Acne and rosacea may be similar looking, but the fact is they are two skin conditions that often require different kinds of treatment. Many confuse inflammatory acne for rosacea since they share similar characteristics. For rosacea, the most common treatments are topical medications such as azeleic acid (Finacea), metronidazole (Metrogel), and sodium sulfacetamide/sulfur combination facial cleansers. Rosacea can also be treated with laser therapy to decrease the appearance of generalized redness and capillaries on the skin from rosacea. One way to determine if you have rosacea is by monitoring how your skin reacts when you consume spicy foods or alcohol as they are the most common triggers.
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