Can metrogel be used for acne

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Avatar n tn Thereby reducing oiliness and clogging of pores. It is not FDA approved for the treatment of acne but it can still be prescribed. I am a 43 yr. old female and I've been taking it for 10 years. It has been like a miracle for me. I'm not sure if it would be advisable at your age but it's worth asking your Dr. about. There are also birth control medications that work in this way. I also am an avid believer in MaryKay's basic skin care #3 blemish toner and #3 oil control lotion.
Avatar n tn Then gave me Metrogel. Used Metrogel for 2 months, rash as always starts to clear and comes back worse each time. Went to see a dermatologist, said reaction was due to skin being addicted to steroid. Gave me Klaron and continued Metro also said to use the steriod when rash begins to flare (no more than 2 times per week). I researched on the internet and all the cases I found similiar to mine were steroid rosecea and the advice was NO MORE STERIODS.
Avatar m tn Doxycycline is the preferred antibiotic for perioral dermatitis but minocycline can also be used. In unresponsive and granulomatous forms, oral isoterinoin may also be considered. Pimecrolimus cream can also be used. I suggest you to consult a dermatologist and discuss these treatment options with your dermatologist. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn Ann: While it is true that rosacea can be mistaken for lupus, there is usually not that much trouble in distinguishing the two. In your situation, nevertheless, the other symptoms you described on your skin and in the joints may be worth looking into. The ANA titer of 1:160 is not too impressive. My advice is to consult another physician, perhaps a dermatologist and also a rheumatologist to reconsider your situation and perhaps lay your anxiety to rest. Good luck. Dr.
Avatar n tn 1. Are the scalp breakouts acne or rosacea? Both? 2. What is best for the scalp? Metrogel? Metrocream? BP washes? Salicylic acid? Cortisone? Some combo? Will cortisone make rosacea worse over time? 3. Nothing entirely eliminates the flakiness; I can hide it with a light moisturizer like Complex 15 or a sunscreen but run the risk of increasing breakouts. ("Non-comedogenic" seems to refer to the face, not tested on a VERY oily scalp!) 4.
Avatar n tn I belong to a rosacea support forum and most of the members have really had little or no long term success with Metrogel or Noritate except for with acne, which I don't have much of. I am at my wits in with the flushing, burning, and irritation. I can't sleep at night, and my skin is so hypersensitive I can't even wear makeup to cover the problem (I have even tried mineral makeup w/only four ingredients...this too was irritating after awhile).
Avatar f tn Hi, You can apply for Comedonal acne tretinoin 0.025% cream or adapalene 0.1% gel or tazarotene 0.1% gel; alpha hydroxyl acid preparation. If you are having inflammatory acne then tetracycline or doxycycline or minocycline; benzoyl peroxide 5% gel; azelaic acid 20% cream; clindamycin 1% lotion or cream; erythromycin 2% gel or cream. If you are having recalcitrant acne in women then probably oral contraceptive containing norgestimate 0.25 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.
Avatar f tn I have been on two rounds of accutane in my life. The last time was when I was 20. I have been acne free for years (I feel lucky for that). However my old dermatologist noticed I had fairly dry skin...that was about 4 years ago. He told me to use Hydracortisone on my face for redness! I should have KNOWN that was a mistake!! I used the Hydracortisone for 3 years. I read online that it can cause problems as you age, thin skin, etc. I stopped using it right away.
Avatar f tn com that using a corticosteroid should only be used to reduced the redness and then use dandruff shampoo for maintenance , but like I said the dandruff shampoo is not working, it is actually making things more red and it slightly burns. Is there an alternative to Desonide? That will give me the same results and not ruin my skin later in life?
Avatar n tn 1. Good idea. It's safe, helpful, and can be used during pregnancy. 2. Since there is no downside, I'd start it now. But Retin-A and Metrogel shouldn't be used if pregnancy is possible. 3. Whatever you do, don't squeeze 'em. Hot compresses may help. Salicylic acid is not a bad idea, and Azelex would be OK too. Best. Dr.
Avatar n tn the rosacea patient must continue to use oral antibiotics or a topical antibiotic, metronidazole gel (Metrogel), to prevent recurrence. Oral isotretinoin (Accutane) can be used to treat severe acne rosacea and rhinophyma. Accutane is a form of vitamin A which reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. So you can consider using it to treat your condition. However it has certain side effects which are potentially harmful.
Avatar n tn It may be caused by the evaporation of moisture. Lip balm can often provide temporary relief, though it should not be used extensively. One should avoid licking their lips as saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which can damage the already compromised lip tissue. Honey can be used on the lips as a natural remedy. Cheilitis is associated with many conditions from Vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, be a symptom of allergies.
