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lmcc  ·  03 Jun 2014

Hey there everyone try phytolife I have found excellent. My skin is back to normal in a month. Work out at bout a euro a day.


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rosy red  ·  03 Jun 2014

@whoopie , are you making any progress?I have read before about the positive effect chlorine can have.

@surfers808 , I have not used Mirvaso cream yet but there are very mixed reviews on the internet , my dermatologist told me you have to use it continuously and not just on occasions.


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Surfer808  ·  30 May 2014

Has anyone tried Mirvaso cream? I've read a lot of mixed reports on it, some say their skin loses all redness while others complain of deep flushing after it wears off. Would be great if it worked but seems a bit of a gamble since it's a pretty new product.


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Whoopie  ·  29 May 2014

In the same boat as the rest of you, got diagnosed with Acne Roascea 9mts ago, Since the initial diagnosis, i've been to the dermatoligitst once since and i'm due back again this month but may hold off a while to try some alternrtives.

I'm currently on, Tetralysal 300mg (1 tablet per day), A Zineryt mix in the morning and rozex in the night.  

It's keeping it at bay but not exaclty making it disappear but without the Tetralysal my face erupts with the acne side of it, and i've never had a acne problem until about 18mts ago with the start of the problem.  

There's 2 things I want to try before going back to the dermatoligist, one is to try and kill off Demodex mites and see can I get any improvement, I don't even know if I have them but i'm going to try if my current plan doesn't work. My eyes have got a little itchy in this weather so it may be suggesting I have. Seemingly if you get releif from going for a swin in a pool with chlorine you could possibly have them, i'll try this a few times over the next week and report back.

What i've started work on is my diet and mainy the fiber/gut side, from doing a lot of reading up i'm starting to think that maybe a mix of a leaky gut and mild candida might be at the root cause of my condition, basically what some schools of though suggest is that it may be caused by the gut becoming porus and candida growing through it given toxins a water slide if you will into the blood stream which is where the badness is coming from, my mission is to retreat the candida back inside the gut and get a right mix of fiber to to seal back up the gut to trap all the toxins. (I'm aiming for 30/40mg of fiber a day and going to start taking probiotics from tomorrow to rebalance the flora)

I'm looking for a cure, the thoughs of antibiotics for the rest of my life is making me feel bad as i'm only 37. I'm a guy so can't really hide it with make up, and at the moment it just looks like i've been in the sun but as I get old I presume it's goign to get worse unless I get to the root of the problem asap. 

I'm sure there is a cure out there somewhere but as one of my friends in the pharamcy business put it, he won't be looking for it as there's no money in the cure. 

I anyone has any suggestions on keeping demodex mites at bay i'd love to hear from them as to what they've used and had they any success. 


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rosy red  ·  28 May 2014

@Klancy , thanks for replying I'm very sorry to hear that :-( :-( I signed up to and they send me updates via email on New products as they become available which might be worth a look. Have you heard of Mirvaso ? Its a new cream used to treat the redness and has become available here now. My derm will prescribe it to me but suggested I try a round of the IPL first . I'm terrified of having the IPL though , I know its rare but you can be left scarred , burned etc. I'm going in for a second patch test tomorrow as I have yet to decide whether the initial test made even the slightest difference or just left me even more red at times sigh .......Look up that website though there are more products to become available by the end of the year:-)


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Klancy  ·  26 May 2014

How apt you messages today Rosy Red! It definitely took longer for the lower dose of ab to kick in, but I've had no tummy pain and there has been a gradual improvement... Until today :( I've got a fine breakout today, but hormones are playing up at the moment so I'm putting it down to that. I'm going on hols to the sunshine in a few weeks and I've already accepted that my face is going to be bad then. Even though I use la Roche high factor sun cream, a hat and try my best to keep my face out of the sun, my face just doesn't like the heat. It's worth trying the laser, otherwise u'll always be wondering if it would work or not. 


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rosy red  ·  26 May 2014

@Klancy ...How are you getting on with the new antibiotic ? I have a month to go before my IPL which I'm very anxious about :-/ and I'm undecided which is the best option


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wissendas  ·  01 May 2014

I lived in Germany where my local GP used Homeopathic medicine as 1st choice and then western medicine.

