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I have suffered from bumps and blemishes on my skin for as long as I can remember. I vividly remember being made fun of when I was in elementary school because of my skin. Kids would call me things like lobster and tomato. Of course, I was too young to wear makeup and cover it up, so it was just something I just had to deal with.
Usually, you don’t start to see signs or symptoms of rosacea until after you turn 301. For me, it started as just facial redness and then became itchy and bumpy as time went on.
I remember when I was finally old enough to wear makeup and cover my red, bumpy cheeks up – it felt like I had hit the jackpot! That was such an exciting time for me.
But then I got into fitness. Even though wearing makeup while working out and sweating is terrible for your skin, I was too embarrassed to go anywhere without concealer and foundation because of my rosacea.
So, what happened?
Constantly wearing makeup while exercising made my rosacea worse – it got to a point where I had to stop wearing makeup altogether for a while because it was irritating all of the bumps and blemishes.
Even without makeup, exercise in general would just cause my rosacea to flare up and get very irritated and itchy. Then, the sweat from exercise would make my cheeks sting. It was awful!
How I Manage Exercise with Rosacea
Eventually, I knew I had to actually address the problem instead of continuing to try to cover it up with a quick fix like makeup. I needed to start working on my rosacea from the inside out – not just on the surface.
Learning how to manage rosacea and exercise was not easy, but in my research and talking to my doctor, I found ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) Capsules 40 mg* (*30 mg immediate release and 10 mg delayed release beads). If you suffer from rosacea and find that exercise irritates it even more, I highly recommend talking to your dermatologist and seeing if ORACEA Capsules might be an option for you.
ORACEA Capsules are a simple and effective treatment for the bumps and blemishes of rosacea. It does exactly what it should: treat from the inside out, plus you only have to take 1 capsule a day.3,5
ORACEA Capsules treat inflammation below the skin to reduce the bumps and blemishes of rosacea you see developing on the surface.3,5
ORACEA Capsules is a non-antibiotic dose of doxycycline. The low-dose formulation of ORACEA Capsules does not work by killing bacteria; instead, it reduces the bumps and blemishes of rosacea because of its anti-inflammatory properties.2, 3
In a 9 month clinical study, ORACEA Capsules did not show to contribute to antibiotic resistance.2,3 As you may know, every time antibiotics are taken, you risk resistant bacteria surviving and multiplying. 4 However, the low-dose formulation of ORACEA Capsules is powerful enough to rapidly reduce inflammatory bumps and blemishes of rosacea without killing bacteria.2,3
For more information about rosacea triggers, skincare tips, treatment options and how to find a dermatologist near you, visit ORACEA.com.
Important Safety Information
Indication: ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) 40 mg* Capsules are indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. ORACEA Capsules do not lessen the facial redness caused by rosacea. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (>2%) in patients treated with ORACEA Capsules were nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, diarrhea, hypertension and aspartate aminotransferase increase. Warnings/Precautions: ORACEA Capsules should not be used to treat or prevent infections. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken by patients who have a known hypersensitivity to doxycycline or other tetracyclines. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken during pregnancy, by nursing mothers, or during tooth development (up to the age of 8 years). Although photosensitivity was not observed in clinical trials, ORACEA Capsules patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. The efficacy of ORACEA Capsules treatment beyond 16 weeks and safety beyond 9 months have not been established.
*30 mg immediate release & 10 mg delayed release beads
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1 National Rosacea Society. All About Rosacea. https://www.rosacea.org/patients/allaboutrosacea.php. Accessed on March 14, 2018.
2 Oracea (doxycycline) capsules for oral use. Prescribing Information. 2014.
3 Valentín, Sheila, et al. Safety and efficacy of doxycycline in the treatment of rosacea. Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology: CCID 2 (2009): 129.
4 Science Daily. Antibiotic Resistance https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/antibiotic_resistance.htm. Accessed on October 23, 2019.
5 Oracea (doxycycline) capsules for oral use. Prescribing Information. 2014.