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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?

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

Small Skin Bumps (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. A bump is an area of skin that is raised. A small skin bump is a small raised ...Read more


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How would I know if my toddler’s rosy cheeks are a side effect of teething or rosacea?

How would I know if my toddler’s rosy cheeks are a side effect of teething or rosacea?

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 more

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How to help my rosacea?

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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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?

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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What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Flushing/blushing: Mild cases have an appearance like that of a blush, except that it persists. There may be abnormally dilated vessels and, persistent redness of the malar area and may involve most of the face. Nose may be enlarged, red with wide pores. ...Read more

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Is rosadyn effective in treating rosacea?

I am not aware : Of this being a standard therapy or of any documented double blind studies verifying its benefits. ...Read more

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Is there research being conducted on rosacea?

Rosacea research: There is on-going research on rosacea through out the country. To participate in a clinical research study contact a dermatologist specializing in rosacea care at a teaching hospital near you. ...Read more

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What suggestions do you have for treating rosacea?

What suggestions do you have for treating rosacea?

Laser/skin care: A good skin care program and laser treatments to the spidery red areas. Typically a vbeam laser or one that targets the red color (called heme chromophore) at a wavelength of 575-595 will work. ...Read more

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My cheeks are always rosey could this be a symptom of rosacea?

Rosacea: This could be a symptom of rosacea. You should be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Rosacea, how to treat it?

Rosacea, how to treat it?

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

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What's the remedy for rosacea ?

There is none: Rosacea is similar to acne in younger individuals, and medicines used to treat acne often help with rosacea. You may want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for rosacea? If so, what is it?

No: While rosacea cannot be cured, it can be medically managed and intense pulsed light (ipl) treatments can be very helpful to reduce the facial redness. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

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