The results were great for my son at the time and since then i have gone on to use it as 1st choice for my family. I am a registrered nurse also , so i am not anti western medicine but am a firm believer that alternative medicine has a place in health care provision. I have also lived in China where TCM is the 1st medicine of choice for chinese people and where it is used alongside western medicnie with great results.

Many health issues are diet related and the body's system is often imbalanced due to poor diet or intolerances that people are unaware of, therefore i believe more information on diet should be available to patients , doctors in the west are not educated on nutrition therefore they do not give dietary advice for the most part.

I feel for children and their parents being prescribed pill after pill when a dietary change would make a massive difference to thier well being. Thousands of Irish people have Asthma and skin disorders, many could be better handled with dietary advice. Dairy products should be avoided by Asthmatics but nobody tells them this. Their are other alternatives out their to ensure enough calcium intake, another point calcium intake is irrelevant if your Vit D levels are low. Vit D is needed to ensure calcium uptake from food ingested, how many of us are taking Vit D supplements to ensure our levels are maintained.


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Nan Rehill  ·  30 Apr 2014


I forgot to say that im not selling this product or promoting it in any way. It was recommended to me and in desperation I tried it, also on googling it I found out it had no side effects it is supposed to give you the same benefit as eating 4lb of brockley which contains cholorphyl, which in turn cuts down on acid in your system which is supposed to make rosacea worse.


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Nan Rehill  ·  30 Apr 2014

Hi Phytolife is a synergy product, if you google synergy you will see it in their range.  I think it costs around 25 euro and lasts approx 40 days, after taking the first bottle twice a day I found great relief. I hope it works for you as I tried everything lots of different tips like washing my face with head and shoulders classic and it did improve the itch on my face, and putting a dab of tee tree oil on a cotton bud and it also helped spots, but I really think the synergy drink worked for me.   


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rosy red  ·  30 Apr 2014

Thanks Wissendas , I will try that :-)!you mentioned trying a homeopathic before?have you had any experience with one yourself?


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wissendas  ·  30 Apr 2014

together with your diet and exercise, take Raw apple cider vinegar  daily. You can buy it from the health store. it lasts for ages, just 2 teaspoons with a mouthful of water and away you go.

Best health to you all.


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rosy red  ·  29 Apr 2014

Hi Klancy , to sum up that last point if you have poor digestion or digestive problems it most likely is related to your rosacea and by resolving those issues through your diet you will see an improvement ... hope all of this is of some help to you :-)


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rosy red  ·  29 Apr 2014

Hi Klancy , I forgot to mention that the naturopath is doing up a diet plan for me to follow for a period of 6 to 8 weeks.I really do believe that your diet has an awful lot to do with how severe it is. I was shocked when I kept a food diary for a few days at just how bad my diet currently is. She took an in depth look at my lifestyle , well being and my general health.I have to say I was very pleased with this approach taken , to find out the source or sources of my rosacea and my entire well being as a whole rather than the GP sending you packing with antibiotics and a cream without even addressing or giving advice on what to avoid etc. , giving that this is mainly an INTERNAL condition all be maybe hereditary as in my case.Apparently ppl with rosacea have low stomach acid , low pancreatic enzymes and this leads to the presence of unfriendly micro organisms , essentially we have abnormal gut flora. The problem supposedly with the antibiotics and cream aside from them only working when in use is that the antibiotics kill both the bad and good flora in the gut .You also cannot take tetralysal if you are trying to get pregnant , which also sets alarm bells ringing for me .I just don't understand how these antibiotics can do you no harm but yet I was told that if I became pregnant my baby could end up deformed!!BTW... She had treated another patient with rosacea that was worse and the pustules they had have now disappeared and the redness has improved. I'm not expecting a miracle but this sounds encouraging.

I have started to do a lot of exercise in recent times and I'm just wondering has anyone noticed their rosacea worsening as a result of this? I definitely think when I flush now it has spread to other areas!


