Rosacea Treatment: Sodium Sulfacetamide Lotion (Topical)

Rosacea treatment often includes the use of antibiotics. Sodium Sulfacetamide Lotion is an antibiotic treatment that can be applied topically and will reduce the appearance of the rosacea patches by clearing the harmful bacteria that can be located on the skin.

Sodium Sulfacetamide Lotion for Rosacea

The Sodium Sulfacetamide Lotion for rosacea is for external use only. Sodium Sulfacetamide belongs to the sulfa antibiotics class of drugs. The solution acts as an antibacterial agent that will reduce the redness and inflammation on the skin. The solution should be applied twice per day, but only after having cleaned the skin with a cleansing solution. Sodium Sulfacetamide Lotion should be used for a longer period of time, even after the rosacea symptoms seem to have subsided.

The solution should be applied only in a thin layer, as otherwise it may cause severe adverse reactions. Using the lotion more often than recommended by the dermatologist will not speed up the recovery time. The use of the Sodium Sulfacetamide Lotion may be correlated with the use of other oral antibiotics. However, if the symptoms are milder, the use of the solution should be sufficient to eliminate the symptoms of rosacea.

Side Effects of Sodium Sulfacetamide Lotion

Sodium Sulfacetamide Lotion may have a series of side effects such as:

  • Burning sensation, especially at the beginning of the treatment
  • Rashes

The solution should be used with great care and it shouldn’t get in the eyes, nose or mouth, as it may cause irritation.

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