Patient Comments: Rosacea - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your rosacea?

Comment from: diamond, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

Rosacea needs daily attention to keep it under control. There are some easy things that I do and they help my face stay mostly clear. Before I tried this regime, my face was full of sores and very red. Now I use Dove soap and only Dove. I also use a soft puff to exfoliate every night when I wash my face. In the morning I use Neutrogena Stress Control wipes. At night I use tea tree oil wipes. I also use makeup or skin cream during the day with a lot of sunscreen for protection and conditioning. For me, stress is my biggest enemy. It really causes my rosacea to flare up.

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Comment from: CJ, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I have had rosacea all my life. I am fair skinned and freckled. My face was always red. I recently started taking astaxanthin 4 mg/day. It is found in any nutrition store. And after about 2 weeks I noticed my skin being more skin colored. After approximately 30 days my skin is no longer red. It is a pure miracle. I urge all who suffer to give it a try. Astaxanthin is an antioxidant found in krill oil. Research before you try. You won't regret it.

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Comment from: cindy, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

Using sunscreen every day and not using makeup every day, but just on special occasions is effective for my rosacea.

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Comment from: turmericala, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I've been battling rosacea for more than a year now, specifically on my right cheek. I had a series of IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments which helped mildly with the redness but didn't cure breakouts. My dermatologist prescribed Metrogel, not much success there either. I came across a facemask recipe which is working wonders clearing up the pustules and inflammation; two tablespoons of Greek yoghurt, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Just two weeks after daily use the pustules are finally gone. Be sure to store in the fridge and take care when applying. Turmeric does stain clothes and hair.

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Comment from: storm5, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

Anyone that has super sensitive skin or rosacea knows how difficult it can be to find a facial cleanser. I slather the Made from Earth green tea cleanser on my face liberally and I do not have the redness or ugly rosacea irritation I was getting.

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Comment from: JMB, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

I have had rosacea since my twenties. Three years ago I developed acne rosacea. After visiting an acupuncturist who suggested I have a blood test for allergies I discovered I was allergic to gluten and dairy. I eliminated those from my diet and the acne was less. I was also told that coffee has the same molecular structure as wheat and although I did not test positive for caffeine I gave up coffee and saw more improvement with the acne. Now that we have identified the problem of food allergies I am hopeful that using some other natural remedies such a clay baths, etc. will help remove the toxins from my skin. And, the bonus of eating mostly vegetables and fruit is I have more energy and have lost some weight. This has been a win-win all around!

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Comment from: SmithG8168, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 01

My first skin rash occurred when I was 38 and it, and subsequent rashes were misdiagnosed for a twenty year period. After I was correctly diagnosed with rosacea, I was prescribed Metrocream and given a daily dose of 40 mg of doxycycline. This along with sun avoidance between 10 am and 4 pm has worked well for me. Unfortunately, after a third V-beam treatment I developed small bumps and large pores on my nose.

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