Rosacea Treatments

There is no cure for rosacea, but treatment can control symptoms, depending on the severity of your symptoms and tolerance for certain medications. Potential treatments include:

  • Daily sunscreen use
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Other prescription medication
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser therapy
  • Electrosurgery
  • Lifestyle changes: Tracking and avoiding triggers, such as:
    • Excessive sun exposure
    • Temperature extremes
    • Certain foods
    • Alcohol

Physicians typically begin by prescribing antibiotics, recommending diet and lifestyle changes such as staying out of the sun and not eating trigger foods.


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