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A Rosacea Diagnosis



So, while I came back to this site a year after Accutane to talk about dealing with moderate acne and sensitive skin. In the past two weeks I started getting really tight, dry skin (presumably from the dry, hot weather). However I have had never dealt with that much tightness so I went to see the dermatologist. I am still getting some pimples especially around my jawline and actually on my neck. Basically I was diagnosed with Rosacea. This actually might be what I believe was the cause was for my onset of inflammatory acne almost 2 years ago. Needless to say I am back on a medicated acne treatment. Well somewhat. Acne isn't the issue as much as my redness sensitivity. So I will add my regimen and progress for Rosacea/moderate acne. Due to some other medical issues I have I won't be starting the complete regimen for treatment until my blood tests come back. But so far and what I have read I am doing the most basic steps right now:

Nars gentle cream cleanse- night and day

Morning: Metrogel 1%

Night spot treatment: Eradikate

Pills: Doxycycline

Additionally once my blood tests come back I will use sulfacetamide 10% topical at night. Once I use that I can no longer use Eradikate spot treatment because that is also sulfur. For anyone with moderate acne Eradikate is amazing. In a couple days most pimples are significantly reduced.

Well this is my update. Rosacea is worth looking into if like myself inflammatory acne came out of no where. My skin is also a very sensitive complexion. It makes sense it is Rosacea since my redness has been getting worse. Thanks!


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