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Nothing has worked... Please share your experience!

Postby bayredd96 on Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:28 am

I have Rosacea Subtype 1 (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea) and I've had it since the beginning of middle school (I'm now 23). It has always been something that has made me self conscious. I maintain a pretty consistent skincare routine with very gentle products, avoiding all ingredients that are known to irritate the skin. I've been to 2 dermatologists - the first one put me on topical metronidazole which did not work. They put me on soolantra next, which also didn't work and broke me out a little bit.

I then switched to a new dermatologist back home, and they gave me Rhofade - I tried it for two weeks and it wasn't working, so I stopped using it, and that's when I had a pretty bad "withdrawal" reaction. My face got SO RED like I had a terrible sunburn, I had white splotches within the redness, and I had to sit with ice packs on my face. Luckily this only lasted for 3 days off-and-on.

I just went back to my dermatologist and she said there's not much else to do... she gave me a prescription for Mirvaso, but she said I may have a reaction to it based on my history with the Rhofade. She said if the Mirvaso doesn't work then the next step would be laser treatments. However, insurance typically doesn't cover it because it's considered cosmetic, and it can be pretty expensive. I honestly don't know what else to do.

I'm open to any suggestions from someone who has had any amount of success with Rosacea Subtype 1.

Thank you!
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Re: Nothing has worked... Please share your experience!

Postby talkhealth on Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:44 am

Hi bayredd96,

Thanking for posting on the forum and sorry to hear about your frustrating journey with Rosacea Subtype 1. Hopefully you'll receive some replies soon from other members who may been sharing your experience with the condition. Unfortunately we are unable to give specific medical advice on individual conditions here, but you may want to check out our client Chuckling Goat's website regarding balancing the gut microbiome and helping Rosacea.

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