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What medicines treat rosacea?

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It can take you a few weeks or months of using one of these medicines for your skin to improve:

  • Brimonidine (Mirvaso), a gel that tightens blood vessels in the skin to get rid of some of your redness
  • Azelaic acid, a gel and foam that clears up bumps, swelling, and redness
  • Metronidazole (Flagyl) and doxycycline, antibiotics that kill bacteria on your skin and bring down redness and swelling
  • Isotretinoin (Amnesteem, Claravis, and others), an acne drug that clears up skin bumps

From: What Is Rosacea? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Rosacea: Signs and Symptoms," "Rosacea: Tips for Managing," "Rosacea: Who Gets and Causes."

Mayo Clinic: "Metronidazole (Oral Route)," "Rosacea: Self-Management," "Rosacea: Symptoms and causes," "Rosacea: Treatment."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Rosacea."

National Rosacea Society: "All About Rosacea," "Coping With Rosacea," "Lasers Used to Treat Some Rosacea Signs," "Understanding Rosacea."

NHS: "Rosacea -- Causes."

National Institutes of Health: "Red in the Face."

National Library of Medicine: "Azelaic Acid Topical."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 14, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Rosacea: Signs and Symptoms," "Rosacea: Tips for Managing," "Rosacea: Who Gets and Causes."

Mayo Clinic: "Metronidazole (Oral Route)," "Rosacea: Self-Management," "Rosacea: Symptoms and causes," "Rosacea: Treatment."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Rosacea."

National Rosacea Society: "All About Rosacea," "Coping With Rosacea," "Lasers Used to Treat Some Rosacea Signs," "Understanding Rosacea."

NHS: "Rosacea -- Causes."

National Institutes of Health: "Red in the Face."

National Library of Medicine: "Azelaic Acid Topical."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 14, 2017

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