User Reviews for Ivermectin topical
Also known as: Soolantra, Sklice
Ivermectin topical has an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 from a total of 349 ratings on Drugs.com. 68% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 19% reported a negative effect.
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Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “Works great just after one treatment.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “Prescribed Soolantra by my dermatologist for rosacea. Day 1, entire face became inflamed. Bright red with a burning feeling. Day 2, entire face felt like it was on fire. Used ice to help cool my face. Day 3, entire face swelled up. Face and jawline was still red with burning feeling like a sun burn. Called my dermatologist about my symptoms. I was advised to discontinue use. Was told to used Hydrocortisone 1% twice a day for 3 days. Then call back to report. I also took some over the counter Benadryl. Feel better already. I had high hopes for Soolantra. I may have an allergy to it. Glad it works for some.”
For Rosacea: “Since January 2021 I was diagnosed with rosacea (with acne). For the last 6 months I have dealt with disgusting, debilitating flare ups. My triggers seems to be anything I put on my face (Cetaphil, Dr. Bonner, Graydon face foam, J&J baby cream etc). Wed June 9 - 3/10 Started use Thur 10 - 3/10 Fri 11 - 2/10 Sat 12 - 1/0 My face was awful. Itchy, red, so many whiteheads (50+). I was very close to getting off of it. I was extremely sad and crying on this day. Wed 17 - 5 or 6 / 10 ... My face is finally recognizable and it's the best its been in at least 2 months. I have very high hopes for more progress and I'm finally able to show my face to strangers. I feel bad for those it didn't work for. I really hope you find something. If you haven't tried it, give it a chance, a week or 2. When it gets bad, remember it's a part of the progress. I was close to giving up and thankfully didn't.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I had never had any symptoms of Rosacea, but after a bad allergic reaction to essential oils in a face serum I used, my skin went haywire. For months it got worse and worse, and when I finally went to a dermatologist, I was in disbelief when she diagnosed me with Rosacea. My face was a demodex playground, red and rough and covered in tiny bumps. So I started Soolantra, and within a couple of weeks, my skin got worse. Much worse. So I came here and started reading reviews and almost cried when I read people's reports of clear skin within days. But then I saw the reviews that said it can get worse before it gets better, the ones that said to stick with it, so I stuck with it. It wasn't pretty, and it was slow going, but I've been using Soolantra for a little over three months now, and I am so grateful to say that my skin is about 90% better. This cream really does work if you stick with it, so please keep the hope if you're in the rough phase and know things WILL GET BETTER. <3”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “SO I have struggled with my skin for the past year and I am 27. I had clear skin all through high school and college. All of the sudden at 26 my face erupted with rosacea and acne. I went back on birth Control which got rid of my acne but was still left with rosacea. PLEASE PEOPLE it is so rough at first.. White heads all over and I wanted to cry and lock myself in my room every single day. You really need to have patience with this. The only thing that kept me hanging on was hope it would get better and no lie coming onto here and reading the reviews. I am now on week seven and only have one small patch of rosacea left! My skin has never been this clear. I am begging all of you DO NOT GIVE UP. I know you want to I know how hard it is but DON'T. IF you feel like giving up come on here and read the reviews. It has taken me SEVEN weeks to see better skin this doesn't happen over night.. I check this site all the time so if you have questions let me know. I will update around week 12”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “For those saying it got worse - yes it will if you have a lot of demodex. When demodex die, they release a bacteria from the gut. THIS is what causes the reaction in skin, so when you initially start killing them, you have a massive die off reaction. I had it from tea tree oil. PLEASE keep going. If you stop, you are allowing them to come back and keep breeding. The die off is totally expected and normal. Again, if your skin got worse, it's a die off of demodex and it WILL clear once you kill them. If it's really bad, go on an antibiotic while you kill them off, this helped me tremendously to get through that period. :)”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I have been using Soolantra for 1 month tomorrow for Papulopustular rosacea. In the past I used Doxycycline 50mg which worked so well. I stopped using Doxy and the rosacea came back due to being exposed heavily to my personal triggers. When I started using Soolantra 1 month ago it really hit my self esteem hard. It really does get worse before it gets better. I want to write this review because I know how close I came to giving up. This topical medication is supposed to take 12 weeks and that's something I needed to keep reminding myself. I would often read these reviews and see miracle results by some who it worked for instantly and I'd get very down. Now 1 month later I can confidently say my bumps are nearly gone, it happened almost overnight after a month of inflammation. Please please don't give up and remember that if it gets worse it means it working. It's so worth the wait, trust the process. You can do it!!! Stay strong”
