Rosacea Treatments Caused the Symptoms to Worsen?
- Asked by rudolph in san diego, ca
- 4 years ago
I have recently started a treatment regimen of Tetracycline and Epiduo gel to treat the symptoms of Rosacea (swollen, red nose, a few bumps). My nose is redder and more swollen than ever. Could the treatments be the culprit, or could this just be a coincidence? I also had an IPL treatment a week ago. Thank you.
I Question The EpiDuo
However, I do question he use of EpiDuo. Epiduo is a combination of Differin 0.1 and Benzoyl Peroxilde 2.5% in a gel vehicle. Some Rosacea patients do not tolerate gel vehicles very well. That is the reason the Metrogel people came out with Metrocream. You may be one of those people. Further, BP is not a very good mediciation for Rosacea as many people find this irritating.
There is a possiblity that your skin flared as one of the normal vagaries of this coindiltion. Still I would switch the EpiDuo to soemthing else such as Metrocream, Metrogel, or Finacea gel. Nicacinamide products, Aveeno Ultracalming cream with Feverfew and ReVale Skin are also good.
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