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Is it okay to take a break from rosacea treatment if skin is clear?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Never stop your rosacea treatment without consulting your dermatologist first, even if your skin looks clear. Many people who stop their medications find that their rosacea symptoms come back -- as soon as one week for some people and usually within six months for most people, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. As your rosacea improves and symptoms lessen, 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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