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Azelex Vs Finacea For Rosacea
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
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 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
Very likely: Unless you can understand and limit your triggers. ...Read more
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
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.
A friend has several samples of finacea to give me for my rosacea I've had for years. I don't have bumps & pimples, just redness. Should I try?
My skin is is leathery and bumpy from rosacea. I am on minocycline which has stopped working. Doxycycline didn't work. Also on finacea. Suggestions?
Dermatologist: Aestheticians can help with this. I assume you have seen a dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes.: Finacea and similar azeleic acid creams are safe to use on the labia majora. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Redness: Redness over skin. Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels below surface of skin. ...Read more
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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