Do You Really Want to Use Drugs for Rosacea?
April 02, 2003
Rosacea, a common disorder of the facial skin, affects about 14 million Americans. However, 78 percent of Americans have no knowledge of this disease, according to a survey.
Not only do most Americans not recognize the disorder, but they also don’t know how to treat it. Rosacea causes red-faced, acne-like effects, which can result in psychological and social problems if left untreated.
Many patients use topical creams as a treatment. According to a study, Nix (Permethrin 5%) cream, which is traditionally used to treat lice, was found to be an alternative to the topical treatment of rosacea, as researchers found Nix to be superior to Metrogel 0.75% gel.
Journal Family Practice March 2003;52(3):183-4