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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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?

See a dermatologist: For specific recommendations, but usually topical treatments are recommended as first line therapy. Ipl is a good treatment if it doesn't respond or as an adjunct if things are severe. ...Read more