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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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Rosacea (Definition)

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

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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

Finacea (Definition)

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