Metronidazole and rosacea

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Avatar f tn Tetracycline, minocycline, erythromycin, and doxycycline are the most common antibiotics used to treat rosacea. Some people respond quickly, while others require long-term therapy. Isotretinoin may be considered as a treatment option for all forms of severe or therapy-resistant rosacea. Sunscreens, particularly those that protect against ultraviolet A and B light waves and have a sun-protecting factor (SPF) of 13 or higher, are recommended for all people with rosacea.
Avatar m tn I had seborrheic dermatitis for 7 years now and because of that i had to use Corticosteroid , but unfortunately i did not know about the side effects of that and i used it on the scalp and bear for many years , now that i am 31 i was diagnosed with rosacea, i was wondering can this be steroid induce rosacea and if yes would it go away.
Avatar n tn I seem to always be red across the nose and cheeks and it seems to be getting worse each year and I am beginning to notice some on chin and between eyebrows. I really havent been able to pinpoint triggers but have always blushed easily and have always gotten really red faced during exercise. Playing on tennis and basketball teams in H.S., I was quite the scarry tomato face! Anyway my question is if there is a possible connection with fungus or yeast? Any good tips on types of makeup?
Avatar n tn I can't tell from your description whether you have red coloring, eczema, seborrhea, rosacea, or some combination of these. My advice is for you to see a doctor and ask. Possible useful treatments are hydrocortisone derivatives and topical antibiotics likes metronidazole. More serious conditions seem very unlikely indeed. Rather than worry, ask. Best. Dr.
Avatar n tn The situation is that I am an RN and have a friend who appears to have Rosacea (face, especially the nose). This person cannot afford to see a dermatologist. This is a male, mid 40's. I realize that the preferred treatments, by far, are prescription medications and physician supervision, but I would really like to recommend something that might help, even a little, until he can see a dr. Are there any over the counter medications, topical or otherwise that may help?
Avatar f tn From what I heard 50% of people just stop having rosacea though I don't know how long those people have it before it goes away. I have rosacea and finacea works very well for me. It ithces a little initially but thats it. I don't have rosacea pimples just redness so I'm guessing you do because of the antibiotic. Rosacea untreated will get slightly worse as the years go on (I think). But the key is to immediately stop triggers (hot showers, alcohol, etc).
Avatar n tn A dermatologist, a medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the skin, often treats rosacea. Treatment goals are to control the condition and improve appearance. Rosacea is a cutaneous disorder primarily of convexities of the central part of the FACE, such as FOREHEAD; CHEEK; NOSE; and CHIN. It is characterized by FLUSHING; ERYTHEMA; EDEMA; RHINOPHYMA; papules; and ocular symptoms.
Avatar n tn I am 28 and have had rosacea for about 1 year now. My skin is severely dry, tight and flaky. My cheecks are always extremely red. Rosacea sufferers are not supposed to use exfoliaters, so how am i supposed to get rid of the dry flaky skin? I cant use cover up because it only highlights the dead skin and i dont like going out in public with my skin all red and flaky. HELP. I dont want to take antibiotics. Does anyone know of any natural remedies?
Avatar n tn The causes of acne rosacea and rhinophyma are not clear. Rosacea has a hereditary component although intestinal bacteria in the digestive tract, demodex mites, medications like topical or nasal steroids are all implicated in the causation. Triggers that cause episodes of flushing and blushing like strenuous exercise, heat from sunlight, severe sunburn, stress, anxiety, cold wind, moving to a warm or hot environment from a cold one can play a part in the development of rosacea.
Avatar n tn I then started applying betamethasone ointment on my face and now I have Steroid rosacea! My Dr. has me using Elidel to clear it up--it initially made a big difference! Now it seems to have lost its effectiveness. How long will this take to clear up?! Its been about two weeks-- I look HORRIBLE!!! Also will this be a recurring condition in my life?? Also why is my face ITCHING !! and what can be done to control it? When will the itching subside??? Re: the folliculitis; will it ever go away?
Avatar n tn As a topical steroid cream, Aclovate may actually aggravate or perpetuate rosacea. There are, in any case, a variety of topical and oral treatments for acne and rosacea. One or more of them is bound to work. Rosacea should not be given up on, but you're going to need evaluation and ongoing professional support for a few months. Good luck. Dr.
Avatar m tn However, three weeks ago my skin started to redden again, and i went to see the doctor. I got given just some metronidazole cream and told to apply this twice a day. A few days later though and my face was more red, dry, very hot and my eyelids had began to swell up. If i apply a little hydrocortisone the swelling and redness goes down for a couple of days then re-occurs. I don't seem to have much in the way of papules and pustules, but the skin does weep a little. It is very distressing.
Avatar n tn Tetracycline, minocycline, erythromycin, and doxycycline are the most common antibiotics used to treat rosacea. Some people respond quickly, while others require long-term therapy. Isotretinoin may be considered as a treatment option for all forms of severe or therapy-resistant rosacea. Sunscreens, particularly those that protect against ultraviolet A and B light waves and have a sun-protecting factor (SPF) of 13 or higher, are recommended for all people with rosacea.
Avatar n tn I went to the dermatologist and they told me it was Rosacea. It is so annoying and the redness will not go away. I have never had this until I had my first child at 26. It seems to only be getting worse everyday. I have taken pills, and had a few laser treatments, but did not notice any substantial difference. I was wondering, does anyone know if a chemical peel would be a bad idea? Any info about any of this would be helpful! Thanks!
