There are new treatments to help treat the redness of rosacea, a common skin disease that often begins with a tendency to blush easily and progresses to skin redness that can slowly spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. For mild or moderate rosacea, topical treatments include brimonidine (Mirvaso) and oxymetazoline (Rhofade), which work by constricting blood vessels. These medications can reduce redness only up to 12 hours and must be applied regularly. Other topical medications, including azelaic acid (Azelex, Finacea); metronidazole (Metrogel, Noritate, and others); and ivermectin (Soolantra) have less effect on redness, but address the pimples of mild rosacea. More severe rosacea may warrant using antibiotics, such as doxycycline (Oracea), to fight inflammation.
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