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Rosacea clear up with antibiotics - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Hi will rosacea clear up with antibiotics and how long will it take?
Doctor :   It is a chronic disease. It comes and goes
Doctor :   When it comes you have to use antibitics and steroid creams
Doctor :   Usually 4-6 weeks course of antibitics will resolve the present rpisode
User :   Will the bumps and pimples go and does the redness go back to a normal skin colour?
Doctor :   Bumps and pimples, red all will disapprea
Doctor :   But the process will re happen agaian
Doctor :   the comes back to normal
User :   Is it normal for 2 bumps to develop when i have started on antibiotics? There don't seem to be getting better bigger i say
User :   Will normal skin colour return?
User :   What are these bumps?
User :   nodule things v.worried about these
Doctor :   Antibitics do not cause bumps
Doctor :   Antibitics treat bumps
Doctor :   Bumps are collections of abnomral sebum in sebacious hlands
Doctor :   it takes for bumps to get resolved
User :   does flax seed oil help to reduce redness?
User :   i have been feeling very depressed cos have read a lot of awful infor about it on the web
Doctor :   I am not sure of the herbal products
Doctor :   use isotretinoin cream
Doctor :   Clnadamycin gel
Doctor :   oral antibitics
User :   Is jojoba oil to use on rosacea and will it put moisture back into the skin?
Doctor :   Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin.
Doctor :   More resistant cases may require a combination approach, using several of the treatments at the same time
Doctor :   compny clamss it
Doctor :   use it
User :   what makeup is recommended to cover this up?
Doctor :   A combination approach may include home care of washing with a prescription sulfa wash twice a day, applying an antibacterial cream morning and night, and taking an oral antibiotic for flares.
Doctor :   home care
Doctor :   sulfa wash twice a day
Doctor :   antibacterial cream morning and night
Doctor :   oral antibiotic for flares.
User :   Is it normal to feel suicidal about this
User :   feel really depressed
Doctor :   Have u followed these?
Doctor :   sulfa wash twice a day >> Hydrgen Perodixe wash
Doctor :   antibacterial cream morning and night >> clyndamyacin gel
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   Depression is different
User :   No i use the antibiotics, wash with water and apply moisturiser thats it really
Doctor :   oral antibitics
User :   yeah oral
Doctor :   just washing with with moistiriser
Doctor :   u r not following the treament
User :   just tap water then apply a moisturiser
Doctor :   use 2 washerds
Doctor :   *washers
Doctor :   1. Hydrogen perodise face sh
User :   can you buy the washes over the counter or do there have to be perscribed by the doc?
Doctor :   2. ise erthyomyci or clindamycin face cream or gel
Doctor :   i hydrogen periodise is ITC
User :   is there any herbs i can buy to help?
Doctor :   Please I am allo pathic doctor
Doctor :   I am familiar witth medicines in Allopathy
Doctor :   Ask me what medicines in Allopathy
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   I am not familiar with Herbal
User :   thanks just to now this will return to normal is good thanks cos running out of time
User :   you have made me feel better about it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye thanks
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