rosacea with acne-like pimples and redness on the face

Rosacea with acne-like pimples and redness on the face

There is no need to hide in rosacea with acne-like pimples and redness on the face! Those who suffer from the skin disease rosacea have to deal with pimples and red cheeks time and again.

Spicy food, heat or cold – but also the heat accumulation under a protective mask – make the skin “bloom” even more than usual. Over-the-counter tablets, ICHTHRALETTEN®, can help here!

On the new hilfe-bei-rosazea website.en you will find the most important information on rosacea and ICHTHRALETTEN®.

Acne-like pimples and noticeable redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin – these are the typical characteristics of rosacea. Around 7 million Germans, men and women, suffer from it.

This chronic inflammation of the facial skin usually appears for the first time at an age of 30 to 50 years – i.e. at a stage of life when pubertal acne has long been left behind.

The pimples and redness are all the more of a burden on the psyche and sometimes severely restrict the lives of those affected.

The causes of rosacea are still unclear, but a hereditary predisposition seems to play a role. Sunbathing, heat, alcohol and spicy food can additionally worsen the skin condition.

Permanently calming stressed skin

Rosacea can’t be cured, but the good news is: the annoying, distressing symptoms can disappear with the right treatment!

In the foreground of the clinical picture are inflammatory processes. These are often treated topically with prescription creams or gels. In severe cases, the use of antibiotics may also be considered.

For patients who prefer a natural treatment, there is also an over-the-counter alternative available in pharmacies: ICHTHRALETTEN®.

The tablets contain ICHTHYOL®, An active ingredient of natural origin that slows down the inflammation of the skin from the inside. effectively fights pimples and redness.

After only 3 weeks of use, there is usually a significant improvement in the appearance of the skin, as studies have shown. Another plus: the tried-and-tested ICHTHRALETTEN® are very well tolerated.

ICHTHRALETTEN® can also be taken in addition to a prescription external treatment.

Prescription-free tablets as an effective and well-tolerated therapy for rosacea

ICHTHRALETTEN® are available without prescription from mail-order pharmacies and local pharmacies. One package contains 60 tablets and costs 24,55 € (AVP).

In the first two weeks of treatment, 2 tablets are taken 3 times a day, then 1 tablet 3 times a day. It is taken before meals with a little water.

For decades, the active ingredient ICHTHYOL®, chemically sodium bituminosulfonate, as an approved drug (ICHTHRALETTEN®) successfully used in rosacea therapy.

How the active ingredient intervenes in the inflammatory process in rosacea?

ICHTHYOL® mediates its anti-inflammatory effect by interfering with a cascade of biochemical processes responsible for inflammation in the body, known as arachidonic acid metabolism ¹ ²:

Inhibition of certain enzymes (cyclooxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase) reduces the release of the body’s own inflammation mediators (prostaglandin and leukotriene B4). Conclusion: The transmission of the inflammatory reaction is interrupted, the inflammation is alleviated.

¹ Diezel, W., Schewe, T., Rohde, E., Rosenbach, T., and Czarnetzki, B.M., 1992. Ammonium bituminosulfonate (Ichthyol). Anti-inflammatory effect and inhibition of the 5-lipoxygenase enzyme. Dermatologist, 43(12): S. 772-4

² Schewe, C., Schewe, T., Rohde, E., Diezel, W., and Czarnetzki, B.M., 1994. Inhibitory effects of sulfonated shale oils (ammonium bituminosulphonates, ichthyols) on enzymes of polyenoic fatty acid metabolism. Arch Dermatol Res, 286(3-4): S. 137-41

Study results prove efficacy in moderately severe papulopustular rosacea

Both nodules (papules), pimples (pustules) and redness (erythema) are effectively reduced. Under the therapy with ICHTHRALETTE® thus the leading symptoms of rosacea are combated. The effect is usually seen after 3 weeks.¹

Superior safety profile & Very good tolerance

Therapy with ICHTHRALETTEN® is very well tolerated. In a 6-week study with rosacea patients no side effects were observed.¹

Further information about ICHTHRALETTEN® on the new website:

Mandatory text


Active ingredient: sodium bituminosulfonate, dry substance. Indications: ICHTHRALETTEN®, tablets are suitable for the treatment of rosacea also with pathological sebaceous gland overproduction of the skin (seborrhea). Contains lactose and sucrose (sugar).

For risks and side effects, read the package leaflet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

ICHTHYOL SOCIETY Cordes, Hermanni & Co. (Ltd & Co.) KG, 22335 Hamburg

1 Cook, R., G. Mays, 1996. Oral treatment of rosacea with sodium bituminosulfonate. derm Practical Dermatology, 2: S. 519-525

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