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rosy red  ·  29 Apr 2014

Hi Marey , thanks for the info , it gives me great hope when I hear of success stories :-). I like yourself have been wearing stage make up daily for years up until 6 weeks ago when I decided enough is enought and have not worn any since.I'm slowly coming to terms with my appearance but I'm even more self conscious now that my face is fully exposed to the world.I really hope this IPL works for me , I swear if one more person comments on my face I'll cry ....ppl are like 'oh you got all Sun burned' or 'you have the cold' aka you look crapFrown!! I would really appreciate if you could keep us updated on this forum after your next treatment/treatments on how you reacted to the IPL and if you have signs of further improvement , I understand that these sessions have to be spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. Most importantly DID YOU NOTICE ANY REDUCTION IN FLUSHING ? , that is if you suffered from this also . They say that it only improves existing facial redness but it will not reduce or rid you of flushing.Do you mind me asking you what type of rosacea you have?

Hi klancy , I'm sorry to hear that :( . Did the lower dose of tetralysal not work for you ? I went to see a naturopath yesterday . Did you ever try tackling it by changing your diet? That is the approach I am going to take for the moment and see how I get on.


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Klancy  ·  29 Apr 2014

Hi Rosy Red, I had it done in Therapie, Cork. I found the staff excellent and v informative. It HURT, but it is over quick! I was red after for an hour or so but nothing too bad. 

I have got a new prescription for Efracea. I haven't started them yet, but will tomorrow. I can see another few outbreaks starting on my face :(


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Marey  ·  28 Apr 2014

Last Week I had my first treatment of IPL laser treatment in Anne mc devitt on Wicklow street. I wasn't expecting a drastic improvement in the first session but I definitely have noticed a difference. My nose and cheeks were really red the last ten years and I can see a difference alteDy. I know since the 1st treatment I will need at least 2 more but I have to be honest, it's well work it. They charge about €125 a session or 3 for €300. It seems like a lot of money but if like me you have lived with wearing stage makeup everyday even in the height of the summer, I would recommend it!


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wissendas  ·  25 Apr 2014

Naturopath encompasses several forms of therapy, dietary, herbal, massage,iridology, whereas Homeopathy is focused on finding one natural medicinal remedy to suits the clients care.


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rosy red  ·  25 Apr 2014

@Surfer 808, I'm going to Dr.Wendy Lynch Rooms for the IPL. My GP referred me to her , however I don't know of anyone myself who has had experience with that dermatologist or the clinic itself.She prescribed me what my GP already had and recommended laser for the thread veins.It's a 180 per session , not cheap I know but I would try anything at this stage. I have booked it in the summer who I'm on hols and in the meantime I'm going to try the natural route before taking tetralysal etc.@Wissendas I have booked an appointment with a naturopath for Monday ,please forgive my ignorance but what is the difference between a naturopath and a homeopath?thanks in advance


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wissendas  ·  24 Apr 2014

to all those suffering Rosecea, try changing your diet, excessive intake of tea,coffee, alcohol, spices as wll as stress are contribuiting factors.

Would you consider instead of taking drugs, going to see a homeopath and getting natural remedies to treat the symptoms?


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Surfer808  ·  24 Apr 2014

@ rosy red, Where are you getting your IPL done and how much is it costing? Very interested to see how it goes for you as I'm seriously considering going for it too, thanks.


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rosy red  ·  24 Apr 2014

No problem Klancy , I am too well aware of the effect this can have on your confidence. I have to say that is really disappointing to hear the IPL did not work , I was pinning all my hopes on it :( , at the same time maybe its no harm for me to be aware of this now. I have the tetralysal and all but I just can't bring myself to take them.I also suffer from acne rosacea:( , do you mind me asking you where you had the session/s?how many did you have?did it damage your skin in anyway?was there much downtime needed?


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Klancy  ·  23 Apr 2014

Thanks Rosy Red! I was on to the doc and she's going to give me a lower dose of the drug. So I'll try that for a week.

Ive already done laser and didn't notice any improvement. Maybe though that's because I've acne rosacea? I hope u get better results!


