It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Rosacea Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-15-2003, 06:21 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Carlisle, PA, USA
Posts: 1
Haylie HB User
Post Rosacea

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?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-15-2003, 08:15 AM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ontario <canada
Posts: 533
twokatss HB User

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
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Syracuse, ny
Posts: 11
Her52 HB User


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
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Ontario <canada
Posts: 533
twokatss HB User

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

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Rosacea... What can be done? Violettt Rosacea 2 04-28-2008 02:17 PM
Acne triggers for Rosacea Skin? evy38 Rosacea 2 04-22-2005 06:25 PM
Rosacea- getting a diagnosis Jonesy Rosacea 2 02-28-2005 12:04 PM
Make-up for Rosacea? babygurl Rosacea 8 01-11-2005 11:53 PM
anyone w/ acne rosacea --I have questions UT_mom Rosacea 6 09-28-2004 10:51 PM
ocular rosacea ajneedhams Rosacea 10 09-23-2004 05:56 PM
rosacea..please reply noname Rosacea 5 05-09-2004 11:25 PM
rosacea question greenangel Rosacea 0 12-16-2003 07:50 PM
very concerned over ocular rosacea michelle_rt Rosacea 2 06-02-2003 07:14 PM
Rosacea, How To Tell FOR SURE?? Uncle Mike Rosacea 5 11-19-2002 07:47 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:54 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!