Rosacea

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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.

  • How Rosacea and Autism Can Be Linked March 11, 2009
    As both rosacea and autism affect my family, I was wondering if a link between the two conditions existed. Chronic inflammation is one of the hallmarks of both rosacea and autism and research has suggested that processes triggered by our innate immunity are to blame for such inflammation. Innate immunity is how our body reacts to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ocular Rosacea and Contact Lenses October 7, 2008
    When you have rosacea, you probably don’t worry about your eyes too much. However, about 60% of rosacea sufferers also suffer from ocular rosacea, a condition that can severely affect your eyes if it goes unnoticed for too long. Symptoms of ocular rosacea include red or bloodshot eyes, a burning sensation in the eye and the ...
  • Rosacea Induced by Erectile Dysfunction Drugs? March 30, 2009
    Rosacea is associated with many different trigger factors. Recently, another potential trigger factor for rosacea was described. It appeared that men who had been taking drugs for erectile dysfunction, were developing rosacea symptoms. The erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs these men were taking belong to a class of drugs called Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors (PDE5i). Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • The Rosacea-Sunscreen Dilemma October 25, 2008
    You may recognize this scenario: it’s the weekend, the weather is great and you made plans for a day at the beach. A full day of sun and of course, you are taking all the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the sun. You apply the SPF 30 or higher sunscreen all over your body and ...
  • 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 ...
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy for Rosacea October 19, 2008
    Enlarged dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias) are a hallmark of progressive rosacea and cannot be eliminated by topical rosacea treatments. Telangiectasias are found primarily on the cheeks and nose and flush easily with the slightest amount of stress or sun exposure. These telangiectasias are often the reason that with rosacea, there always will be some form of ...

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Additional Resources

The National Rosacea Society