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rosy red  ·  22 Apr 2014

@ klancy , I would go to your doctor ASAP if you have not already, maybe its an unwanted side effect of the medication that some ppl get when they start taking it but I would contact your doc to be on the safe side.Unfortunately I have no experience with tetralysal but I'm going to go to a naturopath very soon and I'll keep anyone interested updated on my progress.I also had an IPL test patch today and aside from a small bit of redness which has nearly disappeared already my face looks fine.I'm going to go ahead with this treatment in the next couple of months and will let you know how it goes.If you continue to use tetralysal or use a different medication I would be interested to hear what the results were like for you.


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Klancy  ·  19 Apr 2014

Hi, I started tetralysal 1 week ago and I can already see it working on my face for acne rosacea. Only problem now though, is that I've started getting awful tummy cramps and nausea, so much so that I've had to stop taking them. I took them in the morning after a big breakfast. Has anybody else experienced this? Is there anything I can do to help this, or do I need to go back to my doctor and ask for something else. 


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lmcc  ·  19 Apr 2014

Nan rehill I would be very interested in phytolife im the same as you open fire cause my skin to itch and burn.. I think that would make sense that my ph balance is off. Would like to no more about this product.


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living in hope  ·  15 Apr 2014

I got rosacea about two years ago. I was devastated and paranoid about it. I did a lot of research and tried so many things . I used antibiotics but no good. Used a gel prescribed by doctor to no avail. It made it worse. I now have it under control most of the time. I use all oil free products by Avene! In particular their anti redness range. I use Estée Lauder double wear foundation which is great. I avoid bananas which drive my skin crazy and tomatoes to a lesser degree. I also have discovered that swimming is great, it must be the chlorine. I have also started more exercise , walking and running. I still get occasional flare ups but I even venture out make up free now sometimes. I do believe every case of rosacea is different but it can be managed. It may take some months and playing around with diet and products but it will be worth it.


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Surfer808  ·  15 Apr 2014

Does anyone know of any good places that do IPL for rosacea? I've heard that beauty salons are to be avoided. Thanks.


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rosy red  ·  11 Apr 2014

 have Acne Rosacea and my GP prescribed me rozex as a topical antibiotic aswell as tetracycline.I have broken capillaries on my cheeks along with general redness.I flush often after exercise , changes in temp , and often for no apparent reason,this is the most embarrassing for me.I also have RAYNAUDS when both combined they are not a good look.I was referred to a dermatologist who wanted to prescribe me tetracycline also and suggested laser for the broken capillaries.I'm not keen on taking either of the antibiotics as who knows what they will do to your body long term?! That being said I would be interested to hear from any of you who have used these products,what were the results if any during and after use?Now back to the laser , well my dermatologist recommended 6 to 8 sessions with one possibly needed each year there after.I'm quite interested in this approach as I can avoid taking the antibiotics but also quite anxious about the procedure given some horror stories of peoples reactions to it.I'm unsure yet what method will be used I understand IPL is the most effective.Have any of you out there had this treatment?how many sessions did you need?what was the down time after treatment?did you notice any negative effects from it months or years later?did old or new veins re emerge?did it help with general flushing?Finally and most importantly where did you have it done and what was the doctors name?Lastly but not least I would skip all of the above if anyone knows or has treated there acne rosacea using the NATURAL approach?Please reply I would be so grateful for any advice:-)I'm booked in for a consultation for the laser in the coming weeks and I presume they will patch test me then so should I go ahead with this or not?Thank you all so much in advance :-):-)


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Nan Rehill  ·  16 Mar 2014

I got Rosacea last year and went on antibotics for six months and they didnt work. Two months ago a friend told me about sinergy phytolife and I am on it a month now and my skin is 90% better, even when out in the cold weather I have no burning or itching anymore.  Phytolife contains choraphyll which regulates the PH balance in your body. I have researched the problem and found if you blood is acidy Rosacea can be a symptom.  I take two cap fulls in a glass of water each morning and my skin is so soft and clear, it also clenses your liver and is great for overall health.  I hope this may help people suffering with rosacea, as my life changed completly when I developed this condition. I couldnt go walking as the Heat or the cold set it off and even heat from the oven or steam from the iron really annoyed my face.  I couldnt sit in a room with an open fire as my face would burn and itch. I could only use simple cream I also had facial swelling and lines on my face.  Now i can use regular face cream, makeup and soap.


