Roscea treatment service

Rosacea is a widespread chronic (long-term) skin condition that typically affects the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. Adults between the ages of 30 and 60, as well as people with fair complexion, are the most susceptible. It can be distressing for those who suffer from it, especially if it is a prolonged episode.

Rosacea is characterised by episodes of facial flushing or blushing that progress to more permanent skin redness. A burning or stinging feeling is frequently linked with this redness. Spots can appear in certain locations, and little blood vessels in the skin become more visible. Thickening of the skin around the nose (rhinophyma) and eye issues (dryness, redness, or grittiness) can occur in severe cases. Symptoms might vary greatly in terms of form and intensity.

Rosacea is a relapsing remitting' condition, which means it flares up at times and then settles down (remitting). Both of these phases have an unpredictably high frequency and duration. There are certain things you may take to manage your rosacea without resorting to medicine. You should:

  • Wear a hat to shield your face from the sun.
  • Avoid fragrant items on your skin (such as perfumed moisturisers and cleansers)
  • Be careful with the skin on your face; do not scrub or rub it.
  • Recognize and avoid your personal triggers (for example, alcohol, heat or spicy foods)

If medicine is required, mild to moderate symptoms are treated with lotions or gels, while more severe symptoms are treated with oral antibiotics. It is sometimes necessary to use a combination of these methods of treatment. The following drugs are available through this service:

  • Rozex Gel (metronidazole gel 0.75%)
  • Skinoren (azelaic Acid 15% gel)
  • Soolantra (Ivermectin cream)
  • Doxycycline (oral antibiotic tablet)
  • Lymecycline (oral antibiotic tablet)

Some antibiotics are used to treat this problem. The advantage is thought to be due to the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects of these drugs. It takes up to 3 weeks for any substantial improvement to appear, but it can take up to 12 weeks in other cases. Patients giving up before the treatment course has had a suitable amount of time to work is a typical cause of treatment failure. A 12-week treatment regimen is the most that can be done (3 months).

If your symptoms go away, there's a chance they'll come back over time, necessitating another round of treatment.

This service is for persons who have stable, well-controlled Rosacea and see a GP or a skin expert on a regular basis. Any new symptoms or changes in your symptoms should be reported to your doctor. There are a variety of therapies available to aid with rosacea symptoms. To check if you're a good candidate for one of our treatments, fill out the questionnaire below.

Request Treatment

This service allows you to request a treatment from our doctors. You will be asked a series of questions related to the treatment, after which you will be asked to pay a fee of €20. To proceed, select the required dosage and click on "Start Consultation".

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Before we prescribe you the required medication, we would like to check if this product is suitable for you. Once you fill in the questionnaire, one of our doctors will assess the answers. It will only take you up to 5 minutes to fill in the questionnaire. Once completed our doctors will assess the request and send the prescription directly to the pharmacy of your choice. Our prescriptions can be used in any Irish pharmacy. We offer a 100% refund if our doctors do not deem you suitable for this service.

We kindly ask you to be honest when you provide your answers. Contact your GP if you are unsure or need to verify any information.

If our doctors deem that we cannot prescribe the medication safely via online consultation, then you will receive a full refund and the assessing doctor will give your further advise.

Please confirm that you are 18 years or above and the prescription request is for yourself only.

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This service only offers the following drugs:

  • Rozex gel (metronidazole)
  • Skinoren (azelaic acid)
  • Doxycycline
  • Lymecycline

Please take a photo of your Rosacea from a close distance. Once you finish the questionnaire you will have an option to upload pictures.

  • I completely understand all of the questions and information presented. I shall contact Eirdoc if I am unsure about any part of the service before proceeding.
  • I am aware of the treatment's adverse effects, efficacy, and alternatives; and I am aware of the necessity of informing my GP about any drugs or advice I may obtain from this service so that they can continue to offer safe medical care.
  • I confirm the medication is for my use only.
  • I understand this medication can interact with a variety of prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational drugs.
  • I agree to read the patient information leaflet that comes with the recommended medication.
  • I have answered honestly and supplied complete and correct information that matches my current medical history and information, allowing the doctor to assess and advise me securely.
  • I understand and am aware of the treatment's adverse effects, efficacy, and alternatives.
  • I understand that my GP needs to know about the any drug or advise obtained via this online platform to continue safe medical care.
  • I have read, understand, and agreed to the most recent terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policy.
Prescription Delivery
You will be contacted to arrange the home delivery. Orders usually take 1-2 working days to be delivered anywhere in the Republic of Ireland.
Delivery charges are as follows (to be paid when you are contacted to arrange the delivery):
Orders over €40: €2.95
Orders under €40: €4.95