Can you use Metrogel to treat Acne?
I have moderate acne.. it has really flared up in the last 2 months because of school and everything. lately, i have been drinking water like crazy to help with acne. it seems to be helping a bit. then my mom gave me some metrogel and said that i should try it on my face. she has roscea and the metrogel helped her...
Asked by Micah Auxier 2 years ago.
I have moderate acne.. it has really flared up in the last 2 months because of school and everything. lately, i have been drinking water like crazy to help with acne. it seems to be helping a bit. then my mom gave me some metrogel and said that i should try it on my face. she has roscea and the metrogel helped her so she said that i should try it too. is metrogel a good acne treatment? Answered by Ellen Gobeyn 2 years ago.
Metrogel (metronidazole) is effective on rosacea acne. It is less effective on acne vulgaris, which would be your type of acne. Metrogel is an antibacterial, so if your acne is caused by bacteria, it may give you some relief. Be aware that there is a very slight, not-very-well-documented link between metronidazole and cancer in laboratory animals. I have occasionally used metrogel for rosacea for the last 20 years. The only way to tell if it will help your acne is to use it. If you put it on and it burns, tingles, or itches, wash it off immediately. A very small number of people don't react very well to Metrogel. Answered by Leida Furer 2 years ago.
Dry and/or greasy skin due to poor oil composition of the skin. Thick greasy oils clog pores, lack of oil leads to dryness and irritation. You need thin oils to moisturize while dissolving and clearing gunk in your poors. Try fish oil or seafood. 2 tsp fish oil a day or 4 servings of seafood a week. Stick it out for at least 2 months; it will take a long time to replace all your oil. Any effect after 1-2 days is temporary or random; so even if it makes you break out a little at first, you haven't given it a full try yet. In the short term you can wash and moisturize well, but that will only go so far. Plus excessive washing can be drying and excessive moisturizing can be clogging. Use a small amount of a light moisturizer, made with oil not jelly or grease. Often that means soybean oil or mineral oil. Mineral oil means mined from the ground. So soybean oil is usually better, though mineral oil won't cause too much harm. Clean with soap and water, not a harsh acne cleanser. Even then they only work so well. So you really need the seafood. Antibiotics aren't really good for bacteria long term, they'll come back in force after. Short term they may help. After you get off them find some kefir with acidophilus listed first or 2nd to replace the friendly bacteria they destroyed. Studies show less illness when you have these bacteria, even outside the stomach in places such as the lungs and elsewhere. You want friendly bacteria to fill the void when the antibiotics stop, not harmful ones. In the short term you might also try 100,000+ iu retinol vitamin A (a megadose, and too much for normal use) or one of the acne drugs that is similar to retinol vitamin A. It's some minor harm to your organs, but it helps against bacteria on your skin. At least it doesn't have the other long term drawbacks to your skin that antibiotics and many scrubs do. If you would like to learn how to treat your acne permanently and regain your health and wellbeing, without drugs, without typical acne treatments, and without any side effects, then this will be the most important letter you will ever read. Weird Trick Forces Your Body To Eliminate Your Acne Giving You Beautiful Clear Skin In 30-60 Days? Make sure your sound is turned on! Answered by Elaina Whittlesey 2 years ago.
Should I exfoliate if I use metrogel?
I have asked this before but it got removed before i could check it. i have been using metrogel and oracea for about 6 weeks. I have some rough skin from winter and was wondering if anyone had advice on whether or not to exfoliate
Asked by Lauryn Grham 2 years ago.
As I recall, Metrogel is something used primarily for the treatment of rosacea. But I also believe it is a prescription treatment, so you may want to talk to the doctor who prescribed it. Rosacea is a troublesome thing, and since it involves the little capillaries under the skin, I'm not sure it would be a good thing to irritate their sensitivity any more than ya have to. My understanding is that this gel is intended to help the facial skin (rosacea problem), so I don't know about any other part of the body you are using it. but I'd think the best thing to do, if by any chance you bought this stuff over the internet without a doctor's consultation, would be to treat your rough "winter skin" the same way anyone else would... with good moisturizing cream, and let Mother Nature, with your help, do the rest. I do know that one of the recommendations with the use of Metrogel, is that you do not use any kind of harsh abbraisives on the treated skin areas, and exfoliation may be included in that definition. Answered by Hayley Loofbourrow 2 years ago.