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rosy red  ·  14 Mar 2014

@rosy cheeks , how did you get on with the natural approach?did you come off the antibiotics?did you find any relief or cure from it after all this time?I am suffering with the same condition I have the red veins, red cheeks, frequent flushing and itchy skin.I would really appreciate if any other fellow rosacea's could offer me some advice on what is working for them?I went to th GP and was prescribed rozex and tetralysal, now with both purchased I can't face the thought of putting these poisons in my body and all for a short term cure.Have any of you used these products and are they effective?my preference would be to treat my condition naturally, if any of you have had any success using this approach I would be very interested to hear.Im really considering IPL or some form of laser therapy as an overall solution to this problem , so I could avoid taking any medication.have any of you tried either or could you educate me on other therapies?did it work and did it last?I would be really grateful for any advice you can give.I have suffered with Rosacea since childhood but I always used high coverage make up from teenage years until quite recently so in effect I was hiding behind a mask all those years.I decided that I was fed up having to wear loads of make up to hide it and felt that this might be contributing to my acne so I started wearing a very light coverage,only then did years of self loathing my appearance emerge to the surface.I never realised how much this had affected my confidence all these years.I also have raynauds aswell which dosent help matters,but I still remain hopeful there is a solution or at least a way to greatly reduce the appearance of it. Im quite down about it and very conscious of my appearance thus leading to my low self esteem please reply any advice would really be the meantime im waiting on an appointment with a derm


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Chrisita  ·  22 Oct 2013

Mine seems to be linked to anxiety also,as well as digestion. My Dr recommended Betaine Hcl and I seem to have high requirements, 4000mg with every meal. My brother who has the same problem does well on 10% of that, but unlike me he is not a very stressy person.


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Redondo  ·  11 Oct 2013

Hi All

Been searching the web for information on Rosacea. Can't believe there's so much inconclusive info about a problem that's so common. I believe I'm at the early stages of development but because I'm a guy and only 31 I'm worried that in five to ten years it could be quite bad.

Although I drink and excercise a bit I believe stress is my main trigger because the early signs started two years ago when I went back to college part time while working full time. My facial redness has also accelerated in recent weeks and for the first time I have felt a warmth/slight itching on my cheeks. This co-incided with the submission of my final paper which I found quite stressful.

So happy to have found this blog because you guys have shared so much practical exerience. My GP and chemist both told me it was dry skin but the moisturisers have done nothing. I think I will start on the Zinc with immediate effect and combined with the hopefully reduced stress levels I can start to see a regression. Any other advice would be much appreciiated. Will Report Back.


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nehapoole  ·  08 May 2013

Hi Rosa!!

As you depicted in your post that you read some articles regarding the benefits of manuka honey over "Rosacea" so here is the remedy which I used for when I was facing same problems

Take a 1/2 cup of manuka honey apply to your skin before going for a bath and keep it untill it becomes dry then after afterwards wash it off !!

I hope my suggetsion would definitely help you!! :)  :)


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bucks123  ·  03 May 2013

I suffered from rosacea 8 years ago and spent some time on roaccutane with very limited benefits.Then for professional and personal reasons I moved to Paris for 7 years. It took about two months living there and then it completley disappeared during the 7 years. I moved back to Ireland 5 months ago and and after 2-3 months living here it has reemerged with a vengance. I cook a lot so so my diet has largely remained the same. I have no doubt whatsoever that the humid climate is the primary contributing factor here. The air in Paris is dry and even during short visits I make back there the difference is very noticeable in terms of it healing.Stress reduction and not touching the face helps to reduce the severity in Ireland but for me the primary cause is the humid climate with my skin. Moving abroad not a practical solution for most people I know!However, I have never read about this link with humid climates and it is definitely the primary cause for me..  


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living in hope  ·  19 Mar 2013

Really interesting post rosy cheeks. I use a Clinique moisturiser which I find really good. It's called redness solutions and its very soothing. It's about fifty euro but well worth it. They also do a foundation which I'm experimenting with. Ill let you know Also I have discovered that bananas drive my skin mad for some reason so I avoid at all costs. 


