VLOG1: Rosacea treatment Day 2 (02/24/2016) Conversely it is less likely to occur with mild steroids, particularly when applied infrequently. Majority of the patients were housewives, followed by students, government employees, businessmen, farmers, and others. In my experience, steroid induced rosacea is not permanent when treated correctly. In some cases, the use of a steroid may trigger rosacea or rosacea-like symptoms in people who have never been diagnosed with the condition before. If these fail to work, an acne treatment such as isotretinoin may be prescribed, although this type of medication may also be associated with side effects. Again, though, you should not stop taking any prescribed drugs without talking to your doctor first. Methods Two hundred patients with steroid rosacea attending the dermatology OPD of SKIMS Medical College Hospital were studied from June to November after taking informed consent.
A . Although mild topical steroids are sometimes prescribed for short periods to help control redness in rosacea patients -- especially during initial treatment -- the long-term use of steroids has been found to aggravate rosacea and even induce rosacea-like symptoms in many patients. In a study by Dr. Jerome Litt, 60 patients using fluorinated topical steroids of mid to high potency developed the redness, pimples and spidery veins associated with rosacea. When the steroids were discontinued and topical antibiotics prescribed, the symptoms improved.