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Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “My experience with Soolantra is similar to Grateful’s. Skin reddening and becoming more sun sensitive, bumps and pustules got me to the GP, a disastrous prescription of flucloxacillin that multiplied the bumps and pustules a hundred-fold and caused me to have 2 weeks off, but fortunately got me to an excellent dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed washing with Dermol500 and applying Soolantra. I have been using it now since 17 April (today is 23 May) and in that time it has cleared all lumps, bumps, scales, rash, redness and amazingly (to me) stopped the strange flushing feeling that would creep across my face like an allergic reaction several times a day. I have been almost crying In gratitude with the relief from the pain and itching.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I had terrible rosacea flare ups in lockdown and tried Soolantra. Days 1-3 a glimpse of the future! The most amazing baby skin overnight! The next couple of weeks tremendous die off flare ups itching red spotty dry and awful. Now week four my skin is clear and baby soft. I do not think it has looked like this for 40 years!”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I had been suffering with this awful rash over my nose bridge and nostrils, it then decided to move to other areas of my face. I have never suffered so much as a pimple in my 71 (male) years and then for the past three years this. I had tried all sorts of potions and tablets. The tablets get to the root of the problem which is usually in the gut. It was these spots (pustules) that were causing me problems. They were even very painful to touch. I got my doctor to prescribe me Soolantra. Well, it got worse and worse but I stuck with it! It takes time, quite a time. A thin film once a day. As some have already stated, you have to stick with it, then suddenly the spots turn to small, hard pimples, then they get smaller by the day and you do notice it daily, I mean really notice it. All I have now are two little tiny red dots left to go and I reckon by the end of this week they will be gone. Please, please stick with it. It will work.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I began with dry, red looking skin with pimples after I gave birth to my daughter 6 years ago. Many dermatologists (to be exact, 5) told me I was having eczema. However, non of their medications and topical cream worked. Sadly, there was nothing I could do to make my skin look and feel better. I was very depressed and almost gave up. Until less than 1 month ago, my aesthetic doctor shared with me about Soolantra for Rosacea. I did my research and stumbled into Drug.com site. After reading many pages of review, I plucked up my courage to search for a clinic that sells Soolantra. This is my 3rd week of using Soolantra - i am able to put on make up since week 2 (my skin was so texturized with HUGE pores and raised skin). During the first 2 week, I did have a couple of tiny pimples and little redness. Right now, my skin feels smooth, pores are less visible, lesser redness. This site has "encouraged" me to make the right decision. Now, I am paying forward to help the others. =)”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “Stick with it!! I have type 1 (redness and flushing) and the first week or so it got worse. However, now my skin is so smooth and I don’t have any flushing when I drink alcohol, coffee or eat anything spicy. Even in the sun I don’t go as red as I used to. Day to day my face is still a little bit pink but I’ve only been using Soolantra for 2 weeks. Definitely recommend - please try and stick through the first 1-2 weeks if you can!”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I consulted with 4 different dermatologists, so I had a lot of opinions. One of them even dismissed Ivermectin as a solution for rosacea, despite all evidences saying it is the most effective medication known thus far to treat it. Well, I got prescribed Ivermectin 1% and wow. What a change. My skin is completely clear. No one knows that only a few months ago my face was red. Rosacea is a multifactorial disease, thus requiring a multifactorial approach. I took antibiotics for a short while (Minocycline). Ivermectin, tho, was the real game changer, as it made a significant impact only 2 weeks after I started using it, and it kept getting rid of the redness - I got clear around week 14-16. Also, Ivermectin WORKS for what people mistakenly know as "Type 1" (the typing system was abandoned several years go). My advice: try Ivermectin 1% as a first line of therapy.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I started using Soolantra on 22nd of March. The 1st 3 weeks were terrible, burning sensation, a huge rush all over my face, very dry skin and lots of spots and today my skin is so nice and soft. I will still use it for the next couple of months, but for all of you who have a similar experience, do not give up! This cream is a Miracle and I can not recommend it enough. I had never have this baby skin in my entire life!!”