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redhead  ·  19 Mar 2013

Hi Rosy cheeks, Just saw your reply now and you have done your research, so well done on that. I agree totally with you that something is amiss with rosaceans regarding inflammation and not being able to detoxify -therefore lots of things flair us up. I have suffered from acne for years then rosacea and here's what I've noticed lately- I quit smoking 5 weeks ago after smoking for 6/7 years and guess what my skin has broke out again, I was hoping that my skin would be glowing but unfortunately not. I have read that somehow smoking reduces inflammation in our systems!!!!! Anyway prior to giving up I was taking Zinc 50 once a day and 1 Vitamin B6 and my skin was very good-not many spots at all but since quitting the smoking, Zinc doesnt seem to be working as well. So I am interested in maybe starting the milk thistle and see how I go...... Rosy Cheeks, it seems like you are suffering with the flushing and burning, have you considered the laser at all? I would really consider it as I never had the burning again after a few sessions of the IPL laser and like you I suffered badly from the flushing..... Best of luck and keep us up to date with your research-very interesting reading. Redhead


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Irons  ·  16 Mar 2013

hi guys, can anyone recommend a glo minerals product to camoflage? its for a man so something that works without foundation etc. thanks


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rosy cheeks  ·  15 Mar 2013

To Redhead and Living in Hope... Thank You so much for responding, I really need to get feedback, you are angels..and I hope for more feedback.. ..I now since I wrote here the last time still have not talked with the woman (dermatologist) who diagnosed me, as when I was there the second time I still got no real help what so ever and the nutritional part of this problem she barely touched as a I've since then turned to sights like these, and also been searching everything useful regarding treatments on the net on medical sights, research, and now later on I've been in the health shop to start off somewhere. I've been in bed with a notepad and a pen...writing down all useful information, and I stumbled over something very interesting on several medical research and doctors pages... rosaceans apparently have a poorly functioning doesn't cleanse out the toxins from what we eat, therefore we react to all kinds of different foods as if they were poison to us, additives, colorings, some vitamins even, even some very healthy fruits and vegges and grains, dairy products and so on, so the problem is much bigger then to just stay away from things that contain tannin, or high histamine foods, or that dialate our blood vessels like alcohol. We also have a poorly digestion and sometimes lack digestive we get an over growth of nasty bacteria in our intestines which leaks out in our bloodstream...our rosacea medicins..the antibiotics.. puts even more strain on our liver and not only kills off the unvanted things for the time being, but also kills off the little good bacteria we have left...which leads us to break out again as soon as the cure is over and sometimes even now the bad bacteria can take over our gut system..candida can also grow rapidly. The scientist know that rosaceans because of this have higher levels of toxins and unpurities in the bloodstream because our organs can't detoxify as they normally should, and that goes both for the liver and our bowl system. This can cause Rosacea as well as Prosiasis and other autoimmune diseases to break out. I've read lots and lots more then this about the subject then what I just wrote, but that's the sensus of it...which means we can throw every antibiotic available on it, but it'll only heal the outside..our faces.. for a short period of time..while the real problem still lingers within.. waiting to show it's ugly face again, and that's what needs to be dealt with, not only the symptom of it. The more informed doctors doesn't say they want to eliminate the use of conventional treatments for rosacea such as what's available today such as antibiotics, but it has to go furhter then that treating the root of the problem, and that the nutritional part of healing sometimes if not often is totally ignored by most doctors as they don't deal with that side of healing and therefor never have seen the result of it. From the medical articles I understand that "we" will never heal fully and the problem will never really go away as "our" organs has less capacity, perhaps from birth, but there are things that can be done to help our cleansing organs to function better, and that's where we need to focus to help manage and control this disease/condition. I now understand this is a very complexed problem, far bigger then I could have imagined, but I now have started the journey of trying to detoxify my system..starting off slowly, as it's not easy to do it all at once, plus the cost of all the suppliments. The triggers mentioned in all rosacea sights..some is very easy to eliminate...some more tricky...if it was only a matter of food..then it would be easy peasy...but for me..I now am