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Can you use retin a (tretinoin) or ReFissa if you have mild rosacea?

Can you use retin a (tretinoin) or ReFissa if you have mild rosacea?

Maybe.: Retin-a is not officially indicated for rosacea, but some of my patients have reported that it's helpful in mild cases. Know that it will probably make things worse before it makes things better -- if in fact it does make things better. If it doesn't, let a dermatologist do a proper evaluation and prescribe an appropriate treatment regimen. ...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


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How to help my rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What helps with rosacea?

What helps with rosacea?

Avoid precipitating: Factors or agents that may cause your symptoms. Control rather than eradication may be a more realistic approach. Other meds may carry undesirable side effects. ...Read more

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Why is my rosacea worsening?

Why is my rosacea worsening?

Rosacea progresses.: It is not unusual for rosacea to slowly progress. Many treatmens are available, which means none of them are perfect. Seek a board certified dermatologist in your area for advice. ...Read more

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What is the cause of rosacea?

Genes: Rosacea is the progressive redness of the facial skin typically from prominent capillaries that are very superficial to the skin surface. It is often related to a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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How to know if I have rosacea?

See a dermatologist: This is primarily a clinical diagnosis. It has a typical pattern acting the cheeks and nose and may be aggravated by certain foods. A variety of treatment options are available and must be prescribed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for rosacea?

Rosacea: Rosacea (ro-za-she-uh) is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults. It causes redness in your face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Tretinoin (Definition)

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Retin A (Definition)

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