Just Diagnosed with Rosacea – start here !

Written by on March 10, 2008 with 0 Comments

Have you just been diagnosed with rosacea ? Check out the following great resources for everyone who has just been diagnosed with rosacea and is looking for some help. There are lots of excellent treatments that you can try and plenty of fellow rosacea sufferers waiting to offer their expertise.

From: dmvincent
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 08:43:48

— In rosacea-support@y…, lisa8891@a… wrote:
> Hi,
I have a few questions I hope someone can answer.  I was just diagnosed with rosacea about 6 weeks ago.  Mine started with the rosy cheeks and really, really dry skin.  It is very itchy and sometimes it burns.  I wake in the night sometimes digging at my cheeks because they itch so bad.  I have been using PLEXION cleanser twice a day and Noritate cream once a day for 6 weeks.  So far, I have seen no improvement.  The redness doesn’t bother me so much because I can cover that, but the dry, itchy skin is horrible.   Does anyone else have this problem?  If so, any recommendations?  Also, does the rosacea ever go into “remission”.  Or am I going to have red, dry cheeks forever???   My doctor said to give it 2 or 3 months, but I am having trouble understanding how the medication takes that long to work.   Any answers to these questions would be greatly

PLEXION was a god send for me. I have had Rosacea for about 15 years.  I was able to control it with Metrocream until about 1-1/2 years ago.  I had a very serious flair with lots of papules and pustules and redness. I was taking tetracycline 3 times daily, Noritate at night and Cleocin-T during the day with very little relief. Two months ago my derm prescribed Plexion. The next day I saw immediate improvement.  Within a month I was completely clear. I wash with it twice daily, leaving it on for about 5 minutes before washing off, followed by either the Cleocin-T or Noritate and then Cetaphil Moisturizing lotion for sensitive skin. I no longer have to take the tetracycline. If I try to alter this regime, I will start to break out again. I hope this can be encouraging.


P.S. I have learned more from this support group than I ever have from the dermatologist.

[update March 2012]: Please note that Plexion has been discontinued and is no longer available.

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About the Author: David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998. .

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