Even though this is an old thread I would like to join this group! I had a mercury amalgam replaced last November while I had undiagnosed walking pneumonia. I guess getting dental work done while immune compromised and getting mercury exposure is not a good thing. Several days after my appointment my face started to break out. I thought that I was going through some sort of detox because I had taken supplements to aid in detoxing mercury. When the acne did not go away I thought that I was allergic to my new composite filling.
So I have been to my physician, allergist and dermatologist. Their conclusion is that I am not allergic to my composite filling, that i have rosacea and that it was induced by stress of toxins and being sick at the time. I am also not allergic to dairy, wheat and other common foods and allergens. The allergy test did not test the filling though. But the allergist said that it is unlikely that the filling is causing the rosacea. How he was so certain... I don't know.
A year later, my rosacea turned to ocular rosacea and I also get huge cysts under my skin. I just came back from the doctors office with the biggest eye stye he has ever seen. He gave me a prescription of antibiotics for 5 months as well as topical erythromycin. I cant take these medicines at all. I have battled Candida for **decades** and I react badly to antibiotics.
I had tried MMS (miracle mineral supplement) last year for my pneumonia and that is what healed it. It also partially cured me of Candida. I just did not take it long enough.
I tried MMS again for my eye stye and within one day my eye stye had reduced in swelling. It is amazing that it worked so quickly. I have been on MMS for 6 days and the eye stye is about 3/4 gone.
I put MMS on topically too. Although I am a bit lazy and feel a bit nauseated from the smell of MMS and I don't put it on as often as I should. It does kill whatever bacteria causes the breakouts and inflammation.
However, I don't want to treat this rosacea as a symptom. I want to fix my body so I don't break out anymore. I never had to put so much effort on skin.
Banish Rosacea recommends Lysine, HCL and zinc supplements.
Earth Clinic has a remedy of borax for rosacea. Borax taken internally and externally. I have yet to try this and need to read up on this a bit more.
Other things that have helped are washing my face 2x day with Carbolic Soap, honey mask, aloe vera and jojoba oil. Coconut oil does not help my skin and causes more inflammation.
I am searching for a cure...