Avatar n tn My aunt is uninsured and has left facial rosacea untreated for going on 3-4 years. Can the condition cause her to go blind? She looks nothing like her former self. Her nose has a huge growth and her eyes seem red and infected. Can you recommend any form of free treatment e.g., a clinical study or pro bono care?
535822 tn?1443980380 Hi, While rosacea cannot be cured, it can be treated and controlled. A dermatologist, a medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the skin, often treats rosacea. Treatment goals are to control the condition and improve appearance. Doctors usually prescribe a topical antibiotic, such as metronidazole, that is applied directly to the affected skin. For people with more severe cases, doctors often prescribe an oral (taken by mouth) antibiotic.
Avatar n tn Yes, I think you have steroid rosacea, which behave exactly this way--whenever you stop the steroid, the rosacea flares up. If you stay on the doxycycline and metronidazole--and stay away from the steroids--you should clear up completely. It should take a total of 4-6 weeks, quite possibly less. Take care. Dr.
Avatar f tn Hi, While rosacea cannot be cured, it can be treated and controlled. A dermatologist, a medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the skin, often treats rosacea. Treatment goals are to control the condition and improve appearance. Rosacea is a cutaneous disorder primarily of convexities of the central part of the FACE, such as FOREHEAD; CHEEK; NOSE; and CHIN. It is characterized by FLUSHING; ERYTHEMA; EDEMA; RHINOPHYMA; papules; and ocular symptoms.
Avatar n tn About 6 months ago I noticed what appeared to be an acne breakout on my right cheek area. It was unusual because it was mutliple bumps ( 3-5 ) not just one and on my cheek. I was nver prone to acne even in my teen years and now only during menstrual cycles. i tried to treat it with acne medicines. Didn't go away - didn't get worse. About 5 weeks later I went to a Dr for a skin rash flare up of excema. I was given oral steriods (shot and pills) and a "desonide lotion".
Avatar n tn what you read about it) I was doubting if this was rosacea. Know I'm confinced it is rosacea. I have got erythromycine and antihistamine, that didn't work. Now I have metronidazole, till now (1,5 week) it doesn't work either. And i'm avoiding as much trickers as I can. We will see, know I'm more at ease that it's the right diagnose, so I will give it some time. Do you maybe know what's true about the relationship with the helicobacter pylori?
Avatar n tn Sunscreens, particularly those that protect against ultraviolet A and B light waves and have a sun-protecting factor (SPF) of 13 or higher, are recommended for all people with rosacea. It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for this and then decide the cause and further plan of management. Let us know if you need any other information. Regards.
Avatar n tn I have both melasma and rosacea. Is there a way to treat them both at the same time?
1554921 tn?1294373988 I also bought a facial cleanser, foundation and moisturizer from Macy's that is for the 'treatment' of Rosacea and to help with the redness, expensive it was and again did nothing, my face is still red and burning.... I can't afford to go to a dermatologist right now, but dont know what to do. In my profile i have uploaded some pictures of my face, if you can please take a look and see if you can determine if what i have is Rosacea or is something else.
1554921 tn?1294373988 I also bought a facial cleanser, foundation and moisturizer from Macy's that is for the 'treatment' of Rosacea and to help with the redness, expensive it was and again did nothing, my face is still red and burning.... I can't afford to go to a dermatologist right now, but dont know what to do. In my profile i have uploaded some pictures of my face, if you can please take a look and see if you can determine if what i have is Rosacea or is something else.
Avatar f tn You can use tacrolimus ointment for this.Using this rosacea often resolves the itch, redness, and tenderness of steroid-induced rosacea in 7 to 10 days with twice daily application. Complete clearing of steroid-induced rosacea usually takes 1 to 2 months. Sometimes clearing takes a bit longer. Avoiding rosacea triggers, such as caffeine, spicy foods, and alcohol, also may help clear the skin.But pls don’t worry as it is not a permanent condition. Hope it helps.
Avatar m tn I went back to the doctor and was put on metronidazole 0.75%. When i stopped hydrocortisone and just used metronidazole my skin went very red, dry, itchy and slightly raised. My skin was also weeping and my eyes started to swell. I got quite scared and used some hydrocortisone which made the skin almost return to normal after just a couple of applications. But as soon as i stopped the steroid cream all symptoms would come flooding back.
Avatar m tn I have been diagnosed as having (mild) rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis, for which I’ve been prescribed MetroGel and Noritate cream to use simply as I feel necessary. This obviously gives me a lot of discretion in how I approach treatment for myself.
Avatar n tn Several doctors, especially some in Philadelphia, are doing research on "sensitive skin," skin that seems to react to stimuli which don't bother other people. We know little about this phenomenon, and at present can offer little. I have three suggestions: 1. Consider a course of treatments (2-3 months) for rosacea: one of the cycline antibiotics by moth and a cream constaining either metronidazole or sulfacetamide. 2. Try different "sensitive skin" products.
Avatar n tn In searching for information on Acne Rosacea for which I have been applying MetroGel and MetroCream for the last 2 years, I happened upon a list of side effects, some more serious than others, among which were CNS symptoms including numbness, tingling and weakness. My pharmacist, on consulting the CPS, read of difficulties with the recent commercialization of MetroGel, with cases being recorded of the above side effects.