Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Benefits Of Sulfur In Rosacea Treatment

Sulfur has been found to be an effective treatment option for rosacea. Although too much of a good thing can also be bad. Higher concentrations of sulfur can lead to skin irritation in those with sensitive skin. Many prescription based sulfur treatments contain sulfur concentrations of 2 to 15 percent.

Lower concentrations of sulfur have been found to be equally if not more effective and much less irritating. One such product wiht a lower but effective concentratuion of sulfur is Rosacea- Ltd.

In a double-blind clinical study of 40 rosacea patients, these physicians found that rosacea-related papules and pustules responded much better to topical 10 percent sulfur than to oral antibiotics. More specifically, they found that with four weeks of topical sulfur treatment, the average number of papules and pustules dropped significantly (from 213 pimples before treatment to 17 pimples after treatment), that this clearing was much better than that attained by treatment with oral tetracycline. In a separate series of clinical studies, similar results were found by Dr. Strauss and colleagues (Dr. Strauss).