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Dr. Anthony Sharber
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Metronidazole (Definition)

It's an antibiotic used to treat infections such as bacterial vaginosis or a type of ...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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I have rosacea on my nose, what are the treatments? Metrogel didn't work.

Avoid precipitating: Fsctors such as alcohol and specific foods in addition to other medications such as Oracea or finacea. ...Read more

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How effective is metrogel when dealing with rosacea?

Not vary: In my experience Metrogel has not been effective in improving rosacea. ...Read more

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Which is the best for rosacea- metrogel, metrocream, or metrolotion?

Which is the best for rosacea- metrogel, metrocream, or metrolotion?

The Same Medication: Topical Metronidazole is an effective treatment for rosacea. If your skin is sensitive and dry, use the cream; if your complexion is oily, use the gel; and, if you have combination skin, use the lotion. ...Read more

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Which is best for rosacea- metrogel or metrolotion?

Metronidazole: There is no real difference between any of the Metronidazole topical products. In my practice, i prescribe the generic form of mitronidazole cream almost exclusively. ...Read more

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Which is best for rosacea: metrogel, cream, or lotion meds?

Same active: Same active ingredient. It is dependent on your individual response and preference. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use metrogel for rosacea throughout pregnancy?

Rosacea: The safety of Metrogel in pregnancy is unknown therefore your dermatologist or OB gyn can recommend an alternative antibacterial agent. ...Read more

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Could metrogel for rosacea be causing my burning mouth and facial neuraligia symptoms?

Could metrogel for rosacea be  causing my burning mouth and facial neuraligia symptoms?

Metro gel: Usually metro gel on the face can cause nasopharyngitis And headaches. Other adverse experiences reported when using topical metronidazole include skin irritation, transient redness, metallic taste, tingling or numbness of the extremities and nausea. Consult your doctor if you have similar reaction. ...Read more

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How to prevent bulbous nose?I think nose is possibly becoming bulbous from my rosacea. I am a female. And use metrogel and sulpha face wash occasion

Rosacea: Beyond metrogel and sulfa there are other methods to help with rosacea including chemical peels and laser/ipl. Speak to your dermatologist about dealing with advancing rosacea. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide and metrogel to treat acne rosacea, how to use?

Benzoyl peroxide and metrogel to treat acne rosacea, how to use?

Rosacea: I recommend patients with rosacea try to reduce their stress! minimize alcohol intake and no smoking! daily use of a gentle cleanser and Metrogel twice a day. If there is nodular rosacea i place the patient on Doxycycline as well. I do not use benzoyl peroxide as a routine for this. ...Read more

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How long would oral metronidazole take to clear up rosacea?

How long would oral metronidazole take to clear up rosacea?

If your main issue: Is flushing, you'll get a much quicker response from miravaso cream. ...Read more

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Does it work if i grind 1pill of metronidazole and put it on my nose for little managing mild acne rosacea ?

Probably not: There is metronidazole gel or cream which you can get from your doctor to treat this. Ground up pills would probably not work. Good luck! ...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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Using metronidazole (netrogel) on face for rosacea. However, i also have this breakout around my eyes. Is it ok to use around my eye?

See your doctor: Metronidazole gel is meant for use on the skin. Because it is not an ophthalmic preparation, it is generally not recommended to apply on or near the eyelid. If your breakout is near your eyelids, have your doctor evaluate it to determine if you have ocular rosacea or seborrhiec dermatitis of the eyes. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have rosacea, tried metronidazole,, ceraVe, & vani cream. All make skin red, itch, hot, burn, hurt. I see a dermatologist but it's not helpin. :(?

Rosacea: There are other treatment options. Oral medications such as doxycycline for the pimples are very helpful. If you have excess redness, a topical medication, Mirvaso can reduce the redness for 8-10 hours at a time. Laser therapy is also effective to reduce the redness ...Read more

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Metronidazole gel usp, 0.75% for rosacea. Dark red, itchy, hurts, hot, bumps, puffy face, Nausea also. Allergic to med? Occurred after 4 days of use

Metronidazole gel usp, 0.75% for rosacea. Dark red, itchy, hurts, hot, bumps, puffy face, Nausea also. Allergic to med? Occurred after 4 days of use

Stop using it: There are other alternatives for rosacea. If you have an adverse reaction, stop using it immediately. Topical hydrocortisone may help. Do note that it is unusual to get nausea from a topical medication and thus one must not totally rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

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Metrogel (Definition)

MetroGel is an acne agent which is a ...Read more