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Acne rosacea treatment done, recurrence, Permanent cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   ok , please proceed with your query
User :   i wanted to check if there is a treatment for acne rosacea
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   25 female
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can you elaborate on your problem ?
User :   i have taken quite a few medicines and have also used a lot of ointments but it does not seem to help
User :   though the pimples have gone down, there is a lot of redness on my cheeks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the treatment you have taken so for ?
User :   there are a lot of medicines and ointments that i have taken over 2 years, so am not sure if naming one or two would help
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have dandruff
User :   a little
User :   on and off
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   apart from this do you have any other problems
User :   no
User :   yes, one more thing
Doctor :   how are your cycles are they regular ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed , you wanted to say something
User :   its fine
User :   could you tell me if rosacea can be completely cured?
User :   or there is no permanent solution
Doctor :   acne rosacea is generally controlled
User :   with?
Doctor :   let me explain it to you
User :   sure
Doctor :   this condition is known to be controlled with medicines and procedures but complete cure may not be expected
User :   could u also define the extent of control possible?
Doctor :   we suggest treatment with isoretinoin and similar drugs after a dermatological examination only
Doctor :   if medicines do not work , then there are procedures available for this
User :   like?
Doctor :   laser therapy , photodynamic therpay , antibiotics ,etc have all been in use
User :   i have taken isotretinoin, but the effect was very short term
User :   i only need something to get rid of the redness now
Doctor :   glycolic peels are also done
Doctor :   you must consult the dermatologist and have a word about these procedures if medicines are not giving you good result
Doctor :   but it is expected to have relapses , this condition as i mentioned cannot be completely cured
User :   yes, i tried a glycolic peel as well but that did not help
Doctor :   the results will vary from each individual
Doctor :   do you use sunscreen ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok , that is good
User :   am using trio bloc currently
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest you have a word with your doctor about laser treatment
User :   does laser treatment ahve side effects?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   in some people mild irritation , rashes , itching , may develop
Doctor :   the results of laser treatment will vary with each person
User :   and does this last?
User :   i mean how long does the effect of laser treatment last?
Doctor :   you mean the treatment ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you may need many sittings depending on the condition
User :   ok
Doctor :   even after laser we may not predict the chances of having a relapse again , as it is quite possible
User :   and good dermatologists that you can suggest in hyd?
Doctor :   yes
User :   so looks like the bottom line is that there is no cure..
Doctor :   can you confirm your contact details
Doctor :   there are methods for control ,so do not worry
User :   by the way, does physical exercise help?
Doctor :   yes , it will reduce the levels of stress
User :   hmm
Doctor :   as stress may aggravate the flare ups
Doctor :   so you must be good at physical exercise
User :   apart from stress, is there any other benefit?
Doctor :   as stress is a contributing factor for acne
User :   blood circulation etc.?
Doctor :   it will help in overall general health which will indirectly help in the acne
User :   ok
Doctor :   we suggest physical activity to all patients
Doctor :   it is a must for a common man
Doctor :   i suggest you not to use any consmetics over the area
Doctor :   and i hope you are using a good face wash/cleanser
Doctor :   are you with me ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions
User :   yes
User :   thank you doctor
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   are there any more questions for me to help you with ?
User :   no, thank you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   you want a dermatoligst from hyderabad?
Doctor :   can you give me your contact no and mail id
Doctor :   our customer care team will get back to you with details
User :   i think i'll stick to my doc for now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no problem
User :   will get back if i need anything else
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sure
User :   thank you for the help
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   pleasure assisting you
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good day
Doctor :   Bye for now
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