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#1 of 13 Old 03-22-2002, 12:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My mom has it bad......and I know it is very heriditary! I can see it
coming on my face as I get older!

My mom takes severe meds for it which I won't do! She has also
gotten surgery for it....which I hope I will never let mine get so bad
as to have to do!!!
She doesn't try to change WHY she has it...she just treats it!

So my question is:
What are some causes and can it be treated naturally?
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I know this isn't what you asked for but it has helped with my slight rosacea.
www.bkamins.com
His skincare line has products targeted specifically for rosacea. It's very expensive but a little goes a long way. I only buy what I use about 3 times a year.
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Eating spicy foods definitely causes my dh's problem to increase.
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My husband also suffers from rosacea. The only "treatment" he actually uses is hydrocortisone cream. The following is a link which I think you will find helpful. A lot of relief can be had by learning about the common triggers, and avoiding as many of them as possible.

http://www.rosacea.org/
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Missgrl,
I was diagnosed with rosacea just this past Thursday!
I just came to this section to ask about it and saw your thread!
I also have to go to the eye dr. next week as I might have ocular rosacea, too. I have read that 50% or people with rosacea have ocular rosacea and confuse it with allergies. I have all the symptoms and never could quite figure it out. When I was 29 I asked a dr. if I had rosacea and I was told no. Only now to be told at almost 35 that is what it is. I have an extreme sensitivity to cosmetics, sunscreen, shampoos, etc.
I am trying conservative treatment at first, no pills.
I was given Metrogel and it is supposed to work well, and I am hoping that I will finally have a solution.
One of the big trigger factors is heat and humidity, and since we live in Houston I am concerned if that will inhibit clearing it up.
Other things that aggravate rosacea (basically everything that I like!) include: hot baths, exercise, coffee, dairy products, soy sauce, vegetables including tomatoes, lima and navy beans, peas, avacadoes, bananas, hot and spicy foods, cosmetics. Also stress and anxiety.
I am so upset that I now have this diagnosis but I am also relieved that I may be able to treat it.
You and I should talk sometime since we both live in Houston and we can offer each other support. PM me if you would like to and I will give you my phone #.
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Both my mom and dad have Roseaca, lucky me .
My dad has had lots of success with changing his diet. No spicy foods, no alcohol, no hot foods, he uses natural things on his face(it took him a long time to find one that didn't bother him). He tries hard to stay cool, not get over heated. There has been a great improvement in his skin. His main problem is he waited too long to do anything about it and was told that there is only soo much improvement he can expect. I guess once it's there you can't get rid of it. He also takes some medication, not sure what. I believe the link above for roseaca has a list of foods to try and avoid.

My mom does not have it as bad and is just now trying to do something about it. So can't really say if it's working for her or not. She is trying homeopathy, eating better, and natural products.

The thing that I think I will try is homoepathy. It is very good when treating skin concerns (as well as many other things). It's safe, and would not be as expensive as long term meds.

It's best to try to make the changes now, and treat it now, so that it does not get worse.
HTH
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I know this is late coming but I'd like to say thanks to all that
responded to help me out!
I know some things that set off the flare ups but some things
I can't avoid. I"m too into exercising to stop doing that and IMO
exercising is more important. And I do live in Houston where it gets
scorching hot and humid and I love being outdoors.
I'm going to check out those links some of you suggested to see
if I can find some help before it gets too bad!

armonia~~~I pmed you!
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I think I may have it. I started getting red spells during my 6 month of my pregnancy. I am now 7 months and I'm going to a dermatologist. I hope it is just hormonally related, but don't understand why this happens or why there is such limited treatment. I've been using Dermalogica's ultra calming cleanser and soothing toner. It really is gentle and cools my face.
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i have this too and i'm at a loss
tried different natural products--no success
anyone go to a dermatologist who recommended tetracycline oral medicine? anyone take/took this? anyone have any info about tetracycline?
i REALLY don't want to go down this road but i don't want it to get really bad either
how about topical non-natural medicines? is this a better option or does it sink right in and become just as bad as taking medicine orally?
looking for any info here
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In "Prescription for Natural Healing" there is the dosage for Evening Primrose Oil. I used this and it was gone in a few weeks. If anyone needs the info, Ill be happy to write it out.
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I'd like the info for my dh, please.
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Primrose oil 500mg 3x daily
Vit A 25,00 IU daily for 3 months then reduce to 15,000 IU daily.
Vit B complex as directed on label
vit B12 100mcg 3x daily
Kelp 1,000-1,500 mg daily
Multivitamin and mineral complex as directed
Vit E start with 400IU daily and increase slowly to 800 IU daily
Zinc 50mg daily.

eat a clean diet , raw vegetables and grains
avoid fats, esp saturated fats and all animal products. Also alcohol, dairy, caffeine, chocolate, eggs, salt , sugar and spicy foods
Dont drink hot beverages.
avoid exteme temperatures, saunas, steam baths, hot tubs
Keep skin clean using mild natural soap and avoid touching face with hands.

NOTE: CHECK W/HEALTH CARE PRACTIONER REGARDING SUPPLEMENTS IF PREGNANT OR NURSING

from Presciption for Nutritional Healing



hope this helps your dh!
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I'm in the very, very early stage. I use straight aloe. Pull right off the plant and slice it w/ fingernail and rub right on cheeks. Then I put on moisturizer or sunscreen.

My skin is definitly calmer.

I heard metrogel is contraindicated in pg and/or nursing.
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