July 30, 2016

Rosacea

What about using acne medicine for rosacea?

Since there is some overlap between acne and rosacea, some of the medications may be similar. Acne and rosacea have in common several possible treatments, including (but not limited to) oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, sulfa-based face washes, isotretinoin, and many others. It is important to seek a physician's advice before using random over-the-counter acne medications since they can actually irritate skin that is prone to rosacea. Overall, rosacea skin tends to be more sensitive and easily irritated than that of common acne.

Does rosacea get worse with age?

Yes. Although rosacea has a variable course and is not predictable in everyone, it tends to gradually worsen with age, especially if untreated. In small studies, many rosacea sufferers have reported that without treatment their condition had advanced from early to middle stage within a year. With good therapy, it is possible to prevent progression of rosacea.

What types of doctors treat rosacea?

Dermatologists are most familiar with which option might be best for each individual. Continue Reading

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