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Old 12-29-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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Question tetracycline for rosacea

about a month ago my dermatologist put me on tetracycline for pretty severe rosacea on my face. after a week of taking it, the rosacea was pretty much gone entirely. a few days later, it came back- not as bad- but it did come back a little. is this normal??? also- i have been feeling a little nauseated lately throughout the day and night, and am just wondering if the tetracycline is to blame??? last question--- is it really safe to be on the tetracycline for months at a time??? please help

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Old 12-29-2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: tetracycline for rosacea

Same thing happened to me and I had to stop taking tetracycline. No, it is not good to take an antibiotic long term.

Topical meds made my rosacea worse. Lately just cleansing with Cetaphil cleanser and water is working very well.

As you probably already have found out, there is no known cause nor a cure for rosacea.

Old 12-30-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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Re: tetracycline for rosacea

I was on minocyclin (a form of tetra) for five months the first time. It took two months for my rosacea to clear (I had let it get really bad before I finally went to a doctor very upset about how bad I looked - almost a year), and then it was maintenence. I stopped taking it because I was sick of feeling "seasick" ALL the time. I've taken it for short periods of time since, but I try to avoid it with watching most of my other flare factors. My face looked the best during the month I managed to eat gluten-free, but I haven't been consistent. However, I haven't taken minocyclin for almost two years. As I write, my face looks really good - but I had a little flare last week with the severe cold outside and eating a lot of sugar (aren't holidays wonderful?) It's gotten warmer, and I am weaning myself off of sweets again. Sugar and gluten seems to do a lot to my rosacea, and of course, cheese! I can't eat it. In anything. Boy, do I miss parmesan cheese on pasta - and it's been over four years since I last ate it. Talk about redness, itchness, swelling, bumps. . .

Old 12-30-2004, 04:05 PM   #4
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Re: tetracycline for rosacea

I've tried three different expensive prescription creams for rosacea and none of them have worked!

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