Patient Comments: Rosacea - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your rosacea?

Comment from: Whowahoo, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 18

I had the worst form, ocular rosacea that would drop the side of my face to some degree with the dermal version also. I was treated with prednisone injections, tetracycline and trigger awareness. Once stabilized for some reason I used about two tubes of Dollar Tree hydrocortisone 1% afterwards and have never again been plagued with rosacea in any form.

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Comment from: rosygrannie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 01

I went on doxycycline for about 6 months and it really helped. I didn't like the idea of being on antibiotics indefinitely, so I went off the doxycycline. After a few months my rosacea worsened. I began using azelaic acid (Finacea) a few weeks ago and am already noticing improvement. I notice it helps to avoid getting overheated; stay out of the sun, and avoid tomato-family foods (solanaceae: tomato, peppers, eggplant, white potatoes).

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Comment from: jan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I have been taking oxytetracycline periodically to keep my skin under control, normally cannot leave it more than 2 weeks without (less in winter), however I last took the tablets for rosacea 5 weeks ago as I was having an operation. Following this operation I have to have warfarin (or similar) blood thinning injections for a month. So far have not had a single spot on my face. Coincidence? Long may it last!

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Comment from: Bec, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I was first diagnosed with rosacea in my mid-20s. I had a very bad case of it which affected my chin region. I was initially put on a cream which was prescribed by my dermatologist. The cream was fantastic but was only a short term cream and was also very expensive. Since then, I have been using QV cream which is cheap and a cream I can use daily. QV seems to keep my rosacea calm and I have seen a huge improvement in the redness since using QV. I am now 30 and you wouldn"t even know I have rosacea.

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Comment from: BL, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 17

I have tried a lot of different things for rosacea. What really works best for me has been Epsom salt soaks, apple cider vinegar as a toner, tea tree oil and calamine lotion. I used various ones on different days. Almost any type of moisturizer makes me break out as I have very oily skin. A dose of 50mg doxycycline also helps but I'd rather not be on antibiotics. I think it is a matter of finding what works best for you and not overdoing it.

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Comment from: Aleish, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I developed Rosacea, dermatitis and severe dry eyes over a couple of months. The dermatologist thought it was brought on by my use of steroid cream and nasal spray. I have had great results with Finacea and doxycycline 50mg (low dose because of thrush). However I have had no improvement with my eyes. Initially I was put on Finacea alone but it stung too much. However once I was on the doxycycline and the skin settled down I could use Finacea with no problems.

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Comment from: HappyJessJess, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I've found that my rosacea is closely related to my acne. I have never, ever, had acne before this year (I am 25). As my faced started turning red, I assumed it was simply just the rosacea. I got on doxycycline and ended up being allergic; the doctor gave me a different cream that did nothing. Eventually, I bought the AcneFree Redness Relief System on a whim. I cannot begin to express how much better my skin looks. I think most of my rosacea was actually just acne, and it has really, really helped. I feel much better about myself. All these rosacea websites scream not to ever use benzoyl peroxide, but that is what this product's main ingredient is, and it has worked wonders. You can buy it at any drugstore for $25. It lasts about two months.

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