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Doctor insights on: Metro Gel Rosacea And Breastfeeding

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Can minocycline and metro gel make eczema worse if they put me on it for rosacea? I think i may have both on my face.

Can minocycline and metro gel make eczema worse if they put me on it for  rosacea? I think i may have both on my face.

Gel: The gel may dry your skin and worsen eczema, but not always. If it seems to worsen, you may ask to change to metro lotion, but give the gel a try first. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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On minocycline for rosacea , tried metro gel it's been 3 weeks but I am itchy now and see more bumps forming. I had a biopsy came as extreme eczema.

Trust the biopsy: If your age here is correct at 24, rosacea is not that common yet..More as people get older--though intermittent flushing may start out in teen yrs. Oral antibiotic is not commonly used for rosacea either. Anyhow, you have biopsy result now and i would go with that. I would advise re-consulting doc or get a second opinion for your trouble. There are decent treatments available. Good luck. ...Read more

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What next for rosacea? Metro gel completely ineffective. Getting worse. Small red bumps on cheeks. Triggers seem to be sun, exercise and hormones.

What next for rosacea? Metro gel completely ineffective. Getting worse. Small red bumps on cheeks. Triggers seem to be sun, exercise and hormones.

Yes: Diet can really help- certain foods like alcohol, coffee, spicy foods ; sugar tend to aggravate, while a diet rich in fruits ; vegetables can help- see http://bit.Ly/1iz45yv for more info. There are many natural therapies like creams with green tea, licorice ; other herbs- see http://altmedicine.About.Com/cs/treatments/a/rosacea.Htm you may also benefit by consulting with a homeopath. ...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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Can i use aleo vera gel daily for my rosacea prone skin ?

Can i use aleo vera gel daily for my rosacea prone skin ?

I doubt it'll work: You can but I doubt it'll work. I've not heard about this product being effective for this problem. ...Read more

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Can I use the following topical: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel, if I have a Sulfa/Bactrim Allergy? Sulfer is an ingerdient listed on the box, is that the same thing?

Can I use the following topical: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel, if I have a Sulfa/Bactrim Allergy? Sulfer is an ingerdient listed on the box, is that the same thing?

Yes: Avoid topical sulfa also. There are other creams or lotions not containing sulfa yet at least as effective. However sulfate or sulfite are not the same and needs not be avoided. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

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