Ways To Treat Rosacea
Several treatments have been shown to be successful in reducing or eliminating the symptoms of Rosacea. If you think that you have Rosacea, before using any type of treatment, please see a dermatologist or physician for an accurate diagnosis. Here are just some of the treatment options that are available:
  • Oral Antibiotics - In many case, oral antibiotics and the use of antibiotic gel are usually prescribed by a physician. Though these substances will initially bring the skin conditions under control, long term usage may have concerning side effects. For this reason, topical treatments are usually recommended after the oral antibiotics have been used.
  • Prescription medicines - Isotretinoin a Vitamin A type product has demonstrated some effectiveness. Sold under the brand names of Accutane or Roaccutane, these treatments have had some adverse side effects, however.
  • Metronidazole - Also sold under the name Metrogel, has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of Rosacea.
  • Azelaic Acid - Products that contain Azelaic Acid, an ingredient that is used for the treatment of acne, has been shown to be effective in treating certain Rosaceas especially pimples that contain papules or pustules.
  • Zinc - Products that have shown to be effective in the treatment of Rosacea have contained the any of following ingredients: zinc oxide, zinc pyrithione, manganesium sterate, sodium chloride, iron oxide, polyethylene glycol, and sulfur.
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