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How can doctors treat cyclic rosacea?

There are two primary types of treatment that a doctor will use to treat rosacea. The first consists of topical treatments, like ointments and gels, which are applied to the surface of the skin to relieve the bumps and flushing. The second treatment type consists of antibiotics taken orally in the form of a pill. Some of the oral antibiotics used most often include tetracycline, minocycline, and erythromycin. The oral option is usually used for the more serious stages of rosacea, and usually works more quickly to reduce swelling and blemishes. The pills are less effective than the topical method in reducing redness, though.

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