I am an African American woman with rosacea, I am 44 years old.  I was diagnosed when I came to Louisiana, 2013. I didn't have it when I lived in California. Initially, I was constantly red on my cheeks and on the side of my face. I tried many things until I was able to get it to a mild state. I went to a dermatologist who prescribed Minocycline and metro gel. Honestly, I don't see any significant difference in my skin. I am still mostly red on cheeks but it is mild. I do notice that it flares up during my menstrual cycle. At that time, my whole face gets inflamed. I also have a three dark spots on face.I am not sure if that is due to my hormones or not.  I do not tan and I do wear sun protection. I do suffer from acid reflux, as I am not sure if that affects the rosacea.  No one in my family suffers from rosacea. My mom and brother were acne sufferers as was I.

Presently, I use a facial cleansing powder with the following ingredients: Superfine Organic Oat Flour, Organic Corn Starch, Kaolinite, Dry Goat Milk, Chamomile Extract, Green Tea Extract, Licorice Extract.

Is there a better alternative to Minocycline and metro gel? Thank you for your time.

     It would be advisable for you to see a good homeopath close to you for constitutional treatment; however, if you wish to try some homeopathic specific remedies first, you can take Kalium bromatum 30C, 4 pills thrice daily; and Calcarea sulphuricum 3X, 4 tablets thrice daily, for a month. Please use a normal soap that will hep to remove the excessive sebaceous secretions of your skin. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water and consume fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Avoid red meat, as it can worsen any inflammatory processes in the body. Thank you.


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Dr. Prasad R. Chandragiri


I can answer any question related to homeopathy and medicine in general. I can give information on Yoga and meditation, and some tips on naturopathy too. Being well aware of the scope and limitations about the various schools of medicine, I can guide the patients as to which therapeutic protocol would be ideal for them and I can also brief them about the probable diagnosis and prognosis for a particular case. Patients do not know that ancillary and auxiliary modes of treatment such as diet, regimen, and other non-medicinal procedures are vital in the long term treatment and prophylaxis of a particular disease. These details can also be provided to them by me.


I have ten years experience in the field. Having worked with two of the oldest homeopathic pharmacies in India as their Homeopathic Consultant, I have successfully treated thousands of patients to date.

I was a Homeopathic Consultant for the Banaji Homeopathic pharmacy and the Zoroastrian Homeopathic Pharmacy Annexe


I have a Bachelor's degree in homeopathic medicine and surgery from the University of Mumbai.

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I had topped the University and was felicitated for the same.

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