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What topical other than metrogel or finacea works for rosacea?

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Dr. George R Valentini
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Alpha lipoic acid

Other topical treatments such as Alpha lipoic acid preparations are also effective in decreasing the redness encountered in rosacea.
It should be combined with an anti-inflammatory diet rich in essential fatty acids.

In brief: Alpha lipoic acid

Other topical treatments such as Alpha lipoic acid preparations are also effective in decreasing the redness encountered in rosacea.
It should be combined with an anti-inflammatory diet rich in essential fatty acids.
Dr. George R Valentini
Dr. George R Valentini
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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology
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In brief: Retin-A for rosacea

Although Metronidazole and azaleic acid are the most commonly used products for rosacea, neither agent is particularly effective.
If you wish to try something else, topical tretinoin cream (retin-a) may provide you with some benefit. Systemic therapy with Doxycycline and other similar drugs are more effective than any topical therapy, particularly if you have pimple-like lesions.

In brief: Retin-A for rosacea

Although Metronidazole and azaleic acid are the most commonly used products for rosacea, neither agent is particularly effective.
If you wish to try something else, topical tretinoin cream (retin-a) may provide you with some benefit. Systemic therapy with Doxycycline and other similar drugs are more effective than any topical therapy, particularly if you have pimple-like lesions.
Dr. Norman Levine
Dr. Norman Levine
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