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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 ...
  • Iron, Ferritin and Rosacea Skin June 21, 2010 As the exact cause of rosacea is still under investigation, researchers are looking at various factors that can play a role in the rosacea disease process. A recent publication(1) looked at the role of iron in rosacea pathology. It has been known that inflammation can be associated with the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Top 5 Rosacea Triggers December 7, 2012 I have written in the past about how to determine what triggers your rosacea. Basically, rosacea symptoms can get aggravated by either food  or environmental factors. For the last year or so, we ran a survey on our website that asked visitors what made their rosacea symptoms worse? We received close to 300 responses and while ...
  • 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 ...
  • How to deal with rosacea food triggers? November 10, 2008 Rosacea can have many triggers, including heat, cold, stress, anxiety, embarrassment, certain beverages and of course certain food. While stress, anxiety and temperature can have an almost immediate effect on our facial flushing, it is a little harder to figure out what food ingredients trigger rosacea, in particular when you have been just diagnosed with ...
  • Why Rhinophyma Affects more Men than Women? December 23, 2008 Rosacea affects about three times as many women than men. Rhinophyma, seen in late-stage rosacea, is characterized by a bulbous overgrowth of the nose, and occurs in approximately 4% of all rosacea sufferers. It affects about twelve times as many men than women and is usually seen in white males of English or Irish descent. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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Additional Resources

The National Rosacea Society