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    Default What's the best treatment for P&P rosacea?

    Hi,

    I primarily suffer from the p&p variety. What's the best treatment?

    Luckily, redness isn't much of an issue; yet!

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    Oracea, Antihistamines, balanced diet, mild tolerable cleanser.

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    I would try finacea, this cleared all my p&p's in just a couple of weeks.
    dx early 2006.
    current stategy;
    finacea (on occasional spot), 20+ x IPL and 17+ low level PDL (n-light)

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    I wish I knew. Two years later and I'm still fighting them.

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    Hi -

    I've tried many topicals: Finacea, Metrogel, Metrolotion, Noritate, Clindamycin (lotion, solution, and foam), Extina, Renova, Differin, Atralin, and Ziana. The topicals that have worked for me are: Clindamycin (solution or foam though if you have dry skin the lotion is pretty good) and Ziana. Finacea worked initially for several months, then my face got redder, drier, and more irritated. I had to stop using it. Metrogel is okay, but honestly, for me it's as drying if not more drying than using retinoids. It's like saran wrap for the face! It does help a little with P/P though. Ziana is a newer retinoid formulated for sensitive skins - it's 1.2% clindamycin and .025% retinoid. The clindamycin helps to clear acne and reduce inflammation and the retinoid helps mildly exfoliate and produce more collagen. It's an alcohol free gel and I can use it twice/three times a week if needed.

    Good luck. Ask your Derm. for samples and see what works for you/your skin.

    Yvette

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    I find Aczone on an as needed basis using spot application is helpful without (so far) being irritating.
    Oracea has been a huge help with papules for me and I hope it will continue to help.

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    Melissa--

    I thought you were ready to give up on the oracea...it sounds like you are now thinking it is an effective treatment for papules.

    MD---My derm upped my oracea to 2x a day....she thought things weren't looking so good with the 1x a day. I would say there has been a decrease in papules BUT, I am thinking it is more the rosanil (sod.sulfacetamide/sulfur wash) that really helped the most.. During a recent heat wave that we had with highly unusual 100degree plus temp for a week....I had several papules at a time. Now that the heat has cooled back to normal, no pap, and def. less redness , I think mostly due to the rosanil.

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    Hi Roz,

    I think you are referring to a few years ago (when I was first diagnosed) and I first gave Oracea a try but I did it wrong (with dairy) and I also did not give it enough time (2 weeks- talk about impatient LOL). That's when I went to Solodyn and took that for over a year and it was very effective. When I realized I had taken Oracea the wrong way I was too lazy to switch until I decided I was game to try again and that was over a year ago now I think that I have been on Oracea. I find it pretty effective so far though not perfect and it took 4 months to work fully.

    HTH

    Melissa

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    Quote Originally Posted by EK1 View Post
    I wish I knew. Two years later and I'm still fighting them.
    Know that feeling. Ive been fighting then for 10 years - i'm only 25.

    So depressing. One day mate, one day...

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    My skin hasn't responded to Solodyn and Finacea. Using TTO now, diluted with jojoba oil. I probably will go the demodex route for treatment next.

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