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Once I stopped using Betnovate cream, my face started to become red. What to do?

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Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published At July 1, 2020
Reviewed AtAugust 21, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have got a red cheek. How can I cure this? Is this rosacea or any other? I used to use Betnovate cream before. Once I stopped using it, my face started to become red. And now it is even redder. Is it because I stopped using that cream? And can this problem be solved?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From your history, I take that you are already confirmed with acne rosacea. Please understand that there may be various factors contributing to this inflammation, vascular (blood vessel) involvement, hereditary, demodex mites, exposure to UV light (need to avoid), steroidal creams should be avoided for acne as even though they lead to initial decrease in the inflammation, it tends to worsen or aggravate the condition in the next weeks. So completely stop the usage of steroids. Kindly be advised to visit the dermatologist so that they can examine you and grade the severity. You may be accordingly put on a course of antibiotics, preferably Doxycycline, Metronidazole gel or Azelaic acid cream, or Tacrolimus ointment for local application. You can also opt for cosmetic procedures such as vascular laser, intended pulsed light, diathermy, sclerotherapy.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese
Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese


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