struggling as well to pick up enough energy and courgage to go look for a new job...not an easy task when your boss knows your ill and might tell the new boss if they choose to make a phone call for references..not an easy task when you're not in balance and feel low and filled with self doubts. And not easy to know...what would be the right kind of place to work in. At the moment I have a huge trigger...and that's my stressfull and hot humid kitchen I work in where the heat get's to extremes, and I flush as soon as I get in there to I know..I can't stay there...but I can't just walk out either with no other job to go to everone else I need the income to live on... a tough nut to I'm working on the moment the only way I thinking of places to go to..what to say when I will get the best thing to tell the employer that I have this illness or not...all of these issues I'm now batteling with. When it comes to the other triggers I now have eliminated what is suggested by the medical sights of experts in rosacea cases and by the nutricionist nurse who have her practice in the health shop...wheat, gluten, citrus fruits, cocoa, starches (which turns into sugar), dairy, all kinds of sugars (for the moment even all fruits as they contain sugar as well), high carb foods, all processed foods, soy, all fermented products ( soy sause, pickles in all forms, vinegar and so on), alcohol, spices, high histamine foods, tannin containing foods, niacin containing foods, foods with additives of any kind, colorings, coffee, tea, all acidic foods...well the list goes on and on... For the moment I am on a suggested very limited and strict diet to detoxify my liver and help my system overloaded system, containing of natural brown rice, rice milk, gluten free oatmeal porridge, ground flax seeds, organic olive oil, lean cuts of free range chicken, broccoli, and unprocessed sea salt (high in minerals) and brown rice cakes and lots of fresh water...alkaline water is the best..but that's something I have to get to later on. Natural suppliments at the moment...Viridian Querecetin+Vitamin B5 (natural antihistamine), Multimillion dophilus (good bacterias), Oregano oil capsulas (kills micro organisms, the side effect of these is that they also kill off a small part of the good bacterias in the large intestine, but in combination with the multimilloin dophilus they are replenished you add on good bacterias...note...there is doctors who also suggests using a topical lotion containing oregano oil at night and this lotion seems to kill off the mites associated with rosacea, and 80-90% of the patients have seen an improvement in their rosacea), Lepicol for bowel cleansing (pryllium husks with inulin and probiotics), Digestive enzymes (dairy free), Milk thistle capsules (improves all over liver function and helps detoxify the skin, it reduces the toxins in the bloodstream, reduces the inflammatory response and the skin will be helped to clear, Silymarin concentrates in the liver and has been shown to boost the detoxification enzyme system and to help to regenerate damaged liver cells), vitamin C, Flax oil (omega 3, 6 and 9..helps reduce inflammation). I'm still also on the traditional medicin tetralysal and Zyrtec and will follow it through till that "cure" is over. Later on more foods and suppliments, vitamins and others will be added on as my liver and inner system has gotten in a better state. Regarding the foods, it will be one new food at a time to check if it's ok for me or not, and I'll then also start a food diary. I now use a sun screen factor 50+, protecting my skin from the sun, and I try to wrap up protecting my face in the cold and wind as I know that aslo triggers flushes for me. I yet haven't found a moisterizing cream without any alchohol in it, that's my task for tomorrow, so if you know of one please let me know. Any alcohol containing moisterizing product will casuse either an immidiate or delayed redness in rosacean sufferers. Since I've started my new diet, I'm less red and inflammed and the tingeling and itching sensation has almost gone away. Yesterday I was at work, got overheated and got a flush which lasted for about an hour, and today im a small bit more red, so I know, my workplace is at the moment my worst, as I said, I need to work on getting out of there and into a new job where there is cooler and less moist air. I'll get back to you on how it goes as I go along. I'm happy I've found a place where I can write to you :) oh, and sorry for the long story... ;)


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living in hope  ·  12 Mar 2013

In response to rosy cheeks. Please don't despair . This time last year I was in the same situation as you, feeling the same feelings. One year later I am in a much more positive place. I tried the drugs my doctor prescribed to no avail. I now take a zinc supplement, use diluted tea tree on on spot outbreaks and use oil free make up and la Roche posay cleanser and a Clinique special moisturiser. I try drink at least two litres of water a day. My skin is not perfect but so much better. I advise you to try a few changes like these and see what works best for you. Best of luck

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