Hi Christopher, I see you're from the UK. I'm sure you know this but just in case it's helpful...

Although it might depend on where you live, I don't think you'll be able to get Soolantra on the NHS. I had to buy mine from an online pharmacy –*was pretty expensive, but I must say it's the best thing I've used so far (though I am also on 50mg Doxycycline so that might be contributing or even doing all the work). I've had no irritation from it and all of last week, up until yesterday, I thought I was cured. My skin was basically back to normal. Unfortuantely, after a hot and boozy weekend, it has come back a little today. Still much, much, better than it has been and wouldn't be surprised if I was back to pale and symptom-free in a day or two.