Why are antibiotics prescribed for rosacea?
It is unclear exactly why antibiotics are effective for treating rosacea, as bacteria are not thought to be a primary cause of rosacea. Instead, antibiotics probably work by reducing inflammation, rather than by killing bacteria.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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