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Mild rosacea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi I'm a 31 year old female i have been diagnosed with mild rosacea on my nose 4 wks ago and have been taking antibiotics. I have another 4 wks to take at the moment have some seen some improvement but since been on antibiotics have developed 2 bump/nodule things v.worried about this is this normal part of the condition and in time will these clear with antibiotics alth these are not obvious to other people really concerned about it or will something more need to be done to clear these up? Any infor you can give me would be greatly appreciated thankyou. Also is it normal for the skin to be dry but look sort of shiny at the same time? This whole thing is worrying me just want my normal skin back!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Reading ur query
Doctor :   Plz be patient
Doctor :   Antibitics are are #1
Doctor :   Short term low dose steroid creams will fasten the clearing
Doctor :   Some doctors may also prescribe tretinoin (Retin-A), tazarotene (Tazorac), or adapalene (Differin) which are prescription medications also used for acne.
Doctor :   Harsh soaps and lotions should be avoided, whereas simple and pure products such as Cetaphil or Purpose gentle skin cleanser may be less irritating.
Doctor :   Sun exposure is a well known flare for many rosacea sufferers. Sun protection using a wide-brimmed hat (at least 6 inches) and physical sunscreens (like zinc or titanium) are generally encouraged. Because rosacea tends to occur in mostly fair-skinned adults, the use of an appropriate daily sunscreen lotion and overall sun avoidance is recommended. Zinc-based sunscreens (SPF 30 or higher) provide superior sun protection.
User :   Cos when i went to my doctor he seemed dismissive about the bumps will these clear up the antibiotics or can these be injected into to get rid of them?
Doctor :   If the bumps are too big steroid injections can be tried
Doctor :   But again steroid may injection may end up with healing with scar formation
Doctor :   Please do not rush
Doctor :   Give ome time for antibitics
Doctor :   Try one medicine at a time
Doctor :   Give time for medicine to work
User :   How long should i give for the medicine to work before thinking of me serious ways of getting rid of these bumps?
Doctor :   min 4 wks
User :   and max?
Doctor :   there is no max
Doctor :   People stay for 6 mo
Doctor :   depending on the symptoms
User :   Is E45 cream ok to use to try and put moisture back into the skin? and to help with covering it up with a touch of makeup?
User :   6 months before bumps heal up?
Doctor :   Not for bumps
User :   Yeah what for?
Doctor :   After 4 wk ubumps will get better
Doctor :   some people stay on antibiotics to prevent re happening
User :   yeah hope so

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