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Rosacea Related Blog Posts

The following posts are advice and discussions about everyday life issues associated with rosacea such as food triggers, stress and work.

  • Is Intestinal Alkaline Phosphatase a Link between Rosacea and Gastrointestinal Disease? October 8, 2009 As I have written previously in a post about rosacea and digestive problems, many people believe that rosacea co-exists with gastrointestinal disorders. A recent paper by J. Whitehead (2009) discusses the hypothesis that rosacea and gastrointestinal symptoms can be linked through an enzyme found in the intestines, called intestinal alkaline phosphatase. Intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) is ...
  • Vitamin B6: Important for Healthy Skin October 2, 2009 Vitamin B6 is one of the many B vitamins and one of the best studied B vitamins. Vitamin B6 was discovered in the 1930ies and is a water-soluble vitamin that exists in many different forms, including pyridoxal, pyridoxine, pyridoxine phosphate, pyridoxamine, pyridoxal phosphate, and pyridoxamine phosphate. The active form of vitamin B6 is pyridoxal phosphate. Vitamin ...
  • Food and Rosacea August 30, 2008 What we choose to eat can have a huge impact on our skin. Certain foods in particular can have a negative effect, increasing the degree of redness of the face, commonly associated with rosacea. Since rosacea is an inflammation of the facial skin, any food substance that can increase the inflammatory processes, will have a negative ...
  • Stress and Depression Influence the Outcome of Rosacea May 18, 2009 When stress takes over our lives, it can be damaging to our health. Stress not only weakens our immune system, but it also affects our skin’s barrier function. The skin’s barrier function is important for regulating the balance of water and temperature of our skin as well as blocking the entry of microorganisms. Chronic stress activates ...
  • What is worse for rosacea, beer or wine? December 13, 2010 While the consumption of alcohol is generally not recommended if you have rosacea, in light of the holidays I wanted to write about the question “what’s worse for rosacea, beer or wine?” As I wrote in the post about the histamine content of foods, beer has a higher histamine content than wine, but the question remains ...
  • Digestive Problems Associated with Rosacea? November 25, 2008 Problems with digestion can be linked to a number of conditions and are frequently caused by microorganisms. Psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety can have gastrointestinal symptoms. GI problems with depression and anxiety are often linked to over-stimulation of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis. Digestive problems have been linked to rosacea as early as 1967. In ...
  • Top 5 Green Foods for Rosacea September 25, 2008 Since so many of us are always worried about what foods to avoid when you have rosacea, I thought it would be helpful to list foods that are actually good for rosacea. So here is the top 5 of green foods that are good for rosacea skin: Kale This member of the same family as brocolli and Brussels ...
  • KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Drink – Good for Digestion? November 27, 2012 This summer, while driving in an over-heated car to a 4th of July party, I stopped by our local WholeFoods looking for a refreshing drink. I came across this KeVita drink and it looked really refreshing plus it contains probiotics, so I decided to give it a try. I didn’t yet realize that it was a sparkling ...
  • Rosacea and Gluten April 9, 2009 I couldn’t find any scientific publication on the topic of gluten sensitivity and rosacea, but if you do a search online, then you’ll find plenty of information on the topic (mostly in forums and message boards). As it turns out, many people with rosacea wonder if their rosacea symptoms are caused by a gluten sensitivity. Some ...
  • Avene Rosacea Product on Today Show October 4, 2012 This morning, the Today Show presented Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty awards. One of the products featured on the show was a skin care product that could treat the redness associated with rosacea. While the ingredients seemed interesting with promising science behind it, the number of ingredients seems small for such a complex condition as ...
  • Do Antibiotics Help Rosacea Redness? February 16, 2018 Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat rosacea. You may be wondering how antibiotics help rosacea and why doctors prescribe them so much? Antibiotics are useful during the late or more severe stages of rosacea. A number of antibiotics are available that can help rosacea symptoms (more information below). Oral antibiotics including tetracycline, doxycycline and minocycline can help ...
  • Rosacea and the workplace November 18, 2008 Anyone who has rosacea always dreads the first bathroom break at work, because it is in the workplace bathroom where you realize for the first time on any particular day, that your face looks really red. When you’re at home and look in the bathroom mirror, things are usually not so bad. Not so at work ...

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Additional Resources

The National Rosacea Society