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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?
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
Are they drooling?: Facial rashes from teething are actually the result of excessive drooling that often accompanies teething. If they are drooling this is the most likely cause. If they are not drooling then it is something else. Rosacea, however, is very rare in toddlers. If you do not think this is the result of teething then perhaps an evaluation by a pediatric dermatologist is in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rosacea, treatment: A lot of people don't even know they have this condition! Treatment alternatives include topical agents which are very effective for mild rosacea. Patients that do not respond or want a more permanent solution, I use photorejuvenation. This light energy treatment require 5-8 sessions. Usually no anesthesia is needed and the treatments are performed in the office. Brown spots are also improved. ...Read more