Rosacea Topicals

Along with systemic treatments, topicals have long been the mainstay of gaining relief from rosacea symptoms. Best known rosacea topicals include Metrogel and Finacea. Other topicals such as sunscreens and cleansers and moisturizers are also an important part of a rosacea armament.

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

3% Topical Tranexamic Acid Helps Rosacea (Lysine)

This article details some modest benefits to rosacea symptoms experienced by users of 3% topical tranexamic acid. Trialists of the active topical experienced an improvement in stratum corneum function and in “clinical signs and symptoms of rosacea”. The authors further detail a suggested pathway of how tranexaminc acid benfits rosacea. See the full text link […]

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Gladskin Rosacea Cream and Gel, Staphefekt in a topical

Seeking to create products based on the recently publicised MRSA-killing topical Staphefekt are some topical creams to treat rosacea, acne, eczema and general skin irritation.

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Staphefekt: New antibiotic topical kills MRSA

Lots of mainstream media attention this week relating to a new type of antibiotic that is able to kill that increasingly resistant bacteria MRSA. The small patient trial was able to demonstrate that this new enzyme derived from a virus that infects bacteria, was able to clear MRSA skin infections. What does this mean to […]

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Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer can help a red face

First hinted at 2 years ago at the 2012 AAD meeting in San Diego, a new topical from Skinceuticals is now available and is starting to accumulate some modest research suggesting that it is good for a red face. This paper published in the JDD suggests that using Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer along with the regular […]

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Afrin (Oxymetazoline) Safe Off Label Drug for a Red Face

This paper from Hospital Pharmacy is giving a guarded approval for the use of Oxymetazoline topically for the redness of rosacea. Even though the FDA has not approved Oxymetazoline as a topical skin treatment, it is approved as a nasal decongestant. Doctors are able to prescribe drugs for off-label use, that is once a drug […]

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