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Question: Treating burning and stinging associated with rosacea

 Cathyfred - Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:35 am

I have recently been diagnosed with rosacea after suffering from a red, burning, sensitive face for several years. At this time it appears to be quite acute, as just about any topical preparation flares it up. Is there any way to specifically treat the burning, stinging pain symptomatically?

 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:21 am

User avatar Hello,Since you seem to be sensitive to external applications it would be ideal to get internal treatment.
Oral antibiotics like doxycycline,and metronidazole could be used in your case.If there is evidence of demodex infestation ivermectol is a recommeded oral treatment.
Zinc oxide containing sunblocks do help in reducing the burning.
Do consult your dermatologist or your doctor before starting any treatment.
Best wishes.


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