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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatments For Rosacea

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What over-the-counter medications are good to use for rosacea?

What over-the-counter medications are good to use for rosacea?

None: Rosacea can be a complicated problem to manage. I recommend that you seek a consultation with an experienced dermatologist who can help you get control of your rosacea symptoms. There is no substitute for an experienced dermatologist in the management of rosacea.

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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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I have rosacea. Since I can't exfoliate, how do I get rid of dead skin cells? Are there over-the-counter products that can help?

Careful: Patients with rosacea tend to have very sensitive skin and often can not (or do not need to) have any (extra) exfoliation. The exfoliative creams including salicylic acid, glycolic acid and topical retinoids are to be avoided. Keep in mind that gentle washing causes a slight exfoliation and that is often just enough.

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Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Yes OTC: For patients with seborrheic dermatitis of the face, we suggest treatment with a low potency topical corticosteroid cream, a topical antifungal agent, or a combination of the two.

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What is a good treatment for rosacea?

What is a good treatment for rosacea?

No single solution: There is no single solution and this may require a combination of skin care, medications (oral and topical), dietary restrictions and more. Seek the advice of a dermatologist for a comprehensive examination.

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What is a good treatment for "rosacea"?

What is a good treatment for "rosacea"?

Identify triggers: First identify your triggers. Subsequent to this there are many options for treatment but you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist for diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

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Which treatment for rosacea is the very best?

Rosacea treatment: Metrogel, a topical antifungal agent, is the most effective treatment for rosacea, but rosacea is not curable.

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What are some effective treatments for rosacea?

Tetracyclines: The most effective treatments for rosacea are oral tetracycline antibiotics, with Doxycycline and minocyclines being the most effective. Topical medications containing metronidazole, sulfa, and azaleic acid are also helpful. There is a new gel containing brimonidine that should be available later this year that temporarily reduces the redness.

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What are the different types of medical treatment for rosacea?

Acne Rosacea Tx: Fortunately there are quite a few options now available. Topical creams such as Metrogel and MetroCream and finacea to name a few. Obagi which is medial grade skin care has a wonderful line with products under the rosaclear name. Laser helps a great deal with the broken blood vessels or telangiectasias that make the face so red in the cheek, chin and nose area.

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What is a good treatment for rosacea in an elderly person?

What is a good treatment for rosacea in an elderly person?

Same as other age: Rosacea is treated in the same fashion, typically w/antibiotics & acne medications (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/basics/treatment/con-20014478) regardless of age. Instead, we need to take into account one's medical history, drug regimen & allergies, in order to help select the best treatment for that individual.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good treatment for rosacea?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good treatment for rosacea?

No single solution: There is no single solution and this may require a combination of skin care, medications (oral and topical), dietary restrictions and more. Seek the advice of a dermatologist for a comprehensive examination.

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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness. Http://www. Dranthonycorrado. Com/procedures/non-invasive.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good treatment for rosacea for an old person?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good treatment for rosacea for an old person?

Topical Metrogel: There are both topical and oral treatments available. Topicals would probably be the best first step

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Is it better to have ipl treatment on mild rosacea, or is it prudent to see if the situations worsens before trying ipl?

Why not try?: Nothing cures rosacea completely but treatments like ipl can help control it. I would not treat it if it does not bother you, but I doubt that is the case or else you would not be asking the questions. Bothers you, go for it! If prone to acne lesions as well, try the md performance on-the_spot blemish gel http://mdperformance. Com/store/products/category/md-performance-acne-products.

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So with rosacea there is not treatment unless you have laser, which I can not afford. Does anyone know of anything to help it?

So with rosacea there is not treatment unless you have laser, which I can not afford. Does anyone know of anything to help it?

Rosacea: A dermatologist can prescribe topical or or antibiotics for rosacea. Triggers such as stress, excessive sun, certain foods, and irritating cosmetics are to be avoided

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What are different scalp treatments for rosacea?

No special treatment: There is no special treatment for scalp in rosacea patients.

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What is the treatment for acne rosacea?

What is the treatment for acne rosacea?

Identify triggers: First identify your triggers. Subsequent to this their are many options for treatment but you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist for diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

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What's the treatment for rosacea?

What's the treatment for rosacea?

Identify triggers: First identify your triggers. Subsequent to this their are many options for treatment but you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist for diagnosis and subsequent treatment.