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I am using tretionin cream a few days a go to treat my rosacea pustules, my skin is flaky a lot before and after I wash my face. Is it normal ?

I am using  tretionin cream a few days a go to treat my rosacea pustules, my skin is flaky a lot before and after I wash my face. Is it normal ?

Tretinoin: Tretinoin cream can dry your skin. Add a lotion to your skin after you treat with tretinoin. Cerave lotion as well as Aveno lotion and Cetaphil lotion are good products. ...Read more

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Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...Read more


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Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks ? Or that harms the baby

Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks ? Or that harms the baby

Let me explain: 1-metro gel skin applications during pregnancy is not contraindicated but i will not use in the trimester. 2-erthromycinet (topical) also is not recommended in the 1st trimester. ...Read more

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What is rosacea?

What is rosacea?

Acne rosacea vs acne: Acne rosacea is not the same as acne because the former primarily effects the facial ski vessels whereas the latter effects the sebaceous glands. However acne rosacea is associated with overgrowth of the oil glands effecting the nose and is known as rhinophyma. ...Read more

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How is rosacea treated?

How is rosacea treated?

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 exacerbates rosacea?

What exacerbates rosacea?

5 common triggers: Rosacea is a proinflammatory condition. A stimulus at a low threshold will cause flushing. Repeated flushing causes the skin changes we see in rosacea such as dilated vessels, enlarging sebaceous glands, and red papules. Common triggers to avoid are caffeine (coffee, teas, chocolates, etc), alcohol (wines, beers), increase in core temperature (hot tub, sauna, etc.), hot spicy food, and sun. ...Read more

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What are causes of "rosacea"?

Rosacea causes: The etiology of rosacea is unknown but related to climatic exposures, vasculature, chemical and ingested agents, and inflammation. There appears to be an exaggerated vasldilatory response to increased temperature and hot drinks. ...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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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more