Harvard Health Letter

Tips to help prevent and treat rosacea

16 million Americans struggle with rosacea, a skin condition characterized by flare-ups of reddened and sometimes bumpy facial skin. Over time, rosacea can reveal blood vessels under the skin’s surface. Treatments include topical medications such as gels, creams, and lotions that contain either metronidazole or azeleic acid; very low doses of antibiotics, such as doxycycline; laser therapy; and avoiding triggers, such as hot food.
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