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

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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AARS, The Best Rosacea Topicals

The American Acne & Rosacea Society have published another paper in their series looking at the state of the art in rosacea treatments. This part is dedicated to rosacea topicals, and how to use them to manage rosacea symptoms. The paper is described as reviewing “topical agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration […]

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Bionect improves Rosacea Symptoms

A recent paper in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology suggests that Bionect may be helpful for the symptoms of rosacea. The study found that after 4 weeks the burning or stinging and dryness of rosacea was much improved, while papules and redness were also improved. What is Bionect? Bionect is a prescription only cream, […]

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Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Trialing Anatabloc (Anatabine) for Rosacea

A newly listed clinical trial will examine the safety the product known as Anatabloc as well as how it affects the appearance of rosacea skin. According to the wikipedia article Anatabine is “one of the minor alkaloids found in plants in the Solanaceae family, which includes the tobacco plant and tomato that has been shown […]

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Sklice, Topical Ivermectin 0.5% for Head Lice on Scalp and Hair

A new prescription topical ivermectin product called Sklice is being promoted in the United States. Sanofi Pasteur received FDA approval for Sklice as a treatment for Head Lice in humans. The interest for rosacea sufferers in topical ivermectin has been motivated by the large scale trials that Galderma is undertaking with CD5024. CD5024 is a […]

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