Patient Comments: Rosacea - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your rosacea?

Comment from: Jo Marie C., 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I've tried a lot of creams from doctors and never found a good one that helped bring down the redness. Derma MD rosacea treatment serum helped the first day I used it.

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Comment from: yecats, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

I found the only thing to help with my rosacea was drinking green tea, though I don't know why.

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Comment from: Don, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 17

Rosacea is easy to get rid of; all one has to do is get on a strict gluten free diet and take your essential fatty acid (EFA) and vitamin A.

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Comment from: lmartinwv, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

I currently have rosacea. I was in my thirties when first diagnosed with rosacea. So far, I have found that topical Metrogel for the face has helped calm the redness and doxycycline also helped.

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Comment from: Tammy F, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 12

As someone who has been burned a few times buying products that claim (very convincingly) to be phenomenal, and also as someone who NEVER writes reviews, I felt compelled to write this one. My husband had very bad rosacea on his face. We tried many different creams, some commercial, some alternative "all natural". He had no real luck. Then we came across a recommendation for the Made from Earth skin care line. There we found the Rosehip and Hibiscus Face Serum, which is ideal for rosacea. At $15 a bottle - we had nothing to lose since we already tried all the expensive treatments that did not work! It was inexpensive and having been burned before, I thought at least we'd only be out $15. I never expected it to work. My husbands Rosacea is gone. He uses this every day. He noticed a difference in a month of continuous daily use. Buy it - it is worth the price and more.

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Published: May 12

My wife had what may have been rosacea or a weird acne breakout on her right mid to upper cheek only. It got to the point that without makeup on she looked scary. I told her to try a apple cider vinegar treatment that worked for our daughters warts, so she gave it a try after nothing else worked, what she did was every night before she went to sleep she took the tip of a q-tip and soaked it in organic apple cider vinegar then squeezed the excess out of it still leaving it wet though, she placed it over the area and covered it with a band aid and slept with it over night, she did this for a week straight without missing a day and it has improved to the point that if she's not wearing make up she doesn't look scary anymore. I would say that it has helped dramatically and I know it works for warts because we did it on our 8 year old daughter and after a week they were gone.

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Comment from: tcam0678, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 15

I suffered from rosacea for more than 10 years. Metrogel made my condition worse. Finally, I saw a dermatologist who prescribed Clindoxyl topical gel. It cleared up my rosacea after one to two months of use. After two years, my face is even better, and I seldom see any redness. I use it daily to keep my rosacea under control.

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Comment from: ffirgp, 55-64 Male Published: February 17

I am 55. My rosacea appeared at 35. My dermatologist had me try several topical treatments to no avail. Tetracycline was the only treatment that provided relief. At 50, I was working away from home for an extended period, and my prescription expired. The rosacea did not flare-up within a week, which it had done in the past. No serious flare-ups have occurred since. My dermatologist had explained at the outset that rosacea mostly affects men between the ages of 30 to 50. Hopefully, I have outgrown rosacea.

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