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How can early diagnosis and treatment lessen the symptoms of rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The sooner rosacea is diagnosed, the sooner a person can start receiving medicine that will reduce symptoms of this skin condition. Doctors typically prescribe a topical medication (that is, one that's applied directly to the skin) such as metronidazole or azelaic acid, which can help reduce redness and inflammation of the skin. Some people with more persistent rosacea need oral antibiotics or other medications to bring rosacea under control.

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