Over The Counter Treatments

Prescription treatments can be so expensive and even if you can afford them, they might not be available in your country. What about treatments that you can obtain over the counter though? Which ones work and which ones are just promotional fluff?

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

How would you like Metrogel and Finacea to be over the counter?

Does the trip to the doctor, taking the paperwork to the chemist and then negotiating the insurance minefield get you down? Well you are not alone – many rosacea sufferers despair at how much it takes to get hold of your favourite prescription treatment. Well what would it take for the rosacea treatment main stays […]

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Perrigo to trial Ivermectin cream vs. Soolantra

A clinical trial has been listed that will compare an Ivermectin based cream made by Perrigo Company to a `reference’ Ivermectin product. The reference product described as a “FDA approved product to treat the inflammatory lesions of rosacea” so will be Soolantra. Perrigo might not be a well known brand – it promotes itself as; Quality […]

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TheraTears Sterilid eyelid scrubs with tea tree oil

For those seeking an alternative to the Cliradex eyelid wipes, sterilid from thera tears might be worth considering. The “Natural based formula” used in TheraTears Sterilid Eyelid Cleanser contains Tea Tree Oil and Linalool. We know that TTO has anti-bacterial actions and can also kill demodex mites.  Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene alcohol chemical found […]

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Chia Seed Oil (Salvia hispanica) Also Kills Demodex Mites

There has been a bit of folklore around what substances are able to kill demodex mites. In 2008 Rosacea News published an article that listed 100% alcohol, tea tree oil, carraway oil and dill weed oil as proven to kill demodex mites. Many other substances, for example seabuckthorn oil are also claimed to kill demodex. […]

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Benzac Skin Refining Mask – Salicylic Acid 0.5%

Galderma have announced a new product in the recently revamped Benzac Acne Solutions range, known as Benzac Skin Refining Mask. This product may be of interest to rosacea sufferers who want to try a Salicylic Acid based product in their regime. Long time members of the Rosacea Support Group will remember Linda Sy’s Acne Oil […]

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