Fast Five Quiz: Can You Recognize and Properly Treat Rosacea?

William James, MD; Steven Brett Sloan, MD


July 24, 2019

Rosacea is commonly treated with topical metronidazole, sulfacetamide, or azelaic acid. When topical therapy is not completely effective, doxycycline or minocycline is used. Rosacea fulminans is treated with moderately high doses of prednisolone (30-60 mg/day) followed by oral isotretinoin. Nonablative laser treatment may be effective against rosacea by remodeling of the dermal connective tissue. Rhinophyma may be treated by electrosurgery.

The patient is encouraged to avoid irritants such as astringents, toners, menthols, camphor, waterproof cosmetics requiring solvents for removal, or products containing sodium lauryl sulfate.

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