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Suggest treatment for dry skin while suffering from rosacea

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I am a 74 y/o woman and have recently been dx with Rosacea. I have been tx this with Metronidazole cream 0.75%. The condition has ameliorated for the most part, but now I am left with dry, scaly patches in those areas tx. as above. I also have Triamcinolone cream 0.1%. Do I use that now alone or in conjunction with the tx. above?
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Brief Answer:
Use cortisone rather than triamcinolone

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar (Dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern.

Triamcinolone acetonide is a moderately potent steroid cream. It should not be used on rosacea as it might exacerbate rosacea.

You may use a mild steroid cream e.g Cortisone cream, twice daily for a week for the patches which are most likely due to excessive dryness due to Metronidazole cream. You can discontinue Metronidazole for a week.

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