Archive for September, 2006

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Treating Rosacea with Macrolides (biaxin, zithromax, dynabac, rulid, surlid)

Macrolide Antibiotics offer alternative treatment options to the well known tetracycline antibiotics. In recent years good studies have shown that some of these macrolides are safe and effective in treating rosacea. Commonly prescribed Macrolides include: erythromycin, azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), dirithromycin (Dynabac), roxithromycin (Rulid, Surlid) Here is a brief introduction from Linda Sy’s `Skin411 Digest […]

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Treating Rhinophyma with Accutane (roaccutane, isotretinoin)

If you are suffering from early stage rhinophyma you may like to consider accutane as a treatment. There are some good, recently published articles that focus on more general rosacea and low-dose accutane. Currently, it is comparatively more difficult to find studies that specifically address treating rhinophyma with accutane though. Accutane is Tricky Additionally, and unfortunately, doctors are […]

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Another potential way to increase the amount of melanin in the skin is gaining some publicity from a Sep. 21 article in Nature. Whereas melanotan (Clinuvel, epitan) uses a synthetic melanocyte stimulating hormone, forskolin stimulates the production of melanocyte in fair skinned individuals by raising a chemical known as cyclic AMP (cAMP). Alas forskolin is a […]

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Thanks to the heads up from Matija. A new physician based society has been formed, dedicated to acne and rosacea.   A dedicated, varied group of dermatologists met recently at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting with a singular focus: elevating the understanding and treatment of acne and rosacea. Gathering for the first time, […]

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This paper was postulating that some of the benefits of PDT could be attributed to the change in skin flora (bacteria) as a result of the topical pre-treatment or the light irradiation used by this form of treatment. Their results show that the reduction in flora was not significant, so some other mechanism of benefit […]

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