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Rosacea treatment - Online visit

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Virtual visit
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*Prices vary by location
Get virtual care from a licensed clinician quickly—no appointment necessary.
Answer some health questions and connect with a clinician
Pick up any prescribed medication at a pharmacy of your choice or have it delivered
Pay a flat visit fee without surprise bills (insurance not accepted)
Your health data is secure and protected by our practices and by law
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What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by redness in the center of the face (cheeks, nose, and chin). It can be diagnosed by the following facial features:
• A classic flushing pattern that periodically gets worse
• Skin thickening
• Visible blood vessels (spider veins)
• Inflamed bumps or pus-filled bumps
• Burning or stinging
• Swelling
• Dry appearance
Rosacea can also cause eye irritation and eyelid swelling, which is called ocular rosacea. Any eye involvement should be evaluated in person by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor).

What can trigger rosacea?

Common rosacea triggers include the following:
• Sun exposure
• Hot or cold weather
• Hot drinks
• Spicy foods
• Alcohol
• Exercise
• Irritation from certain skin care products
• Psychological stressors
• Certain types of medication
• Menopause

Common rosacea treatments for face

Your clinician will determine which (if any) rosacea treatment is medically appropriate for you based on your symptoms and health history. They won’t prescribe oral isotretinoin (Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis) or offer referrals for laser therapy.

If you're prescribed medication, pick it up at a pharmacy of your choice. Choose Amazon Pharmacy for free delivery and transparent Prime pricing. The cost of your prescribed medication may be covered by health insurance.
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Topical antibiotics
Metronidazole cream
Metronidazole gel
Erythromycin gel
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Oral antibiotics
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Azelaic acid 15% (Azelex, Finacea)
Prescribed as a foam or gel
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Ivermectin 1% cream (Soolantra)
Prescription antiparasitic agent that acts against Demodex mites and reduces inflammation
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Oxymetazoline (Rhofade)
Prescription rosacea cream that can treat facial redness
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Benzoyl peroxide
Topical antiseptic available in prescription strength as 5% cream (Epsolay)
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Brimonidine (Mirvaso)
Prescription rosacea gel that shrinks blood vessels
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Available in prescription strength as 10% sulfacetamide sodium / 5% sulfur face wash (Avar)
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How it works
Treatment for ages 18-64
Answer some questions
We'll ask some questions about your symptoms, health history, and what you're looking for.
Connect with a clinician
Choose from multiple online providers and between video or message-only (if available in your state).
Get a treatment plan and medication, if prescribed
Your clinician will determine what's medically appropriate for you and send any prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice.
Follow up for 14 days
You'll have unlimited messaging with your clinician for 14 days after you receive your treatment plan. Ask questions about your treatment, or change or adjust your medication.
Multiple online clinics to choose from
Amazon Clinic partners with online clinics to deliver treatment. All partners have U.S.-licensed clinicians and adhere to strict regulatory standards.
Compare prices, response times, and available treatments to pick the online clinic that works best for you.

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Not sure what's causing your breakout?

Connect with a clinician face-to-face for skin diagnoses and treatments. This video visit can treat up to 2 skin conditions.

Frequently asked questions

Is this visit right for me?
This visit may be right for you if:
• You don’t have any redness in or around your eyes (ocular rosacea)

• You’re not experiencing any changes to your vision, like sensitivity to light or blurred vision
Is there a cure for rosacea?
There's no cure for rosacea, but the condition can be controlled with self-help measures and FDA-approved rosacea medications.

To manage rosacea, it's important to know what triggers your symptoms. It may help to track your flare-ups in a diary.
What causes rosacea?
Experts have identified a number of underlying factors that may contribute to rosacea:
• Immune system dysfunction

• Microorganisms like Demodex mites living under the skin

• Hyperreactive vascular system

• Genetics

• Ultraviolet (UV) light
What types of visit can I have?
Video visits are available in all 50 states and D.C. Message-only visits are available in 34 states. To see your visit options, first choose your state.
Can I use my health insurance to pay for a visit and/or medication?
Amazon Clinic doesn't accept health insurance for visits at this time. You can submit a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement, but we can’t guarantee they’ll reimburse you.

If you normally use insurance to pay for your medications, you can do that with medications prescribed through Amazon Clinic. Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance plans. For other pharmacies, please talk with your pharmacy directly about insurance coverage. The cost of medication isn’t included in the cost of your visit.
How does Amazon Clinic protect my health information?
Amazon Clinic protects your health information by strictly following the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA governs what Amazon Clinic and your healthcare providers can do with your medical information, as well as your contact and payment information. Amazon Clinic doesn’t and will never sell your personal information. Learn more on our privacy page.
1. Ebbelaar, C. C. F., Venema, A. W., & Van Dijk, M. R. (2018). Topical Ivermectin in the Treatment of Papulopustular Rosacea: A Systematic Review of Evidence and Clinical Guideline Recommendations. Dermatology and therapy, 8(3), 379–387. Retrieved from
2. National Rosacea Society. (2019). National Rosacea Society. - National Rosacea Society.
3. Thiboutot, D., Anderson, R., Cook-Bolden, F., Draelos, Z., Gallo, R. L., Granstein, R. D., Kang, S., Macsai, M., Gold, L. S., & Tan, J. (2020). Standard management options for rosacea: The 2019 update by the National Rosacea Society Expert Committee. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 82(6), 1501–1510. Retrieved from