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Rosacea News July 2010

Thymol Iodides

Thymol iodides, used as a powder or solution, is a mixture of iodine derivatives of thymol (a component of the thyme plant), containing (in USP* grade) not less than 43% iodine.

The powder is a potent, non-toxic antiseptic, anaesthetic (similar to propofol), bactericide, antiparasitic and fungicide which accelerates the healing of compromised skin.

A Case Against Long-Term Antibiotic Use: Folliculitis

Indiscriminate and infrequently monitored antibiotic use can pave the way for serious infection.

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Gram-negative* folliculitis is characterized by the sudden development of superficial pustules in patients suffering from long-standing rosacea treated with oral and/or topical antibiotics.

The long-term use of antibiotics creates an ecological imbalance of microbial flora, suppressing gram-positive resident organisms.

A variety of gram-negative* bacteria are involved, including Pseudomonas and Enterobacteriaceae.

The condition can affect any part of the body.

Treatment-resistant folliculitis is only one of the possible complications of extended topical or systemic (oral) antibiotic use in rosacea treatment.

To avoid adverse effects, minimize antibiotic use as recommended by a health care professional with expertise in the long-term management of rosacea.


"Gram negative” refers to the staining pattern of the organisms in the laboratory. Certain bacteria do not take up a stain known as “Gram.”


Author: Peter Wilson.

Reviewed: Saturday, 10 July 2010.


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