Patient Comments: Rosacea - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your rosacea?

Comment from: hopethishelps, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

For me I think it has a lot to do with the gut and yeast. I can not consume sugars or yeast. Processed food a big! (this really makes sense alcohol, is yeast and sugar). I truly believe using a premium strain of acidophilus with bifidus is very helpful.(a pro biotic) I have an allergist that is trying to rid me of Candida yeast.(using nystatin and yeast allergy needles) This yeast and my face flair up bad in the fall every year. I may not have dry eye either after reading this. Good to know. I also have a process called Accent done, it is for acne. All of this combined is starting to clear my face up considerably.

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Comment from: Jane, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I have suffered from rosacea off and on for over 20 years, and I have been on antibiotics about 3 times. Each time, I found it was not all that effective, and I didn't like having to take antibiotics for 3 months plus. Then, I had a huge flare-up when I was getting chemotherapy for breast cancer and the dermatologist at the teaching hospital in Geneva where I was being treated put me on a combination of antibiotics plus Rozex, a metronidazole gel. The simple combination was much more effective and now, whenever it starts to flare up again, I just use the Rozex again and it controls it. She also recommended a greenish cream made by a french company, Avene, which I use under make-up if it gets bad. They do a thick one called Diroseal and a quite nice moisturizer. (Other things I'd tried were a bit cloggy and made me look seasick). What a brilliant article, though. I might even try laser treatment now, after having read the comments.

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Comment from: Besma, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I am a 48-year-old female and was recently diagnosed with rosacea. I have been using Metronidazole and Elidel creams with little success. Besides the blushing and pimples, I also experience a lot of itching, almost as if tiny bugs were crawling on my face. My eyes are also affected. They become swollen and very itchy.

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Comment from: always hopeful, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 10

I am 54 years old and have had rosacea for over 20 years. My condition has progressed to point that I am having difficulty with rhinophyma. I have tried every drug available and have undergone thousands of dollars of laser treatments, all to naught. While I do not suffer redness or telangiectasia (I hope that is spelled correctly), I do have cysts, papules and bumps and enlargement of my nose. I have found that simple milk of magnesia applied to the face at night has a beneficial effect and have been using it for some time. I read about this in a doctor's collum in our news paper. I wash with a sulpha cleanser and apply Duac gel during the day and stay out of the sun and heat.

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Comment from: c arole, Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I recently got diagnosed with severe rosacea, it is affecting my eyes, and burning my skin. Doctor gave me some cream but it is not helping.

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Comment from: cookie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

I am 70 years old and now at this late age I have rosacea! It is bad, it is always like a blowtorch has hit my face and it has hit my eyes. I can find nothing that helps and it is a nightmare. I have been to so many doctors and get no relief at all.

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Comment from: Carol, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

Pulsed dye laser got rid of the little red veins. Isolaz helped the background redness kind of like a "blanket" treatment ! I gave up using certain cleansers Boots No7 soft and soothed is OK. So is Avene the French brand Lush oatifix face mask is really nice and soothing too I don't drink alcohol and I NEVER do the sun.

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Comment from: Mat, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 13

I tried numerous things from laser treatments to different creams. The laser treatment worked for a few months at a time, but it was expensive and painful. Now I use a cream called Finacea. It is hands down the best treatment I have tried. This was about 7 or 8 years ago and I still swear by it. I have found that I need to wet shave twice a week (possibly helping exfoliate the skin), but this is a minor detail as far as I am concerned. Living in Perth, Australia, and working on the ocean, it is almost impossible to avoid sunlight, which is one of the worst triggers for the condition. The combination of the cream and shaving has worked well.

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