Avatar n tn I have both non-productive and productive bumps, and most of the non-productive bumps stay on my face, chin, etc. for months. Also, if this is just acne, why don't I have acne on my back or chest? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
Avatar n tn Anyway he prescribed me some rosex (metrogel) which i have used on the blotches for two weeks. It stings a touch while the redness still seems to be there. Doing some research on the ailment, I now question whether this is rosacea as I have never ever flushed or blushed or even had a red face, let alone rosy cheeks in my life. Not to mention not having acne when I was young. In fact, my face is flawless apart from these two small red patches under my eyes.
Avatar n tn I am not taking any oral contraceptives now. I have used Metrogel 4 times in the past several months for bacterial vaginosis. Each time, I used it for 5-9 days and had just finished a 9-day course a few days before the rash appeared. Please tell me what you would guess, why and what course of treatment I should take. My GP did not think it is fungal, but when I asked her why, she only replied "just because fungal is so rare".
1554921 tn?1294373988 You have used antibiotic creams, so now you can go in for other treatment options. A dermatologist’s evaluation will be the best. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn Steam bath and sauna are still out except for a very short exposure. Forgot to mention topical steroids. They can be very bad for the face and even end up making things worse with a condition called steroid rosacea. Even OTC Hydrocortisone can potentially caused this. So only use these topicals under the direct supervision of a derm and in fact some derms won't use them at all. Personally, I will use a topical steroid VERY occasionally to bring down a flare.
Avatar n tn Hi Doctor, I wrote to you last week about my fiance who had the vaginal discharge and a couple of "pimples near the vaginal area" the day after we had sex. I have been suffering from great anxiety that I transmitted any incurable STD to her. HIV is not a worry because we were both tested for HIV 3 months after sexual intercourse, and it came back negative. I have never had any type of sores on my penis.
Avatar f tn An STD panel was run and everything was negative except for HSV1. I did not have a UTI. I used Metrogel vaginally once a day for 7 days. The burning subsided. About a week later I developed bilateral inner thigh pain 1/2 way between my groin and knee. That pain then turned into a strong burning sensation. My legs were hot to the touch, but there was no visible rash. I then started having pain when sitting down.
267347 tn?1189968425 Even OTC 1% hydrocortisone should never be used on the face unless under medical supervision. Can make things worse. BTW I also use a Clindamycin-type prep in the morning and in the evening use something called "Rezamid" that was prescribed by my dermatologist. " An rx alternative to Rezamid -- very similar - is Sodum sulfacetamide 10% and Sulfur 5% lotion. On alternate evenings I use Metrogel 1% (just nose and cheeks sparingly).
Avatar f tn Not knowing any better when I was younger I tried everything over the counter for acne, but I didn't have acne. I definitely do not have rosacea because I never got pustules. I have tried: Metrogel Finacea Desonate Nizoral Shampoo on my face head and shoulders on my face and Desonide lotion. the only thing that works is desonide lotion. I am so sad to find out that using this long term has bad side effects. My Question is: Is there anything I can do in combination with the desonide?
Avatar n tn The big trigger for me does appear to be sun exposure but maybe heavy exercise,alcolhol, and diet may also be factors. At this point I'm hoping it will just go away by itself in time as the rest of my skin problems did near the end of treatment.I think you mentioned you don't like sunscreens and/or zinc, but I have found that the Blue Lizard BABY sunscreen (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) seems to have a very calming effect on my face, irrespective of its sun blocking properties.
Avatar n tn But, I will be sad when they take my Cytomel away because I really feel great. If I don't adapt well to Synthroid, maybe I can see if the endo will consider Cytomel for the long term (assuming there are no other adverse events that would preclude that.) Jo PS. I have a prescription for metronidazole, and that helps tremendously with the breakouts. I use Noritate, but I have to use it sparingly because it makes my eyes all puffy otherwise.
Avatar n tn I advise you to consult your dermatologist about possible therapy for pimples and about a non-steroid like Protopic or Elidel for the scaling. Don't be depressed. After successful treatment, you should be fine and have normal skin. Take care. Dr.
Avatar n tn I am not taking any oral contraceptives now. I have used Metrogel 4 times in the past several months for bacterial vaginosis. Each time, I used it for 5-9 days and had just finished a 9-day course a few days before the rash appeared. Please tell me what you would guess, why and what course of treatment I should take. My GP did not think it is fungal, but when I asked her why, she only replied "just because fungal is so rare".
Avatar f tn I am so relieved, you just can't imagine how horrible and stressful it can be, unless you've been there. Thank you so much, you've given me my life back, and I will be forever grateful.
Avatar f tn A dx was not provided so no remedy could be suggested. Hope you can find remedy for this to diminish the time span it appears. So sorry you are having this issue.
Avatar n tn As a precaution, i've also taken a weekly dose of diflucan for the last 2 weeks. Is this discharge normal? Or could it be another form of yeast infection w/o the itching?
Avatar n tn Congratulations!!! This is great news and now you can get on with the rest of your life.
Avatar m tn Anyway, these may be things to think about. I have eczema too. It can be caused by an allergy to various things or it can be caused by too much water on the skin and/or the skin getting dried out. My dermatologist has recommended not taking hot instead warm showers and washing your hands in warm not hot water.