Is metrogel good for Acne also?
This is going to sound weird, but I was prescribed metrogel for Bacterial Vaginosis and I read that it is also used for acne. Is it the same kind of gel? or different types? Thanks
Asked by Gaye Getz 2 years ago.
Metrogel contains the active ingredient metronidazole, which is a type of medicine called an antibiotic. Metronidazole is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other micro-organisms called protozoa. Metronidazole works by entering bacterial and protozoal cells and interfering with their genetic material (DNA). It damages the DNA and also prevents the bacteria and protozoa from forming new DNA. This ultimately results in metronidazole killing the micro-organisms, which clears up the infection. Metronidazole kills a wide variety of bacteria that are known collectively as anaerobic bacteria. This means that they do not need oxygen to grow and multiply. Metronidazole is applied to the skin to treat fungating tumours, wounds, leg ulcers and pressure sores that are infected with anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria produce an offensive odour and metronidazole is used to kill the bacteria and hence reduce the smell. Metronidazole is also applied to the skin to treat a chronic inflammatory condition called acne rosacea. In this condition there is long-term inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and/or eyelids, with increased redness or acne-like eruptions in these areas of the face. The metronidazole helps control any infection and inflammation. Answered by Ned Hamil 2 years ago.
Right now my skin is perfectly clear, for the first time in 3 years. It's been about 9 weeks and all my acne is gone. It is such a great feeling to wake up with clear skin. Holistic Acne Treatment Guide? Answered by Monica Befus 2 years ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Is metrogel good for Acne also? This is going to sound weird, but I was prescribed metrogel for Bacterial Vaginosis and I read that it is also used for acne. Is it the same kind of gel? or different types? Thanks Answered by Adria Allwardt 2 years ago.
Metrogel question? Help!?
If it says on the leaflet "not for dermal use" how can it be used in the vagina? I insert the gel at night and rinse it out in the shower in the morning, but not all of it. Throughout the day it is still coming out and sits on vaginal skin which to me seems more sensitive than skin on the rest of my body. Is it...
Asked by Bertram Jeune 2 years ago.
If it says on the leaflet "not for dermal use" how can it be used in the vagina? I insert the gel at night and rinse it out in the shower in the morning, but not all of it. Throughout the day it is still coming out and sits on vaginal skin which to me seems more sensitive than skin on the rest of my body. Is it effecting the skin in my vagina? Answered by Maude Mings 2 years ago.
The usual dose for vaginal Metrogel is 2x daily--once at night and once in the morning. "Not for dermal use" means it shouldn't be used on the facial skin, because the vaginal form (simply put) has different ingredients that make it more easily absorbed by vaginal tissue, whereas if you put the vaginal form on your face it wouldn't absorb as well. Since you're only supposed to use it for 5 days, it shouldn't be harming or affecting your labial area. If it isn't causing stinging, burning, itching, or reddening in that area, you probably shouldn't worry. The manufacturers of medications like this realize that it will get on your labia. I use Metrogel on my face for rosacea. Answered by Lidia Claeys 2 years ago.
Does Metrogel really help with Rosacea?
I have a slight case of Rosacea and have been prescribed with Metrogel. I used Bio Oil for a while without any success, and i'm wondering if this Metrogel is going to be just as useless.
Asked by Kum Almengor 2 years ago.
