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Should rosacea be treated only during flares of the condition?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
To keep rosacea under control, you should continue treatment according to your doctor’s recommendations, even after your symptoms improve. Many people who stop their medications find that their rosacea symptoms return within six months, and for some people the symptoms return as soon as one week, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. As your rosacea improves and flares are reduced, your physician may recommend reducing the dosage or stopping some medications while continuing others. But these are changes that should be made only under your doctor’s supervision.

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