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Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Combining Azithromycin with Protopic (tacrolimus) topical

This paper details a somewhat exotic combination therapy: oral azithromycin and topical tacrolimus. It offers an alternative to the more common doxycycline + metrogel combination. The authors mention that this is not a first line therapy; “a combination of oral azithromycin and 0.1% tacrolimus ointment was used in the current case as an alternative therapy […]

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Rosacea, But Not on Your Face; it is possible

One often asked question by newly diagnosed sufferers is `can you get rosacea on areas other than your face’. The usual answer is no; you normally only see rosacea symptoms on the flushing zone areas in the central areas of your face. Extrafacial Rosacea is a Thing This paper slightly dispels this idea with a […]

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As a followup to the recent note pathogen infection (Chlamydia pneumoniae) cause theory, comes a recently published paper, the first to address Cpn and Rosacea. This paper is very preliminary, but at least now Cpn is on the map. When a paper ends with “preliminary data suggest the need for further investigation” it means that the research can […]

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This study shows that one of the effects of Azithromycin is to suppress reactive oxygen species, one of the chemicals involved in the inflammatory pathway. Other systemic antibiotics, macrolides and non-antibiotic doses of doxycycline have also been shown to be helpful in treating the inflammation of rosacea. The inflammatory pathway that leads to rosacea is an interesting area […]

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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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