Another product, called Finacea, works much better than MetroGel. Call the doctor that prescribed you the MetroGel and ask about being switched to Finacea (15% azelaic acid). MetroGel is a topical antibiotic, and recent studies have confirmed that rosacea is due to an over-abundance of two certain inflammatory proteins -- not bacteria -- in the skin of rosacea patients. Antibiotics happen to help some rosacea patients because some antibiotics have anti-inflammatory properties. Since bacteria are not the correct target in rosacea, treatment with antibiotics frequently doesn't yield satisfactory results -- many patients prescribed MetroGel are unsatisfied. In a head-to-head study, Finacea was demonstrated to be much more effective, and improvement continued even after 8 weeks into treatment. (See WebMD articles below in source list) I would also recommend requesting a cleanser called Plexion, a prescription wash (available in a generic) which also helps control rosacea. With these two products combined, you should see excellent control of your rosacea. (You may need to return to the doctor and take the printouts of these articles with if they are unwilling to call in a switch over the phone -- some physicians have very hard-to-break prescribing habits.) Good luck! Answered by Shaneka Brodbeck 2 years ago.
Bio Oil Rosacea Answered by Awilda Krudop 2 years ago.
I Cured Rosacea Naturally? Answered by Samella Asmar 2 years ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Does Metrogel really help with Rosacea? I have a slight case of Rosacea and have been prescribed with Metrogel. I used Bio Oil for a while without any success, and i'm wondering if this Metrogel is going to be just as useless. Answered by Thora Reust 2 years ago.
Metrogel is an antibiotic ointment. It didn't help me at all, and it was a pain to use. However, the Candela V-Beam laser has been great. See a dermatologist about getting blasted. You need to wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun, wear hats, and take care of your face, but Rosacea can be controlled. You don't want to let it get out of hand, it will destroy your appearance. Answered by Vivienne Joun 2 years ago.
From patients that I've worked with, Metrogel works for some, and it doesn't for others. Of course, everyones skin is different, and I agree with the above poster; I think laser treatment is the best option when treating Rosacea if topicals don't work. I'd say why not give it a shot? If it doesn't work then I'm sure your Dermatologist has something else that he/she can treat you with. Answered by Lillian Kamerling 2 years ago.
I've had rosacea and eczema as long as I can remember. I've been to the dermatologist countless times and tried many over-the-counter and prescription creams to treat the condition. To this day, Rodan and fields SOOTHE moisturizer has been the only thing that works for me. (Even better than some of the $200 prescription ones I bought.) I bought the soothe cream from the site below: Meganprados.myrandf.com Answered by Noe Satchel 2 years ago.
My husband uses that for what the doctor thinks is Rosacea and it has not helped one whit! Answered by Johnathon Kahana 2 years ago.
Does finacea work better than metrogel?
I have rosacea. I have been using metrogel as well as oracea for a few months but havn't seen much results. Does finacea work better?
Asked by Dion Visocsky 2 years ago.
MetroGel (metronidazole) is an antibacterial that usually works well for Rosacea when applied daily (for 1%) or twice a day (for .75%). Finacea (azelaic acid) is an acne preparation that may help the appearance but probably won't be as effective at treating your Rosacea. Talk to your doctor about alternative medications. Answered by Tania Brank 2 years ago.
Metrogel for Rosasha?
My face gets very red and hot sometimes and it might be rosasha so my doctor said to try Metrogel twice a day. Has this worked for anyone?
Asked by Janina Rahaman 2 years ago.
Metrodiaizole is the chemical that is called Metrogel. It is by prescription only. It is always applied as a cream. Side effects of the use of this antibiotic include but are not limited to: DRUG INTERACTIONS: Alcohol should be avoided because metronidazole and alcohol together can cause severe nausea, vomiting, cramps, flushing, and headache. Metronidazole can increase the blood thinning effects of warfarin (Coumadin) and increase the risk of bleeding. Cimetidine (Tagamet) increases the blood level of metronidazole. PREGNANCY: Metronidazole is not used in early pregnancy because of potential adverse effects on the babies. NURSING MOTHERS: Metronidazole is not used by nursing mothers because of potential adverse effects on the babies. SIDE EFFECTS: Metronidazole is a valuable antibiotic, and is generally well tolerated with appropriate use. Serious side effects of metronidazole are rare; and include seizures and damage of nerves resulting in numbness and tingling of extremities (peripheral neuropathy). Metronidazole should be stopped if these symptoms appear. Minor side effects include nausea, headaches, loss of appetite, a metallic taste, and rarely a rash. Answered by Malik Amesquita 2 years ago.
