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Rosacea: Part II. Topical and systemic therapies in the treatment of rosacea.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 May;72(5):761-770

Authors: Two AM, Wu W, Gallo RL, Hata TR

Abstract
Although rosacea's impact on physical health is limited, it has profound effects on a person's psychological well-being. Therefore, treating rosacea can greatly affect a person's quality of life. Patient education regarding trigger avoidance and skin care techniques such as moisturizing and sun protection are important non-pharmacologic first steps in treating rosacea. Pharmacologic interventions range from topical to systemic medications, with the ideal medication choice dependent on the symptoms and severity of each individual patient. Despite this variety of therapeutic options, none of these therapies are completely curative, and therefore further research into the pathophysiology of rosacea is required in order to create more targeted and efficacious treatment options.

PMID: 25890456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25890456?dopt=Abstract = URL to article

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