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Old 09-15-2003, 06:21 AM   #1
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I have rosacea and my dermatologist put me on metrocream. I feel this cream is making it worse. It itches and I have more areas that are red and with raised bumps (like acne). This is very frustrating. I was just wondering, I have been on 3 different kinds of birth-control with in this year. Could this have triggered this rosacea?

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Old 09-15-2003, 08:15 AM   #2
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Hi! Recently went through your very unique town. Yes birth control pills are supposed to help your skin but in the case of roseasa they can hinder it. I use a special face wash called Specto Derm or Gel. It helps me alot. Also did the antibiotic route to no avail too. I also found using an non alcoholic toner helps me too. GOOD LUCK!!!!

Old 09-15-2003, 12:52 PM   #3
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I used metrolotion for years, Applied it thin, and applied it thicker. It never calmed down my skin. Antibiotics were useless, too.

I had one laser (Not V beam) and never really could say that it improved. Now I'm considering the V Beam laser.

TwoKatss: I'd like to know about the specto derm wash. I'm at the point that I think I need to try facial products that aren't scripts.

I'm glad to see a Rosacea topic here!

Be well,

Old 09-16-2003, 05:49 PM   #4
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Specto derm or gel can be bought at any drug store or Walmart even. Not expensive. About $10.00 for a very large bottle. That is in Canada where I live. I use it every day ,morning and night I haven't had a break out in a long time. I think using the nonalcohol toner works too. That can be bought at the same places. I like "olay" toner. Just look for no alcohol. GOOD LUCK

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