond. When they do respond it is in 2-3 months. Response with rosacea is rapid: 1-2 weeks of 50mg a day. You may find that the most effective remedy for you is spironolactone, probably 100mg a day. At your age acne is much more common than rosacea. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have rosacea & I used finacea gel one time on my face & then I discovered that I am pregnant. Did I harm my baby? Please help me, I am so worried.

I have rosacea & I used finacea gel one time on my face & then I discovered that I am pregnant. Did I harm my baby? Please help me, I am so worried.

You're fine: Much advice about avoiding pharmaceuticals during pregnancy is based on the extreme concern over damage to the child and possible liability even if there's no connection. Retinoic acid products can be teratogens but this isn't. It's considered safe -- it's azelaic acid. ...Read more

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I tried laser therapy, finacea & mirvaso to control my rosacea but I failed. So how can I control my rosacea with diet? I always put a sunscreen too.

Try minocycline: Read up on minocycline, in the tetracycline famy. Interesting that their beneficial effect on rosacea is not from the antibiotic activity but from a 2nd hand response due to the way the meds modify sebaceous gland production and decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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Roseacea: Oracea 40mg since May 6th. Still get regular swollen papules. Take evening to avoid dairy. Metrogel, finacea no effect either. Any ideas?

Roseacea: Oracea 40mg since May 6th. Still get regular swollen papules. Take evening to avoid dairy. Metrogel, finacea no effect either. Any ideas?

May need other meds: If you are still breaking out with swollen papules then you may need a stronger dose of doxycycline (Oracea only comes at 40mg). There are other topical medicines that may be helpful as well such as topical ivermectin (Soolantra) and topical sulfur based products. It may be also helpful to look at stress and diet (such as alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine, sugar, dairy). ...Read more

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What to do about rosacea?

Rosacea: Rosacea is often due to combination of following: genetic predisposition, sun exposure, possible demodex. Avoiding certain triggers may help (ie, spicy foods, hot drinks, and alcohol may cause flushing and should be avoided. Avoid smoking, sunlight and to extreme hot and cold temperatures, Red wine and chocolate). Rx of antibiotic creams or pills also help. See [email protected] Com for more. ...Read more

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How do you treat rosacea?

IPL: The best treatment for rosacea is ilp treatments from an experienced doctor, not a spa or aesthetician. ...Read more

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How do you handle rosacea?

How do you handle rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose rosacea?

Clinically: A dermatologist just needs a glance, and an experienced generalist can usually make the call. Occasionally it's questionable and the real decision in any case is, "Do we treat it, and if so, how? " Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you identify rosacea?

Rosacea Diagnosis: Rosacea is a clinical diagnosis which is simply made by a medical professional. There is no specific diagnostic test. It can range from mild facial redness or progress to
pimples or icreased redness including the nose which can deveop a rhinopyma ("WC Fields nose).
Treatment can slow this process down ...Read more

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Does zenmed work for rosacea?

Does zenmed work for rosacea?

Perhaps: The standard for rosacea includes avoiding any known "triggers" - that may include sun, foods, topical agents, etc. Beyond that, using sun protection and occasionally antibiotic therapy will help in some individuals. Trying "natural" products is prob fine, but results (as with any skincare) will vary - particularly with non-prescription agents. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can rosacea occur in children?

Several things: Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few. ...Read more

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Doe all coverups work on rosacea?

Not all equally: Some are more effective depending on your skin type and complexion. ...Read more

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I have rosacea, should I do facials?

Nothing abrasive: As long as the facial does not involve any microdermabrasion, glycolic or salicylic or other fruity enzyme acid peels. Anything potentially abrasive with exacerbate your rosacea. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat rosacea?

What's the best way to treat rosacea?

Rosacea: Many people have success with topical Flagyl./ metro gel. It comes in 2 strengths. All the best. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat rosacea?

What's natural?: Your MD will recommend the latest evidence based treatment and discuss the costs and risks. It doesn't matter how 'natural' it is if it doesn't work.

Remember, arsenic, botulinum toxin and Ebola are all natural.... but I wouldn't recommend you take any of them. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has rosacea?

Look at facial skin: Rosacea typically causes a reddish vascular discoloration of the affected tissues, usually in a "butterfly pattern" of the cheeks, nose, and central forehead. Certain skin bacteria can play a role in some patients, which is why topical antibiotics are often used. Severe or long-standing rosacea can cause skin thickening, cysts, and lead to rhinophyma. Rosacea is unrelated to alcohol use. ...Read more

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What are some early warning signs for rosacea?

Redness: The early prominence of superficial capillaries of the cheeks and nose can be some early warning signs of rosacea. ...Read more

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Why have I developed rosacea at such a young age?

Rosacea: Rosacea is not unheard of in the fourth decade. You may benefit from a consultation with a board certified dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rosacea?

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

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Are there any inexpensive solutionss to control rosacea?

Basic skin care: Basic skin care with antioxidants retinols sunscreen can help a bit followed by tailored broadband light. ...Read more

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