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I was diagnosed with Rosacea about 8 years ago, I think it was triggered by stress. I was told it was type 2, papulopustular rosacea. It was a huge shock as I've never even had spots or acne in my whole life. The first time I was prescribed oral antibiotics and Metronidazole, it took 2 months to bring it under control. After that, I used to get outbreaks once or maybe twice a year, but found Metronidazole took too long to work. Then, 4 to 5 years ago, I heard about Soolantra, I got it on prescription and since then I haven’t used anything else, it’s brilliant, it works quickly and the redness and pustules reduce within 2 days. I actually had a flare up last week and started using it 6 days ago and it has almost gone. For me, it’s the best treatment around. I also wash my face with glycerin and rose hip organic soap, I've just ordered a new soap which I read is really good for rosacea it is made with goat milk and honey or with oatmeal or coconut oil.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “Me again! This is the second time I’ve used Soolantra to treat my perioral dermatitis and I highly recommend it. For those of you who are unsure whether Soolantra’s working for you: it is so common for your skin to flare up and get spottier/itchier in the first month, that’s just how the cream works. After that, your skin will probably be as dry as anything and this is normal too. Some useful tips are: 1) Only wash your face with warm water - absolutely NO exfoliating 2) If you do pop your pustules, try do it just before you shower and apply the cream straight after when your face is still wet (this thins the cream so that it doesn’t clog your pores as much!) 3) If your skin is flaking, do NOT use moisturiser as it breaks you out. Sadly, you just have to leave the flakes as picking at it damages the healing skin below. Really hope this helps and good luck to everyone!”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “UPDATE: I last wrote here 17/4/19 I finished my three month course on Soolantra for Perioral Dermatitis. Here’s a brief summary of what my skin was like during: Days 1-2: immediately cleared up everything Days 3-14: huge flare up - I’d wake up with 2/3 new papules each morning, and the cream made my skin itch like anything Weeks 3-4: major improvement, barely any papules left, and my nose area had completely cleared. I also noticed I no longer itched after applying the cream! Weeks 5-8: started to get more papules on my chin, and the nose area flared up again Weeks 9-11: probably the worst time - I now started to get 1-3 BIG whiteheads around my chin area, that said, they never lasted long (about 1-2 days). The best way to deal with these, is to have a steamy shower, because often they will pop naturally, then apply soolantra straight after! Week 12: now my skin is completely clear, and smooth! I’m so happy! Really hoping this helps!”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “My rosacea was mostly redness, I didn’t often have pimples. I also had a big problem with demodex which made my skin feel thick and very rough. Soolantra was a godsend! For the first week I applied it every other night & there was a bit of tingling, which I had been warned about. My rosacea seemed to get a little worse for the first few days, and after using it for about a week my cheeks started peeling & that lasted for a few days. At the end of 3 weeks I couldn’t believe how smooth my skin was! It hasn’t been this smooth in years!!! I have tried other topical medicines but nothing has ever worked this well! I apply it at night after cleansing & before applying my moisturizer. Sometimes there will be a brief burning or tingling sensation but that only lasts for a few seconds - totally worth it for how clear & smooth my skin is!”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “For the first two months that I used Soolantra religiously, every day, I saw absolutely no difference in my rosacea. But suddenly at about the 10 week mark, my rosacea began improving every day. Three months later of daily Soolantra use, and my rosacea is easily 95% improved. So this was definitely a slow process, and I’m so glad I stuck with it. My 52 year old skin hasn’t looked better in years. No more rosacea, even tone, brightness - But don’t give up on the Soolantra if it takes a couple of months for it to start working for you.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “BEYOND grateful! I have been struggling with my skin for 2 years. When the dermatologist told me it was demodex, I was in denial. Then I found you all. And all I can say is MANY, MANY thanks!!!! I realized from your comments that it would get worse before it got better (it did get worse for day 3-5), and my skin truly feels softer and smoother than it has in several years!! I would have been frustrated and told the doctor that it wasn't working had I not found all your encouraging comments. I realize that not every medication works for every person, but I too encourage you to try it for the full 12 weeks. Grit your teeth and know that you are beautiful/handsome no matter what your face happens to be going through at the moment. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. You helped me get through the tough period, and I'm forever thankful.