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Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

From: “Linda Sy MD” Date: Thu Dec 7, 2000 4:55 am Subject: Re: [rosacea] the cortisone story continues Hi Patricia, Yes, what a bummer. There is no easy way to manage steroid induced dermatitis. Your skin has become addicted. How does one treat addiction? You either go cold turkey (in which case, you will undergo […]

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This recently published blind study suggests that elidel (pimecrolimus) is no better for rosacea papules and pustules than the vehicle it uses. A previous study in 2005, Pimecrolimus for treatment of acne rosacea suggested that elidel could indeed be useful for rosacea, but this study was not a double blind study – it was not compared to […]

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An interesting exchange in recent editions of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. A paper in July 2005 suggested that the population in general was safely using over the counter hydrocortison (steroids). This conclusion was then challenged by a letter published in Jan 2006 pointing out the abuse of OTC steroids can lead […]

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