Are there any alternative treatments for erythematotelangiectatic rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A number of alternative treatments have been recommended for treating erythematotelangiectatic rosacea as well as other forms of rosacea. Rosacea is a common skin disorder that causes the skin to appear red and flushed. A person with erythematotelangiectatic rosacea also has visible blood vessels just beneath the skin's surface.

Proponents of alternative medicine have prescribed acupuncture, medicinal herbs (such as green tea and feverfew), and other treatments for erythematotelangiectatic rosacea and other types of rosacea. Some of these therapies may be effective, though few have been well studied. For that reason, the true benefits of these alternative treatments are unknown. See a dermatologist to learn about well-established treatments for erythematotelangiectatic rosacea.

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