Q&A: Do you know of any over-the-counter treatments for rosacea?

Question by Kitty: Do you know of any over-the-counter treatments for rosacea?

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Answer by norman7774
One method might be:

B Vitamins
Inadequate riboflavin, caused by insufficient dietary intake or poor absorption in the digestive tract, may be associated with rosacea. One study found that Demodex folliculorum mites, which are normally found on the skin but more in larger numbers on the skin of rosacea patients, are more likely to affect the skin of animals in riboflavin. An increased number of mites may cause blockage of the pores from inflammation or may allow for the growth of bacteria on the skin.

Also.. If you can acquire Azelaic Acid Cream

Azelaic acid cream is derived from wheat, rye and barley. It appears to have antimicrobial action that slows the growth of skin bacteria and appears to be effective at reducing skin redness and papules and pustules associated with rosacea.

HOWEVER.. keep in mind: It is unknown exactly why antibiotics work against rosacea, but it is widely believed that it is due to their anti-inflammatory properties, rather than their bacteria-fighting capabilities. Normal skin surface bacteria are affected by antibiotics and their role is still being investigated or it appeares so. Thus, the cream mentioned above is not an antibiotic and if that cream does not work, you may have to get prescription medicine…antibiotics, that is.. and that is from the doctor. I presume you do not like prescription medicines and neither do I so I try anything first before getting prescription medicines.

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2 Comments

  1. exhtrmgr says:

    Ok, this may sound crazy, but it works for me. Use Noxzema like a face mask. put it on and let it dry on your face. It will take about half an hour. Rinse it off with really hot water. After doing this everyday, it cleared up the rosacea on my face. Good luck!

  2. mare says:

    I work for prescriptives cosmetics, and our customers have seen success with fragrance-free cleanser, ffand oil free moisturizer, spf15 or higher, and Dermapolish-an at home microdermabrasion kit that is formulated for even sensitive skins. This combo can help clear the symptoms of rosacea, but we make no medical claim.

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