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “Hi everyone! Just wanted to share my experience because these reviews have helped me so much. I'm on day 13 and my skin is clearing so well. The first few days (until day 10-11) were terrible!! I mean awful! Bumps everywhere and redness and itching. I was also using Finacea gel during the day and I believe that was making my skin worse. I stopped using that during the day and started using sodium sulfacetamide (Klaron) and my skin has made a turn for the better. I had some redness (butterfly rash) and tons of papules. They seem to be clearing up and my skin is crazy soft. I'm using Neutrogena ultra gentle wash in the morning and night, paulas choice 2 percent clear exfoliant everywhere except my cheeks day and night, the Klaron topical antibiotic in the day, then vani cream lite in the day, and then soolantra in the evening, no cream on top of it. Please try this routine if you are struggling!! I will update when it's been a month (:”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I started using soolantra when it first came on the market. It has completely resolved my rosacea, let me go back to what led me first trying it I’ve had rosacea for about 20 years. I tried metro gel which aggravated my condition, finacea which did nothing. I remember going to a cosmetic counter to buy lipstick and asked the cosmetician for a recommendation. She told me nothing would work with my cheeks. During the chapp-y fall months my cheeks would turn bright red and sometimes purplish. Soolantra not only calmed the red but my skin is less reactive to this type of weather condition. I am so grateful I am basically ‘cured’.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I am 37 years old and just had my first Rosacea break out about a year ago. I didn’t know what was going on with my face. I had huge painful bumps with pus in them all over my checks and nose. It was so embarrassing. Makeup just made it look worse. Went to the dermatologist and she diagnosed me with Rosacea and prescribed me Soolantra along with a cleanser. I am on my 2nd month and my face has never looked better. The results weren’t instant. It did take about 4 weeks. But I can’t get over how great my skin looks. I even get compliments!!”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “Me again! The last time I wrote here was after being on Soolantra for 3 months and my skin was perfect! Because of that, I thought I could stop using it, however I wish I never had because now my Perioral Dermatitis is back with a vengeance and ten times worse than before! I’ve been on Soolantra again for just over a month and it’s not getting any better. I have huge pustules, redness and scaly skin on my chin and lots of papules. It’s even spread to my forehead this time. It’s really upsetting as I’m only 20 and all through my teenage years I had perfect skin and now it looks as though I’ll never have that again, or at least I’ll be forever dependent on a cream to get there. I will continue to use Soolantra for the recommended 3 months again and update you all in due course.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I posted October 24th 2019. Update - No further outbreaks. I’ve continued to apply soolantra daily and my skin has never been better. On rare occasions if a spot starts to develop its gone the following day. I’m now on my second tube and will definitely contact my GP when I start running low. I feel I can truly say this cream has worked for me and I hope it works for you too. As I said previously it could worsen before it’s gets better (mine did) I might start applying once every two days and see what happens. Good luck everyone.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “I have battled perioral dermatitis / papopustular rosacea for over 10 years and tried countless treatments from oral antibiotics to topical clyndomycin to tea tree oil to light therapy to immunosuppressant creams and absolutely nothing worked until I tried soolantra. After using soolantra for a month my skin cleared up 100%. I am writing this review because I used to scour the internet for information about how to treat my skin and I want people with this problem to know that I finally found something that has worked for me.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “This medicine is fantastic. I was diagnosed with Type I rosacea two years ago and my skin was getting increasingly red and angry. Luckily my dr prescribed Soolantra as the first approach. Within a few weeks, I no longer looked flushed and blotchy all the time. I did not notice any getting worse at first, the redness just slowly faded away and did not come back. It also made my skin look much "brighter" and smoother. I still have a slight purple-red area on one cheek by my ear that has not totally gone away, so it might not be able to heal all the damage, but on a day-to-day basis, it is definitely effective. The only downside to the medication is the price. However, I was able to get it through a mail-order discount pharmacy for $50-$75 per tube. This is not cheap but you really only need a tiny amount each day, so each tube lasts for literally months.”
Soolantra (ivermectin) for Rosacea: “UPDATE: I last wrote on here 25/2/19! It has now been a month for me using Soolantra for my rosacea and wow, my skin hasn’t looked this great in ages! My skin is smooth, not as itchy, no longer red and I have just one tiny red bump left! I occasionally get a random small pustule but come morning it is already gone! Hoping that I am near the end, however, I know there are highs and lows! Fingers crossed for everyone!”
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