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hedonisticallyinclined
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I don't have acne, but, rather, in late 20s I have "acquired" Rosacea. My face looks flushed. If I go out without makeup on, people assume that I am shy. When I used to workout at the gym, people would come up to me to see if I am "ok" - that's how red my face looked. I have tried conventional methods, which did not work. I am not returning to my dermatologist.

So...I am curious...those of you who had/have this condition...what helped you eliminate it or manage it? (Please include vitamins, ointments, etc. anything you do or do not do!). Thank you.


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so do you have chronic rosacea or does it just flare up once in a while



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Resolving rosacea is a process of eliminating foods that trigger inflammation. The 'skin side' is treated by changing the internal environment through foods and the practice of yoga and/or meditation.

Here's a "redux" of yet another column from long ago: Avoid foods known for their inflammatory effects in type As: whole wheat, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant (aubergine), dairy, red meat, liquor, hot spices -- add to that list anything you've discovered makes the condition worse for you. I also suggest taking quercetin, an inexpensive supplement usually derived from yellow onions. It is a great anti-inflammatory.


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You may try the silicea stuff, works amazingly, also use a good B-complex
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Quoted from lkpetrolino
so do you have chronic rosacea or does it just flare up once in a while


Hi, Laura:

well...I would assume that I have a chronic rosacea, as my face looks always "flushed."
If I were to drink red wine, be out in the sun or drink really hot beverages (none of which I do with the rare half a glass of red wine), my face would become beet red.



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Hi, Lola:
Thank you for your reply! So, despite the fact that I am a type O, I should still avoid foods for type A (I am refering to tomatoes, eggplant, and red meat)?

bummer!


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You may try the silicea stuff, works amazingly, also use a good B-complex


Thanks, Tomatilla! I am taking B-50 complex daily, but will look into the silicea stuff.


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no, this was for an A type.

eat according to your type .....be as compliant as possible.

avoids for your type can cause inflammation, so that s what you need to avoid......not the A avoids, ok?

compliance is key, that was the reason I posted that quote by Heidi.


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Staying compliant as I can along with the silica and a B-complex has really helped me alot.    Also, body brushing (yes, the face) and moisturizing.  

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Is this rosacea ? - any exertion whereby I become out of breath for more than a minute or two - go really red in the face. If activity sustained for say 10mins, I'm red, really red in the face for at least 4-5hrs after. Been like this since early teens (& I was very fit then, just put up with the same 'are you ok' comments) I'm now 49. I try not to get too overheated (makes gardening short bursts) and stick to walking & treading water, sometimes isometrics, instead of jogging or any other desired 'O' type required exercise, sigh. I stick to BTD pretty well, never eat regular potato, rarely wheat,etc. Drink small amt red wine on ocassion but doesn't seem to affect this. Have been on strong practitioner VitB complex for years (& C & fucus & Mg). Body brushing brings me out in a rash - tried many times.
If this is rosacea, never knew it. Silicea will go on the shopping list.
BTD really agrees with me although sometimes an allowed or bene food will bring on a reaction(thru me too quickly) for a while, and after a few weeks its ok again, weird. I'm talking pumpkin, onion, garlic, egg yolk, green beans, banana, broccoli, and stonefruit or strawb with mouth ulcers -even with one or two pieces....
Waiting to see if Maca will help, in case its a hormonal thing. So far, other issues improving but still getting red faced! No, its not hot flush.


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carmen - my daughter & myself share the same problem with red faces from sport or just getting hot over a length of time.  With comments of "oh! you are so burnt!" happening regularly, would like to know why this happens.

I've always  believed that rosacea was a sort of bacteria problem that was difficult to treat........is this so?    

Does anyone know?
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i didnt think it was bacteria. i always thought it was because of the oxygen flow to the face and you pump more oxygen when u workout heavily. i have seen a band of people on tv that lived in the mountains and their faces were red because of the altitude and needed oxygen.  i have heard that...
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I had a rosacea flare up  14 years ago in a stressful period (as my sister) and I was prescribed Flagyl (fluconazole) for 40 days by a smart dermatologist.
Probably its a mixed problem with stress, poor digestion and bacterial/fungine overgrowth. Today I'll try my beloved essential oils, but confronted with a bad rosacea flare-up, I'll go back to the dermatologist and accept his treatment again.

I didn't have problems with the treatment and I am still rosacea free since then.
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Low stomach acid can be a cause of rosacea. Look at the stomach health protocol. Also check for H. pylori.
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This turned out to be an interesting thread. Tom is correct, there was an article a while back on the web that stated that there is often a link between a presence of H. Pylori infection in the stomach and rosacea. I have had an H. Pylori treated (and confirmed that I am free of it), but I still have rosacea.

The truth is, there are many theories why one gets rosacea, but the "official" medical opinion is that the cause of rosacea is unknown. (Although there are also theories that tiny mites that live on our skin may cause it, or that people with rosacea have blood vessels that lie too close to the skin).

I have developed it a while back after a serious sunburn.

Carmen, rosacea has a certain "look" to it regardless of sports (although it gets exacerbated by hot showers, sports, etc.), so I don't know...you may or may not have it.

Body brushing brings me out in a rash, as well, but I suspect that my skin is overly sensitive. (I break out terribly from waxing for days!, and even from regular shaving (legs that is).

By the way, testing for H. Pylori is very easy - it is a blood test which can be performed by a doctor. I think it is not a bad idea for people who have rosacea.


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I don't have acne, but, rather, in late 20s I have "acquired" Rosacea. My face looks flushed. If I go out without makeup on, people assume that I am shy. When I used to workout at the gym, people would come up to me to see if I am "ok" - that's how red my face looked. I have tried conventional methods, which did not work. I am not returning to my dermatologist.

So...I am curious...those of you who had/have this condition...what helped you eliminate it or manage it? (Please include vitamins, ointments, etc. anything you do or do not do!). Thank you.

I have rosacea.  I can relate to people sometimes asking if you are okay.  I've had that once.  Also, my co-worker sometimes will say "What are you getting so angry for?" and I'm like, wuh?  I'm not angry.  Then I realize that my face must be red *lol*.  Sorta like Uncle Leo's magic marker eyebrows on Seinfeld.  Anyway, it's a trip.

What helps me is BTD and cold water to the face.  Seriously.  If I am outside in the heat and sun and have access to a garden hose, I will train that bad boy right onto my face, full blast.  Otherwise, as soon as I get home from overheating (like walking for miles in the FL sun, for example), I will pop into an ice cold shower and train the water onto my face.  Calms the flush right down.

I also, being in such an extreme sun state as FL, do try to wear wide-brimmed hats in the sun, which I never, ever used to do.  NOT a hat person by nature.

Other than that, I don't have any suggs for ya.  I don't use the antibiotic topical cream that the derm. told me to use for life.  Pfffffffft to that.  I see her again for the first time since she diagnosed this a few years back (although I think I've had it for years before that) in March.  We'll see what she says.  I'm just going for a full-body cancer screening, not for the rosacea.  Luckily, the rosacea doesn't seem to be progressing much, if at all, in me.



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Maria,
Isn't flagyl prescribed for a candida infection?
Hmm...I wonder if there is more to Rosacea that meets the eye!


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Quoted from Ben_Lamers
i didnt think it was bacteria. i always thought it was because of the oxygen flow to the face and you pump more oxygen when u workout heavily. i have seen a band of people on tv that lived in the mountains and their faces were red because of the altitude and needed oxygen. i have heard that...

They don't know what causes it.  It appears that it can have one or several causes which can vary in different people.  A very good site for information and support on rosacea is the following:

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/rosacea-support/?yguid=170758701



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