Using Doxycycline For Rosacea Treatment

Using Doxycycline For Rosacea Treatment

Learn about the benefits associated with using doxycycline for rosacea treatment

Most people associate the oral antibiotic doxycycline with acne, but did you know that it is also used to treat rosacea? While there is no exact source of rosacea that has been identified, there are numerous assumptions and speculations Most believe that rosacea is caused by an autoimmune issue or infection. Doxycycline for rosacea is an effective treatment because it removes bacteria from skin, and can slow the development and breeding of the inflammatory bacteria that exacerbate rosacea. Currently, there is only one FDA approved antibiotic type for the treatment of rosacea, known as the tetracyclines (doxycycline belongs to this group). Doxycycline for rosacea has been known to reduce inflammation in the skin when taken on a regular basis in conjunction with other topical rosacea products, such as moisturizer. Read 18 Best Face Moisturizers for a list of products that readers swear by.

When taking doxycycline for rosacea, the suggested dosage is 50 to 100 mg orally, one to two times a day. You will need to discuss this with your dermatologist in order to determine the dosage amount that is right for you, but they may start you on a lower dosage to see how your skin responds to it before moving you up to a higher daily dosage. In order for your treatment to be most effective, it is recommended that you also apply a topical treatment such as metronidazole gel in order to further reduce the severity of your skin condition. Check out How To Treat Rosacea-The Right Way for more tips on how to help your skin look and feel its best, every single day.

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