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Why are antibiotics prescribed?

Antibiotics, for example tetracycline and amoxicillin, are effective at treating rosacea mainly because of their anti-inflammatory affects. They may also impact the blood vessels associated with rosacea symptoms, though this is not entirely understood. Antibiotics are also very effective at improve acne-like blemishes common with rosacea.

For treatment options for Rosacea, See: Laser Rosacea Treatment, Choosing Your Doctor, Is there a Cure for Rosacea?

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Last Modified: September 10, 2008

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The information contained in the above article is purely for educational purposes and is not intended to provide any medical advice. Always consult with your physician before having any medical procedure performed.