You must mean rosacea, a reddening of the skin. I don't have it and never tried Metrogel. However, if your doctor thinks it will help, why not give it a try? Some meds work better on some people than on others, but apparently Metrogel is prescribed for rosacea. I hope it will work for you. Good luck! Answered by Lakiesha Soller 2 years ago.
rosasea...Elidel worked for me... Answered by Robin Ronero 2 years ago.
Can you get pregnant while using metrogel to treat bacterial vaginosis?
bacterial vaginosis is a naturally occuring problem that can come from a bunch of different things it's not like an STD or anything, i had a reaction to the soap i was using. it was over-cleaning me down there. so your rude comment was really unecessary.
Asked by Ellie Toribio 2 years ago.
i was using metrogel for 5 days as prescribed by my gyn about a week or two ago and she said to keep what i had left over to use if my bacterial vaginiosis came back (i guess it can have repeat occurrences) well tonight i had sex with my boyfriend, he came in me and i'm not on the pill. i used about a half of a syringe of it last night and used a full one tonight because my symptoms are coming back, is it possible for me to get pregnant while using this because it's inserted vaginally or does it create some kind of barrier? thanks for the help guys. no rude answers please :] Answered by Brittni Frankforter 2 years ago.
Metrogel is an antibiotic gel specifically aimed at the particular bacteria causing your problem. While it may make things a little more difficult, it is not a contraceptive and will not in any reliable way prevent pregnancy. You should look into getting the "morning-after pill" from your doctor or pharmacist. They will discuss it with you but it's still worth taking if it's less than 48 hours. Answered by Rudy Apthorpe 2 years ago.
Bacterial vaginosis is a gentle an infection of the vagina brought about via micro organism. oftentimes, there are distinctive “good” micro organism and a few “undesirable” micro organism interior the vagina. the best varieties help administration the growth of the undesirable varieties. In women with bacterial vaginosis, the stability is disillusioned. There are actually not sufficient good micro organism and too many undesirable micro organism. such as you pronounced refrain from intercourse and sticking something up there. U ought to get your physique balanced. consume alot of yogurt and take ur meds. Answered by Shaquita Kozlow 2 years ago.
Why would you have sex while your vagina is infected with bacteria?? Yall both nasty. Answered by Kamilah Adamik 2 years ago.
Using Metrogel vaginal gel?
will this discharge lessen the longer I take it. My boyfriend is coming home on saturday and would be sooo embarrassed if it is still there.
Asked by Christi Lechman 2 years ago.
Yes, I have used MetroGel and developed the 'yeast like stuff' also. However, sometimes, a real Yeast infection can develop while you are on MetroGel - (I have had this happen . also.) Antibiotics (like MetroGel) can change the chemistry of the vagina and can cause a yeast infection. Even if you take oral antibiotics , women can develp Vaginal yeast infections Antibiotics make your more susceptible to yeast infections. Contact your doctor to be sure and find out what is going on. Answered by Kitty Castongvay 2 years ago.
I am so sorry, feel so sad for you. It is used during pregnancy, all I can find that sounds a cautionary note is... "This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Oral antibiotics have been used to treat vaginal infections during pregnancy." No site I have looked at says it must not be used in pregnancy, most say only if it is clearly necessary. No site implicates it in a miscarriage. These things happen, I had an early miscarriage and was not taking any medication. It happens. Answered by Shizue Rugg 2 years ago.
yes I have used it. and it is from the gel..call your doctor just to make sure. Answered by Monnie Foriest 2 years ago.
what are you other symptoms? first be sure it is bacterial vaginosis if it is indeed bv, i can share the remedy which worked for me to ready my story in detail please visit www.my-bvcures.info Answered by Leland Bohnsack 2 years ago.