Rosacea: An Introduction

Systemic Antibiotics

Many forms of Rosacea respond well to oral antibiotics.

It may be prudent for Rosacea patients to be on oral medication at least until the symptoms are lessened and the disease is more stable:

  • Tetracycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Minocycline

The most common rosacea treatment approach is to combine a systemic rosacea treatment medication with a topical rosacea treatment medication for 4 to 8 months.

Once the rosacea has been reigned in, topical rosacea treatment is used alone to (hopefully) maintain the results.

For the more severe Rosacea variants, more aggressive measures may need to be taken.

Rosacea Fulminans responds well to a short course of oral cortisone.

Once Rosacea Fulminans has "calmed down," Accutane is the usual choice to stabilize the condition and assist the Rosacea patient in achieving an acceptable outcome.


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