Anne here. the Specialist my husband attended has since passed away and I have tried my best to find out more information for you to no avail, I am so sorry.
I wish you all the best of luck for 2009
When I was 22 I met my husband to be he was 29. He had the worst case of Rosacea Acne you are ever likely to see. He was a quiet guy, I would say shy and sensitive but appeared confident enough. He was/is from Manchester and was head hunted to a big job here in Dublin. The Rosacea only started when he moved over and had extra pressure (as long as I know him I now see it must have been one hell of a change, possessive mother doing everything for him and then a high pressure job and having to learn how to cook etc.) that was 1972. He was afraid to go to a Doctor because he thought he has an incurable disease. I knew him about 6 months and I managed to get him to go visit the GP, he in turn sent him to a specialist and it all got better from there on in. It took about 6/8 months before it was gone, and I mean gone no red, no big boils dreadful etc.
The specialist had tests carried out on bloods and stomach etc. He was eventually given a prescription that had to be made up by the Chemist and he had to apply this white face pack every night. He was also given a strong anti biotic. It is a long long time ago, but I will search around for the prescription and if I do find it I will gladly post it on this site, but remember his case was the worst case this specialist had seen and he was able to cure it so keep that in mind.
He was told to stay away from spirits and spicy foods because it can be caused from the acids in the stomach (I think) I am just the woman who fell in love with the guy!
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas.
hello i would like to know if there is any certain foods that can effect rosacea please could anyone get back to me with any information
Thanks for contributing to this forum. I've a mild form of rosacea at the moment but find it does flare up very bad when abroad in the heat and sun. I've found that creams which work for female skin don't necessarily work for male skin so I'll give Darrens recommendations a try. Granted I haven't tried the stuff from purpleemu. I've been applying Rozex the last few months and have started applying sunscreen when out also. I will be sourcing Danne Kings sunscreen now I've come across this forum. It's a bloody nuisance really. I do believe food and stress has a part to play also so it can all turn into a vicious circle when it does flare up.
Best of luck :)