The metronidazole seems to have helped the soolantra kill off the demodex, if thats the problem. I finished the metronidazole prescription a while ago, now just using soolantra. Nearing the end of the two weeks of using the metronidazole and soolantra my skin was much clearer than it had ever been since having the problem. My skin is still not 100% clear, but it has improved GREATLY.
It's actually quite a relief, like honestly its quite a weight lifted off my shoulders. I have been very busy with work though so haven't really taken the time to really appreciate it (apart from the fact I love the fact I no longer having to run to the toilet to moisturise my dry skin or try to hide from colleagues because of an oozing bump! ahhhh, what a relief!). I stopped using the soolantra for a couple of days but started again yesterday as my skin seems to still get a small bump here and there.
I say its greatly improved because i no longer get daily, aggressive, bumps like I used to. They used to sometimes get really big and ooze all day. Now its rare that I have to deal with a bump that oozes, it may itchy slightly but not much, seem to heal quite fast, and are much, much smaller if they do appear. Keep in mind, during my medication I have been having a green smoothie every day (kale or spinach, celery, blueberries, strawberries, coconut water) which might be helping my gut heal too, which is also important for skin.
The soolantra to me though is a bit suspicious, it does seem to work quite well, but I am worried it might be a similar case to steroid creams, where when using it the symptoms disappear but once you are off, they tend to come back much worse. I hope this isn't the case for soolantra and I'd appreciate it if anyone knows any links online to research on this with soolantra, or any peoples experiences after using it for the prescribed 4 months.
How is your skin now with the soolantra Tso?