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When Rosacea Resists Standard Therapies

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If you have been treating your rosacea and the treatments are not responding to the standard treatments offered by your dermatologist, this is an old article, written in 2008, which doesn't even mention the gold standard of treatment for rosacea, but you may find it helpful if you haven't heard of any of these treatments. All these treatments are mentioned in the category: 

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"As you’re already aware, standard FDA-approved therapies for rosacea include topical preparations: metronidazole, clindamycin, azelaic acid, sulfur, sodium sulfacetamide and oral medications: tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline. As all dermatologists know, these therapies sometimes do not work, so an awareness of off-label uses of other medication groups and approaches is useful to avoid treatment failure, patient frustration and dermatologist exasperation. I will focus on four groups and approaches: retinoids, anti-parasitic agents, Helicobacter pylori treatment and second-generation macrolides." The Dermatologist

Short Term Steroid Treatment
Sometimes if your rosacea is severe your physician may prescribe short term steroid treatment, usually an oral systemic steroid like Prednisone or in some cases a topical prescription steroid. For short term steroids are incredible to attenuate rosacea. [1] Just be forewarned, that long term steroid treatment for rosacea is a disaster waiting to happen. 

Other Treatments
There are other options or alternatives  also reported using anti-inflammatory treatmentsanti-parasitic agent treatments 
oral ivermectin and metronidazole,  secondary therapyTimolol Maleate 0.5%Artesunate, the ZZ Cream, other prescriptionsdemodex treatments (non prescription), other demodectic prescription treatments, (i.e., Benzyl Benzoate and CrotamitonPermethrin), probiotics (probiotic therapy), or a growing list of non prescription or over the counter treatments (our affiliate store).

End Notes

[1] Prednisone

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